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Will SNPP8 Run On Windows 7? (Answer: No, Windows 10 Only)

Will SNPP8 load on Windows 7?

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    Keiron Smith

    Sorry, Philip, Starry Night 8 is only supported on Windows 10.

    Thanks!

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    Gilles Gravier

    That's a bummer. :( I will stick with SN7 on my Windows 7 desktop. Any plans to support a more modern OS like Linux (say Ubuntu)?

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    Keiron Smith

    Sorry, Gilles.  Only Windows 10.

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    Gilles Gravier

    Well... This means I'll stick to SNPro7 (I don't run Windows 10 anywhere)... And I'll start looking for alternatives that are more multi platform. Stellarium on Linux (and just about every other platform out there) is starting to look very nice (albeit not as fully featured - it's just a matter of figuring out which features I don't need and which are critical for me)...

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    Philip Albert

    Well...... that's an interesting decision, to say the least?!?! 

    All my observatory controls/functions are under windows 7 ultimate. So, I won't be moving to Win 10 anytime soon. It was, already, legacy software and I/O port hell setting everything up for Win7. That's why I'm kinda baffled, as I was assuming that you guys would have put this at the forefront when developing?!?!

     

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    Keiron Smith

    One of the key features of Starry Night 8 is the LiveSky.com sync across all devices.  This introduced a number of technological challenges that just can not be supported on Windows 7.  Of course, if we could, we would have included support for Windows 7.  We know there are many users on that OS.  But, as you all know regarding tech, eventually, we have to give up the past in order to move into the future.

    Thanks for your understanding.

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    Philip Albert

    I believe you are correct. It is a matter of understanding.............

    With regards to Pro 8's 'features' of LiveSky.com syncing across all devices, as per your example, could have very easily been developed with windows 8.1 and 7 supported! 

    "But, as you all know regarding tech, eventually, we have to give up the past in order to move into the future." - Expected this answer........

    If the support is expected to cost you more than what you're selling the software for...... up the cost of the software!! Hell, I'd pay more! It's great software! 

    Again.....look at the 'target' market for SNPP8! I would say 'most' have an observatory. Or, at least higher end users! Many legacy software and hardware issues that we are already dealing with! Kind of a no brainer that we're not gonna move to Win10 any time soon. 

    PS.... I also have an LS8 that I'd LOVE to control using my android phone! 

     

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