Sell me Your Family Origins 10
Posted 07 February 2005 - 08:33 PM
Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:11 PM
I see that Alfred is all over these forums..Alfred? Do you know how, or where, I can purchase a copy of Family Origins version 10??
Posted 09 February 2005 - 12:50 PM
Why not go with RootsMagic 2.03 and be done with it? there is hardly any learning curve. A GEDCOM transfer transfers everything that FOW 9.02 will export. There are some nice things which FOW 9 doesn't have.
Why don't you want to take the plunge?
Posted 09 February 2005 - 03:03 PM
Also, I am a techie from all the way back (first Windows install was from 30 diskettes) and over the years I have become disenchanted with software companies that create upgrades just to make you spend more money with them (a technique that Microsoft has honed to a fine edge with Windows). Nothing was ever wrong with Family Origins and no NEW product was needed. Just a little cynical in my old age I guess.
Also, the non-technical family members that look at the tree using my machine are very comfortable with the interface and even moving a few buttons makes them a little crazy.
If you hear of anyone wanting to sell, please feel free to give them email@example.com
Posted 09 February 2005 - 05:06 PM
I don't think that Bruce had much choice. Genealogy.com had aquired the marketing rights to Family Origins and seemed to forget to sell it. They remembered how to sell FTM though.
As for the new versions, there was a new version of Family Origins every year too.
If I learn of anyone, I will point them in your direction.
Posted 10 February 2005 - 11:12 AM
Posted 10 February 2005 - 03:23 PM
It's kinda like giving up a Chevy 4x4 for a Yugo...
Posted 10 February 2005 - 04:52 PM
Do you have an old shirt or pants you like? There are great new replacements for them, but you like the fit and feel of the old one. Some people keep them until the patches outweigh the actual remaining fabric. Worn for comfort not for speed!!
I am not criticizing Rootsmagic per se, I am just wanting to keep the old dogs alive a little longer. Nothing wrong with tradition. It is, after all, our historical roots we are tracking here, isn't it??
Posted 16 February 2005 - 08:07 AM
Also I went as far as FO 7.0+ and it was very good also but it couldn't handle the large amount of document copies and photos I started dumping into it when my relatives started feeding them all to me. That is why I went with RM though, as Bruce is the creator of both. He just got the bad side of G&A.coms. I have also heard recently that they have bought out a couple more program makers.
I have also, an old copy of FTM and I can't describe to you how bad that is and still stay online.
I also drive a 1986 Ford PU which I would put more money into than buy a new but it doesn't mean I wouldn't buy new accessories for it or update it with a new bench seat or a better radio for improved comfort.
As long as Bruce has RM, I'll stick with it.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:37 PM
I understand all that, but from a user's point of view it's irritating. I have a family member's Family Origins Database on CD - NOT a GEDCOM file, and need to access it. The only way that I know is by obtaining Family Origins.
Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:11 PM
Just attach it to an email to me with a short note and I will get it back to you as a GEDCOM file ASAP.