We have 2 licenses for Omega 1.56 that we are no longer using. I think 1 has a usb dongle and the other is a parallel port. Have the manuals, disks and stuff all in a box.
I think I even saw install disks (3.5 inch floppy) in there for GA.
I would have to check with the boss, but it's possible we could part with one.
Not looking to rain on anyone's parade, but, you should be aware of
the limitations for the older software.
Version 1.56 and lower may or may not run on Win XP or higher.
My 1.56 disks had xp stamped on it as a supported operating system.
After about 2 years, it started not being able to find the dongle.
I went through all the fixes. Called Gerber and they refused to support it stating it won't run on XP. They forced me to upgrade to ver 2.0
Another thing is that the newer computers come without a Parallel port. I think you need one for the edge.
So, a suggestion... prepare to use an older computer with a parallel port and load a copy of WIN ME.
Well, thank you Malkin. I will let Amy S. have first dibs since she spoke up first. If you don't hear from her I may be interested if the price is right.
Thanks to everyone for their input. I have heard of issues over the past few years about the compatiblility of XP and the older versions of Omega, which, incidently I wouldn't pay much over $500 for version 1.5-2.0. It's just a gamble with the operating systems. However, so few are willing to sell their 2.5 and 2.6 for under $800, I have to take what I can get, (gamble and all).
James and johnrock15, I may be chatting with you soon, as well. Thanks all.
I can tell you that we ran version 1.5.6 (the highest level before version 2) on two stations with Windows XP Pro as the OS for quite a while with no problems.
As to picking up a version 2.5 or 2.6 for under $800, I can understand your difficulty. That version could be upgraded to version 4 for much less than the $3500 or so the current version sells for including the $800 you feel it is worth.
Believe you me, Fred. If I was in any financial position to upgrade to 4.0, I wouldn't be whining about anybody's price, but, considering my budget and the economy and everything else that's been playing havoc with my business plan I'm going down Thrifty Road, USA.