POS Software and Running Microsoft Vista
I just bought all new computer hardware, peripherals and now I’m ready to load my new POS Software. If you are going to run mission critical business applications, Vista is not ready for prime time. Make sure you check with the POS Software company you are buying from for any compatibility issues with Vista or other operating systems. ProphetLine POS Software will run just fine on Vista, but the issues are with most of the peripherals. An example of this is Epson TM88IV thermal receipt printers which are almost the standard in retail locations. After much effort and frustration, we finally learned that Windows 2000 drivers would allow Epson printers to work if running Vista, but this is only the tip of the iceberg because of all the other printers, pole displays, scanners, etc. Another major problem is security and the User Access Controls (UAC) built into Vista. Simplify your life and run Windows XP until all the issues with Vista are identified and solutions available.