DNAstar OS switch

John Barlow john_q_barlow at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 2 03:57:53 EST 2003

On the Mac, LaserGene is the best software and is priced competively
when compared to the former (and now dead?) "Mother of all sequencing
software", Sequencher.

LaserGene has a rather ugly interface on Windows and a lot of problems
with management of windows.  Fonts look exceptionally bad.  This is
because they just recompiled the applications and did not fully adapt
their software to Windows.  Did you check native Windows packages such
as Vector NTI (is it dead after Invitrogen bought them?), DNASIS MAX,
and GeneStudio?


caz at ductape.net (Jim) wrote in message news:<f324c85f.0304211744.6355ea92 at posting.google.com>...
> Help!
> I like DNAstar's Lasergene software.  I'm trying to switch from Mac OS
> 9 to Windows XP (or if it proves too hard, Mac OS X).  Does anyone
> have any good tips on how to make this switch less painful?  The major
> issue I'm having is that XP doesn't understand what the filetype
> suffixes should be for all my old OS 9 - generated DNAstar files. 
> This results in me having to manually change the file name to add the
> proper suffix for each file.  I've been generating data with DNAstar
> software for four years now on OS 9 and I've got tens of thousands of
> editseq files, hundreds of all the others (Mapdraw, Seqman, Megalign
> etc.).  Is there an easier way?  Has anyone made this switch more
> succesfully than me?
> Any advice would be nice,
> -Casey

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