DNAstar OS switch

R. Wolfgang Rumpf evildrbob at mac.com
Tue Jun 3 05:46:54 EST 2003

Rescentris LTD offers Windows and OS X software for visualization, 
annotation, analysis, storage, and management of sequence information - 
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In article <ad0215fa.0305151655.22f7d631 at posting.google.com>,
 john_q_barlow at hotmail.com (John Barlow) wrote:

> 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?
> John
> 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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