Originally Posted by rgleason
Dear Jon, Sorry you find it difficult. If you would please take a moment to explain where you are finding difficulty, I can assure you that you will have our attention and help. We would like to have this easy to install, and your help will help others who follow. Computers
do not have to be difficult
this is the kind of attitude that i appreciate. thank you for understanding my plight. now for my rant:
i have never found anything as frustrating as computers
. they allegedly can do all sorts of neat stuff, but never is it as easy as the gurus say. i have met so many dead ends in computers that i quit as soon as i find a blockage. why frustrate myself? i tried for over a year to install a music
software package, complete with an active forum, only to end up frustrated every time i tried. i have never been back. winduds is the worst, linux
better and mac the best, but i failed to install open cpn
whats the line in the instructions about experienced users will know where to store the charts
. why doesn't it store them (and remember where) for me? why is it so often that the makers of software think that the users can or want to fiddle with the programs? car manufacturers don't demand that i be able to or assume that i want to wrench on the motor! they assume that i just want to drive the car that they are producing! and then the instructions say that the screen
will say this and that, but MY screen
doesn't have those GUIs. so what am i supposed to after trying it several times and getting the same results? bang my head
against the wall or quit?
why doesn't open cpn
ask where i will be sailing, and then get the charts for me, store them for me, organize them for me, so i can get on with sailing? thats what i want to do, not fiddle with some exasperating computer program. navionics
does that. it certainly is worth the nominal extra cost not to have the hassle of open cpn. i'm certain there are those that want the have the "flexibility" of configuring a program like open cpn, fine! but why aren't there warnings for those of us that don't want to fiddle with the computer? "WARNING! Advanced skill level required for this program. (Beginning users will just be frustrated..."