Genius and Vista
There are two common ways to software-connect scanners
1) The TWAIN driver interface
2) The WIA (Windows image acquisition) driver interface
WIA is a driver interface native to Windows:
TWAIN is a driver interface specific to each scanner
Most new scanners should support both driver interfaces !
TWAIN is preferable, if you can find it, because it is tightly
coupled to the scanner's hardware design, and therefore offers
more functionality, which is hardware specific.
WIA, on the other hand, is more generic.
It will work with many different scanners, but with reduced
functionality, especially in the tools and setting available within
the scanner control window that pops up every time you try to
scan a document from within an application.
If you cannot find TWAIN, you may have to settle for WIA.
(if it will run with your hardware)
This biggest problem, of course, is VISTA itself, and it comes
in two flavors, depending on your computer CPU:
64-bit and 32 bit.
64-Bit Vista drivers are the hardest to find.
32-Bit Vista is a DOG, because the software is too bloated
to run on a 32 bit machine.
Fancy colors and GUI not withstanding, 100% of the added
"new functionality" within Vista is for the benefit of Microsoft
and the scumbags running Hollywood. Vista hi-jacks your
expensive hardware resources and slows down "YOUR"
machine at "YOUR" expense to promote Microsoft's
insestuous relationship with the Sony movie studios and
I strongly recommend to all my clients to stick with XP for
now, and avoid Vista like the plague.
I do !
Jul 12, 2008 |
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