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Four quick comments:

a. It hardly ever happens with Open Source apps. These are my first choice whenever I need something - a search in finds several candidates in a jiffy, even for Windows.

b. Sometimes it seems that it's in purpose, e.g. MS abandoning some file formats and forcing you to upgrade (a true story).

c. Your story is child's play vs selecting and maintaining a development environment for avionics / industrial / medical embedded systems with a 10-30 year life cycle.

d. It's a good practice to keep the original installation files of the apps used, and have the full ones, not an online installation type stub.


This is why system images should be made periodically (after new software installs anyways)... Unless ofcourse your sysadmin doesn't have much to do and reinstalling is his bread and butter.


By any chance do you remember or have the information on how to restore the Picaboo books? I am having the same sort of issue, where the application became corrupt for some reason and won't open and my wife will kill me if I can't get her work back!

Tali Aben

If you've ever "viewed" your picaboo book while editing, the picaboo system automatically creates a backup on their systems. Contact Picaboo support, and they should be able to get it for you. Good Luck!

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