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Hi, I'm SteveC

Hi, I'm SteveC in Convert To/From Paradox topic (part of our Corel Paradox / ObjectPAL Coding group).

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Just picked up Paradox 11 a few days ago and I must say I'm both impressed and disappointed. I was a PdxDOS & PdxWin developer so I have a number of years under my belt. But I retired in 1996/7 and quit coding. After searching for my muse for several years I decided I really did want to write like I'd been doing as a hobby since 1983.

But after trying for about a year, I really felt the need for an education and decided the best one was private. Unfortunately, that costs a lot more than I can afford. However, a few writers tools I encountered were in paper and were crying and screaming to be computerized. I thought "This could be my financial salvation." So I ordered a copy of WP Office Pro X4 for Paradox. 

Well its been a disappointment. When I realized I'd have to practically learn it all over, I figured "OK, I will." I like so many features, like the integrated table restructure, data modeler, etc. But Paradox seems so unstable. My PC is a Dell XPS 420 w/3 GB of RAM so I have the horsepower and compatibility. 

Thus I'm led to wonder and asking for your guidance out there:

  • Is there a better database that doesn't cost a fortune and is reasonably easy to use?
  •  What do y'all think of PowerBuilder? 
  • Should I keep cracking? 
  • Is Corel trying to kill Paradox by underdeveloping the system? 

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Hi Steve,

What OS are you on? Paradox runs best on XP and pretty darn well on Win 7. It's horrible on Vista.

>>Is there a better database that doesn't cost a fortune and is reasonably easy to use?

Sure, lot's of choses. Paradox is still a good choice, but many use others such as MS Access.

>>Should I keep cracking?


>>Is Corel trying to kill Paradox by underdeveloping the system?

No, not trying to kill it but it sure does feel like it. The reality is Corel needs a reason to put some more money behind Paradox. Until then, it will languish as it has over the last 9 years or so.

Mike Prestwood
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