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Re: The Future of TI-Nspire Programming
« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2012, 03:38:21 pm »
Alberthro it's all a matter of opinion. While you may dislike the PRIZM doesn't mean everyone has to think your way, like people are not forced to think Dingus' way. I personally prefer the PRIZM interface much more than  the Nspire because it's the exact same as every Casio calc since 1990 (once you switch from an old Casio calc to this one, you are already familiar with the interface). Also the PRIZM may not be as powerful as the Nspire, but it's sure much more powerful than every other calc. However I agree that the Prizm will have an hard time becoming popular, since TI has such strong monopoly. It may pick up, but it will most likely remain at the same level as 83+ programming in 2007 or early 2009 (where barely anything got released, but stuff still came out). Also most PRIZM software will be in French, thanks to the larger Casio fanbase in France.

Btw Alberthrocks about upgrading to OS 3.2, some teachers will force students to do so in United States. The only way to prevent that would be that the entire community get up together and get a petition signed to disallow teachers to force students to switch to a software they do not want or to have students boycott OS 3.2 by not bringing their own calcs in class and borrowing school's. After all it's the student's calcs, so they should be allowed to install what they want on them. Of course I understand such thing would not work with school-owned calcs, though, but I mean if I had a TI-Nspire back when I went to school and teachers tried to force me to upgrade to OS 3.2, I would simply hide my calc and take one from the class until it ends, saying I have the freedom to decide what ends up on the machine I paid $200 for and what doesn't, and if my calc is not allowed to the test because of it, then be it.

Also another issue is that I have heard stories about Nspire Student software or Link Software sneakily upgrading people's calcs without them asking or tricking them into upgrading it.

I was just sarcastic because of Dingus comment (acting like I was on the dark side).

But yes, we can get paid for some stuff.
Can you buy us TI-Nspire CAS? O.O

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Re: The Future of TI-Nspire Programming
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2012, 03:57:12 pm »
The hidden upgrade stuff never did not happen yet. I found that it was possible when figuring the update protocol out. There is a warning system set up so that the community will be warned if the enable it.

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Re: The Future of TI-Nspire Programming
« Reply #62 on: April 09, 2012, 05:14:47 pm »
Ah ok, but doesn't the upgrade boxes get checked again and again whenever you restart the software? In my case with the computer software, they did. (at least in version 1.3 and 1.4)
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