Bob, I was just about to purchase the v.6.12 online, and saw this msg about a v.7 and the availability of getting the upgrade to v.7 if you purchase the v.6.12 after 17 Aug 2007......I presently do not have any version of TMG and was wondering how long I would have to wait, and should I wait, to get the v.7?????
Bev, in my opinion, there is no need to wait. From what has been demo'ed, TMG7 will add new features, but not be fundamentally different than TMG6. Thus, whatever you do in TMG6 will work fine when you TMG7, and what you learn about using it will transfer seamlessly. The only issue is that if you find some neat new feature you can't live without you may want to go back to previously edited data and apply it.
Bob has said only that he expects to release version 7 by the end of the year. Based on past experience, I really doubt he will say anything more specific.
also, I have two computers, one with windows xp and one with windows vista; I want to use the program on both computers, and I would like to know if I can enter info on one computer, make copies of the info on discs and back it up on the other computer with this program.
You can readily install TMG on both computers (read the instructions for installing on Vista mentioned in other threads).
If the computers are connected by a network, you can place the data on one of them and access it from either. Or, you can transfer the data back and forth. The easiest way to do that is by use of the backup and restore functions. The major issue with transferring the data back and forth is to maintain the discipline to avoid editing or entering data on both copies at once.