Strengths and Weaknesses

Every engineering tradeoff involves both a strength and weakness.  The paradigm of BasicScope is simple and correct, trading off powerful and flexible.  Here is a summary of major tradeoffs taken.

Strength Weakness
Low price Unreliable triggering (Hardware issue, cannot fix)
Consistent time delay and zoom User could wait a long time for display under some conditions
Never display an incorrect trace User could wait a long time for display under some conditions
Easy to  use buttons Learning curve for user
Uncrowded display User must learn what controls do what
Small feature set is easy to learn Missing features someone might want
Simple, fixed display configuration Less flexibility
Runs on Windows XP Missing features of later Windows versions
Screen capture to PNG file No significant downside compared to BMP format
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