United States of America
1.2 (Jan 31, 2012)
Once my goto Twitter app, now a pale shadow of its former glory. TweetDeck used to make monitoring multiple groups and lists on Twitter a pleasure. This revision makes reading more than 3 lists a tortuous affair. If you are a power user of Twitter then avoid this update at all costs.
Gone are TweetDeck's groups which allowed more than 500 tweeters. There is a significant lag in column refreshing, up to 2 hours in my experience meaning DMs and mentions go unnoticed until they are stale. Columns no longer hold a reasonable number of historic tweets (often less than an hour on busy lists). Retweeting using the better RT method is no longer an option. You can't filter on name or text within a column. Most of the time avatars simply don't display. You can't display number of followers next to a persons avatar. The UI wastes precious screen space and lacks flexibility for tuning. I'd go on but it's too depressing.
0.10 (Nov 21, 2008)
Useful software package and now at the core of my MP3 tagging. Previous version's instability is gone, haven't had a crash since the upgrade. Picard's interface is much better than Tagger's at importing albums. Wish the input interface for various artist compilations was less of a kludge.
Build 04/17/08 (May 8, 2008)
The best set of tools for working with Windows internals available. The PS suite is required for command line junkies and deep troubleshooting always benefits from Process Explorer, Registry Monitor, TCPView and File Monitor.
3.0.621 (Feb 26, 2008)
0.5 (Jul 5, 2007)
Works like a charm. The version of Portable Sunbird available here is now 0.5, which is the latest version of Sunbird.
0.5 (Apr 14, 2008 - 11:30 AM)
Y'all are right. It's IMPOSSIBLE to do the things they are saying. It's IMPOSSIBLE that an upgrade to some electronic equipment in the US power grid could cause a blackout. (Because everyone knows that HUMANS are the controls, not humans responding to alerts from General Electric Energy's Unix-based XA/21 energy management system.) It's IMPOSSIBLE that poorly educated radicals could hijack a bunch of airplanes and crash them into buildings. It's IMPOSSIBLE for control systems at a power generation plant to be taken over because of inadequate security. It's IMPOSSIBLE that the Japanese could launch an attack on Pearl Harbor. It's IMPOSSIBLE that power grids running at capacity loads could be triggered into cascading failures by changes affected through command and control of local SCADA systems.
Thank goodness we live in a world where all this nasty security stuff is sorted out and we are all nice and safe. Because unsafe conditions are IMPOSSIBLE!
0.5 (Nov 19, 2007 - 3:02 PM)
In my experience Tom's Hardware has had a bias towards Intel products. When AMD was leading Intel in processor performance they were the standard bearers for Intel. So I would take any review of AMD hardware by them with a grain of salt and await a broader base of technical reviews before drawing conclusions regarding actual performance.
0.5 (Oct 1, 2007 - 4:04 PM)
I purchased a new Zune during the recent steep discount promotions (or should I say dumping?) of first edition Zunes. At $250 I wasn't attracted to the devices but at $130 I thought it was a great deal. After using it for a few days I am not entirely convinced of the value of the purchase.
$130 for 30GB of portable media player is great.
$130 for 30GB of locked tight with DRM, not usable as disk space, limited media formats, lack of automated video conversion, very grabby desktop client, short battery life, proprietary connection on the device, portable media player is not so great.
I wish Rockbox had a port to this device.
0.5 (Sep 11, 2007 - 3:01 PM)
I note that simple.com is still around. I can't be sure of the date they first launched but I think they may have been the earliest example of a functional web-based windowing 'OS' system. I know it's the first one I saw operating.
0.5 (Sep 11, 2007 - 2:50 PM)
"ajaxWindows" will get sued right after Microsoft finishes suing "xWindows". Because Microsoft product names couldn't possibly be derivative.