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1.15 (Apr 18, 2013)
Start8 1.15 Changelog
•- New: optionally view the taskbar when using fullscreen Windows 8-style menu
•- Optimizations to icon loading code and frequently used apps list
Start8 1.12 Changelog
•Added support for bmp start buttons with alpha channels
•Fix for a possible crash while searching
•Fix for frequently used apps list not filtering out some pinned taskbar items
•Assorted tweaks and performance improvements
4.5 (Apr 10, 2012)
I like everthing about PeaZip except it's lack of unicode support. I still have to use 7 Zip frequently to deal with unicode filenames and paths.
2.1.0 (May 3, 2011)
It is very cool (been using it a while; there was an earlier version), but it needs to be installed on everyone's PC for it to work. If you flag an email as "do not forward" and the recipient doesn't have it install, they'll still be able to forward the email.
We have one guy that this was made for; he'll forward anything to anyone...
BTW, it's version 2.0.1 not 2.1.0.
Change history summary:
2.0.1: the buttons now work for non-English installations of Outlook; allow new messages to default to reply-all off; ignore embedded images when checking for attachments.
2.0.0: first public release
2.4.5 (Feb 5, 2009)
This makes IE (a necessary evil) bearable. Having the ability to run user scripts (like Grease Monkey) makes it more seamless to switch between browsers. I just wish there was a better way to share favorites between the two (Plain Old Favorites is helpful but not perfect).
6.5 Build 118166 (Sep 25, 2008)
Keeps getting better. I'm pretty excited about the "Unity" feature, but it seems to slow things down a bit.
There may be some free workstation VM products, but the performance and features are still lagging VMWare for now.
One other option if you're not adverse to spending money is Windows 2008 HyperV. The performance is amazing and with some setup, Win 2008 isn't too bad as a desktop OS (or just run your "workstation" in a VM).
6.5 Build 118166 (Aug 18, 2011 - 4:56 PM)
WTF? The thing hasn't been on the market long enough to judge. The back-to-school season isn't over and they haven't had it even been through a holiday season. I don't think it would have ultimately over taken Apple or Android, but it could be a decent 3rd place. RIM has less of a chance (IMHO) and they're still trying.
At the very least, they should keep WebOS as a quick boot option for laptops.
Maybe Microsoft got to them and they're going to move to Windows 8 for their tablet efforts.
6.5 Build 118166 (Jul 27, 2011 - 12:23 PM)
I've had a couple executives that loved Librettos. There's a market for every size and shape of PC.
6.5 Build 118166 (Jul 19, 2011 - 8:27 AM)
Aside from the fact that Microsoft is slow to really get in the game, I think MS announces stuff too far in advance. By the time Mango phones ship (or Windows 8), people will have lost any initial enthusiasm they had and be thinking about the "next big thing" from someone else when the product arrives.
6.5 Build 118166 (Jul 12, 2011 - 7:03 PM)
I've been working my way through SG-1 so I just looked that up on Amazon... it's not available on "Prime" so buying all the seasons would have cost me ~$132. I'm thinking I'll drop the DVD on Netflix and if I can't live without a new release I'll rent it from Amazon or RedBox. I've got Hulu Plus now too to get current TV shows, but the only stuff I can't live without is available over the air (I recently tried DTV again and the stations in my area must have improved their equipment because I get ~20 clear stations now).
While I'm on the topic... I'm dropping WOW for cable/internet cause they've gotten too expensive (they were cheaper than everyone when they started). What's the lesser evil, Comcast Xfinity or AT&T U-Verse?
6.5 Build 118166 (Jun 30, 2011 - 4:19 PM)
HTML5 support aside, the browsers need to make sure there is some kind of backward compatibility. IE has some compatibility features, but they've never made any difference for me when I'm having a problem with a site. Our fallback was FireFox, but when I tried upgrading that to version 4 it broke all the problem sites we used it for. I hope they maintain version 3 for a while still. BTW, the problem sites are all B2B portals (one I know is from SAP).