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2.0 Beta (Apr 6, 2004)
That's really great. Wow, thanks for this notepad replacement. My whole life has changed.
0.80 Beta Build 0310 (Mar 11, 2004)
Great idea and the first time I tried it, it worked fine. The controls aren't the most user friendly (playing images should be like playing movies - not choose between one or the other). When I opened a second time, the webcam is frozen on the last movie played and I can't get it to play anything else. Also I can play movies but I can't get it to display an image. Buggy.
9.0 (Feb 25, 2004)
Uh, they did - WinXP zip folders...?
1.0.1406.32289 Beta (Nov 8, 2003)
I thought this would've been perfect for my research team but it's a pretty poor implementation in my opinion. We would've prefered a side-pane in IE rather than a toolbar that eats in the main window (doesn't look good sitting under the google toolbar either). I think that'll put a lot of people off. Have a look at the Office 2003 research bar - much nicer.
Functionality was good but there's too much corporate "bumpf" around it. Would expect a sales person to approach our company with this in a targeted way, not download it from the web - definitely not geared towards a general public model. The result is a relatively steep learning curve for the average user.
1.0.1406.32289 Beta (Jan 13, 2004 - 9:45 AM)
I agree with the post of "ports" - not a very well written piece.
1.0.1406.32289 Beta (May 15, 2003 - 5:52 AM)
sorry - I was too busy laughing at your first post to notice you second...
Media Player 6 loads in just over 1 second on my P4 2ghz 512mb ram machine. Media Player 9 takes around 8 seconds. Not too long to wait you'd say, and I'd agree. But run a few other apps alongside and watch the time multiply. Media Player 6 takes around 5 seconds - Media Player 9 takes over 15 seconds sometimes. And don't even start me about the memory usage!! I'll bow to you comment of cosmetics though - yeah, WMP9 looks sweet but if I wanna play a quick movie that someone sent me, I don't wanna wait - especially on my 2 GIG (!!!) machine.
Anyway, this is now offtopic so keep the flames down...
1.0.1406.32289 Beta (May 15, 2003 - 5:47 AM)
have you ever used linux? now there's real programming. when DOS was around you worked at making your apps and games as memory and CPU efficient as possible and the result were apps that ran on the majority of systems. Since Microsoft came along with Windows (aka bloatware) and started creating these hulking great big apps, we've all been upgrading like crazy. Have you any idea of the raw processing power of a 2ghz 512mb ram machine? Under linux that is a beast!! Why then, under Windows, do I see apps grinding to a halt? Inefficient coding and bloatware. The argument to upgrade must always be balanced against the need for something - it's a basic and fundamental principle. Not, and I repeat not, some elite attitute to have the most powerful PC. So get over yourself you jumped up little 13 year old.
1.0.1406.32289 Beta (May 14, 2003 - 8:34 AM)
Looks like Messenger is suffering from Media Player syndrome. Everyone remember the hoo-hah when Microsoft bloated that bad boy? But they stuck by the bloated version and everyone bought more powerful PCs...when does the bloat-madness end? When we've all got nitrogen cooled desktop supercomputers? Come on Microsoft, give you users a choice - bloat or no bloat.