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2.86 (Apr 21, 2007)
I never heard of this program until last night... EXCELLENT program, and it does what it's supposed to do.
Simple example: Open a program (say, Firefox) and download a file to your hard drive... When you browse for the file within Windows, it will NOT be there; but within Sandboxie, it is available! This makes sandboxing WAYYY easier to use... and less resource-hogging than a full-blown VM.
3.1 Beta (Oct 3, 2006)
You know the developers of this software are clueless when they have cranked out pre-1.0 to 3.x product releases based on borrowed source code and against a software product that has not been released in 5 years!
Oh, and the fact that the CLI (command-line interface) for BCD is still 25X more flexible and reliable than this GUI tool.
1.0.0 (May 19, 2006)
It only does 2-3 actions from the dozens upon dozens of (harmless) capabilities the new Boot Config for Vista provides.
Also, it is illegally distributing files/libraries from the Microsoft Vista CTP builds. If their next updates include these infringing files, then I'll be dull and report it to Microsoft.
[Sorry, I don't condone redistributing files you do not seem to have the right to distribute by virtue of agreeing to Microsoft's EULAs and benefits of having access to their closed Vista Beta Team.]
2.0 Build 1650 (May 16, 2006)
From my perspective, nothing has changed since 2004 -- so although it does download stuff, there are 3 major issues which impact its rating worth:
- It is branded as "2006 2.0, build 1650" yet the Options menu clearly shows "LeechGet 2004" in the title bar. Quite the oversight, eh!
- The "changelog" for "RC3 LeechGet 2006 2.0" makes multiple claims of fixing various bugs and stuff. WELL, LIKE WHAT?!
- It is "free for private use" yet limited to 1 download at-a-time. So, no it is not "free." There is simply a 1 at-a-time Freeware, and an X at-a-time Premium -- private use or otherwise!
I hope the next version has noticeable improvements beyond the "LAN Downloads." It is really disappointing for a "2006" version product to have 2002/2003 features/functions.
Code Name 'Orcas' 3.0.50727.358 CTP (Jul 2, 2010 - 1:30 PM)
There is business and there is technology.
On the business side, MSFT is like any organization. There are public figures, there are private decisions, and there are both successes and failures.
On the tech side, the KIN is quite snazzy. The Social Networking-centric design made it 100% social network 100% of the time. The WP7 will most likely move away from that, but with the best KIN features like email access, data sync, HTML browser, .NET app support, and media features.
Code Name 'Orcas' 3.0.50727.358 CTP (Jul 1, 2010 - 11:54 PM)
Evolve or die. Intel, RIM, Nokia, and MSFT have the wallets to make Android and iWhatevers look like childs play. Whether they take risks based on contemporary and predictable mobility trends is an entirely different story. Alas, WinPhone7 MIGHT actually pull people away from Android/iWhatevers... but if the last 10 years are any indication, Android/iWhatevers will be the incumbants for the next 2-4 years until the next challenger takes REAL chances into the future.
Code Name 'Orcas' 3.0.50727.358 CTP (Feb 3, 2010 - 10:28 PM)
Sounds like a gaming platform -- not a cable tv or VoIP provider. I'm sure the name will strike the younger audience... except, they're a service provider and not a TV station!
Code Name 'Orcas' 3.0.50727.358 CTP (Jan 28, 2010 - 3:14 PM)
Bravo for stepping up, Carmi. Except the entire basis of your argument (that this is a new category with its own evolution awaiting) is sorely misguided. Apple can achieve more by making their iWhateverStore compatible on the Fujitsu line of slate tablets or other computer hardware manufacturers.
Apple made a calculated bet when they purchased PA Semiconductor almost 2 years ago. True, PA's technology is based on PowerPC designs and Apple is gambling that they can build a mobile hardware ecosystem which is not competing against the Windows PC business. However, even the leaders in the mobile market (read: Nokia, Motorola, Qualcomm, HTC) have been unable to crack that nut -- even with fun games hanging.
Realistically, Apple has to rev up to version 3 before creating a competitor. By then all of the other players will have grown the mobile market and secured their share. The new mobile gaming consoles will have released, and Apple will continue an uphill battle against a portable version of the Xbox 360 (which Sony is still leading). Why? because mobility within Xbox ecosystem has more sex appeal than mobility around an immature Apple ecosystem.
Code Name 'Orcas' 3.0.50727.358 CTP (Jan 27, 2010 - 4:23 PM)
Nope. Without SD/USB slots, without productivity support (like Photoshop or Acrobat Pro), with an unproven CPU (Apple A4), without complete OS portability (MacOS; we know the kernal is derived from iPhone's OS). Too many variables that, even IF I were in the market, I would be severely dissuaded to do so.