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1.11 (Feb 18, 2014)
Crippleware not freeware...
11.0.03 (May 15, 2013)
I use SumatraPDF for all my viewing, but you can't beat the Adobe Reader when it comes to printing.
1.15 (Apr 23, 2013)
@-Lord-: MS is not bringing back the Start Menu, only the Start Button, which will simply switch you to the Start Screen... Get your facts straight before marking down programs!
Start8 is the best of the bunch when it comes to Start Menu replaces for Windows 8. It took me all of a few minutes to decide to pay for it!
2.1 RC1 (Apr 23, 2013)
@-Lord-: MS is only bringing back the Start Button, not the menus! The Start Button will simply switch you to the Start Screen.
5/5 To counteract -Lord-'s 1/5...
1.11 (Feb 10, 2013)
I think this is the best of all the Start Menu replacements. I hate the new ModernUI Start Screen, do not have any need for the overly simplistic Apps and do not have touch on my Desktop PC for practical reasons so was keen to get back the Windows 7 User Style.
I tried ClassicShell, vStart, StartMenu8, etc. and found them all lacking in one or more features/options that I wanted. But Stardock Start8 has them all. It is a faithful replica of the Windows 7 StartMenu in every way with the added bonus of some tweaks to suit the Windows 8 look. It also has the ability to switch off some virtually all the Windows 8 Start Screen, Apps and Hot Corners making Windows 8 a truly usable Desktop Environment again!
The price is cheap and it really is better than all the free options!
1.11 (Mar 4, 2008 - 7:54 AM)
Fine as long as they keep the usual methods of payment for those of us who don't want to nuke our brains so don't have mobile phones.
1.11 (Sep 8, 2007 - 11:08 AM)
All I want is a reasonable cheap Player with reasonable quality above and beyond normal DVD. It HD DVD is better quality than DVD and cheaper than BR DVD then I'll go with HD DVD. It's impossible not to think about the Beta/VHS war and those that got stung by it. The mass market wants cheap and reasonable quality NOT expensive and ultra high quality. I won't be buying into this new war until a winner emerges or all players are multi format.
All I watch on a DVD is the film, not the extras or alternative endings or commentaries. Just the film. I, like many, still have a tube TV of under 36".
I will get a flat screen TV when they are £250 for the same size as what I've got. I'll get a new generation DVD player when I can afford a screen worth watching it on.
As for Sony, their biggest problem is greed. Their licensed products tend to be niche market items due to expense and lack of penetration. Their mini disc was more expensive than CDs, their memory sticks were more expensive than SD cards, Beta max was more expensive than VHS. The expense wasn't just to the consumer, it cost way too much for the other manufacturers to license the technology. Their big success was the walkman, and that was because you could buy lots of other makes at cheaper prices. I've never known anyone who had an actual Sony made walkman. Mine was a cheap store make.
1.11 (Aug 19, 2007 - 4:54 PM)
I can't believe people use Wikipedia as a viable source of reliable information! For all we know, every single entry on there may be pure fiction. Remember the old adage as well "History is written by the victor". All the entries on there will be one sided in the extreme. When I want reliable information on a subject I go to blogs, related sites and "official" sources and the correlate the information myself.
As for the US Government, they've been fooling their people for years.
1.11 (Jul 6, 2007 - 8:43 AM)
Way to loose customers guys! You're not going to last much longer with that kind of attitude!
1.11 (Jul 1, 2007 - 3:46 PM)
I don't understand them. I have never wanted anything so bad that I would sit outside a shop for hours waiting or queue if there's more than a couple of people in front! It can always wait. And this thing, it's just a phone for gawds sake, OK it does other thing, but I bet most people have already got all the gadgets, so it's a gimmick.