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2.0.74 Beta 2 (Jan 2, 2004)
So, wait... let me get this right. Some company wants to charge 8 bucks for something that can be done with a simple:
1.) right click in the start menu
2.) sort by name
This has got to be one of the biggest pile of cr*p apps I've seen to this day.
RC 8 (Dec 6, 2003)
Winamp 3 was such a disgrace! boy was I happy to see the return of a useable and worthwhile winamp version. What gets me is that winamp doesn't even mention the beta on their website... why? Plenty of talk about winamp 2.x and 3 but nothing on 5. Also, whats the deal with the number 5, is that supposed to be a versioning system like Linux?
Overall, a top notch program I've used for years (though refuse to recommend ver. 3)
22.214.171.124 (Apr 1, 2003)
By far the best burning program. However, I noticed a glitch thats been a huge pain in the butt, which Ahead says they're gonna look into after i sent in an email about it: while I'm downloading music into a folder and choosing songs for a compilation the files keep gettng refreshed every second or two. I asked them to allow for an option which will not refresh the directory unless you specify with an F5... obviously this would be turned off by default, but it definitly needs to exist for people like me who download music and make compilations at the same time.
126.96.36.199b (Feb 3, 2003)
Nero is the best burning software in my opinion, however, I'm a bit peeved with all their releases... 5.5.*
Kinda reminds me of winamp when programmers rush to push out their software without fully testing. I don't mind the download, but for the people who don't always keep up with the latest software and betas, it can be incredibly frustrating (especially if you get hit with the error they fix in the newest releases). I would recommend Ahead start investing more time into testing and wait a bit before they release... in order to ensure that releases with an appended "b" need not exist.
188.8.131.52b (Nov 13, 2003 - 5:27 AM)
I can't remember when I last used AOL... must have been back in the 1993-1995 period.. This "upgrade" in their latest beta may be a step in the right direction, but its long overdue. For all the people who actually could have used such a feature back in the day where POTS ruled, that would have been considerd a wonderful upgrade. Sadly, today, its just a long long overdue feature that AOL withheld from their customers.
Don't mistake this as some flame message about how I hate AOL... its just pointing out that AOL has presented so many new "features" without looking back at the basics... (Somewhat like bloated ICQ).
Maybe some people would just like to get online without all the "features" of the AOL Client. Maybe they just don't realize what else there is out there to choose from... So now people sit and wait for AOL to get their groove on with an upgrade they should have added years ago.
Yippee for AOL, they've got a clue!
184.108.40.206b (Jun 14, 2003 - 5:57 PM)
I don't use Macs under almost any condition, however, this news along with recent talks by Microsoft of ceasing to support a standalone IE (requiring anyone who wants an upgrade to upgrade their OS) is just downright silly. I won't tolerate that behavior from any company. I will start developing more often for Mozilla from now on.
220.127.116.11b (Apr 6, 2003 - 2:42 PM)
Ok... I think we should all be honest here... IE does crash often, however, I don't think its due to bad code on the MS part, but in fact the load of crud that programmers try to build. MS does make some of the biggest security holes out there, but the fact that more people still use it speaks for itself. No one needs to give me the load on how MS is a big monopoly, because AOL can change the atmosphere just as quickly... if tommorrow AOL decides that IE is totally out, and they'll be 100% incompatible, the market will change.
Ad-Ware plagues us all, and until we start spamming the spammers and hacking apart these ad-networks to teach these companies a lesson, they'll just keep on comming out with new techniques on how to dupe novice users into installing their crap.
One must realize that to be using Windows is equal to using a glass door with no lock (ie. no security). Given that many of us either depend our livelyhood on novice users (who don't want complicated alpha/beta products and don't have the knowledge to get on with the updates) to buy our software, we should be fair to MS and IE for at least giving us their standards. Hey, I'd rather program to IE then to IE, Mozilla, and Opera (and by the looks of how Mozilla is changing their own standards, multiple versions of their browsers).
Either some group sits down and truly decides the standards and gets everyone to comply, we're just going to be looking at writting 5 different scripts for 1 customer.
Good luck to Mozilla, but from the looks of NS6 and NS7, theres not much that I can say that I look forward to from them. I keep both IE and Mozilla on my PC, and I have been hit with Ad-ware that Lavasoft did not get to yet... but is that IE's fault or some a$$hole making lots of cash from novice users?
18.104.22.168b (Feb 7, 2003 - 9:52 PM)
no way, StarOffice won't be useful in most offices because people need to interchange documents as well as conform to standards. Walk into any major company and tell them you have vast experience in StarOffice - next to the guy who knows MS Office in and out and guess whos more valuable?
Either StarOffice becomes a contender on the major market or its not worth s***e to anyone who matters.
22.214.171.124b (Apr 22, 2000 - 11:39 AM)
I agree w/ Aranach. Napster was never at fault for this, they may have known that people could abuse it, but each and every program out there can be abused in one way or another. Take for example a doughnut; simple enough, non-sexual, plain. If someone were to make some sort of sexual inuendo with it, a person could sue for sexual herassment. Now companies have allready limited computers and other material in the workplace, but sooner or later people will realize that anything and everything can be abused. Napster has a legal right to stand as a strong company developing for the people. EVEN IF THESE PEOPLE ARE LAMERS THAT CAN'T FIND THERE MUSIC ELSEWHERE, THEY MAKE UP A HUGE POPULATION OF GOOD HARD WORKING AMERICANS (ISRAELI'S TOO). NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO INFRINGE ON THEIR FREEDOMS, AND PIONS LIKE DR. DRE HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN SUE A COMPANY WHO MAKES HIM FAMOUS AT A TIME THAT HE'S BEEN FORGOTTEN.