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David's Profile

Member since November 18, 2001

  • Name

    David Drane

  • Location:

    United Kingdom

Favorite Files

  1. Acronis True Image
  2. avast! Free Antivirus
  3. FinePrint
  4. K-Lite Mega Codec Pack
  5. MediaMonkey
  6. PowerArchiver 2017

Recent Posts

  1. Review - MediaMonkey Beta (Aug 13, 2011)

    The current build is not a beta as it currently says here. It is a developer build. It has a number of known bugs (15 urgent ones according to their website).

    Stick with version 3 if you don't like being a tester or need stability. You can run version 4 alongside version 3 if you like to test but want to keep your stable version clean of problems. Rating is of version 3, the current release build.

  2. Review - Maxthon Cloud for Windows Beta 1 (Jun 16, 2011)

    Bala7 is wrong. Maxthon 3 is an early beta that has very little functionality at this stage. Things are getting added with each update but its got some way to go yet to be called feature rich. Good potential certainly. But not yet good enough. I would like to see roboform or lastpass suport and a spell checker before I use it more (I have it installed and check updates as I wait for those). For an early beta project its 5. For comparison against released browsers, its a 3

  3. Review - Maxthon Cloud for Windows (Jan 27, 2011)

    Project is looking good but is still clearly a beta and missing features you would expect nowadays. However, updates are fast and things being added in periodically. Lacks Roboform support on the webkit engine but is present in trident. You can switch between the two modes cleaner than any other browser I have tried.

    I see this is a possible contender in the future but for now its not quite there for me to use as my main browser. Rating it 4 on potential. Although 3 it should be on current beta position

  4. Review - Avant Browser Lite

    2010 Build 118 (Sep 7, 2010)

    plenty of reasons why you wouldnt want to use firefox and still need to use an ie based one.

    However, this release is still buggy. Roboform bar isnt skinned correctly and you can move the browser around leaving the browser page (image) in the original position. Stick with the previous release version as that works fine.

  5. Review - Avant Browser Lite

    2010 Build 107 (Aug 5, 2010)

    Frequent beta versions are not uncommon with many software titles. If you dont want the beta (and there are a few reasons why you may not) then stick with 11.7 build 46 until the current versions are more stable.

  6. Comment - Office 2007 Pricing, Packaging Detailed

    2010 Build 107 (Feb 16, 2006 - 5:09 PM)

    I really prefer using the Office "2006" beta to the older versions. Whilst the last few releases have had little differences visually, this one changes the interface big time and, as already mentioned, things which used to take a lot of time and effort can be done on single click (headers/footers, contents, cover page).