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  1. Review - CCleaner for Windows

    3.17.1689 (Mar 27, 2012)

    This version (.1689) still has the Thunderbird/Firefox bug.

    It continues to look as if the developers of ccleaner are willing to allow bugs to fester indefinitely.

    'Tis a shame, because that attitude makes one wonder what other bugs are festering under the surface...

  2. Review - avast! Free Antivirus

    7.0.1407 (Feb 24, 2012)

    Upgraded from version 6 to version 7.0.

    As usual, nice, solid and efficient. Avast! does what is says it will do. It is excellent to run across software of this quality.

  3. Review - CCleaner for Windows

    3.16.1666 (Feb 24, 2012)

    This version still carries forward the old bug that makes cleaner unable to distinguish cleaning between Firefox and Thunderbird. You cannot select the cleaning of passwords for one without the passwords of the other being cleaned.

    That lackadaisical attitude on the part of the developers makes me wonder what other ongoing issues remain in this software.

  4. Review - CCleaner for Windows

    3.15.1643 (Jan 26, 2012)

    CCleaner still has the bug that it cannot tell the difference between Firefox cleaning and Thunderbird cleaning.

    If you tell CCleaner to delete Firefox stored passwords, it will also delete Thunderbird stored passwords.

    It is a shame that the CCleaner developers have let this bug fester like an open wound for so long.

  5. Review - IrfanView (32-bit)

    4.32 (Jan 6, 2012)

    The best image viewing program that I've found. Sleek, efficient, robust and reliable.

    I wish I could give this one a "6" rating.

  6. Comment - Which Firefox is right for you -- 6, 7, 8 or 9?

    4.32 (Aug 19, 2011 - 2:46 PM)

    @ Firefox 6 Final - This is the latest stable release of the browser, and the best choice for most people, in particular if you use a lot of extensions (they're less likely to work if you install later builds).

    Just a week or so ago, Firefox 6 was one of those "later builds" that you recommend avoiding if you need extensions to work.

    Because I want to keep my browsing secure, I need to stay up to date with the current insane Firefox release cycle. In order to do that, I've had to stop using about 75% of the plugins that I had been using.

    Firefox is now less useful for me.

    So please tell me, how does this rapid release cycle benefit me, the user?

  7. Comment - Network Stuff: More Internet tools than you'll likely ever use

    4.32 (Aug 8, 2011 - 3:51 PM)

    Truly bizarre user interface. It looks like the design philosophy was, "let's see just how convoluted we can make the UI".

    The traceroute display was very, and unnecessarily, verbose.

    Where is the update to Steve Atkins' Sam Spade network tool when you really need it?

  8. Comment - Why I chose iOS and Windows 8 development over Android

    4.32 (Aug 1, 2011 - 10:43 AM)

    Wow. This article looks more like the author is trying to conflate the archaic and fading Windows desktop ecosystem with the future-looking Apple iOS ecosystem in hopes of boosting the Windows environment he prefers.

    'Tis a sad day for Microsoft when the Windows environment needs to be bolstered by hitching its wagon to an Apple environment.

  9. Comment - Want Thunderbird 5 to be more like Outlook? Try Lightning

    4.32 (Jul 30, 2011 - 11:06 PM)

    For years (literally) I have been waiting for calendar applications to catch up with the capabilities that WinDates had before WinDates was put out to pasture.

    Windates (which still runs on recent Windows versions, I run it on Windows 7-64bit) has *The Best* repeat options of any calendar application that I've tried. And I think I've tried most of them.

    I was hoping that Lightning would step up to the task. Unfortunately, it has not.

  10. Comment - Apple launches new offensive in war on Adobe

    4.32 (Jul 21, 2011 - 1:35 PM)

    An OS vendor would never "fix" the OS to cause problems for its customers. Just look at Microsoft's sterling record in this.