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  1. Review - AOL Instant Messenger for Windows

    5.2.3277 Beta (Jun 25, 2003)

    It requires a password because it has to. Once you set up your certificate, you're saying anything typed is typed by you. It's legal. It's your signature.

    Now, what if someone logs in and it's not you, yet it's signed as being you. You're screwed. If you don't like the required password, remove your certificate. It's that simple.

  2. Review - DirectX for Windows

    9.0a (Mar 25, 2003)

    Um, excuse me? The Radeon 9700 and 9800 are fully DirectX compatible and compliant. That is why DX9 was released, because ATI was releasing DX9 cards. Just becuae nVidia's vaccum cleaner sounding card is not out yet, does not mean there are no DirectX 9 cards out there.

  3. Review - Trillian

    0.724 (Feb 8, 2002)

    It works on occasion, it seems once they connected, they figured the bug was fixed, but it wasn't as you can see by two versions in the same day, and, again it seems as if once connected they figured it was fixed again. It looks as if AOL is a step a head in the chess game.

  4. Comment - Windows Messenger 5.0 Enters Beta Testing

    0.724 (Apr 10, 2003 - 5:44 PM)

    When you installed MSN 5.0, it wrote a registry key to stop Windows Messenger from loading at startup. If you uninstall MSN 5.0, the only way to get Windows Messenger to start loading at startup again is to completely uninstall it, then reinstall it.

    You can get more and other information at

  5. Comment - Microsoft Updates Windows Media 9 Series Beta

    0.724 (Oct 13, 2002 - 8:04 AM)

    Slow? What in thee blue hell are you talking about?

    5 seconds to launch on a Pentium 2 350Mhz PC with 512 MB Ram. Gee, yeah, that's really slow.

    Compare it to 15 seconds on Winamp3 on the same PC.

    Compare it to 6 seconds for Winamp2 on the same PC.

    Damn man, it ain't slow unless you're using a 486.

  6. Comment - Microsoft Invites Office 11 Beta Testers

    0.724 (Sep 17, 2002 - 9:24 AM)

    Actually, I found no bugs in the Win 2k SP3 beta... however, if you installed all the builds, submit all the surveys, that was sufficient for the beta, as I recieved the SP3 on a CD after the beta ended.

    Most of the time, the survery's hold more weight, because they learn what is happening as a new build is installed. If it doesn't install on a majority of systems, as learned by the install surveys, then there's a major problem in Redmond.

    You can also request to be removed from a beta if you don't have the time to do it, and they do not hold that against you.

    As for those that only want to test to get the final product for free, hopefully they don't accept you, becuase when you are accepted you agree that you don't expect any "gifts" at the end of the beta.

  7. Comment - Windows Media 9 Series Makes Beta Debut

    0.724 (Sep 10, 2002 - 11:50 AM)

    Excuse me? I use XP Pro, I am also a MS Beta tester, and it does appear and it does work. You can also use System Restore, that's what it's for.

  8. Comment - Windows Media 9 Series Makes Beta Debut

    0.724 (Sep 7, 2002 - 8:29 PM)

    I agree. What's winamp? Oh yeah, that slow thing owned by AOL. :)

    Send them feedback on your issues and they'll get fixed. They've also oopened a newsgroup where you can post your issues. I don't have the info for it, but you should be able to find it easily.