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Are you looking for candidates?#2 Adobe Reader - bloated, scatters files all over your HD.#1 RealPlayer - bloated, scatters files all over your HD, steals file associations, phones home for all sorts of unsavory purposes.I have to confess that I have RealPlayer 10 - but I keep it on a very tight leash.

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Internet Explorer 8.0, 7.0, 6.0, 5.5, 5.0 4.0..etc

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Norton Ghost 14.0Used it a couple of hours on a clean Vista 64bit install: it sabotaged and crippled Vista to be even worse than the Migraine Edition (ME), Vista was unusable after the install. Tried it a couple of times to no avail, forums solution were doing nothing to the positive, in fact I saw more people having trouble with it. Therefore I send it back for the 60 days money-back-guarantee. Using something else now which actually works 100% and costs even less.Comodo CIS 64 bit Vista:Uses ask toolbar which is pre-checked by default. It is being presented as being something from Comodo to improve things, however it's just this ask toolbar thing. Disgustible at the least. I have it installed (the CIS that is, not that toolbar and its accompanying so called improvements) and knew from the start from this 'peculiar offer', but those less savvy are going to be shoved this ask toolbar down the throat. They will probably simply click yes. Bad bad thing. Doesn't even switch off Vistas own firewall, so after the install you end up with two firewalls fighting each other, nice!

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All firewall developers out there.Try to locate a good 64bit version firewall for Vista... So far I've found seven, from which one is not accepted by Vista, one and a half are just front ends for Vistas own firewall, two or three are just so so and ask a lot of money,the rest is beta quality, if not alpha. It really is a shame, if not for crying out loud. 64bit is the way to go, and what have they got for us? Nothing, only one left. And it's that only one which actually works ok - as long as it works - but has an ask.com toolbar in the offerings which is pre-checked to be installed. B) Sorry, but with Windows 7 around the corner they - the firewall manufacturers/developers - are late if not to late. That's what I'm calling shooting your self in the foot. And when they eventually will come out with one, what will it be? Beta quality or to early released full of bugs for a $39,95 fee? B)

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adobe acrobat reader - bloated, but at least it's slow.real player - see previous post, above.norton av v8 and prior - bloated, uses more cpu % than everything else combined, or so it seems.mcafee - as w/norton, uninstallable. esp the corp version. ooo, yuck.quicktime and its ancillary stuffms office - it phones home, like everything else, far too often.windows media player - it's drm, find cover art on the net, the clever rouse for phone home with your playlist in handlavasoft ad aware - for real reasons, non technical in nature internet exploded - for ethical reasonssharepoint - it is front page renamed. horrible text editor, a 2nd grader could design better. maybe the 2010 version will fix some stuff.front page - did you know ms still sells that? wow.and all the software that adds pre-load to your auto run at startup causing your boot times to become bloat times.

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yeah, i know this thread is dead, but it's "stickied" so, here i post.

 

windows 8 - hall of shame

- touch screen being shoved at us

- loss of themes and other loss of pleasing-to-the-ey

- released way too soon to a perfectly good os, win 7

- no, zero, added features/value

 

i.e. it suxors

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yeah, i know this thread is dead, but it's "stickied" so, here i post.

 

windows 8 - hall of shame

- touch screen being shoved at us

- loss of themes and other loss of pleasing-to-the-ey

- released way too soon to a perfectly good os, win 7

- no, zero, added features/value

 

i.e. it suxors

Too early for this. It is looking more and more that the Consumer Preview for W8 was really just a test pilot for reactions. The first Release Preview has quite a few changes. But so far it still seems that point 3 is valid and I would amend point 4 to no features added of value to desktop businesss users.
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thx for the response, crp, points noted. :)

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Agreed. Way too early for this. Let's wait till it's out and we all have a chance to decide if it needs to go here.

 

Microsoft could wise up and still allow a good full service OS behind the scenes. Who knows...if they are smart that is.

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yup, true, lilbambi.

 

but =remember= there are 3 oss in one -

1. touchy-feely screen (nasty, blocky, uselessy)

2. windows portable devices os - probably a fine os and a great fit there.

3. crappy, artless, sterile os resembling win 3.1. so sad.

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This thread is NOT dead. It's just lying in wait like a snake, waiting to strike.

My latest gripe is that Win8 will not work with MS Office 2003 or earlier. That's a $400 program - Office Pro.

So what do I do? NOT UPGRADE! That's for sure. I installed LibreOffice and love it, now if I could figure out how to move a few access tables into "base" I'll be a happy camper. The reason I don't want to upgrade MSOffice is not only the money, but the ribbon interface.

Seems like improving software is not about cleaning up under the hood, but adding lots of chrome, and big tail fins and changing the steering wheel to a stick mounted on the roof, and reversing the gas and brake pedals, because it's just "Better".

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You might be able to do it pretty well (access to base).

 

 

You might be able to install Windows XP* or Windows 7 in VirtualBox on Windows 8, like I did on the Mac and Linux.

 

* Just remember that Windows XP needs to not be on the Internet after April 8, 2014 when all support goes away unless you are willing to pay for it. Turning off the networking works well in VirtualBox when needed.

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Hello,

 

One thing to keep in mind is that Microsoft Office 2003 is going to be unsupported shortly, just like Microsoft Windows XP. This means that if there are any security vulnerabilities in it, they won't get patched.

 

As a precaution, I would recommend that if you continue to use Office 2003, you do so from a computer which is not connected to the Internet.

 

Regards,

 

Aryeh Goretsky

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Absolutely and all the more good reason to disconnect that network connection on Windows XP.

 

Put office 2003 still will technically work on Windows 7, so even more reason to keep in mind that Office 2003 support will be also ending!

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where do i get a copy of the stick mounted on the roof?

you must be talking about windows 8?

:P :D :lol:

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