One reason I love working with the NZCS as a client is that they promote professionalism when it comes to ICT.
That brought my mind to software in general, especially if I am to shift this blog to Wordpress.
If you follow my Tweets, you’ll know that I suffer a daily Firefox crash ever since I upgraded to 3.5. The earlier 3.0 was ﬁne, and it still runs successfully on my Asus laptop, running Vista.
Today I took the PageMaker 7 trial off my desktop machine after discovering many ﬁles crashed on opening. The old 6.5.2 works ﬁne. We still have a few stationery templates on it, not to mention my résumé—important in those expert-witness cases.
It’s not the only program to be more buggy with a newer edition. Others that come to mind include:
It makes you wonder if these chaps ever tested their software in real-world conditions, or took note of the feedback offered. I’m wondering if another country can do it better.Posted by Jack Yan, 12:00
I have to agree to disagree on the browser front. IE 7 and 8 were huge improvements on previous versions from a web development point of view. Firefoxs crashes are frustrating but it is the premiere developers browser. Tools like Firebug are irreplaceable.
# posted by Nigel Dunn: 12/29/2009 09:42:00 PM
I’d be ﬁne with either IE, Nigel, if they didn’t crash within a few minutes of opening. I used 7 with Maxthon, and that was OK, but IE7 in its standard form was not good from a layman’s point of view. Firebug is good though; however, I am tempted to return to Firefox 3.0 right now. The 3.5 browser does not give me any noticeable speed difference and hangs way more.Post a Comment
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