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Author Topic: Clif Notes Newsletter - September 25, 2005  (Read 2160 times)

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Clif Notes Newsletter - September 25, 2005
« on: September 25, 2005, 06:10:45 PM »
Welcome to Clif Notes Newsletter
September 25, 2005

Hi everyone. This week, I tried two programs that I won't recommend. I was disappointed. At least I can save you the download time and headaches. I usually point you to a better program when that happens. Cool?

I hope you enjoy this week's letter. Be sure to email me for advice or to yell at me for messing up. clif.notes @ gmail.com

Here are the headlines from this week's letter.
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REVIEWS
Opera - fastest internet browser, easy to use
Pepys - a wiki-like personal notebook
Seterra - learn geography
SystemSherlock Lite - captures changes to your system
Total Uninstall - keep your system clean
XnView - award winning image manager
XstreamRadio - tune in and record

TIPS
Real-Time HTML Editor - see your HTML come alive
Rules of Protection - avoiding spyware and viruses
Spam Control - a collection of tips from Hoax-Slayer

COOL WEBSITES
Google MyWay - make your own Google search page
Qualys Browser Checkup - find the holes in your browser
Top Freeware - making the top freeware easy to find

NEWS
Microsoft's nightmare inches closer to reality

FEEDBACK AND OTHER STUFF
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Have fun!

Clif

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Re: Clif Notes Newsletter - September 25, 2005
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2005, 11:23:48 PM »
cliff - another great newsletter!!

i'd like to point out that personally i love how you tell us about the 2 programs that you didn't like and don't recommend!
most newsletters and things like yours just recommend apps and its a nice mix to have some programs that you really liked but also to hear about ones that you might have thought looked good but turned out they weren't  - very useful.

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Re: Clif Notes Newsletter - September 25, 2005
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2005, 11:33:57 PM »
Thanks Mouser,

I was beginning to wonder if I was clear about which ones I didn't like. I just got this letter and had to explain it all to them. I think some people just don't pay attention.

> Jim xxxxxx wrote:
> > I think you do us all a dis-favor by saying that you will not recommend
> > two programs and then not even tell us which ones you are talking about,
> > and why you won't recommend them.
> >
> > I can understand the legal liabilities, but your newsletter has reviews
> > and personal opinions. I'm sure that your lawyers can get around any
> > liability issues.
> >
> > Perhaps include a section in your newsletter of the "Thumbs Down"
> > programs you have tested?
> >
> > Keep up the great work. I have enjoyed every issue that I have seen and
> > generally D/L at least one program to try.
> >
> > Jim

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« Last Edit: September 25, 2005, 11:35:50 PM by clif_notes »