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Heh, I just checked their website in the last couple days...

I love that program!

I love imgburn! I can't say I've used it in the last 3 months or not, but it's great!

In the case of Nero the bloat came in the form of leaving their core product (the burning rom) virtually unchanged while tacking on additional little programs and calling it a "suite", increasing their version number, and charging increasingly exorbitant amounts. $100 for Nero? They gotta be out of their mind!

Also, the majority of the "tack ons" were released into a market flooded with alternatives. Why make a Nero media player when there's SO MANY other (superior) choices out there? WMP, WinAmp, BSPlayer, Real Media Player, WinDVD, PowerDVD, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc?! A photo viewer in Nero? WHAT? Who was the first douche bag that said "hey I got an idea: lets make proprietary audio and video encoding formats that only people with Nero can use!"?

I must say, I was glad to find the cover designer. At the time I was burning a lot of audio CDs and it was nice to be able to print the ID3 tags to a playlist formatted to fit into a CD case. Even though this has been used as an example of bloat in a lot of the posts here, I don't think it is. When it was added there was virtually no alternative and IMO was also very related to the typical Nero user at the time: people who wanted to listen to the music they pirated from Napster.

General Software Discussion / Re: Save the Cookies!
« on: February 05, 2008, 11:56 AM »
Well, 99% of the time you wont need a virus scanner or a firewall either, so what's your point?

I don't like my computer to be perpetually logged into some sites. Is it a "REAL" security threat? Probably not, but it takes very little effort to delete cookies.

I use CCleaner to empty my recycle bin, it does the cookies too, it's convenient.

I think he gets a lot of e-mail regarding queries about functionality that already exists, therefore he's taken steps to make functionaltiy more accessible. Which hopefully will be a good thing as I think I don't use 80% of the features because I'm not sure if I need it or how it impacts.
I bet he does too. I like to think of myself as an advanced software user guy, but the interface of SFFS is quite confusing. I too think there's probably options in there that I would want to use, but of which I'm not aware.
From what you told me, it is still the internal scheduler where SFFS must stay running, plus you cannot do anything within SFFS unless you stop the scheduler. (Worst config I've ever seen for a scheduler in an application!!)

Or the "Extreme Sync" service. No comment on that.  But no use of the Windows Task Scheduler in this version. Doesn't sound like much changed at all, except some GUI changes which just have you use more views to accomplish the same things.
Personally, I'm glad he's not using the Task Scheduler... I'm on Vista 64 and the Extreme Sync service works perfectly, I have a few backups scheduled to run at 5:00 am, if I'm on the computer at 5 they run, if it's off they run the next time I start the computer. I also have a backup setup to run every time I shut down the computer, this also always works.

Not being able to use the program without stopping the scheduler is dumb in my opinion too, but it's something I can live with. I can't imagine that will be the case once V4 comes out though.

In fact, the thing works so well I haven't updated for months; I'm still using 3.67.

General Software Discussion / Re: Vista-SP1 available today (Feb.4th)
« on: February 05, 2008, 08:27 AM »
Hmm.. It looks like Microsoft is not releasing this until March for us lowly consumers... how does this make sense?

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