10 most annoying programs on the Internet ??

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by Longboard, May 29, 2008.

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  1. Longboard

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  2. farmerlee

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    LOL! I would have to agree with almost everything he said.
     
  3. HURST

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    almost.
    Outlook fits my needs here...
     
  4. Hairy Coo

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    They took the words out of my mouth

    Windows Update,Java,RealPlayer,Adobe Flash-as soon as anything not in the script is attempted-its a losing battle :thumbd:
     
  5. WSFuser

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    I have no problem with Flash though I agree with the rest.
     
  6. Hairy Coo

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    Try permanently setting the Flash security setting with Firefox :thumbd:
    Also updating!
     
  7. TairikuOkami

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    Well, at least some of them are getting better. Windows Update in Vista is independent, Java has already created a way to deliver runtime files via a browser, Outlook has its successor called Windows Live Mail. As for the rest, they can be replaced by alternatives like Silverright, Foxit Reader, K-Lite Mega Codec Pack.
     
  8. L815

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    I agree with majority on the list, especially horribly written flash sites. But Adobe Reader is super fast and light when used with AR speedup. I like Adobe Readers look over Foxit.
     
  9. Pedro

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    My only issue is not having FF 3 right now. Other than that, gnash is behaving good, Evince is getting better. I guess changing OS had something to do with it :p
     
  10. boonie

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    Good list. Although I've not tried Norton since '04. Is it still so bad?
     
  11. WSFuser

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    Supposedly, Norton has improved since the 2007 version.

    I stopped at 2006 however, so I have no personal experience.
     
  12. Firebytes

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    Does this help with retaining the security settings?
     
  13. ErikAlbert

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    Most HIPS and firewalls are annoying, that is more than 10. :)
     
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    Thanks for that,Firebytes,will try shortly:)
     
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    It fits my needs, but the problems we have outweigh the benefits (I am stuck with it on my works laptop), so I have to agree with this article

    IMAP performance (corporate email is imap) is the biggest problem, crashing and loosing calendars 2nd biggest problem (happened to me 3 times in 8 months), inability to format email messages correctly.
     
  16. HURST

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    I'm using IMAP with my gmail account and the only problem I have, is that Outlook sometimes freezes when I get latge attachments, and sometimes it displays a message saying that it has lost connection with the imap server. But it doesn't happen frecuently. No problems with the calendar (so far)
     
  17. NGRhodes

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    Are you using Outlook 2003 or 2007, I have 2003 and its less than 50% performance of Thunderbird or Evolution (in Linux), when try to download messages and moving between folders (and random freezes).

    If you use Gmail for Imap, well worth trying Thunderbird as you can configure, trash, imap and smap folders neatly, which is what I use on my personal machine.
     
  18. HURST

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    2003.

    I've tried Thunderbird (and I like it, i use the portable version on my flashdrive), but I prefer Outlook since I can sync my mail, contacts, tasks and calendar with my PDA.
     
  19. C.S.J

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    this forum is biased!
    i use outlook 2007, nothing wrong with it.

    certainly no annoyances.
     
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