Weatherbug or Desktop Weather by Weather Channel?

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  1. Brian2005

    Brian2005 Registered Member

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    Hi everyone, I will be leaving out of the country possibly to travel and I want to take my laptop computer with me. I just bought it like 3 days ago, and I am trying to find a good weather program. Weatherbug teamed up with the Homeland Security as I've seen on their website or somewhere... and I feel very safe with it. I also have used Desktop Weather by The Weather Channel before and like it too. But I am trying to find out which program in everyones opinion would be more safer to use, and more reliable to use. I am willing to pay the yearly fee for either, but I'd like some feedback from everyone if I may :)

    Thanks everyone, hope you all can help me before I need to go to the airport over the next few days.

    -Brian
     
  2. bigc73542

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    The best I have ever used is Weather Street,com here

    here is a screen shot of an average day, I can't even start to show all of the great options
     

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    Hi Bigc, that seems like a good website :). Have it bookmarked now.

    ErikAlbert, that sounds great although if you had to choose from the 2 I mentioned, which would you choose? I will consider both of these though :)

    and looking forward to hearing from others for their thoughts.
     
  5. ErikAlbert

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    You don't have to choose mine. I just mentioned ANOTHER one.
    If you like bigC's proposal, I won't have any problem with that.
    I'm not a kid anymore :D
     
  6. Brian2005

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    lol, nooo! I was just commenting that both of you found some very good alternatives to the ones I mentioned.
     
  7. ErikAlbert

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    Brian2005,
    To answer your question.
    Since I have installed the extension "Forecastfox" of Firefox, I'm not interested anymore in weather softwares.
    Forecastfox, gives me just enough weather info about now and 2 days (3 icons) and the weather info is sun, rain, wind, temperature and if I want more, I just click on an icon which directs me to this website :
    http://wwwa.accuweather.com
    Firefox directs me of course to the weather of my city, this is just the basic url.

    It's hard to find malware-free weather software, like any other kind of freeware and my scanners aren't strong enough to detect a possible infection in the downloaded freeware.
    So I ran out of ideas LOL.

    If my memory is good, weatherbug is adware, it shows at least adverts.
    So weatherbug wouldn't be my choice. The other one I don't know.
     
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  9. iceni60

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    i like Konfabulator. it's free now since yahoo bought it, and you have the option to download 100s of other widgets too (like the blue clock and digg widgets).

    http://www.konfabulator.com/

    [​IMG]
     
  10. tom772

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    http://www.konfabulator.com/basics >Is it as easy as looks to use 'widgets'? By the way you have pretty cool desktop, T
     
  11. iceni60

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    yes it is very, very easy. i worked it out first time ;) all you do is click download, everything else is done for you. you just have to pick which widgets you want displayed.

    and, thank you.
     
  12. tom772

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    Hey Ice, have you tried this?

    SysMetrix is a skinnable clock and metering application. It's purpose is to provide system metrics in a variety of interesting, useful, and cool ways. It can monitor and report on the hundreds of statistics

    http://www.xymantix.com/sysmetrix/download.html

    I have tried it and really like it, T
     
  13. iceni60

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    hi, Tom. i think i did install it some time last year, but i'm not totally sure (i've reinstalled XP since then). i'm trying to stick with standalone programs at the moment, i'll probably try it out though, thanks. :)
     
  14. Brian2005

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    Hi everyone :), I settled for Weatherbug. I paid the $20 for a year, and very satisfied with it. I appreciate all your help though, as always.
     
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