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Friday, February 24, 2006

avast! Wins SC Award

avast! Wins SC Award

Well deserved in my opinion. My Dad recommended this to me a few years ago after I complained about McAfee wanting me to pay for upgrade to the their XP version when I had just purchased a subscription for Win2K before I realized I would be upgrading my OS.

avast! is free for personal use so there is absolutely NO reason for not having adequate virus protection on your home PC's. Their auto updating has always worked flawlessly for me. I see a new virus data file update on almost a daily basis so you can be confident you are up to date and protected against the latest known viruses.

Monday, February 06, 2006

RSSFeeder .NET Update

After using RSSFeeder .NET for a little over a month I've decided it's not quite ready for prime time. I was noticing a lot of errors being sent behind the scenes and looking at the bug list on source forge it appears that's where they all wind up. Then last week the app just stopped working completely. I tried uninstalling, deleting all files (including Access database it uses) and re-installing and still could not get it to start up. Just kept crashing with a cryptic error. So, now that I'm addicted to RSS feeds of all sorts I've decided to go back to Newsgator online, if only temporarily, until I decide if to try out another RSS reader. I'm using iTunes for my podcasts and that is working really well for that so far.