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Reviewed Mozilla Firefox for Windows 108.0

FF 29.0 still the best, but the new UI in it's default state is not for power users: takes too much space, offers too little configurability, breaks workflow and needs 3rd party add-ons.

Thankfully Classic Them Restorer (from Mozilla add-ons... Read full review

Reviewed Microsoft Expression Design 8.0.20112.1 January 2011 Preview

Expression Design is now 100% free from Microsoft.

Why? Because the software is EOL. No more updates, just EOL support.

You can download it here:


Also, it's TONS better than any of the freeware crap... Read full review

Reviewed Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows 2023.006.20380

Bloated and slow (even on 4GHz quadcore and 3rd gen SSD).

Also, after install I get:

"Attempt to access invalid address."

And then force close.

Nice going Adobe, you are killing your own product.

Ah well, there are alternatives :) Read full review

Reviewed Apple iTunes for Windows

It does a lot of things, that's for sure and it can't be faulted for being free and offering even free access to a lot of content.

However, it is:

- Bloated (I mean, 117MB for a mediaplayer / library controller)?
- Very sluggish, even on... Read full review

Reviewed Total Uninstall 7.3.1

I have used my copy c. 1.5 years now.

While being fairly happy with it in terms of performance, a couple of issues have prompted me to lower the rating.

1) Lately it has not been performing very well (I'm using 5.9.2 on Win7 X64). If I... Read full review


v. 14.0.797.0 Beta
Reviewing this not as a pre-alpha beta, but as a functional software for everyday use:

- crashes on HTTP post page reload is a MAJOR bug.

People, if you are a normal user the version I'm reviewing is NOT ready for daily... Read full review

Reviewed Klipfolio Personal Dashboard 5.5

The best and only one of it's kind.

If you read/scan multiple feeds and want to aggregate feeds by content (not by site!), then this gem is a must-have.

Been using for the past couple of versions and can't make this crash.

I run this with... Read full review

Reviewed Adobe Flash Player for Windows (Internet Explorer)

Updated to 10.1 (both ActiveX and other browsers). Running 3.6GHz Core i7 quad w/12GB of RAM on Win7 and Geforce 275...

and videos are now tearing?

Eh?? Adobe. What on earth is going.

Flash is:

- buggy
- slow
- a huge security... Read full review

Reviewed Total Uninstall 7.3.1

Really nice timesaver and house keeping application for those who install, test and un-install a lot of software.

It would get 5 stars if it it cleaned everything and if one could export import installed programs changes properly from an old... Read full review

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