Peer to Peer Roundup
Written by Gordon Fecyk, 6/11/2005
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE! Pan-Am Internet Services did not obtain any unlicensed material from the networks these applications connected to.
There. With that B.S. out of the way, I present to you the Anti-Windows Catalog's second no-holds-barred Product Roundup. This little rant seeks to answer the ultimate question among broadband Internet users today:
There's no pretty way to say it. So, I'll just keep going.
If you want to protect yourself from unwanted software, booby-trapped files and whatnot, you need to practice safe computing. Web browsers and media players can't cause damage, exploited or not, when running with limited user accounts on Windows.
Now, the good news. With a little work, two of the seven products featured here will behave nicely. The only real problem is an administrator has to move some program shortcuts around, something that the developers' installers can fix.
It's also hardly surprising to find that these "marginally failing" products are Java applications, as Java is a system designed for locked-down environments.
All of these applications are available for free, if you're prepared to tolerate a barrage of advertising. The prices listed are the developers' suggested registration fees for the "pro" versions, which remove the advertising.
Gregor Koukkoullis and The GNU Project... Sounds like a great name for a garage band, doesn't it?
Helping you use those tools safely, however, is my business.
Stay safe, everyone.
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