That's all I seem to be doing these days.
First there were the June patches from MS. That took the best part of a week using Automatic Updates on my dial-up connection. :whistle:
Then Opera announces v9.0's release so I had to get that. :up:
While this was going on Ewido decided to stop updating. I visited the website and found that v4.0 was out. So that had to be downloaded too.:rolleyes:
And then ZoneAlarm releases a update. Add it to the list. :irked:
FINALLY, got everything down and ready to install. (After a backup, safety first kids!) It went smoothly for the most part, although I did have a small problem with Opera. :no:
When I upgraded using the new installer I lost all my Opera Icons – Desktop, Quick Launch, Start Menu – the program was there, but I had no way to run it. (Ok, I'm not an idiot.:doh: I could have tracked down the executable and done it manually, but that's what shortcuts are there for.) I had to run the Classic Installer and tick all the boxes for icons to get them back.
Maybe that was the problem, :confused: I'd been choosing not to create icons on my previous upgrades because I ended up with two copies then.
Overall I like the new version, though I've only just started poking around the new features. The page preview you get when you hover the mouse over a tab is cool. :yes:
I haven't downloaded any widgets yet, because I bought a sync cable for my phone today. It comes with a CD, but that only has the USB drivers. If you want the actual syncing software you have to go to the website and DOWNLOAD it :bomb: :furious:
WTF!!! A whole CD with only 17MB used, and they can't include the other software? The downloads are massive for dial-up too. All 30MB plus. Sony Ericsson should pull their heads out of where-ever they're stuck and realize that this is ridiculous.
</rant> Ok, it's out of my system now :angel: On the plus side I found a nice download manager called Star Downloader which has been working very well for me. And my connection has been pretty good the last while. :left: (touch wood) :right:
Also, the local mobile/cell phone companies announced that they plan to offer wireless broadband using their networks. Can't come soon enough.
Back to Downloading. :spock: