January 6, 2004 11:48 AM PST
This is a list of software that is required for functioning in the computer age, despite long standing problems and because of a lack of better solutions.
||Ok, it's nice to have WYSIWYG again, and PDF beats the heck out of PostScript. But, why does AcroRd32 sit in memory taking 3 megs of Ram, even when no document is open? I guess Microsoft has an unfair advantage - they can hide their "fast start" DLLs for Office in the general OS usage.
||In WinXP, you can get google searches directly from the address bar. But popup ads are the real reason to use the Google Toobar. I don't mind this software, but it's something that should have been included in IE ages ago.