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Claudiu Spulber

Member since: Apr 28th, 2006

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Screenshot Tour: FBackup is a simple, no-frills free backup application (Download Squad)

May 18th 2010 2:09AM there's a commercial version based on the same platform called Backup4all - http://www.backup4all.com - with versioning, several other interface views and complex functionality

Nokia makes a splash by acquiring TrollTech (Download Squad)

Jan 29th 2008 3:36AM That's a splash? How about they're relocatting one of their factories and the entire Germany is upset

Could a Wikipedia backed search engine take down Google? (Download Squad)

Aug 1st 2007 5:07AM "At the SMX Conference in June 2007, Google software engineer Matt Cutts explained that while he supports different approaches to search, like Mahalo, it is untrue that humans have nothing to do with Google's search results. As examples of human involvement he cited Google's use of hyperlink analysis, toolbar voting, and user reporting of spam. Cutts suggested that Google would evolve to take advantage of social media. - wikipedia"

This approach from Google seems better than the "human-edited" part of wiki search, that would only slow down the development of the search engine rather than helping.

Acer president slams Windows Vista, says industry is "disappointed" (Download Squad)

Jul 26th 2007 8:09AM acer should consider selling systems bundled with ubuntu, just like dell does. and send the money that they spare this way (by not paying microsoft) as a donation to ubuntu, to speed up the development.

who are we kidding...

Download Squad Q & A with 3D Mailbox creator Robert Savage (Download Squad)

Jul 24th 2007 3:48AM So what's the purpose of this program? It's not a real email client since doesn't help you at all with productivity (would like to see how it would handle 500+ emails a day), and it's not enticing enough for being a game (I mean sure, the bikini models could attract some horny teenagers, but after seeing the same avatar a couple of times they'll give up). I miss the days when programs were created for the need to solve a particular problem.

AOL launches 3 new myAOL services (Download Squad)

Jul 11th 2007 8:53AM Mgnet? Damn these web 2.0 names, PollMappr, Tun3r, ... What happened to the good old-fashion uniqe name branding methods? Guess is less costly to just hack popular words.

Apple iPhone review roundup (Engadget)

Jun 27th 2007 7:05AM To all impulsive buyers: It's just a phone. Calm down on Friday, take a deep breath and wait for 2-3 more weeks until the hype diminishes. I mean $500 for a phone? Wake up!!!

KoolWIRE: Yet another way to convert docs to PDF (Download Squad)

Jun 27th 2007 5:50AM Hmm, they don't mention anything about the size, so 10Mb must be a limit for outgoing/incoming files. So much for setting options on the pdf to be created. I'm sure they'll launch also a monthly paid service version with other options, but right now there are lot of other pdf converters.

Switching to Vista: Download Squad Switcher Podcast #3 (Download Squad)

Jun 22nd 2007 3:19AM Come on, a new Windows due out in 2009? Who believes that? That's a statement for the shareholders.

Plus don't get me started on the Vienna name. It's a brand thing, the recommendation is always to use simple words, avoiding the use of double-letters. So they won't use that for sure.

Why don't you pay for software? (Download Squad)

May 23rd 2007 7:36AM "Laziness. Why go through the trouble of clicking a Donate button, go to PayPal, enter your details and click that Checkout button even if the software works the same before/after donation? To do a good deed? It's not worth the effort unless it's a killer application."

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