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Re: [News] Microsoft Outlook - Looking Beyond the Marketing Hype

__/ [ Mark Kent ] on Friday 08 December 2006 18:02 \__

> begin  oe_protect.scr
> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Outlook Web Access Suffers from security issues.
>> http://www.webwereld.nl/articles/44011 (in Dutch)
>> Also of interest:
>> "I've installed Outlook 2007 with great expectations. Unfortunately,
>> there are performance issues that are pretty much rendering it useless
>> to me.
>> Just to note, I'm on a brand new Core 2 Duo T7400, XP sp2 install, so
>> it's not hardware or legacy XP junk slowing me down.
>> When I start Outlook, it takes ~30 seconds before I am able to perform
>> any action.
>> When email is being received, Outlook freezes. If I'm composing an
>> email at the time, I can no longer type. If I'm trying to view or
>> delete other email, no luck. I have 5 email accounts, so the freezing
>> is around 12-15 seconds every 2 minutes. If I'm receiving a file, the
>> freezing lasts longer.
>> Deleting more than a few items from my inbox often freezes things too.
>> Not to mention it's using 100MB of memory."
>> http://tinyurl.com/ymgy6a
> I thought that was pretty much standard outlook performance.  Is he
> using a virusguard on this machine or not?  They can drag anything to a
> crawl, too.
> Why bother with this mess when you don't have to?

It is nice when your music player or E-mail clients runs non-stop for over a
month. Only when you head over to the terminal (or some front end like
KSysGuard) can you realise this...

I am always mildly amused on the rare occasions when I gaze over somebody
else's Windows machine. Things go wrong rather frequently. Yesterday I spent
1 hour doing so (displayed over a projector) and the machine requires a
reboot in order to resolve a serious problem. I can imagine that others
would struggle for hours, supposedly trying to fix the vague problem using
cmd.exe and regedit.exe (good luck with /that/). Reminds me of...

    How to fix your Windows Application when it doesn't work:

      (1) Stop and start the program
       (2) Log in and log out again
        (3) Reboot the machine
         (4) Reinstall the application again
          (5) Reinstall the operating system
           (6) Dance naked around the machine, waving a rubber chicken
            (7) "Take your machine back for servicing"
                - Chris Wedgwood 

Best wishes,


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