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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

WinPatrol 2007 Beta Update

Last week I announced the availability of the new Vista-compatible WinPatrol 2007 with its new delayed start feature.  I’m pleased with the reaction and the feedback has been extremely positive.

Today I’ve released new version, technically called This version fixes a few bugs but mainly provides additional interface elements which will make our Delayed Start feature easier to use and provides additional protections against user error or misunderstanding.

When WinPatrol 2007 was announced I directed folks to our beta page in hopes everyone would read a little bit about the responsibilities and risks of using new software. I found that just like nobody likes to “RTFM”. A lot of folks didn’t read our tips for this particular beta. As of this morning that stats from our web site show…

18,944     Downloaded wpbetasetup.exe                
  1,622     Actually visited our beta2007.html page     

I think good software should never need a manual so the new version handles some issues previously explained on our beta page.  Special thanks to everyone who has sent feedback. 

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Blogger TeMerc said...

Bill thanks for again improving on an already great product.

And the way I see the numbers you posted about users who went to 'RTFM' as opposed to those who downloaded WP is that they are confident that WP will always work as usual.

The rare glitch is always dealt with in a prompt time period.

Kudos to you for such fine code work.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would like to echo TeMerc's comments.

WinPatrol is like the modern automobile that has a manual placed in the glove compartment and is in the same pristine condition for the 5th owner.

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WinPatrol is a must have software.

Thanks Bill ,and I highly recommend your software.


8:54 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

This has found programs on my computer that was supposed to be deleted!Thanks again Bill for this great program!!

11:04 AM  

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