Windows 7 compatibility with our Apps + opinion

As everybody knows Windows 7 has arrived, this brings some problems for certain applications. But luckily most of our apps aren’t experiencing issues.

Here’s a list :

  • 36-image converter 4.7a : Not fully compatible – issues with filters. Conversion + other features work. Issues will be fixed in the Beta version of v4.7.
  • 36-image express 1.0 : Compatible
  • ROC 1.0 : Compatible
  • Duelpro 2009 : Compatible
  • SpeedShut 4.x : Compatible
  • FileTorment 4.x : Compatible (further testing required)
  • CachePhix 1.x : incompatible (Possible update coming next year)
  • LoadDown 2.0 : Compatible
  • LockPhix 1.x : incompatible (further testing required) (No intention to update – end of support coming in 2010)
  • FileTorment Suite 2006/2007 : incompatible – end of support (since 2009)
  • infoBlaster IN4 : incompatible – end of support (since 2008)
  • Mphix 1.0 : incompatible – end of support (since 2007)
  • PhBrowser 1.0 : incompatible – end of support (since 2006)

 

So most apps are compatible, the few apps which were incompatible with vista are still incompatible with windows 7 and 36-image converter will be fixed in an update.

And of course I have to add my opinion about Windows 7. I have only one sentence for Windows 7 : “Microsoft is back!”. Enthusiasts of other operating systems have been claiming that people just use windows because it’s on their PC, with Windows 7 they are proven wrong. People are actually looking for Windows 7. Users of other operating systems are cheering for Windows 7, about 90% of all Mac Fans (including me) thinks Windows 7 is great and will run it as a second OS without whining. The same with half the Linux population. So is Windows 7 a success? It’s probably the most wanted operating system of the decade.

Microsoft has finally delivered a product which is fun to use and can compare to Mac OSX. Microsoft increased the productivity with a set of new features which can compare to Mac OSX exposé (although I still prefer exposé, because I’m used to it) and they brought small changes which are enjoyable. They put a great deal of care and effort in this operating system contacting all developers for a compatibility check of their apps, gathering all drivers and testing your configuration for compatibility. They actually did something with the Windows Vista complaints.

So I don’t think alternative operating system’s usage will grow now. It grew thanks to Windows Vista, but with Windows 7 everyone is happy again and the need for an alternative is gone. So I expect a drop in the Linux marketshare and a growth stop of Mac OSX and in long term a minor decrease in marketshare.

I also expect Chrome OS to be born dead, people don’t need another OS. If google released it a few months after the Vista release they would’ve scored a big hit, but the normal people have a working Windows install, Mac people have Mac OSX and the mac people that are interested in Windows 7 will not be interested in Chrome OS, the ones which aren’t interested in Win7 aren’t interested in anything other than Mac OSX so there goes another fail for Google. And the last one the opensource advocates and the common linux users don’t want a semi-opensource OS which sends data to an evil corporation, so they will stick with the normal Linux distros. So I think the fear which microsoft had to endure for a few years about other treding operating systems is gone now.

Anyway, brilliant move, brilliant OS.

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The 36-image converter reviews!

WANTED : Someone who can give a decent review of 36-image converter on download.com!

Let’s give a summary of some past reviews :

Version: 36-Image Converter 4.4.4.23 (2/5)

“Somewhat useless program”

by vince8 on October 8, 2008

Pros: None that I can think of

Cons: I have not found a use for this program as of yet

Summary: Not useful to me but may be for others.”

What this review was all about, I don’t know. Someone downloaded an application called 36-IMAGE CONVERTER and found it to be useless because it can open 36 image filetypes and convert them 21 other formats. What did you expect 36-image converter to be? an antivirus application?

“Version: 36-Image Converter 4.4.3.7 (1/5)

“doesn’t work ——– www . emilskydsgaard . webs . com”

by Emil SKydsgaard on October 2, 2008

Pros: ———-

Cons: could not installl it, there is an error in the download

Summary: don’t download this”

Thanks to an error in the uploading system of Download.com an invalid executable was put online, who takes the blow once again, WE!

“Version: 36-Image Converter 4.3.1.5 (1/5)

“Poorly executed program”

by gjampol on February 18, 2008

Cons: The software has an unfinished feel to it. The only files to which I could convert were BMPs. Moreover, the help files lists all sorts of input and output file formats, but none of them work, except BMP.

The age of Vista errors! luckily this was fixed in V4.4, but who cares, we will find some other way to break down 36IC!

Version: 36-Image Converter 4.2.2.87 (1/5)

“False Advertising”

by dmface on December 13, 2007

Pros: Before downloading i read this: bmp, .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .ico, .psd, .cut, .pic, .cel, .pbm, .pgm, .ppm, .pdd, .bw, .rgb, .rgba, .sgi, .rla, .spf, .rpf, .pcc, .pcx, .icb, .epx, .fax, .tga, .tiff, .dib, .rle, .emf, .wmf, .psp, .pcd, .icb, .jfif

Cons: Before downloading i read this: bmp, .jpeg, .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .ico, .psd, .cut, .pic, .cel, .pbm, .pgm, .ppm, .pdd, .bw, .rgb, .rgba, .sgi, .rla, .spf, .rpf, .pcc, .pcx, .icb, .epx, .fax, .tga, .tiff, .dib, .rle, .emf, .wmf, .psp, .pcd, .icb, .jfif.

 

After downloading i dont see the .spf option as a file to chose. What gives? You say this in the advertisment that it is an option. I am totally dissappointed

Someone who couldn’t open a specific filetype with 36-image converter while there was an extension console included to set any filetype to 36IC, 36IC4.2 supported sps/spf.

Version: 36-Image Converter 2

“it sucks doggy doodoo”

by dommiepa on June 2, 2006

Pros: nothing!!!!!!!!!!

Cons: nothing good about it that I could tell, could not even get any info on the site to help. It gives NO info on how to use the program. When I finally figured out how to use it, the words came up, but not the converted image. None of my photo programs would recognize the pics, just the words.”

This is the worst review ever! The 36IC 2.0 had 3 buttons, one to open a file and one to save, the third one was a help icon to open the help file, but this lad couldn’t find any help on how to use 36IC. Put a chimp behind a pc and make it operate 36IC 2.0 and he would do just fine, but the interface was a bit to difficult for this kind man. There was no info on our site indeed, we just had a forum, a FAQ-section, a product page and a customerservice!

To anyone who would like to review 36IC in the future : If you can’t write something useful, then just write nothing at all.