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Just updated Avast to ver 8.0.1482 thru the application.

The user interface is now metro'ish.

YYyaahh. . . Is there no safe harbor from the creeping metro plague? :lol:

 

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yep, give it some time and we'll be seeing more and more software houses bring out metro skins.

CC v4 next ???

 

not that I don't like it, it's new and different after all, a change is a good as a holiday and all that. it's nice eye candy.

i just fail to see WHY they think they need to change it in the first place and when they do, they follow the herd instead of pioneering something new (like metro did).

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It looks alright. At least it doesn't look retarded like the OS that inspired it, and unlike the anti-luminosity crafters at AVG Antivirus with their overly dark colour you can actually see stuff.

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I quite like the new interface. I always thought the beloved old look was horrid.

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Me too, Shane. There, I said it out loud. :lol:

 

edit:

Also, fwiw, the updater tries to install google.

Should have said that in the first post, just figured everybody would catch it anyway.

 

Just tried the "Software Updater" and let it update the flash player

Don't usually trust such features, but that went OK.

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There is a more serious discussion of the new Avast Version in Software.

Here: http://forum.pirifor...showtopic=38148

 

Yeah, but it went way off topic as it was merely a post about a different Avast software that's included as a standalone instead of using the whole Avast Antivirus.

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Is there no safe harbor from the creeping metro plague? :lol:

Apparently not; look at the new DriverMax 7

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These new versions of AVG and AVAST seem quite good to me. The interfaces aren't bad either considering how many people hate Win8's Metro Interface.

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Guest Keatah

Some metro-looking sites aren't bad. But there is too much focus on appearance as opposed to content.

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Apparently not; look at the new DriverMax 7

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That's really bad, so much it made me laugh. :lol:

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These new versions of AVG and AVAST seem quite good to me. The interfaces aren't bad either considering how many people hate Win8's Metro Interface.

 

They don't look so bad, nor does ie 8's tiles imho. With ie 8, its the functionality I have issues with.

 

eL_PuSHeR, if I may ask, have you compared Avast! and AVG for resource usage?

I have run Avast for so long I have forgotten any others.

 

I may have to switch to use IE 10 + Sandboxie.

There is some sort of bug that interferes with IE 9 64 bit or IE 10 if you run Avast! + Sandboxie.

Believed to be an Avast issue.

 

Some information, and a link to the Sandboxie forums:

http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=342681

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Well Avast does have its own sandbox built-in too, so perhaps that's a clue to the interference.

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Yes, could be, but it doesn't affect ie9 32 bit + Avast + SBIE on win 7 64 bit.

Could be because I keep the Avast sandbox turned off.

Everybody at Wilders and Sandboxie identified it as an Avast issue, so I'll just run ie 9 for a while.

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For testing purposes it seems both AVG and AVAST take up more or less the same amount of RAM and it seems lesser than the one taken up by MSE. The new AVAST seems packed with nice options as of late too (sandbox, common software updater, browsers toolbars cleaner). One thing I really dislike about AVAST is the need for registration (it's more a nuisance than anything to me) and too much "get the commercial version" ads everyone (even within the installation process). AVG seems to perform well too but I think it lacks some of the latest AVAST features.

 

As far as interfaces are concerned, I still prefer MSE. Some would say its inteface to be very "spartan" but very tidy and uncluttered.

 

For me I like MSE on Vista/7/8 but for WinXP I prefer AVAST or AVG. I don't know why but Microsoft hasn't been able to deliver a satisfying experience for MSE running under XP.

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I don't know why but Microsoft hasn't been able to deliver a satisfying experience for MSE running under XP.

 

MSE runs great for me on XP. Avast just doesn't like my XP machine at all.

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Good to know that MSE is working fine for you under XP. I think MSE is being bad-mouthed all the way just because it's Microsoft. I quite like it as I already said.

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you'd think if anything was a prime candidate for tiles it would be MSE.

 

just think, some distant time down the track, when we start moving away from tiles, how the software houses will market it as simple, fresh and intuitive. :wacko:

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