Before They Spoiled the SoftwareSometimes a program's new version is actually worse than the previous one. Here are 13 apps we liked better before they were &quot;improved&quot;--plus tips on finding the earlier editions. Preston Gralla, PC World<div class="artDate">Sunday, September 30, 2007 -
<hr>&quot;We've all seen programs that started out as a simple 1MB utility become a Jabba-the-Hutt-sized monster with an interface so complex you need a Ph.D. in physics to understand it. We've seen software that dropped some of its niftiest features to lure you into buying a more-expensive Pro version. We've seen a once-unassuming application become greedy for as much of your system resources as it can grab.&quot; ... continues...<hr>For example - Adobe Reader 8.1 weighs in at a hefty 22.3MB - (and downloads Adobe Download Manager, ShockWave Flash
Players, and uses nagging updaters) when all I need is a simple program to read the occasional the PDF file - an alternative
- use &quot;Foxit Reader 2.2.&quot; - thanks to Guru SlyFox for the update and link - . Adobe 22.3 MB versus Foxit 2.1 MB ? High probability that I will be trimming the fat.<hr>X-(NaiveMelody NYC 10-1-07 - Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) - Joe Tex

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