Pressured to keep "innovating", there are many software-makers that release versions which, to be honest, just plain suck. They sucked so bad in fact that this is why sites like OldVersion and OldApps exist.
Here are 3 software titles where the newer version is worse than the older, and why:
The makers of Skype ticked off not only Windows users but also Mac users with its latest version of the software. On Windows specifically, the software can easily balloon up to 500,000K of in-memory use just by sitting in the tray, whereas version 4.2 uses only 36,000K.
Thunderbird has been going from bad to worse ever since the introduction of version 5. Thunderbird 6 is the current version and it still doesn’t do Windows Aero right. In addition it continues to bloat up like it’s stuffing cheeseburgers in itself like it’s going out of style.
Old Thunderbird 2: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/latest-2.0
Old Thunderbird 3.1: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbird/releases/latest-3.1
This software fortunately is still relatively trim for what it is, however what also happened is that it became very slow to launch with the introduction of version 7. Why? This is a chat client. It’s just text! Can’t imagine text being slow? In mIRC 7 it is.
What older titles work better for you?
Post your comment below of any older software that works better for you, and why you use it. Be sure to list the platform (i.e. Windows, Mac or Linux) and the version number!
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