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Retraction: Start++ is not "slow and crappy"

Print | posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007 10:03 PM

So, at the weekend I posted about shell additions and wot not, and I made a mess of it by calling Start++ "slow and crappy". It isn't.

It's not much of an excuse, but I was actually talking about Expose and got the names mixed up - Expose is a dodgy shell addon that mimicks some Macism or other. It's slow and crappy cos it uses a ton of resources and doesn't do anything useful especially if you have a decent microsoft mouse. which gives you non sucky tiled windows in Vista, when you click the scroll wheel.

So just to be clear, Start++ isn't crappy and it isn't slow - I don't like the icon in the nofication area but that can be turned off, and it's pretty useful.

My apologies to Brandon, the dude who makes it, go download a copy and give it a try - if you don't like it you can always uninstall it.