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QQ邮箱做得不错

速度很快。大概是优化得不错的AJAX。Safari支持目前看起来没有看到问题。

另外界面也很简洁。支持皮肤。很多皮肤设计得比Gmail的主题看起来舒服很多。比如这个iSkin还颇有苹果的风格。整个布局和MobileMe的电邮也比较类似。Gmail现在看起来确实太烦琐了。Yahoo Mail就更糟糕。

QQ邮箱的字体大小也很合适。要是国内所有的软件,门户网站,都可以做得如此清爽,那该多好呢?现在国内的软件全是Ad Supported。广告多得吓人。还闪个不停。消耗无数系统资源,照瞎无数双眼睛。

最近对一些软件的杂乱感想

MacHeist这次蛮好蛮成功,有些软件还是很有用。比较喜欢CoverSutra。Awaken也有用。Speed Download也还好。但是昨天Speed Download推出5版本,MacHeist的4版本到此终止。要升级要$15,引来一片骂声。不管他们怎么解释,这个是完全不可接受的做法。很多人指出决对要抵制YazSoft的软件产品。

Skype 2.7 for Mac终于放出了。居然仍然自动导入地址本里面所有电话记录。实在不可思议,因为测试版的时候就有很多人不满。至少问一下吧?反正我现在不用Skype来打电话了。eBay收购之后,使用起来很贵。还有connection fee。而且最近网站改版,设计的很差,很多东西都不知道怎么找。比如找它的论坛,简直要累死人。Skype对我来说已经是失败的东西,我只用它的免费PC-2-PC服务。

去Opera的论坛抱怨中文显示问题。貌似终于得到一个开发者的注意。但是我确实不由自主逐渐转换到Safari而不是Opera了。一方面Safari的网页兼容性一直都在改善,Opera对Google的很多东西的支持改进速度很慢。Safari的速度也是越来越快了,而且没有字体问题。启动也快。现在连Firefox 3 beta3的界面都做得很Mac,我觉得Opera在桌面市场已经完全lost it。多数Windows用户继续用IE,很大一部分转到Firefox,苹果用户大多数用Safari。现在用Safari的人恐怕比Opera的多很多倍了。

Vista确实很烂。Lenovo也很烂。上次学校学生会开晚会,有人用的这两个的结合,加上Office 2007。点击开始幻灯片播放之后系统就失去响应了。黑屏。不得不慢慢重启。恰好我之前还在用iPod touch上的”Vista”程序嘲笑Vista。打开这个程序,会在iPod touch上显示蓝屏死机的画面。

FIT中文输入法终于可用了。以前速度慢。但是现在显然是比QIM用起来舒服了。QIM收费,FIT免费,但是前者现在还是被超过了。不知道说明了什么。FIT现在都给iPhone平台做了输入法,不过我不敢试了,总是有问题。现在用iCosta。

微软雅黑的问题看以前的blog。

Yahoo Messenger虽然一直出Mac版本,但是开发速度慢的惊人。

Officially Say Bye to Skype

Although my last few cents of SkypeOut credit expired a while ago, I still have to officially announce my “Bye” to Skype.

When eBay acquired Skype, people knew bad things are gonna happen. And it did. Pricing is not competitive, sometimes 2-3 times more expensive than competitors; connection fee for international call is added and at a surprisingly high $0.039 per call; seemly closed API so no third party support for its IM; price too expensive; did I mention it is expensive?

Linux users have also been complaining about the lack of development for Linux versions. Well, Mac version is usually quite lagging behind Windows version too. Until the most recent 2.7 beta, Skype finally integrate with Address Book. And the integration is pretty bad – it automatically import all your Address Book contacts and you cannot delete them!

eBay is a nightmare company. They charge you for listing and charge you for final sale cut and then its PayPal charge you again. Triple charge, just like Skype is 2 times more expensive.

Good bye Skype! I would likely continue to use the PC-PC function, but you ain’t get a penny from me.