30 October 2006

If you read the New York Times online...

... you might like this, the New York Times Reader. It's a stand-alone program that downloads the entire paper and then presents it on your screen in a way that is a very convincing facsimile of the print version. I've found it to work very well, even though it is in a very early beta release. Using the Times Reader instead of your web browser, the text is much easier to read and there is much less scrolling involved. Needless to say, I like it a lot. It makes one of my favorite hobbies, reading the Times, much easier and more comfortable. It is rather bandwidth and processor intensive, though my laptop has no trouble running it. Here are the system requirements:

  • Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
  • 1Ghz processor
  • Minimum: 384 MB RAM
  • Recommended: 500 MB RAM
Bottom line, if you read the Times online frequently, this may be a useful application to check out.

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