I've just bought the May 2008 issue, primarily because the coverdisc advertises that it has Outpost Firewall Pro on the DVD. I have a firewall issue and when I saw this I thought I'd give it a go.
It clearly says on the DVD artwork, refering to this program, "XP and Vista compatible" Unfortunatley it is NOT Vista compatible.
When trying to run it Vista gives a message saying it's not compatible, and going online to look for a solution provides none.
Now I'm not one to complain about free software, but in the case I bought the magazine specifically for this prog. (I have a deal with my wife where I buy only one PC mag a month. It varies from month to month depending on what catches my eye.)
I notice that in this instance the setup file concerned is called;
Note the "OLD". Was this one put on the disc in error?
The link provided to obtain the 90-day license for Avira AntiVir Internet Security comes up as 404, not available. What the hell is going on, PC Advisor? That was the sole reason I picked up the mag this month! Someone forget to tell Avira? Seems they know nothing about this month's coverdisc. They did know about one last Autumn, 'cos a search of Google's cache for the very same link brings up a copy of a page saying "the promotion is now finished".
contacted the Forum Editor and asked him to bring it to the attention of the coverdisc editor.
FE has responded to me in the affirmative... so lets just see what happens.
As it happens, I attempted to install the roxio anyway, and it installed ok and registered via another route. Apart from the fact that it doesn't "look" as if it can burn DVDs, (I've installed it on a machine that doesn't have a DVD burner; maybe it knows that and doesn't give the option?), it seems that this "problem" is no more.
regarding the Outpost Firewall application - I'm checking with the developers on the Vista-compatibility issue. I believe we also covermounted the latest version as a trial on the disc (Outpost Firewall Pro 2008), and it could be that this was the version that is Vista-compatible. If this is the case, I will let you know as soon as i hear back from the developers. Roxio Easy Media Creator 10 Basic - The registration page appears to work OK for me - click here - but please let me know if this still causes problems.
Doggietech - I'm checking with Avira, to ensure that the registration page is correct. Will again post back here when news is forthcoming