Thursday, May 26, 2005

A few words on Yahoo Launch.

I signed up for the yearly rate, which, thankfully, allows me to quit with no strings attched within seven days. The program downloaded easily to my computer, and automatically loaded all the music files currently on my computer into the player/search engine. It also downloaded Yahoo Messenger, which I do not use, and automatically set it to open when I turn on the computer. Like I said, I don't use it, so therefore I have to close it out whenever I log on.

When the music player plays my current files, the sound quality is good. However, no matter what I do, I can't get it to connect to wither the Y Unlimited Music Store or the LaunchCast Radio -- which was what I wanted in the first place. Clicking on either of those two options brings up an "Action Canceled" error message. At first I figured this was because my default browser is Firefox, but even after I made IE the default (a painful thing to have to do), it STILL doesn't work. I should mention that I'm running this on a four-year-old Gateway which has never worked well with XP, so there's a real good chance many of these problems are on my end.

Verdict: I'm going to quit the program and uninstall. And perhaps use my still-valid student ID to finally buy a new computer.

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