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Join Date: Nov 2008
10-05-2009, 05:25 PM
50% of the 50MB overhead is simply the DotNet framework. We thought it would be easier to distribute rather than make our users go to two places if they didn't have it installed.
As mentioned, feel free to download the trial - it's fully functioning although time limited.
Join Date: Sep 2009
10-16-2009, 01:59 PM
I've used ZoomText Express now for about a week, and recommend it highly, especially for those of you whose age makes it harder to read from the high resolution, but oh so small screen of the Mini 10.
The first few times you use it, it is a bit disconcerting as the screen shifts right or left, up or down to accommodate, the much larger "virtual" monitor that the program creates. After just a little time, it becomes natural and you forget that it is really there. You DO have to remember that the scroll bars may be off screen, so that you have to move all the way to the left or bottom in order to access them.
There is no discernable hit on the speed of other programs running. Of course, just using a 1G computer, means that you can not efficiently run many program simultaneously - but after all that is not what a netbook is for.
I have found no conflicts so far between ZoomText Express and any of the programs that I routinely run: mainly XP SP3 and Office 2007, Windows Live Mail, Windows Internet Explorer, the Dell Dock, etc.
Installation is smooth, and activation (and deactivation) were performed without a hitch. One caution, if you are using languages, other than English, be sure to download the International Edition. The US Edition serial number verification scheme used by the program fails if you switch to another locale. The US version has a 50MB installation program, while the International version has a 100MB installation program. Both versions work identically, once installed.
I have not yet tried the screen tint feature, or the cursor highlite, but I will be trying those out shortly.
All in all, I highly recommend this program, especially to folks who stare at the small screen for long periods of time. The enlarged screen appears as sharp and easy to read as the small screen without having to squint!
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