Loose Ends - Gizmo, SightSpeed

Loose Ends - Gizmo, SightSpeed

Summary: Here are just a couple of comments and wrap-ups about previous topics.The Gizmo Project - I sent a report to Customer Support about the audio device selection problem.

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Here are just a couple of comments and wrap-ups about previous topics.

The Gizmo Project - I sent a report to Customer Support about the audio device selection problem. I got a response less than 24 hours later, telling me that the problem was known, would be fixed in the next release, and was already fixed in the current Gizmo 4 (with video) release, if I would like to try that. This is what customer support is supposed to be like - prompt, and well informed. If you are still waiting FOUR DAYS for any kind of answer from technical support, you need to seriously consider changing to a real product. Otherwise, I have been using Gizmo rather extensively, and have been very pleased with the quality and reliability.

SightSpeed - I'm having more and more success in getting my contacts to convert from Skype to SightSpeed, and the comments I get after they change are always the same - "Wow, this is great!". I've talked with my brother a number of times, on his 128k connection, and it has been just fine. I've spoken with Grant several times, who has a faster connection, and it has been excellent.

I will be traveling for the next 10 days, so I'll be putting all of these to the test on the road.

jw 18/12/2007

Topic: Linux

J.A. Watson

About J.A. Watson

I started working with what we called "analog computers" in aircraft maintenance with the United States Air Force in 1970. After finishing military service and returning to university, I was introduced to microprocessors and machine language programming on Intel 4040 processors. After that I also worked on, operated and programmed Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8, PDP-11 (/45 and /70) and VAX minicomputers. I was involved with the first wave of Unix-based microcomputers, in the early '80s. I have been working in software development, operation, installation and support since then.

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