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    "A Stable and Secure Second Life Client"

    November 10, 2009  |   By westrajc

    Pros

    Stable (Rarely Crashes), Good performance, Secure (When downloaded from www.secondlife.com)

    Cons

    No 'Beginner Mode" (Daunting array of menu options), Missing some desirable features found in 3rd-party clients like Emerald.

    Summary

    The 1.23.5 version of the Second Life Client is one of, if not the most stable in-house versions Linden Lab has released to date. This is pretty amazing, considering the large number of security-related updates that have been done to the client during the past 6-12 months.

    The new user of Second Life will continue to find the learning curve for this default client formidable. Although there are optional 'Advanced' menu options, there is no corresponding 'beginner' mode. Version 2.x of the client promises a redesign that may make the client friendlier and provide different user levels.

    Third party viewers, like the Emerald Client by Modular Systems (http://modularsystems.sl/), continue to gain popularity with those who want additional features not found in the version 1.23.5 SL viewer. Linden Lab is currently working on plans to develop a 'Client Registry,' that will hopefully make comparing different clients and finding trusted sources for them easier.

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  • Reply by bumpercars1 on June 23, 2010

    This viewer is complete crap, if you want something GOOD then go to http://inflife.net/ and get the SL Pop Viewer! Best viewer I have EVER used! You'll be VERY happy with it, and you'll never have to deal with those pesky slow logins and load times. Go get it now!

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