Magix Slideshow Maker
Full user review
"Misleading file size info, watch out for add-on"
Nothing to report here - I cancelled the installation
The file is a *lot* bigger than it says here
First, the installation process has one of those toolbar add-ons (for Amazon this time) that show up so frequently these days - but this one looked like it didn't have an opt-out. I was ready to cancel then and there, but finally discovered if I clicked "Advanced Installation" I could then un-click all the boxes under that to stop the toolbar.
Second - the file size info here is misleading. Yes, the initial file *is* 3.65 mb, but once I started the installation it started downloading another 79mb! At first I thought I was reading that wrong because it was using a comma instead of a period for the decimal point but when it estimated the download time at 10 minutes, which I know from experience is about right for that size file on my wireless connection, I decided it really was 79 megs and cancelled. I think it must just be using the European format for decimal points.
If you have something other than a wireless connection with a monthly bandwidth limit this might be worth trying, especially if you don't mind having the Amazon toolbar (or can turn it off). For me - that's too much bandwidth for something I'm not even sure is going to work for me. I'll keep looking.