Posted 14 October 2007 - 09:10 AM
Ok, first of all whoever designed their websites needs to be shot. Now.
Secondly, I agree with JacksonT in that having Miss America jabbering away through the internet is not going to be (any longer) coming near my computer.
Third, this is nagware. They want to save the children, but could you spare a couple of bucks, buddy? And don't forget to register!
Fourth. What the hell, man! Google is blocked, Yahoo is blocked, CNN is blocked, Microsoft is blocked, The Onion is blocked, my friggin' blog is blocked! If you want your child to be a drooling moron, then this is the browser for you.
Fifth, this is not even a real browser. It opens a special IE (or Firefox) window lacking any menus, address bar, etc. and loads their customized ASP page from their server. If they ever go under or decide to stop the service, you've got a worthless piece of software, bub. Plus, I hate Flash with a passion bordering on murderous rage. It's fine if you're serving up videos but don't base your entire webpage/pseudo-web browser on it. It sucks for that. Ever wonder why Adobe/Macromedia doesn't have a flash-based site? Because they know better!
Plus, what Yano said is absolutely right. There is nothing keeping the dear child from starting up IE. In fact, this pseudo-browser depends on IE being readily accessible (as I mentioned above). It doesn't even attempt to hide the IE icon on the desktop.
This may be an okay app for 0-6 year olds, but not older. besides, when you 0-6 you shouldn't be on the computer unsupervised anyhow.