On Wed, 18 Oct 2006 23:40:10 -0400, Peter Dougherty
>N1MM is probably the best piece of contesting software you'll ever
>use. Not only is it immensely powerful, but support is first-rate,
>it's completely free to use, it can network for multi-multi in a
>breeze, supports distributed databases (in case one machine crashes
>you won't lose the log), it has amazing documentation and it boasts a
>featureset to die for. It also has built-in voice and CW keying, and
>most importantly, you can get it up and running and start using it
>with a very shallow learning curve.
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I agree with nearly everything Peter says, but he doesn't mention one
thing I have noticed over the years: N1MM is prone to bugs. Many times
I have seen a new release cause something to not work which was
working right in previous releases. Many new releases are done to fix
something broken by a previous release. I'm not a programmer and I
don't know why this is so, but it is.
I also use WriteLog and find it is far more stable. I should point out
that almost 100% of my contesting is on RTTY and the above may not be
the case for CW or SSB.
Twice in the last year I have gotten so frustrated with N1MM that I
changed back to WriteLog right in the middle of a contest. Think about
that one! WriteLog has always done the job with no bugs I know of.
Bottom line: I prefer N1MM for its features, but I keep WriteLog handy
just in case.
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