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September 29, 2006 6:02 AM   Subscribe

Why don't the New York Times Reader, Doppler, and Juice work? Doppler and Juice started crashing on my XP (SP2) box after a period of normal use, and I can't get the Times Reader to run at all. The common thread seems to be that these applications use various versions of .NET. The Times Reader requires the NET 3.0 Framework, which supposedly was downloaded as part of the Reader install. Any suggestions?
posted by lukemeister to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
.NET 3.0 is still pre-release, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if it was buggy and crash-prone.
posted by mkultra at 7:15 AM on September 29, 2006

I can't get the New York Times Reader to work, as well.
posted by ericb at 9:19 AM on September 29, 2006

I don't know what you mean by "doesn't work," but I was able to install the Times Reader but it would not synch with NYT Online until I completely disabled Symantec Client Security.

Apparently this is a known issue that they are working on. (NYT Times Reader FAQ)
posted by Charlie Brown at 10:30 AM on September 29, 2006

I thought the Times Reader was a Vista-only application.
posted by evariste at 12:04 PM on September 29, 2006

I guess not, according to Charlie Brown's FAQ.
posted by evariste at 12:07 PM on September 29, 2006

Response by poster: Charlie Brown: When I start Times Reader, it immediately quits and says it's sorry that it has to close. I never got to the synch stage. However, after I posted my question, I was able to install Times Reader on my wife's laptop, which had been .Net-less before. It seems to work fine, although it's not quite as awesome as some reviews had led me to expect.
posted by lukemeister at 3:44 PM on September 29, 2006

Charlie Brown -- thanks for the info. I do indeed have Symantec's NIS -- and that must be blocking the ability to sync.
posted by ericb at 7:44 PM on September 29, 2006

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