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Developer Information
Name PGTips91
Location Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation Retired
User since June 19, 2008
Number of add-ons developed 0 add-ons
Average rating of developer's add-ons Not yet rated

In a little more detail...

I am a retired accountant. I have had a long interest in computers and software and now major in Linux and Open Source.
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I am also interested in digital photography and image manipulation.
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My Reviews

Xnet Usage Monitor

PGTips91 Rated 3 out of 5 stars

This add-on can also be run as a stand-alone application, either under Windows or under Linux using WINE where it functions flawlessly.

The application itself is quite useful for keeping your usage under review in the Month-to-date aspect but lacks access to more fine-grained details.

The one major draw-back with the system is that Xnet do not keep their server up to date on a consistent basis. The data is added on approximately an hourly basis although the tool updates on a quarter-hourly basis, but sometimes no updates occur for up to two or three days for some inexplicable reason that Xnet claim cannot be prevented. Also, the hourly updates are delayed by up to several hours at times, though usually only the quarter-hourly or half-hourly update records the previous hours usages.

I've given the add-on a three-star rating mainly on the basis of the inadequacy of the back-end server.

Also the add-on is incompatible with the latest version of Firefox, v 8.0.1