ok.. there has been writen a lot really by many blogs, in many forums, about viewer 2. A lot of people really do not like it. And many prefer Phoenix. All well known.
Now, since three days i had with phoenix some weird problems.. textures loading only blurred, even HUD-textures, freezin, then also suddenly being very slow.. all that stuff
Yes, i know how to delete the phoenix folder and how to make a clean uninstall.. and got trapped in the same again. I found out, that with phoenix, and my computer, it specifically does not like it when i log in at "home position", which is surrounded by sculpted prims... maybe too much load? i have no clue, i am not an IT-person.
Now, i tried viewer 2. And really tried it this time. More or less because i had to. Or i would have spend a lot of hours with other viewers and configuration.
What can i say?
Viewer 2 runs stable. The surface is clean, neat, fast. My computer responds fast. The menu structure is, when one forgets about the former one, in fact, even more logic. I can group inventory items to outfits really fast. Pop up messages go into the background silently and wait until one has time to read them, etc.
So, in fact, not a bad viewer at all.
What i am missing is my radar. And maybe the comfortable phoenix windlight settings, for machinimas. But thats it about, so far.
I am still working my way through it, but, i must say, from an objective point of view: the viewer is not that bad as one can ehar often. It runs really nicely here.