For those of you who have bought the recent NOAA cdrom and those of you who have the NOAA cdrom on your wish list there is going to be a second release.
I have been in contact with the production manager at NTIS and will be receiving an early release copy to evaluate for bugs/problems/issues/etc. I will post my findings here and other places for all to see.
The biggest problem that I have seen with the first release is on some windows version it had difficulty loading correctly and if you are on a NON-windows platform then you couldn't even use the cd. This new release has removed these problems and will be multi-platform capable.
I intend to test it on several pc's, mac's, unix machines, linux machines and give it a good work over. What i'll be grading it on is access and usability. I am told the new release does include some corrections but the bulk is the same.