- I received this as a notecard, posting as is after reading the connected link:
New World Notes posted a warning about the Neil Life Viewer. The viewer is said to have been made by Gwyneth Llewelyn, it was NOT! This viewer may be a phishing attempt (steal your password).
This viewer claims to have all the tools one needs to steal content in Second Life. News of the ‘new’ viewer is being distributed in SL via note card announcement. It appears someone took one of Gweynth’s note cards (she has loads of full permission cards out there) and changed the content so it would look like she sent it. Obviously they think her name recognition will get them in the door.
Avoid the Neil Life Viewer and tell your freinds to avoid it. Most important of all… Please help Gwenyth as she asks, “I should say that my abuse report to Linden Lab (#1606110) might probably be ignored since I couldn’t identify either the creator of the spam item or of the “Neil Life” software. So I’d naturally appreciate if anyone gets the notecard, or any information related to the creators of the illegal software, and report it to Linden Lab as well, or, if you prefer, to let me know so that I can follow up on my own reports.“
This may also be going under the name of the "Emerald Neillife Viewer", to cash in on the popularity of the Emerald Viewer.
In short, be very sure of where a viewer comes from before you use it.
full story here :
I have done a little searching of viewers myself, and this is what I came up with:
SL Linden Labs Viewers
1. Second Life Viewer
2. Second Life Release Candidate
3. older versions http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Old_Viewers
Alternate Viewers - listed on this page: http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Alternate_viewers
1. Cool Viewer. Its a patch, requires SL viewer installed. Works with pl3 and looks as SL viewer does
2. KirstenLee Viewer http://armyof4.com/Kirstenlee/Public%20Viewers/ comes with a black and a silver skin. The black is low-tiring, currently at release 18 or 18.1 high-en shadow version - has Worn Items tab. She has a group in world. more below
3. OnRez Viewer. too old from what i'm told. haven't found or tested new one yet
4. Imprudence - works with pl3crashes if you activate music. For me said it couldnt find a vdt3216.dll when i logged in
5. Shadow Viewer - crashes for me on login. I can provide no data
6. Kirstens_SD2_R7 - does not work with pl3. New LSL functions not supported
7. Kirsten's SD5 Shadow Viewer
8. Emerald Viewer has Worn Items tab, built-in radar, and several proprietary options i have yet to figure out. http://modularsystems.sl - now presents a different place to try and visit when you are at login screen
9. Gemini viewer: http://insilico.ning.com/profiles/blogs/gemini-viewer
10 Snowglobe http://wiki.secondlife.com/wiki/Snowglobe
my current favorite is the Emerald but Kirsten's is good and Snowglobe also