What's new in DU Meter?

Still using DU Meter 5.x? Please see the list of most important new features in DU Meter 6.0 down below.

March 4, 2013 :: DU Meter 6.20 has been released.

This update to version 6.x introduces several improvements and numerous bug fixes.

  • New feature: Command-line access to DU Meter. It is possible to operate DU Meter's stopwatch from scripts and batch files.
  • New feature: Clearing the DU Meter graph. If DU Meter's graph scaling or averaging gets in your way, you can clear the graph with just one click.
  • New translation: Thanks to Pierluigi Callegarin, DU Meter is now available in Italian!
  • Change in functionality: The less frequently used functions of DU Meter pop-up menu are demoted to a secondary (alternative) menu. It can be accessed by holding the SHIFT key while opening the pop-up menu.
  • Improved performance and better error reporting.
  • Numerous bug fixes and minor enhancements.

If you already have version 6.x license, this upgrade is free. Otherwise, license upgrade is required. There is no need to uninstall, just install DU Meter 6.20 on top of your previous version.

November 8, 2012 :: DU Meter 6.05 has been released.

This minor update to version 6.x includes several important bug fixes:

  • Compatibility issues with wlanapi.dll on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP SP2 are resolved.
  • SSD-preservation mode did not engage properly in some cases. You can see whether DU Meter is in reduced disk write mode by viewing DU Meter System Information (available from the About screen).
  • Taskbar deskband text display was garbled on Chinese Windows 7 and on some Vista systems.
  • Several localization-related fixes: problems with switching DU Meter interface back into English, non-localized taskbar deskband menu, etc.
  • Several other minor bug fixes and improvements.

October 29, 2012 :: DU Meter 6.03 has been released.

This minor version update includes Polish language translation, as well as several bug fixes. If you have already bought DU Meter 6 license, this update is free, and can be installed on top of your currently installed version. No need to uninstall.

October 25, 2012 :: DU Meter 6.02 has been released.

This is a bug-fixing update that resolves several minor issues discovered after DU Meter 6.0 release.

October 16, 2012 :: DU Meter 6.01 has been released.

This is the first release in the 6.x series.

Most important new features in DU Meter 6.0

  • Full compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012.
  • Taskbar integration mode is fully rewritten. DU Meter is now very unobtrusive, tastefully blending with your Windows taskbar.
  • Totals notification balloon provides most important bandwidth usage statistics at a glance. Just hover your mouse over DU Meter taskbar band.
  • Totals and reports updating can be suspended automatically, based on the currently connected Wi-Fi network. Useful if your laptop's bandwidth usage caps are only applicable to one location.
  • Optional reporting to dumeter.net:
    If you have several computers, dumeter.net lets you see their combined bandwidth usage: clear and simple charts display daily trends, hourly averages and other important metrics. Detailed daily, hourly and monthly reports are available, and can be saved and printed easily. Flexible notifications about excessive network bandwidth usage can be sent to your email, posted on your Facebook wall, or sent via Twitter direct message.
  • Full support of solid-state drives (SSD): DU Meter database write rate will be lower on SSDs to reduce flash media wear.
  • Special power-conserving mode is activated automatically when your laptop is on battery.
  • Improved support for IPv6.
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes.

DU Meter 5.x updates history is also available for your reference.

Upgrade Policy

If you bought a DU Meter license later than April 1st, 2012, your serial number will be accepted by DU Meter 6. Otherwise you need to buy an upgrade, and you're entitled to a special discount from our current DU Meter price. For more information, please visit the DU Meter upgrade web page. To upgrade from any previous version of DU Meter, it is sufficient to simply install the latest version on top of the previous one, without uninstalling. DU Meter will import accumulated statistics and retain user options.

No-nonsence upgrade policy

If you bought a DU Meter license later than April 1st, 2012, your serial number will be accepted by DU Meter 6. Otherwise you need to buy an upgrade, and you're entitled to a special discount from our current DU Meter price.

For more information, please visit the DU Meter upgrade web page.

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