I have an older XP Home SP3 laptop that I keep around (only 256 mb of RAM) simply so I have something I can do my work on without being powerful enough to run games.
Anyhow, when I ran PA menu 2.0 PR-2, the Updater comes up saying I have zero apps with updates available.
Bear in mind this is an older laptop (it's an Intel P4) and currently has no network connection (wired only (which is unplugged at the moment), no wireless), so I knew it had to be a glitch to see the PA.com Updater come up. I knew one of the things being talked about was the updater was supposed to silently check on when you launch the platform (unlike Beta 5 where you had to manually check)
This reproduces every time I run F:\Start.exe
XP Home SP3
256 mb of RAM (ugh, I know - but I can get my work done without being tempted by games)
Intel P4 Mobile 1.60 GHz (yes, this is a laptop running an old Pentium 4 Processor)
Reproducible? Yes, every time Start.exe runs on this machine. It does not happen on my Windows 7 Pro x64 laptop (which is what I'm using to type up this bug report) currently connected to the wireless. I'm suspecting the bug boils down to the XP laptop not having a network connection.
Version of platform being used: 2.0 Pre-release 2
Screen shot of what I'm seeing: http://files.raggiesoft.com/pa_com_error.png
(edit: fixed a spelling error)