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Best Freeware Programs Heading into 2015

Posted by FutureShock , 28 December 2014 - - - - - - · 51 views

Best Freeware Programs Heading into 2015 Put together a list of best freeware apps as 2015 gets close.  This list is focused on the combination of form and functionality in the program.  Many very good programs aren't on this list, because a user is required to overlook a dangerous feature or because features of the program require some trick to be useful.

An example of this would be...


April 2014 PC Optimization Report

Posted by FutureShock , 05 April 2014 - - - - - - · 157 views

Three days out from the eternal resting date for Windows XP, and I think I have finally figured out how to get it to optimize stably.  I guess this is the story of my life with Windows...always chasing perfection with one version, only to have progress blow by me like a formula 1 car past a tricycle.
At any rate, if anyone is not familiar with...


Is Firewall Protection a Myth?

Posted by FutureShock , 12 March 2014 - * * * * * · 314 views

Is Firewall Protection a Myth? Installed PrivateFirewall about three months ago.  Great design, and the program is climbing in the Matousec ( http://www.matousec.com/projects/proactive-security-challenge/results.php#detailed-results } tests.  It scored an 88% at that time, which was just a few percentage points below the very best, Comodo Internet Security.  This is not...


Is Microsoft Windows a Portal to PC Productivity?

Posted by FutureShock , 17 August 2013 - - - - - - · 440 views

Is Microsoft Windows a Portal to PC Productivity? Just messing around this afternoon, and I happened to think of a new angle on my dissatisfactions with Microsoft and Windows.  I have had a difficult time through the years of putting my disappointment with Windows into perspective, so, for the time being, I am finding some relief in a simplified explanation of my reasons for being disheartened....


May 2013 PC Optimization Report

Posted by FutureShock , 13 May 2013 - * * * * - · 557 views

Final settings for running a full scale optimization setup for any Windows version: Process Lasso:  1.  Main menu->"Gaming/multi-media mode" acivated.  2.  Options->ProBalance settings->Configuration Log (General ProBalance settings)...->set in a similar ratio to the changes I have made for a 2.13 GHz core 2 duo (d...


Experimenting with Process Lasso

Posted by FutureShock , 11 April 2013 - * * * - - · 720 views

Experimenting with Process Lasso *This article is base on a thread on help site, which I won't name here.  Just a heads up in case anyone runs across the thread.  Not intending to two time, just looking to spread the word on Process Lasso a little bit. For anyone using Process Lasso, I thought I would post this, just to take some of the mystery out of the program. I have b...


Optimize Your User Interface with Freeware

Posted by FutureShock , 28 March 2013 - - - - - - · 531 views

In a past blog I went over some ways I have discovered to optimize the run-time and multi-tasking capabilities of Windows based operating systems. I based the discussion on my experiences with Windows operating systems and how they all tend to respond in the same ways to user usage patterns. Then I added some freeware software programs that have helped me...


The 20 Freewares I would Install First on Windows XP

Posted by FutureShock , 19 February 2013 - * * * * * · 734 views

These are the 20 freeware programs as of February 18, 2013 that I would install first on Windows XP. Might say this is not very important, since this is only Windows XP, but I still believe XP will survive the service cut off date of April 8, 2014, when support is scheduled to end for SP3. I've seen gloomy predictions, but I am staying with XP to the bitt...


How Much Money Should I Have Saved for PC Troubles?

Posted by FutureShock , 17 February 2013 - * * * * * · 631 views

I am considering a new PC, and I would like to have a  system with 4 external hard drives, so that I can set up a RAID backup and then use the other disks for more specialized backups.  The subject started me thinking of the annual costs of maintaining this type of system and also my current 3 hard drive system. On the surface this seemed l...


Optimize with Freeware and Enjoy a Healthy PC

Posted by FutureShock , 26 January 2013 - * * * * * · 923 views

Optimize with Freeware and Enjoy a Healthy PC I am not a programmer, so I assume no one will take very seriously what I have on the topic of PC optimization. All I can say is it has been on my mind for about 20 years, and it's all I've focused on more the most part when it comes to PCs.When I use a PC, I stay locked in on how the PC is performing. Up until the last 2 years, I never had things like te...

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