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Quick Startup

(Start-Up & Shutdown ) December 07, 2009

The "msconfig" feature with a nice graphical interface, but since it it freeware, go ahead and try it.


Many installed programs load up when Windows starts without you even noticing it. They also continue running in the background, some uselessly consuming your system resources. Quick Startup allows you to manage all the programs that start altogether with Windows. You can simple disable them or completely remove them from the startup section. Options include adding programs to the startup list, shortcuts to Windows Scheduled Tasks and Local Services. The program list can be exported into TXT files. The program offers direct access to Windows Services and to Windows Scheduled Tasks. Quick StartUp was developed to provide quick access to all of the programs that are automatically started when you turn on or logon to your computer. Such programs consume a good part of your system's resources, and can slow down other programs. Using Quick Startup, you can inspect, edit, and/or temporary disable such programs and so on.

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Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1

(Windows Tools) December 07, 2009

Vista Transformation Pack is a popular software from WindowsX, a.k.a. Lucifiar, of the WindowsX Live website.


* The zipped VTP is light at a file size of 26.82 mb. * The VTP 9.0.1 installation process took eight minutes on a computer with a Pentium 4 processor, 1 gigabyte of random access memory (RAM) and 256 megabytes graphics card. I think it will be shorter in a more powerful computer. * Thoosje's Vista Sidebar was excluded in the package and in its place is the Vista Rainbar. This third-party software is simplier than the first one mentioned. Compared to Thoosje's Vista Sidebar, the Vista Rainbar version included in the pack loads faster but has less features. The Calculator accessory, which is the most useful, is not integrated. * I found out later that the complete version is better and is released separately. Download Vista Rainbar V4 here from Gavatx and replace the one initially installed with VTP. * LeeSoft's Vistart features an updated search box just below the ViOrb start menu Vista icon. It can search anything from the very first letter you type on it. Unfortunately, the right-click capability is still not there. * The new VTP comes in with ArtArmin's DrvIcon (Drive Icon) which replaces the old XP hard disk drive icons in My Computer. * Christian Salmon's Visual ToolTip has improved as well. It automatically resizes according to screen resolution. I like it showing the icon of the program and the title of the window being minimized. * Total memory resource usage of all running third party applications is no more than 42 mb. Are bugs affecting these issues? * Loading of Microsoft Office (excel, word, powerpoint) documents seems slow. * When adding a new Toolbar in the Taskbar, you will have to simulataneously press Ctrl+Alt+Del every time you proceed with an item selection. * On the other hand, the following will pop-up when you right-click on Vistart instead of a menu: I hope his partners or followers have informed WindowsX about it. I am looking forward to a fix in a future patch or full version release. Generally, Vista Transformation Pack 9.0.1 is a good software. The release was greatly hyped but the software itself came short of expectations.

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Google Chrome OS Public Beta

(Specials & News) December 07, 2009

Google Announces Chrome OS


Alas, poor Microsoft. First Google dominates the search engine market. Then Google enters the Web-based e-mail market. Android invades Windows Mobile's turf. And then Google jumps into the browser market with Chrome. Tonight Google has upped the ante yet again with its plans for a new operating system based on Google Chrome. The new operating system, aptly named Google Chrome OS, will be an open-source operating system initially geared toward netbooks, Google announced in a blog posting late Tuesday evening. Google claims the new operating system, which should ship on netbooks starting in the second half of next year, will be "lightweight" and heavily Web-centric. With Chrome OS, Google plans to follow the same formula it used with its browser: "Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds," Google stated in its announcement. "The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web." Google will also make security a high priority with Chrome. The company notes it will be "going back to the basics and completely redesigning the underlying security architecture of the OS so that users don't have to deal with viruses, malware and security updates. It should just work." As you might assume, that is a pretty ambitious goal, considering every current operating system sees its fair share of security flaws and patches. Chrome OS will run on x86-based PCs, as well as machines built around the ARM processor (such as so-called smartbooks). So what does this mean for Android? According to Google, Chrome OS is in no way connected to Android, and that while Android was created with smartphones, netbooks, and other devices in mind, Chrome OS "is being created for people who spend most of their time on the web" and will be able to run on practically any PC that meets the minimum requirements, ranging from netbooks on the low-end to high end power desktops. When Google first introduced the Chrome browser last year, I remarked in my review that "In the past there has been some speculation that Google would develop its own operating system, but I think that Chrome's launch makes one thing is clear: The Web browser is Google's operating system." While Chrome OS goes beyond being a mere Web browser, Google's vision of the future is as clear with Chrome OS as it was with the introduction of the Chrome browser: The Web is the OS of the future, and a modern OS needs to be built around the Web first. In fact, in the announcement, Google flatly states, "For application developers, the web is the platform." Even better: "And of course, these apps will run not only on Google Chrome OS, but on any standards-based browser on Windows, Mac and Linux thereby giving developers the largest user base of any platform." * See more like this: *