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Mon
15
Apr
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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 10 Review

Special note from Dennis: Save up to 60% off WinOptimizer 10! Deal ends on May 1st, 2013 @ 11:59PM EST. Proceeds support our website, staff, and writers. You can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, continue reading below. Have you ... ever wondered why your PC, laptop, or netbook isn't as fast as it was when you used it for the very first time? If you've owned a computer for any length of time, you have inevitably downloaded, installed, and later gotten rid of program after program. What you may not realize, though, is that adding and removing programs oftentimes leaves you with ... (view more)

Fri
05
Oct
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Ashampoo Software 80% Off - 3 Days Only

Special note from Dennis: this 80% off deal expires this weekend - so don't wait! Proceeds from the sale support our website. A list of programs included in the 80% deal is further down the page, including a short synopsis. What's better than buying ... great Windows software? How about buying great Windows software for 80% off! For the next 2 days, Ashampoo is offering a full range of its best-selling Microsoft Windows software, regularly priced at up to $49.99 -- but now at prices that are unbelievably low. About Ashampoo Software Ashampoo is a software company founded in Germany. They make ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
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Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Review

Note from Dennis: At the end of the review, we're offering 20% discount for Infopackets readers. I get asked all the time "Why is my PC slow?" The answer, of course, is usually complex and may depend on a number of factors. But, for the most part, ... the culprit is due to repeated installation and removal of software programs to a system over a period of time. For example: a once pristine PC (brand new, untouched) from the factory can perform flawlessly. The same PC after a few months of use will start to lag. And, after a year or two, that same PC will surely suffer major performance ... (view more)

Thu
23
Feb
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Ashampoo WinOptimizer 9 Review

Update: Save up to 60%. Offer ends on January 14th. Proceeds support our website and staff of writers. You can click here to go straight to the offer . Otherwise, continue reading below. With every new edition of Microsoft Windows comes new tweaks, ... new menus, and oftentimes no one seems to know where the old features went, which makes optimizing the operating system for a particular PC very difficult. Let's take Windows 7, for example. It's vastly different than Windows XP and offers new visualization features and background tasks (services) that literally rob a PC of its processing power, ... (view more)

Fri
16
Dec
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Acronis True Image 2012 Review

Update 2012/10/06: Announcing Acronis True Image Home 2013. It's finally here!!! Currently we are working on Acronis True Image 2013 review, so please read the below previous version's review. It explains how Acronis True Image disk imaging works ... and why it's completely different than standard backup software (and why it's critically important to understand this concept). Have you ever wanted to upgrade to a newer, larger hard drive and have all your data moved over, but didn't know how? Has your computer ever been infected with spyware / malware and it made Windows inoperable or full of ... (view more)

Sat
05
Feb
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SpeedUpMyPC 2011 Review

Update 2012/01/16: : The 37% discount expires this coming Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 @ 11:59PM EST. Reserve your copy before the deadline and you'll also receive System Tweaker software as a free bonus! Satisfaction guaranteed for 30 days or your ... money back. Details at the end of the review. Are you looking to speed up your computer, but are on a tight budget? Do you enjoy learning about computer hardware and how it interacts with software? If so, you'll find this software review highly informative. -- I get asked all the time, "Dennis, what can I do to make my PC faster?" The simple answer ... (view more)

Fri
14
Jan
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Registry Mechanic 2011 Review

Update 2011/11/23: We've contacted PCTools and were able to finagle a generous 30% discount for Registry Mechanic 2011 (PC optimizer) for our Readers. This offer expires Wed, Dec 07, 2011 at 11:59PM EST, so don't wait! This most excellent deal ... includes a 3 PC license (you can use it on 1, 2, or 3 Windows PCs: both 32 *and* 64bit supported). An fantastic bargain, indeed! Proceeds from this sale support our website. Access the 30% discount here , or continue reading the review below. The Registry Mechanic 2011 download + 30% discount link are also at the end of the review. Excellent news for ... (view more)

Wed
01
Dec
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Ashampoo $20 Dollar Mega Deal

Why pay full price for top-notch Windows software, when you don't have to? Germany-based software company Ashampoo fully believes in this philosophy, and is for a very-limited time offering up their best-selling MS Windows products with a deep 80% ... discount. And when the economy is in such a slump, who doesn't love a great deal? Ashampoo: Full-Featured Software at a Great Price When you visit Ashampoo.com, you're greeted with the slogan "We Make Software!" But it's not just any software, it's truly great software. "We've been making great software for over 10 years, and are proud of it," says ... (view more)

Wed
18
Aug
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How Vista's Annoying UAC Made Windows 7 a Success

Compared to Windows XP and previous Microsoft operating systems of years previous, one of the major differences of Windows Vista and Windows 7 is the User Account Control , or "UAC" for short. If you've used Windows Vista with UAC enabled (by ... default), then you know how annoying the feature can be. In fact, many users associate the failure of Windows Vista with the ill-functioning UAC simply because they felt it broke functionality and usefulness of the operating system. (Source: zdnet.com ) Recently, however, Microsoft defended its widely-criticized operating system Windows Vista, ... (view more)

Wed
11
Aug
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Kernel

In computing, the kernel is the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel's responsibilities include managing the system's ... resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of an operating system, a kernel can provide the lowest-level abstraction layer for the resources (especially processors and input / output devices) that application software must control to perform its function. Kernel Basic Facilities The kernel's primary ... (view more)

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