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  1. Review - Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit)

    Release Preview (Jun 1, 2012)

    Lots of little imrpovements over the previous beta that made me happy. Only problem I ran into is they broke Google Update so Chrome will not install until Google gets around to fixing it.

  2. Review - Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper (32-bit)

    1.0.856.0 Beta (May 31, 2011)

    ilev: This software is different from MSE. MSE is a full AV solution that runs on a working computer. This software boots from a CD and thus can work even if there is running malware or viruses that would normally block AV software from working correctly.

    MSE is prevention software; this is correction software. Both have their uses.

  3. Review - CPU-Z

    1.55.2 Beta (Oct 19, 2010)

    CPU-Z betas are time limited, so the MOST RECENT VERSION NO LONGER FUNCTIONS. This is dumb.

  4. Review - XFilesDialog

    4.00.205 Beta (Jul 27, 2010)

    sbeckstead: How can it be a security problem when you specifically download and run it itself? Plus modifications to other windows like this can't jump security boundaries (IE this can't modify elevated apps unless it too is elevated).

    I don't run shareware but rating 4 since there are few apps like this around and there really should be a few more...

  5. Review - KompoZer for Windows

    0.8 Beta 2 (Feb 24, 2010)

    NVU is a fork of KompoZer 0.7 IIRC, not the other way around.

  6. Comment - SSDownloader: 50 security apps in just a few clicks

    0.8 Beta 2 (Aug 11, 2011 - 10:38 AM)

    Hmm, this app should warn you if you select several incompatible applications to download (IE not a good idea to have multiple virus scanners installed at once).

  7. Comment - Easily expose hidden application functions with WindowsMenuPlus 1.1

    0.8 Beta 2 (Aug 1, 2011 - 1:21 PM)

    The "Free Unused Memory" feature sounds fairly useless... AFAIK Windows will itself free memory like that only when its needed, as it incurs a performance penalty to do it. I trust my OS to manage my PC memory efficiently.

    Everything else looks very useful, but apps like this tend to not work if the window isn't responding (you get the default window) limiting the "Kill Process" item usefulness... I'll try it anyway and see how it works.

    Adjusting process priority is a must for older, single core PCs (haven't had to for my new PC) And keep on top/maximize to/move to/transparency are always good tweaks. This app can probably replace PowerMenu in terms of feature set.

    Iconize to Tray is going to be cool for people who like that sort of thing.

  8. Comment - My mother is getting a Chromebook

    0.8 Beta 2 (Jul 30, 2011 - 1:00 PM)

    gmail.com redirects to mail.google.com. But considering how important it is to check the url bar before you log in to a site, your sister probably needs to be told about phishing and how to protect oneself.

  9. Comment - PortableApps Platform Pre-Release 2.1: Build the ultimate portable toolkit

    0.8 Beta 2 (Jul 29, 2011 - 12:35 PM)

    I approve of this screenshot with all three channels of my Google Chrome Portable wrapper. :)

    Of course MAJOR props to the PortableApps.com team for packing the latest Chrome binaries in periodically... with a real job now I often lack the motivation to work on my projects at home.

    As for the PortableApps.com Platform, I love it. Automatic updates are awesome, user settings backup is great (though I don't use it since I can just keep a backup of everything on my HD).

    My only pro-tip is to avoid just downloading apps... only pick ones you need and avoid redundant functionality. It'll help you cram more usefulness onto your drive before it fills up, AND keep you from having to update apps you don't use (especially important for the non-PortableApps.com ones).

  10. Comment - Take control of batch files with WinAPIExec

    0.8 Beta 2 (Jul 13, 2011 - 3:12 PM)

    This probably will be best used by programmers who code using the Windows API and want to write batch files.

    However most of the stuff mentioned in this article can be done easier using autoit scripting, and it's more legible.