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  1. Review - FBackup

    5.0.325 (Jan 18, 2014)


    I simply DO NOT have to mirror 4 tb of data. If you do then I believe that there are MUCH BETTER ALTERNATIVES than this rubbish software. Try Bvckup (

    These ratings are based on the way the software being rated meets the needs, requirements and experience of the individual who is undertaking the rating. So if my rating is one star and yours is five stars it DOES NOT mean my rating is not valid. You need to think about these issues a little before committing to print.


  2. Review - FBackup

    5.0.314 (Jan 7, 2014)

    I used the link to the FBackup home page. I was able to find a link to the "Change Log" buried at the bottom of the home page. The Change Log's last entry is dated Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:25 pm and that was for the "Final Release" for FBackup version 5. There have been many releases since; the current version being 5.0.314. What has been fixed in these upgrades? Who knows!
    I intend to stick with NOT USING ANY back-up software; its simply system bloat. Use a good two-pane file manager and simply copy your files from your computer to your back-up drive. Its easy and one less software product to monitor/maintain.


  3. Review - FBackup

    5.0.309 (Dec 21, 2013)

    There have been several minor releases since my critical review below. Softland is NOT telling us what has been fixed/addressed in these upgrades. So I guess I will maintain my low rating and "Don't use" recommendation.

    Actually, I have recently upgraded my PC to Windows 8 (as a result of earlier problems with FBackup) and am backing up my Windows Libraries by just copying the directories from my hard drive to my USB connected backup drive. Who actually needs backup software. I have used Xplorer2 (a two paned file manager) instead of Windows Explorer (a single pane file manager) for years. I am simply copying libraries (directories) from one pane to the other. I'm doing this without the pain of using specific backup software (the pun was deliberately intended :-) ).


    PS: Merry holiday season to fileForum users all around the world

  4. Review - FBackup

    5.0.304 (Dec 16, 2013)

    This software caused a really annoying problem on my computer causing me days of effort trying to resolve the issue. I was getting an error with a program called ntdll.dll and every Googled solution had no effect. Good detective work tracked the issue down to FBackup. Once the program was uninstalled (three days after the problem started (and I updated this software)) all was well again. I have since uninstalled doPDF which is developed by the same crew that does FBackup -- can't trust them.

    Now I use bvckup instead of FBackup and Bullzip instead of doPDF; I'm happy with both.


  5. Review - SpeedCommander (32-bit)

    15.00.7340 (Oct 9, 2013)

    This looks to be quite an ordinary piece of software compared to Xplorer2 (http://fileforum.betanew...l/XplorerA/1125310745/1). Xplorer2 not only seems to be much better but is available as a free version or a USD19.95 paid version. I have used Xplorer2 for many years and highly recommend it.


  6. Comment - Can Sony sell a tablet you'd really want to buy? [poll]

    15.00.7340 (Jul 18, 2011 - 12:35 AM)

    Why spend your hard-earned funds on the products of a company which cares so little for its customers?

    I will NEVER purchase a Sony product again after their hacking experience and their poor response to it.


  7. Comment - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS gives Linux even more mainstream appeal

    15.00.7340 (May 3, 2010 - 1:38 AM)

    The use of terms such as "Moron" and "Delusion" indicates that you don't actually have anything useful to contribute. So why do you bother?

  8. Comment - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS gives Linux even more mainstream appeal

    15.00.7340 (May 1, 2010 - 11:53 PM)

    Yet another disappointing Ubuntu release!

    All the hype about THE BEST Ubuntu release yet - rubbish. I downloaded it and try to install it on my Toshiba A10 laptop and it fails! Turns out there is a major bug with Intel integrated graphics chipsets.

    There is a work-around to at least get the Live CD going but even after the install there are likely to be the same graphics chipset problems. The fix for these is to totally degrade the graphics performance of the PC. And they call this THE BEST Ubuntu release yet! To think I was going to blow away a perfectly good fuctioning Windows XP install! I've got to get over thinking of Linux as a desktop alternative.

    Linux has a long long way to go yet to be a serious desktop alternative.


  9. Comment - Should you dump Internet Explorer, NOW?

    15.00.7340 (Jan 18, 2010 - 10:00 PM)

    PC-Tool said:
    "Ya know, do you want to have a go at being "relevant to the topic", or did you just pop in here to give us all a good laugh?"

    The second option! Seems to have worked well on you! :-)

    You seem to believe that you can be as rude as you like to others but then get all "hurt" and defensive if somebody bites back. I know this is an open forum but these discussions would be much better if folks like you refrained from commenting.

  10. Comment - Should you dump Internet Explorer, NOW?

    15.00.7340 (Jan 18, 2010 - 4:21 PM)

    Johnnyt39 said:
    "recommends using browsers other than Internet Explorer until Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) provides a patch to fix a critical security flaw... Misinformation is a dangerous hobby."

    Here! Here! Well said!