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James (Jim) Hill...
May 31 2010, 10:47 PM
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This is the latest, just released version of Auslogics BootSpeed 5 (normally $60.00) which is available free between midday GMT Monday 31st of May to midday GMT Tuesday 1st of June 2010.

Auslogics BootSpeed is a suite of maintenance and tweaking utilities which includes some nice tools as well. Not sure if the 'SE' is just because it being distributed under special license or because it may be feature limited in some way.....it sure reads like the full retail version.

More details plus download link HERE.

NOTE: Requires compulsory store membership (membership is free).
 
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May 31 2010, 11:26 PM
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Just grabbed me a copy of that one Jim, cheers mate (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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smaragdus
May 31 2010, 11:36 PM
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Thank you, Jim!
I have downloaded and activated the application and right now I am testing it.
 
smaragdus
Jun 1 2010, 02:09 AM
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In fact this Special Edition is a Crippled Edition, many tools are not available. So this is a teaser for buying the full paid edition. After testing it I uninstalled and deleted it, it is not worth using it, at least for me. Besides, the defragmentation is extremely slow. Anyway, thanks for the offer.
 
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Jun 1 2010, 02:42 AM
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QUOTE (smaragdus @ Jun 1 2010, 12:09 PM)
In fact this Special Edition is a Crippled Edition, many tools are not available. So this is a teaser for buying the full paid edition. After testing it I uninstalled and deleted it, it is not worth using it, at least for me. Besides, the defragmentation is extremely slow. Anyway, thanks for the offer.



Hey smaragdus - That's a shame! I've always had a lot of faith in the Auslogics people but that really is an underhanded tactic. Anyway, thanks very much for the heads up.

BTW: These types of suites are pretty much a 'jack of all trades and master of none' proposition, I would never use one of these for performing some of the more important chores such as defragmenting. Better of to stick with dedicated software for that.

If you are looking for a professional suite of maintenance and tweaking tools for free, I can highly recommend WinUtilities. It was put up in a promotion through Softpedia some months back but is still available. I installed the version which was originally on offer but have updated the program to newer versions several times now and updates continue to work well too. I can assure you this one is the full monty!!

Go to THIS SITE and follow the download links.

Cheers....Jim
 
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Jun 1 2010, 06:37 AM
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Hey Jim,

Thank you for the immediate response!
In fact I cannot say that the special edition of Auslogics BootSpeed 5 is terribly crippled, I just do not like limited editions. I do not blame Auslogics, in these times of crisis maybe it is not so easy to accumulate revenues. Besides, they offer some products for free (including Auslogics Disk Defrag).

I have tried a great lot of such suites, and none of them is perfect. For defragmentation I use Defraggler and Ultimate Defrag.

For disk cleaning I use CCleaner, Moo0 DiskCleaner, Wise Disk Cleaner (an older version which I find better than the newer ones - 2.91), Glary Utilities and WinUtilities (thanks again for recommeding the giweaway at Softpedia).

For registry Cleaning I prefer best the old RegSeeker for serious cleansing of the registry, and for minor purging- Wise Registry Cleaner (version 2.96), Glary Utilities, Winutilities and Argente - Registry Cleaner. You may draw the conclusion that I am a cleaning maniac and you will be right, but all of the cited above applications miss some errors to fix and some junk files to clean, but better some trash left than a registry ruined (of course you know that some applications that afford to survey the registry deeper can cause serious damages that may result in totally corrupted OS, in fact the greater damage that a program has done to my system /XP SP3/ was not a registry tweaker, but iTunes).

Today I tested two disk cleaners which I have never used before, and I got good impressions for both of them- Nir Sofer's CleanAfterMe - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/clean_after_me.html , which is tiny, light, portable and not bad at all (this Nir Sofer guy has created a great number of micro utilities which only reveal how unsatisfactory are the majority of Microsoft built-in system tools), and the other one- ClearProg - http://www.clearprog.de/programme/clearpro...new.php?lang=en , which has a toolbar in the installer, but it is avoidable during installation, and the portable version is totally clean. So my problem with cleaning is that I cannot choose a single program to do all the purging.

Anyway, you and Marko are doing a great job finding and posting all these offers, without your notifications I would have missed at least 95% of all these free offers, promotions, giveaways and lotteries, and more, by reading your posts I discover applications unfamiliar to me. I know that I cannot reward you for your great efforts to provide so much information for both totally free tools and free promotions, all I can say is- THANK YOU SO MUCH! If it happen that I come upon a giweaway, I will gladly notify you.

All the best,


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