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Feedback and other Stuff - December 4, 2005

Can't remember what PC memory you need?

From Byron

Clif, do you know of an online site that can test my Prsario laptop to determine if I can uprgrade from 256mb to 512mb of RAM? I have an open slot, but I vaguely remember running an online test and the results said the machine was not capbale of being upgraded.


No need to run software, go to Crucial and they'll tell you what you can add to it.



I think Kingston and PNY also have similar tools.

Just google the names.



How anonymous are the comments?

From Igor

Love your newsletters and your informative writing style. One question though: When I make a comment on a piece of software do you publish my email address?


Never, although I might put up a link to your website, if you have one.



Program Checker has some nifty features

From Jimi

Program Checker - http://www.programchecker.com/prodprogramchecker.aspx

it's good, bro, i like this one....

got some nifty features and is free!!

they DO request a registration, but it is entirely optional.


... one caveat ... my friend's Norton didn't like it, and wanted to block it....but only apparently because norton was unfamiliar with it.

it doesn't recognize norton either, lol ...

i ran various root kit software while it's on, no ads have been found...

very good sign.

it's similar to some other software where you can optionally send info on unknown programs to their data bases.

so far, i like it.

if ya try it, let me know what you think bro.



Thanks Jimi, it does look pretty good. It reminds me of StartupInspector.


Disk Cleaner - FreewareArena pick of the week for week ending Dec 4




Category - Cleaning Tools

Author's Name: R.J. Moerland

Homepage: www.diskcleaner.nl/

Version 1.5.7

Compatibility: Win 98/NT/ME/2000/XP/2003

File Size: 363 Kb

Published: Mon Aug 22, 2005 12:45 pm

Last Updated: Sun Nov 27, 2005 5:55 pm




Disk Cleaner is a free tool to quickly and easily free disk space that is used by temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, and the Recycle Bin.


From the author's site, With Disk Cleaner you can easily clean up disk space that is now used by temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, and the Recycle Bin. Disk Cleaner was inspired by one of the system tools that can be found in Windows 98. As I was running Windows 95 myself those days, and upgrading my machine to 98 was not an option, I decided to write such a tool myself. However, Windows 98+ users may find that Disk Cleaner is smaller and faster, and one of its virtues is the ability to run quietly, i.e. on startup. This means that you can clear the cache every time you boot Windows.


I value Scott's reviews and picks. He tests each program himself.



Can't connect using clifnotes.tk address

From Robert

I have tried to connect using Foxfire and IE no results. Am I the only one? Thanks for your great newsletter. I love the reviews you have on such a wide assortment of applications. Keep up the good work.


Hi Robert,

It's possible that dot tk addresses might be blocked by a security program. I'll post a second link in the email notices.


Chris recommends Poppeeper email notifier

It has too many features to mention on top of that it supports Plug-in's http://www.poppeeper.com/


It notifies you when you get new emails by taskbar icon notification...never had a problem with it except in configuring gmail, which requires a plugin. I decided to leave gmail off because the only time I use it is when someone ask me a question about it.


I get all my email in the browser, so no plug ins or extra apps needed. The only one that requires secure connection is Google and there is a page for configuring it.




Thanks, looks very cool.



Sunyata recommends his favorite programs

From Sunyata

Thanks for the good information you constantly keep pouring me through your newletters and your sites. When you have time have a look at the following utilities which i find nice enough to want to mention them to you: KatMouse in http://kickme.to; LetMeType in http://www.clasohm.com/lmt/en; PopUpWisdom in http://www.donationcoder.com, and Iconoid http://www.sillysot.com.

Adieu for now.


Thank you sir, I haven't tried any of those.



Eddie tries SpyCatcher

From Eddie

I came accross the program SpyCatcher from http://www.tenebril.com . I would be interested in any comments you have about this program. I ran it and it certainly picked up a lot of junk on my computers.


Hi Eddie, This is a good one. SpywareWarrior recommends three scanners, including this one.

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/rogue_anti-spyware.htm#online . I tried it but I had a few minor problems with it.



IE not opening gifs correctly

From Kieth

I tried to set IE as default to open GIFs...it would only open them as a still. Actually, WMP is an option for opening them. I did follow follow your instructions to set a default viewer for GIF using WMP, and it's all good now. Clif, you're doing such a good thing regarding freeware & you seem to be such a truly nice guy, I wish there was something I could do to repay you. If there ever is, just let me know...


IE (Internet Explorer) does act funky sometimes. I didn't know WMP (Windows Media Player) was a good viewer for GIFs. My reward? Have some fun out there, in real life, and on the web. Then share it with others. It'll get back to me eventually.




To everyone

I like getting messages from you. Don't hesitate to EmailClif with your comments.