My Favourite Software
I am not going to list down those well-known commerical software packages that I am using everyday (such as MS Office, Adobe CS4 etc). Instead, I would like to share with you those utilities, shareware, freeware etc that I found useful.
Hope you enjoy them! And in case you have any recommendations, send me an email (email@example.com).
|Maxthon Browser 2.5.14 Beta is released on 8Jun.|
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Internet Related Software
- Browser : Maxthon2
- YouYube Video Download Helper: Free YouTube Download
- File Syncronization Software: GoodSync Pro
- Windows Exloprer Replacement: Explorer++
- Virtualization Product: VirtualBox
Besides VirtualBox, there are in fact quite a number of virtualization software in the market such as VMware Workstation, Microsoft's Windows Virtual PC (for Win7) and Virtual PC 2007 (for Vista or XP).
I prefer using VirtualBox as it is free, still in active development and most of all, can be used to setup Mac OS X guest. (I know WMware workstation can also do that, but it is not free.... unless you get a cracked version of it.)
- CD/DVD Emulation Software: Daemon Tools Lite
The Lite version of this famous CD/DVD emulation software is free.... and its features can fulfill my need already.
- Speed Booster Software: eBoostr 4
In the market, there are a lot of software that claims itself capable of boosting the PC performance. Well, I haven't tried all of them but among those that I have tried, eBoostr is the one that can really speed up my PC's performance.
With eBoostr, you can turn a USB flash drive into a cache (I am using a 4GB flash drive for this... and a high-speed one is suggested). One may argue that the transfer rate of hard disk is much faster than a USB flash drive. That's true... but hard drive has a high seek time. Anyway, from my own experience, using eBoostr will increase the system performance.
If you have 4GB of RAM or even more, you can even consider allocating part of your physcial memory as a caching device (I have 8GB RAM and have allocated 1.5GB of eBoostr) and turn off Windows 7's Superfetch service. Both eBoostr and the Superfetch service can preload the most frequently used files for you. But what I can say is "eBoostr's caching performance is better"!
Give it a try!