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Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby Get Real! » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:43 am

Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

I’m sure you will have all experienced the problem where you buy a brand new computer (usually a laptop), go home all excited only to find that it’s too slow due to all the manufacturer’s “bloatware” and unnecessary Windows services running in the background!

That’s the reason why a good techie will always format the hard disk of a brand new laptop (or brand name PC), and do a fresh install of Windows, Ms Office, etc, but of course these services cost extra.

This is where SlimComputer comes in for those who don’t want to spend the extra cash for a fresh install and don’t know how to remove bloatware themselves. It’s a revolutionary new software idea… a nifty utility that promises to scan, report, and clean all the bloat it finds based on community-sourced feedback.

Now, I did test this on a couple of machines in the workshop but they don’t have any bloatware and are well maintained so the result was what I expected… nothing found, but I’d be very interested to hear your results if you’d like to give it a go!

Don’t be afraid to use it…it’s a very good quality program with a gorgeous interface so go for your life and don’t forget to come back to this thread and tell me all about your experience with SlimComputer!

Click “download” from here…

http://www.slimcomputer.com/


Regards, GR!
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby boomerang » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:52 pm

talking of bloat-ware...you thought computers were bad...have you seen what the phones come preloaded with?...even worse with the iphones...atleast with android when rooted, the root directory structure is visible enabling you to delete unwanted apps...my galaxy S2 far outperfoms the S3...
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby FragnaticDeath » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:44 pm

Getreal those excessive services might be causing the problem but the problem doesn't really lie there. Mechanical hard disks are just awful they are crap in every sense. If you really want to speed up your read/write make yourself the favor and buy an SSD.
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:46 am

boomerang wrote:talking of bloat-ware...you thought computers were bad...have you seen what the phones come preloaded with?...even worse with the iphones...atleast with android when rooted, the root directory structure is visible enabling you to delete unwanted apps...my galaxy S2 far outperfoms the S3...

It’s just as well I stick to $20 phones (<- useless devices) and spend lots on quality laptops (<- useful devices).
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Oct 18, 2012 3:47 am

FragnaticDeath wrote:Getreal those excessive services might be causing the problem but the problem doesn't really lie there. Mechanical hard disks are just awful they are crap in every sense. If you really want to speed up your read/write make yourself the favor and buy an SSD.

Now look here Fraggy… bloatware has nothing to do with HD technology! :)
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby boomerang » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:21 am

Get Real! wrote:
boomerang wrote:talking of bloat-ware...you thought computers were bad...have you seen what the phones come preloaded with?...even worse with the iphones...atleast with android when rooted, the root directory structure is visible enabling you to delete unwanted apps...my galaxy S2 far outperfoms the S3...

It’s just as well I stick to $20 phones (<- useless devices) and spend lots on quality laptops (<- useful devices).

it looks you have no clue when it comes to smartphones...start with the galaxy s2...much more flexible to the s3...

i can do just about anything i want on my phone as i can do on any laptop...

i still prefer desktops to laptops...productivity wise the laptop doesn;t compare to the desktop...for starters i have 3 x 24" LCD screens on my desktop...a mouse instead of the finger thingie and a real keyboard...

current laptops and phones are internet browsers...

i got my eye on the new surface in January...i5 cpu and ivy bridge chipset running win 8 PRO...microsoft claims the price will be around $800...
http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-AU/surface-with-windows-8-pro/home
and the rumour is, microsoft will be announcing a phone the same time...
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby Get Real! » Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:37 pm

boomerang wrote:it looks you have no clue when it comes to smartphones...start with the galaxy s2...much more flexible to the s3...

i can do just about anything i want on my phone as i can do on any laptop...

My good man, even if a phone had equal power to a laptop (let’s just allow our imagination to float for a minute! :lol: ) why would you want to work from a 3x2cm screen and 5x4cm keyboard??? :?

Are you nuts or just handicapped? :lol:
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby supporttheunderdog » Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:01 pm

boomerang wrote:
Get Real! wrote:
boomerang wrote:talking of bloat-ware...you thought computers were bad...have you seen what the phones come preloaded with?...even worse with the iphones...atleast with android when rooted, the root directory structure is visible enabling you to delete unwanted apps...my galaxy S2 far outperfoms the S3...

It’s just as well I stick to $20 phones (<- useless devices) and spend lots on quality laptops (<- useful devices).

it looks you have no clue when it comes to smartphones...start with the galaxy s2...much more flexible to the s3...

i can do just about anything i want on my phone as i can do on any laptop...

i still prefer desktops to laptops...productivity wise the laptop doesn;t compare to the desktop...for starters i have 3 x 24" LCD screens on my desktop...a mouse instead of the finger thingie and a real keyboard...

current laptops and phones are internet browsers...

i got my eye on the new surface in January...i5 cpu and ivy bridge chipset running win 8 PRO...microsoft claims the price will be around $800...
http://www.microsoft.com/Surface/en-AU/surface-with-windows-8-pro/home
and the rumour is, microsoft will be announcing a phone the same time...


yes but has he tried carrying his desk-top set up with-him ?
I have a laptop but am using a reral keyboard and a mouse, and a nice monitor with it, .......and having extolled the virtues of desktops and smartphones over laptops here he is on about a laptop / netbook type device from Microsoft....From what I can workout the top end RT version is expected to be about about Euro550 plus VAT in Europe.
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby FragnaticDeath » Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:45 am

They are all useful devices and have their up and downs. Some devices replace other devices in certain situations.

My desktop with 3x24 setup is used mostly for coding,studying and gaming.

Laptop is used more for travelling purposes. If I need to spend some days away from my desktop then I will take my work with me and continue were I left off. Thank god for drop-box and Google drive.

iPad 2 replaced my entertaining purposes during long trips(over 2 hours duration) and can be really good for e-books. The battery life is the best I have ever experienced over 8 hours of video playback and never have to worry about running out of battery.

Well as for phones I have both an iPhone 3 GS and an old 20 pound Nokia. My iPhone got replaced by my iPad and it's always left uncharged. Tend to use my Nokia one as it is more reliable for phone calls.

As GR said smartphones have lost their use nowadays it is more like a must have gadget cause everyone around them has one. If you check most peoples iPhone's the only stuff they have on it is retarded games and none of the useful apps.
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Re: Tired of bloat-ware? Try this!

Postby Get Real! » Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:21 am

Here's another contender... the PC Decrapifier! :)

http://www.pcdecrapifier.com/commercial-subscription
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