It is just me, or is anyone else getting tired of the so-called ‘make PCs less frustrating’ software? If they really worked as promised the creators would make millions. But unfortunately these types of software make claims that never materialize and leave our wallets a little lighter. So when I read about another software heading to us, courtesy of a company called Soluto, I rolled my eyes and thought to myself, ‘here we go again.’ So it was with great pleasure I was actually happy to see that its Web site was overloaded with requests that one could not download its software, which is going to save me the hassle of even trying this newbie for myself.
Over at Ed Bott’s site he says that he has been trying Soluto even before it reached out to users to try its beta.
He even stated in a recent article:
It’s a thoroughly conservative process, with recommendations but no automatic optimizations. After the process was complete, Soluto told me I had shaved my total boot time on the virtual PC shown here by nearly 30%, from 2:55 to 2:07. On a two-year-old physical PC running Windows 7 Professional, I saw an even more dramatic improvement of 37%, from 1:55 to 1:13. A helpful message tells you exactly how much time you’ve saved.
Of course, all those times are a little misleading. Windows 7 already does a decent job of delaying and prioritizing some startup tasks so that the system feels responsive well before it officially completes all boot-related tasks.
So Ed, does the software really work? I’ve been using the free version of Glary Utilities and can come up with the same results.
Am I just getting cranky in my old age? LOL
I’ll be just like Ed. Give Soluto a try and let us know what you think. Ho-hum.