Last Updated Jul 11, 2010 11:00 PM EDT
Most people fall into that second camp, which is why all those utilities designed to clean up and speed up your PC have such a limited audience. I'm jazzed, though, because I just found a utility that can significantly improve your PC experience -- and it's designed for ordinary people who don't usually mess around with these sorts of programs.
Soluto is designed to speed up your PC's startup. When you boot your computer, it analyses all the programs and processes that kick off, and then it makes plain English recommendations about what to do about it. It breaks your startup routine into three categories:
- No brainers -- Programs you should turn off or delay to speed up your boot sequence
- Potentially removable -- Stuff you can probably ditch from startup
- Required -- Essential Windows tasks you can't fiddle with.
That's not all Soluto does. Always available from the notification area of the taskbar, you can alert Soluto if something crashes or goes awry while using your PC, and the program will tell you what happened and try to help you find a solution through a crowd-sourced approach to cataloging PC issues. Check out the video for more info.