What's the best way to clean up computers? Mine is running really slow.
I'm going to assume you use Windows. Here a couple of free utilities that actually help instead of pushing ads or paid versionsn1. thing I ever found. Install it run a scan. If you're running it for the first time the scan should estimate a large amount of data. Clean it. It will empty your Recycle Bin and browser history and click on Registry. Scan and clean. I don't ever take backups when asked simply because I've never faced problems. 2. O&O Defrag FreenDownload and install download 32 or 64 bit as your OS. Analyse all drives defragment if they're above 1%.nAlso download PageDefrag to defragment locked files like your pagefile. DO NOT BOTHER WITH THIS IF YOU USE A SOLID STATE DRIVE 3. Uninstall unnecessary programs! VERY of the time you may have installed that crappy toolbar that got in your way instead of helping you and you never got rid of over to Control Panel and then Programs. Uninstall all of it and remember to check off the next one thates (CCleaner might prompt you to install one). 4. Get rid of bloatware ( software with too many extras) . nMost people usually pirate huge software only to use about 5% of it's features. Here are some popular bloatware programs that you might find on your PC with alternatives.n Adobe Reader. De facto software used everywhere. But really heavy.n Replace with Foxit Reader.n WinRAR. This isn't really bloatware but I find 7-Zip doesn't clutter your right-click con Explorer - if you still use it move on! Google Chrome is a nice This really popular software now has about 8 or 9 utilities when you probably installed it just to burn data to CDs. Use Nero BurnLite. Light and Office I prefer OpenOffice because it's free and almost the same. Or LibreOffice. For my usage anyway. 5. Reinstall Windows!nAny geek will tell you a hard format is THE best way to get your PC feel like it's running on steroids. In the end any OS will require a format and the better managed ones will only need formatting after a longer time (I reinstall Windows on my PC every 8-1 months inspite of doing everything mentioned above).nNo formatting does not mean you will lose all of your data! I mean yes it will wipe out the partition you formatted but remember you need to format only the partition you're reinstalling Windows on usually C. Take backups of files on your desktop and Documents. And download your drivers before you do so (DOWNLOAD them afresh don't just hunt for your supplied CD because drivers are frequently updated and they have performance and critical security enhancements). One secret to avoid installing unnecessary programs Don't take backups of your installed programs. Wipe out Windows and reinstall. Now download and install whatever you NEED as opposed to what setup files you have You'll be surprised to find you didn't need half the software you had. Install only when you remember a program you'll actually use.
What free software should everyone have?
Been waiting for someone to ask this. D hee hee hee. Here goes. All the following software is for Windows I didn't like pirating software and given that it is all too rampant and easy in India I felt it was all the more . Audio editor - . Security solution I use Avast! Free for viruses and Spybot Search and Destroy for adware (cheesy sounding name but it's an award winning excellent piece of coding).. Burning CDs - Nero BurnLite. Free and basic two things not found on Nero's other . Media player- GOM Player + Shark Codec . Office work - LibreOffice. It's a lot like MS Office but not as polished and though they claim support for saving in the new XML (.docx .xlsx .pptx extension files) format it usually only reads them - saving results in a corrupted file. Use OpenDocument format or the older MS Office formats when saving (.doc .xls .ppt) they work . Archiving - 7-zip. The 7z method is more efficient than WinRAR and also in the right-click con menu you get a separate 7-Zip option that saves you the clutter and lag WinRAR . BatteryCare - You should read up all the material they have on their site it's really important information regarding how to use your battery. The Windows program helps to identify when the battery should be calibrated (read up on their site about it)n8. Foxit Reader - Awesome replacement for the bulky Adobe Reader that I see everywhere. Also creates a virtual printer on your PC - you can hit Print in any document select it and you'll get a dialog box asking where to save the PDF of that . EAC (Exact Audio Copy) - world class CD ripping . Budget Tracker - a tiny utility I use to keep track of my . Virtual CloneDrive - creates a virtual CD drive that you can use to mount image files. Daemon Tools is also an . O&O Defrag Free - O&O makes some of the best defragmenting software. This is the free version. Quite efficient. That's it for now. I'll edit and add more programs if Ie across . FileHippo is an awesome website for downloading free software andmon AMD drivers.
How was the PDF format created?
I was there for the whole thing. It was the 9's and Adobe was doing well. In addition to the Systems department which handled the Postscript business there was an Applications group which had Photoshop and Illustrator. John Warnock had the idea that every document that was ever printed or ever would be printed could be represented in a document. This was not an unreasonable idea since Postscript was designed for this purpose and Adobe also had some code from Illustrator that would handle the fonts and graphics and code from Photoshop to display s - this would be the second file format for the project. However there were requirements that were not being met. Requirements like forward and backwardspatibility streaming large documents through a printer driver where the printer driver has no idea how many pages there will be and opening a 1 page document and being able to jump directly to the 5th page without reading the whole file. Peter Hibberd had written a demo of an 'object oriented file format' so Richard Cohn and Alan Wootton went to work trying to adapt his work for use on the Carousel project. After many weeks of struggle it was decided that adapting his work was going to be more work than writing new code and that some of the 'object oriented' concepts were not applicable since it was finally bing obvious that a key-value format was going to be part of the solution. This was the third file format. Bob Wulff the manager of the project told Richard and Alan to 'go away' and to note back until there was a file format! The next Monday Richard and Alan started meeting at Richard's house in Menlo Park instead of going to work in Mountain View (where Google is now). By the end of Thursday Richard and Alan had described data structures and concepts for a file format on many pieces of paper. Alan went home pulled 4 overnights in a row and came back to Adobe on Monday with the fourth file format written and working in the current code. This file format became known as PDF.
What are the first softwares you install on a new computer?
Lots! There would be no point in me even having aputer if it didn have at least these programs Mozilla Firefox (highly configurable and extendable web browser) Avast! antivirus (avoid infections) NoordVPN or Avast! Secureline (Virtual Private Network for privacy) Notepad++ ( editor optimized for programming) Open Office or Libre Office plete office suites). WinRAR (zips and unzips many kinds ofpressed archives such as *.zip *.rar *.tar *.lzh etc) WinDiff (fileparer; intended for programming but I use it to do incremental backups of all my data instead!) WinAmp (music player) Audacity (record and edit sounds for free) Vocaloid 3 Editor & several vocaloids (a vocaloid is a singer in a box basically) Lightshot (make screenshots of anything that is displayed on your screen) ordered-list I have many more programs installed on myputers but these 21 are what I would consider the essentials the basic programs I would install immediately on anyputer that I intend to actually use a lot. Yes I realize that you the reader will probably not agree and will say many of those aren essential to me. That because you aren me. Each person answering this question is likely to give a very different list. Of course people who have specific needs will need other software. For instance for Bit Torrent get Deluge (but be sure to have both NoordVPN and a proxy running first). For downloading files over Usenet get NewsBin and subscribe to Eweka. To access the darker corners of the Web install Tor. To play MMORPGs install the appropriate clients. Etc.
Which are the best and useful apps in Android mobiles?