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Author Topic: Tweak VI — Don't waste your money  (Read 3088 times)


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Tweak VI — Don't waste your money
« on: April 15, 2007, 10:13 AM »
Totalidea Software recently came out with Tweak VI, an savvy and attractive Vista tweaking program. However, it’s a waste of money and here’s why.

First, there are already lots of Vista tweaking tips and sites online. Here's a list of Vista tweaking sites. Second, like much software these days, it's subscription software, and I strongly recommend never, ever signing on to subscription software licenses. They are often a ripoff because software development naturally occurs at an uneven pace, and subscription software promotes superfluous features and consistent program bloat. Totalidea offers a free basic version, but turns off half the features, selling you access to them through two 12-month subscription editions: premium ($30) and ultimate ($40). Third, virtually every one of these "tweaks" can be found within Vista's control panel in plain sight.

They're both complete bullhockey designed to separate you from your hard-earned money. Instead, save it and tweak your own system according to your needs. Tweak VI offers nothing you can't easily and safely do yourself. Vista performance needs almost no or very little tweaking. Gamers require more [performance] tweaking than anyone; the rest of us likely will want to tweak Vista's UI more than anything. The best resource I've found so far that gives you the most information and cuts through so much disinformation is Ed Bott's Windows Vista Inside Out book. Besides, Ed's book is a far wider resource than one tweaking program.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2007, 01:34 PM by zridling »


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Re: Tweak VI — Don't waste your money
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2007, 12:21 PM »
You can say the same for their XP stuff - and Firetune for Firefox though that is freeware. This type of tweaking is for the lazy and uninformed - instead of being told and helped to upgrade them self such people are encouraged to click Order Now link. Accumulating and sometimes explaining what does what can be worth something - just screaming TWEAK and offering "auto optimzie system" is not enough.

They made Firetune based off a famous thread on Mozillazine btw. Anyone who followed that could see they are GUI people, now Ive seen their prices possibly more business people. Close to hoaxing. Link to Sysinternals, MS knowledge base and some of the better OS forums will give much better result - but no GUI and promises...


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Re: Tweak VI — Don't waste your money
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2007, 06:29 AM »
Not to mention in the past Total Idea software was a total waste of time and money. I remember trying TweakXP and comparing it to TuneUp Utilities and X-Setup Pro together and seeing it failing miserably in front of this two formidable programs.