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Title:
Quick solutions for Windows 98 Annoyances,
Author:
D A Karp
ISBN:
1 56592 549 1
Publisher:
O'Reilly
Pages:
CD
Price:
$39-95
Reviewer:
Brian Bramer
Subject:
MS Windows
Appeared in:
11-2
This CD contains utilities which automate much of the configuring and fine tuning covered inWindows 98 Annoyancesby Karp plus some extra enhancement features, e.g. it saves one poking about in the registry. For example, when Microsoft designed the Windows interface and how it interacts with the mouse they threw away most the research carried out in GUI design and implementation over the past 30 years. Unfortunately this shows!

The Annoyances software has a simple graphical interface which enables one select settings that affect how files and folders are managed, customise the Start menu and desktop, streamline Internet interactions and optimise system performance (such as speeding up menus and checking that virtual memory settings are optimum).

In addition there are several other software utilities on the disc including

Linkshare
which enables one to share bookmarks between browsers,
Power Rename
for renaming groups of files and
Web Browser Delegate
which sets up default web utilities such as browser, FTP program, mail manager, etc.

An easy to use set of utilities useful for the developer or user wishing to configure and tune Windows 98 quickly. A trial copy of the software comes with the

Windows 98 Annoyancesbook or may be downloaded fromhttp://www.oreilly.com/. Highly recommended!