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Excellent browser which simply works, unlike the mess that they keep making with Opera.
It is both light and easy on resources along with some useful extensions.
I tend to prefer to keep to the beta channel as there are less potential issues... Read full review

Reviewed Opera for Windows 91.0.4516.65

I have used the build noted here and the actual beta which has just been released by Opera. I can only echo what has been written below my comment.
Also I am not sure just how much the desktop team listen the the feedback when it is noted at... Read full review

Reviewed CrystalDiskInfo 9.0.0

Continues to work well with the drives that I have got. Helped also in showing a retailer, along with other diagnostic software, of the problems I was having with a Samsung HD and thus got refunded.
A useful part of a tool-kit which compliments... Read full review

Reviewed Spybot - Search & Destroy

Alas this application used to be a must have one for me when it was in the 1.xx versions. Like others have noted this now has gotten way too bloated and slow for it to be of value.
Instead I use the Malwarebytes offering which seems far more... Read full review

Reviewed ADVANCED Codecs 16.4.5

As usual these codecs do what they say on the tin. They are well supported and updated often. Whether you would need a codec pack is up to you and your use but if you do then these tick the box. Read full review


It is a very good browser and I really tried to like using it. However the biggest problem for me is how much I have enjoyed using FF and its extensions.
If it wasn't for the customization, which is possible with FF, and those superb extensions... Read full review

Reviewed The KMPlayer for Windows (32-bit)

A very well featured and developed media player with a good support forum. It doesn't get much better than this. Read full review

Reviewed Autoruns 14.09

An exceptionally powerful piece of software which illustrates why size is not everything.!
It is so good and thorough that it is very important that you hide this from any casual user who likes to tinker, as they could cause some serious problems... Read full review

Reviewed Mozilla Thunderbird (Beta) 104.0 Beta 2

As I seem to be within the "intended user" group I have re-tried TB, it has been a few years since I last used it.
Well I am a little amazed, as we are on version 7 now, it is like a trip in nostalgia as it looks exactly the same as it always... Read full review

Reviewed ADVANCED Codecs 16.4.5

As usual Shark has done a great job with these. Not sure why there is still so much hate, unless people can't ensure that they read as they are clicking "next" etc. during their install.

The codecs work well and support is good. Well worth using. Read full review

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