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Disable Network Task Scheduler

This tweak disables searching networked computers for scheduled tasks. It reduces the long wait when opening network folders.

To apply this tweak, find the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerRemoteComputerNameSpace

and delete this key:

{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}

You might want to export the key before deleting, then to revert the changes, simply merge your exported reg file.

Opera

Opera aims to product the fastest and most powerful Web browser available and make the most of your time online. The latest release is even faster with better support for Web standards. Opera 9.6 is quicker to start, faster at loading Web pages and better at running your favorite Web applications. New features include synchronizing custom Search engines and typed History with Opera Link, and a feeds preview that makes it easier to see the feeds content before subscribing to it.

Version 9.6 also adds enhanced speed and changes to Opera Mail, notably low bandwidth mode and the ability to follow or ignore threads.

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License: Free

Limitations: No limitations

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Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the Web faster, safer, and easier. Use one box for everything–type in the address bar and get suggestions for both search and Web pages. Thumbnails of your top sites let you access your favorite pages instantly with lightning speed from any new tab. Desktop shortcuts allow you to launch your favorite Web apps straight from your desktop.

Version 0.2.149.30 is a security and bug-fixing update.

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   Note: The Download Now link will take you to the Google Chrome Web site, where you must accept the end-user license agreement before downloading. Also, the 474K downloadable file is only a stub installer. You must remain connected to the Internet during installation to complete the full download of Google Chrome.

License: Free

Limitations: No limitations

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Flash Player

Adobe’s latest version of the Flash Player browser plug-in is just as trouble-free as previous versions, existing unobtrusively in your system until Web-based animations, games, or ubiquitous Flash ads require its services. The latest version, with its tiny size, downloads and installs quickly. Our tests turned up nothing to make us scratch our heads. In one odd occurrence, at one site viewed with Internet Explorer we were prompted to install Flash Player 9 before viewing a video file–even though we had already done so and used it at other sites with no difficulty. We experienced no similar oddities while using Firefox.

You need a Flash Player to experience the Web at its fullest, so users at any level of expertise should have no qualms about installing or upgrading to Flash Player 9.

License: Free

Limitations: No limitations

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