System Utilities 80. The Ultimate Troubleshooter
Is your system running slow? Or do you have a PC problem you just can't solve? The Ultimate Troubleshooter diagnoses problems and suggests solutions in plain English that anyone can understand. Price: $29.95 (free demo version).
CCleaner (short for "Crap Cleaner") deletes unused files from your hard drive to free up disk space and improve performance. It also deletes the history file from your browser to erase traces of your online activity. Price: Free.
In a nutshell, WinOptimizer "keeps your Windows installation free of unnecessary garbage and running smoothly while other computers just get slower and slower." The full suite of tools works with Vista, as well as older versions of Windows. Price: $49.99 (40-day free trial).
Getting bored with the way your desktop looks? WindowBlinds lets you customize the look and feel of the Windows GUI. It includes lots of pre-set themes, and it's compatible with Vista. Price: Free for basic edition; $19.95 for enhanced version.
This file manager replaces the standard Windows Explorer, and adds an ftp client, an archive manager, and a file viewer. It also lets you rename and manipulate groups of files at once, and its search capabilities are much better than Windows Explorer. Price: $39.95 (30-day free trial).
PowerDesk includes a great file manager, plus an ftp client, sync manager, size manager, dialog helper, archive manager, and file finder. It lets you organize all of your files with just a few clicks. Price: $39.95.
Text Editors 86. TextPad
TextPad not only replaces Notepad, it also includes a number of features that make it ideal for programming. It's compatible with all versions of Windows, including Vista. Price: $32 (free trial version).
88. NoteTab Pro
One of the first Notepad replacements ever created, NoteTab Pro comes in three flavors depending on your needs. The "lite" version is freeware; "standard" version (with thesaurus, spellchecker, and text outline editing) and "professional" version (with advanced features for programmers and html authors) are available for a fee. Price: Free ( $19.95+ for advanced versions).
One of the ways around the issues of security and control that make some businesses wary of cloud computing is to build a private cloud -- one that remains within the corporate firewall and is wholly controlled internally. Private clouds also increase the agility of IT an organization's IT infrastructure and make it easier to roll out new technology projects. Download this eBook to get the facts behind the private cloud and learn how your organization can get started.