The background on background programs (part 2)

Last time I talked about some of the reasons there are so many background programs. One category of background programs are used for quicker access to the user interface of a program. These programs usually place an icon in the notification area of the taskbar. Usually the purpose is to provide quicker access to the … Read more The background on background programs (part 2)

The background on background programs

One of the characteristics of bloatware is unnecessary programs running in the background. In the example last time Application Foo had five programs running and all you needed it for was viewing widgets. Many times these background programs are unnecessary or should be optional. They generally fall into a few categories like providing easier user-interface … Read more The background on background programs

How to Effectively Deal with Software Bloat

It seems a common trend is for many software applications to be bloated. What is software bloat? It generally means software with an increasing number of features that uses more system resources than necessary. Another name for this kind of software is bloatware. Software Bloat Example – Application Foo Let me give an example. There … Read more How to Effectively Deal with Software Bloat

The problem of software rot

The idea of software rotting might seem weird but it is an actual concept. The main way this happens is from installing too many programs over time. This might be done by installing free, trial, or beta software. Another source of installs are program updates. Even if you do not install many programs, most programs … Read more The problem of software rot

Welcome to the blog

This blog will provide news and information about our products. It will also discuss decisions behind different engineering decisions. Currently our solutions mainly target the Microsoft Windows platform. As mentioned on the About page the goal or our products is to be lightweight, efficient, reliable, and easy to use software. Additionally, the software should enhance … Read more Welcome to the blog