REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (firstname.lastname@example.org/haroldshawjr.com)
So during this waiting period, I have had a chance to review everything on my computer and delete off…anything that I haven’t used for a while or have more than one type of an application. I went from almost 200gb of stuff down to under 130 gb. So I had a lot of junk in there. Then I used Glary Utilities to clean up the “leftovers”, defrag my registry and a bunch of other stuff. I didn’t realize how complete a tool Glary was, between it and CC Cleaner (they seemed to catch different things), a lot of crap has been cleaned out and up. Tonight after everything has calmed down I will do a defrag to finish up the clean-up. I will also look at my maintenance applications to see what I actually need to keep in that area – Glary seems to replace much of what I had.
The biggest surprise to me…was that I decided to uninstall Office 2003. I thought if I was going to commit to ThinkFree having Office still installed was a duplication of effort and would probably undermine my use of it. But it was still tough when I clicked uninstall – I have been with an Office product since Office 97 and even though I have tried other Office Suites/Applications, I had always left it on the computer – just in case. I will see how this experiment works and if it doesn’t – well I own an Office 2003 license or I can upgrade to whatever system Microsoft is putting into the cloud – for a price — I am sure.
This will also allow me to experiment with the Live – Calendar, Contact and Mail programs, to see if they are actually an upgrade from Outlook 2003 which was always crashing on me anyways. But before I got rid of Outook, I installed and setup Mozilla’s Thunderbird is installed and set it up for use with Plaxo.
I have tried to use the time here effectively…there is no wireless service and even when I attempted to “jack in” I couldn’t get an internet connection. So picking ThinkFree was good in that respect..
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