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Old 04-01-2005, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I see these programs all the time on sites such as Download.com. Theres tonnns of them!! They all claim to be able to boost your internet connection speed on Dial-Up, DSL, and Cable. Do these really work? What exactly do they do?
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no men...they doesnt work...if u want...try with some n test ur internet conection.... http//us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer
u´ll see ..it doesnt work...
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They are graphics degraders. The programs lower the quality of the graphical elements of webpages, making the file sizes smaller, thus taking less time to download them.
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But they won't make a noticeable difference in general browsing speed. Waste of time to download in my opinion.
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ditto
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Old 04-02-2005, 02:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would never want to sacrifice image quality anyway, thats why I hate dial up ISP's that offer that and charge more money for it.... (such as netzero/juno)
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They are graphics degraders. The programs lower the quality of the graphical elements of webpages, making the file sizes smaller, thus taking less time to download them.
wow..that's just low
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o wow - that IS a rip-off to take away image quality. i have DSL so im not too worried about speed, but i was just wondering. thnx
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no men...they doesnt work...if u want...try with some n test ur internet conection.... http//us.mcafee.com/root/speedometer
u´ll see ..it doesnt work...
and i've used that mcafee speedometer a lot, and a lot of my friends and i think that its very unreliable and variable. sometimes it even shows a NULL or Infinite speed. thats messed up. i now use http://specials.zdnet.co.uk/misc/ban...eedtest50.html
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