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Are you frustrated by your PC?

What do you do when you feel frustrated? The reasons of frustration may be many. What do you do when your PC frustrates you? Do you hit it in anger or apply the old school restart formula? What if you can install a software on your PC, which will reduce your frustration? Here comes Soluto. It may not deal with your personal frustration, but can reduce frustration caused by your PC.

What is Soluto

Short Description: Soluto’s goal is to bring an end to PC user frustration, using advanced driver technology combined with collective user wisdom.

Long Description: Soluto’s goal is to bring an end to the frustrations PC users encounter, with transparency, honesty, killer technology, and the wisdom of the crowd. Soluto’s software combines low-level driver technology with collective wisdom, to detect PC users’ frustrations, reveal their cause, learn which actions really eliminate them and improve user experience. All this data is gathered in Soluto’s PC Genome, a knowledgebase of frustrations and solutions built automatically through the usage of Soluto software, for the benefit of all PC users.

Why Soluto is created?

Having been PC users since a very young age, we were simply tired of being so frustrated from our PC usage experience.

A few basic things just didn’t make sense to us:

  1. Why our PC’s didn’t do what we asked them to do, when we asked them to do it.
  2. Why our PC’s became increasingly sluggish and unresponsive the more we used them, and so quickly after we bought them.
  3. Why we had to think twice before installing additional software, for fear of it having a negative effect on our PC’s performance and our usage of it.

We then realized that we could build technology that could undo this state of affairs. And so we did.

How Does Soluto Work

Soluto employs innovative low-level Windows kernel technologies to identify what users are asking their PC to do, and what their PC does in return. Soluto is able to pinpoint and analyze what resource obstacles stood in the way of the user’s desired actions. These can be I/O issues, network issues, resource locking, and so on.

Soluto uses the same technologies to determine what actions users took that had a positive effect on their computing experience. For example, pausing certain processes and reconfiguring certain applications can dramatically improve the behavior of a particular piece of software.

This anonymous technical data is gathered and sent to Soluto’s PC Genome, a one of a kind knowledgebase containing statistical insights about PC software and hardware behavior, as well as remedies to alleviate PC usage frustrations. By putting this information into the light, the PC Genome will help consumers and vendors alike.

Soluto employs another set of innovative algorithms to determine which remedies will have a positive impact on each Soluto user’s unique PC system. These remedies are then shared with other relevant Soluto users.

How it reduced my frustration

The above long explanation was from press kit of Soluto. Now, I will explain my story with it. Sprouter is a twitter for entrepreneurs. On their newsletter, they highlight few cool startups. I came to know about Soluto from Sprouter newsletter. And the tagline Anti-Frustration Software attracted me to check the app. And the information on the website was enough to convince me to try this app (watch the video bellow). I installed the app and waited few long hours to see it in action. I needed to restart the PC to make this work. And finally, when I booted the PC next day, it started counting the time my PC takes to boot. Then I realized my PC was wasting too much of my valuable time while booting everyday.

Soluto – Anti Frustration Software from Soluto on Vimeo.

And the cool interface of Soluto, showed me what are the application can be removed from the boot or can be paused to run after the boot completes and become stable. Normally, when we have a fresh OS installed on our system, there was few applications which starts with boot. And when we use our PC and install new software many applications join the boot, few with our knowledge and others without. However we can see the list of applications or processes which start with boot and remove them from the boot, but it’s a boring process. Also, we don’t know all the applications or processes to determine whether we should remove them or not. But if you will use Soluto, you can know few info about the application and also can know how many people did what with that application. Also, the feature to pause application to start after few seconds when boot completes and your PC becomes stable is awesome. I love it.

I am waiting for PC Genome to come. This will really help to manage PC frustration. So what are you waiting for? Download and let Soluto manage your frustration!

By Debiprasad

I am a software developer, Staying and working from my home town Cuttack, Orissa, India.

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