Windows

XTweak: The Right Tool for the Job?


The Job

Configurability isn't something Windows is known for. For this reason, there is always someone willing to write an application to modify and configure its varying features.

The Tool

XTweak is an application that attempts  to pull all Windows users' configuration needs into one easy-to-use interface. Is it the Right Tool for the Job? TechRepublic's Anthony Sullivan  gives us the lowdown.

XTweak

XTweak's strengths
  • Provides a single point for most if not all configuration.
  • Helps users secure their machines by providing security settings that are harder to get to within Windows.
XTweak's weaknesses
  • Lots of duplication.
  • Product may spread itself too thin.
The Right Tool for the Job?

According to Anthony, XTweak seems like a solid product. "Compared to the other dogs in this fight, it stands up well. There are features that I would like to see, but no other packages have them yet either. I hope we'll see them down the road either with XTweak or with something else. Until then, XTweak is the Right Tool for the Job."

Read Anthony's complete Right Tool review of XTweak in this screenshot gallery.

6 comments
johnugotmail
johnugotmail

Soooo ... what? The author failed to give us anything significant about XTweak. Just gave us a pontifical recommendation. Duuuuh! John Kansas

Interfearon
Interfearon

"The Proof is In the Puddin" as they say, I have tried so Many of these Proggies that have been labeled the best or whatever,Which I choose not to believe. I just Download the program and decide for Myself if it satisfies my needs, I suggest you try it and then Judge.....

jpc1958_98
jpc1958_98

I think that is a less appropriate euphamism to use these days with the whole Michael Vick, dog fighting thing in the news, don't you? Please be a bit more considerate next time.

davidsblocker-junk
davidsblocker-junk

There is nothing wrong with using such a euphemism. This forum is no place for the word gestapo (or is it too soon for this reference as well?) Yearning for the days when we didn't have to worry about everyone else's feelings whenever we said anything. Believe it or not, I am an extreme left wing liberal, so don't bother bashing me as a stubborn old righty (but feel free to bash away, because it is all about free speech, right?) I too am interested in finding out what other solutions might be out there. Specifically something that we don't have to pay for. TweakUI doesn't cut it in my book.

ShadyHouse
ShadyHouse

The expression and others have been around "for donkey's years". (Or am I being disrepectful to donkeys?) Here in the UK, have we heard of M.Vick? Let's get back to the technical point in question?

ws3d
ws3d

...this euphemism has been around for ages...long before the Michael Vick fiasco. Does anyone know what other competing products are out there?

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