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Bradley MacDonald Question about licensing...
Do I need to purchase a copy for both PCs that I own?  Or will one license do? 

Bradley MacDonald
Jun 15 2010 at 7:29pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann This is a two computers license. We have changed the headline in order to emphasize it better.
Outertech - Jun 17 2010 at 6:59am Copy Link
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Xelkos Cuhl Am a bit concerned with the longevity of the license itself.

The one time I asked for support (a minor version upgrade) for CachemanXP got a reply that was totally unexpected. The vendor accused me of pirating the software when I have proof I bought it directly from Outertech. Even sent this proof to the vendor and never got a reply to the issue.  Never even got an apology, nor any support. Did solve the issue on my own though.


What guarantee do they offer that other purchasers won't get accused of pirating software when they go an ask for support a few later down the road?


The product is very good, the support on the other hand is questionable.
Jun 18 2010 at 4:02pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann If Cacheman report a pirated license I can assure you this is 100% the case. We never accuse the customer of software piracy (please show me an email to prove otherwise) and always write that SOMEONE with access to the computer must have entered the pirated serial number into Cacheman. Such pirated serial numbers are available on the internet, e.g. thru torrents, are always the same and as such identificable with 100% accuracy. In case a license number is stolen from a customers computer, we have always provided a replacement.
Outertech - Jun 18 2010 at 6:56pm Copy Link
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Markus Meyer I've used Cacheman since years with good results. When contacting support always got an answer within few hours. Highly recommended.
Jun 18 2010 at 7:02pm Copy Link
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Steve Larson If purchased can I give "half" of the license to another person?
Jun 18 2010 at 7:05pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann As long as the license is installed on only two computers in total, it can be used by two different persons.
Outertech - Jun 18 2010 at 7:10pm Copy Link
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El Piggio It says $14.99 US$ but when I go to checkout it's $21.78 AUD$. ???  I didn't think the exchange rates were that bad!
Jun 18 2010 at 7:23pm Copy Link
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Stefan Hauber As a software-developer, can I use this program to find out if my self-developed program had freed all it's allocated memory when exiting, as it should (or how many allocated memory had not been freed)?
Jun 18 2010 at 8:59pm Copy Link
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Xelkos Cuhl Two emails were sent with copies of the proof, to Roger of Iconico - since his was the reply email to the live email account.
Jun 18 2010 at 9:00pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Stefan

No. If an app is leaking memory, Cacheman can cap the amount of RAM it receives without preventing the program from running correctly, but in order to examine the exact details you need an executable version of your app that includes heap debug information. This is very tricky business, where you need some (not much) knowledge of assembly language. We can give you a push in the right direction if you contact support.

@Xelkos

I've looked at your emails. You have sent a screenshot to support that shows your CachemanXP installation with a serial number that differs completely from the serial number you have purchased. I've asked you where you have this serial number from, because it was stolen from another customer and posted on the internet by a hacker. I was not accusing you of anything. I've awaited your answer, but you wrote back that you have solved the problem.
Outertech - Jun 18 2010 at 9:45pm Copy Link
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El Piggio OK, I've purchased the program now and am very impressed with the functionality and t javascript:WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions(new WebForm_PostBackOptions("StoreComments1:cmdSubmit", "", true, "CXStoreComments1", "", false, true)) he range of options!  It seems to have helped a lot with disk thrashing problems on my Win 7 s javascript:WebForm_DoPostBackWithOptions(new WebForm_PostBackOptions("StoreComments1:cmdSubmit", "", true, "CXStoreComments1", "", false, true)) ystem (I have 4GB RAM but I've had this problem for a while and don't know what caused it)  I would say that the performance options have given my PC a new lease of life and saved me having to re-install for a while.
Jun 18 2010 at 11:54pm Copy Link
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Xelkos Cuhl One of the neat features I found in Cacheman7 is the individual icons. Doesn't matter if you have a single, dual, triple, or quad core CPU there's an icon for each core, and I have displayed RAM Free in the system tray.
The system tray icons may seem like fluff, but for laptops having the icons can show the user if the CPU is busy with other tasks, or if the task has started/completed.

And one of the bigger options I like best, even though it's just an option, is Tame UAC. Nice to not be bothered with that.

Best of All Worlds doesn't seem to work the best on my system, although Gaming & High Performance does.

Will have to say I do miss the manual ability to free up RAM with hotkeys, or right-clicking the icon to free up RAM. Not sure why that went away.


The program just keeps getting better and better. Cacheman sure has come a long ways since it's initial incarnation.
Jun 19 2010 at 1:36am Copy Link
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J R Can cacheman 7 run on winXP sp.3 at all-?? (I have problems with that, but 
 gave up, will not waste any more time.-)
 Installed the old app again.-
Jun 19 2010 at 3:05am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Cacheman 7 works also with Windows XP SP1-SP3. If you have problem installing, please contact support. Keep in mind that CachemanXP should be uninstalled before installing Cacheman 7.
Outertech - Jun 19 2010 at 3:17am Copy Link
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Peter C1 I have two questions or issues to ask: Quote: Upgrade Policy: ''Free upgrades for 36 months, with discounts to upgrade future versions'' Q1. Is it possible to purchase a genuine lifetime of upgrades bypassing the quoted 36 months mentioned above, eg. v7.0.0.2 to v8.xx to v9.xx to v?.?? (including minor updates v7.0.0.2 to v7.0.0.3 etc)? Issue 2 is to do with the automated exchange rates used in purchasing a quantity of 1 lot of 2 Cacheman licenses: In brief : In my opinion, the exchange rate I was first offered in Australian dollars takes a very hefty swipe at the Buyer who is not in the USA, or , doesn't buy the goods in the advertised ( presumably indicated ?) US dollar price, but decides too purchase the offer in their local or chosen currency. The localised ordered price grabbed my immediate attention (as exchange rates and commissions are not mentioned anywhere I could easily find) and I thought it best to bring this matter too your attention for your considered opinion. In detail : At present I'm located in Australia, and I looked in on BitsDuJour.com to see what was currently on offer, and I saw Cacheman v7.xx offered and - having had some previous experience of CachemanXP, I thought I'd buy the 2 licence offer at ( presumably indicated ) USD $14.99. When I clicked on the green ''Buy Now'' button I was taken to a small window which said it was linking me and then up came the ordering info window in prices that had been converted from (presumably USD) to Australian prices. Registration Protection Service price was not included. The details of the converted price to AUD $ offer/order immediately grabbed my attention, however when I selected to have the prices shown in USD prices, the order prices where the same as those shown on the offer/info page. I then closed all browser windows, opened a new window at the original BitsDuJour.com page and went through the entire process again and seeing the same converted to AUD prices show up again, I was convinced that there was - in my opinion, a serious overcharge in the automated Australian (AUD) conversion prices, and I don't mean 1 or 2 cents per dollar but a whole lot more than that. If I chose to accept the first automatically converted Australian (AUD) dollars price: 1. Cacheman 7 2-Computers-License [#xxxxxxxxx] AUD 53.28 Discount                                                      AUD - 31.50 Total Amount                                                            AUD 21.78 NOTE : For reasons of privacy I have X'd over the actual ordering number both above and below. Whereas, if I took the extra time to change currencies and opted to purchase in US Dollars (see exchange rate details at bottom of this entry) this is what I would be charged: 1. Cacheman 7 2-Computers-License [#xxxxxxxxx] USD 39.00 Discount                                                       USD - 24.01 Total Amount                                                            USD 14.99 So USD $14.99 concurrs with the BitsDuJour.com page info, whereas, if I chose to purchase in Australian currency - as first appeared on the screen, there'd be an extra cost ammounting too AUD $4.60 above the actual converted price of AUD $17.18 not including any Secure.Shareit.com commissions . I have purchased software from various websites in the past and I accept there is usually a REASONABLE commission charged for overseas currency conversion to US dollars rates, of perhaps 5% and up to perhaps 10% which is about the highest percentage I've ever encountered, but in this case, from the details I have shown, we are talking of way beyond even 10 percent: AUD    $0.8725 per [XE.com rate] converted to US dollars AUD - $0.6882 per [Secure.Shareit.com] converted to US dollars Totalling AUD $0.1843 per converted to US dollar or in other words 18.43% exchange including commission (which is pretty steep eh!?) So unless something somewhere is terribly wrong with my maths , if I do ''buy now'' - as I'm now rethinking the entire deal, I'd be buying in US dollars and bearing ''the less than 5%'' exchange rate that a very major credit card providor (starting with a V*** or M*****) would charge me. Since I started typing this out (which I've done over a few hours) I notice I'm not the only person who wants to buy in AUSTRALIAN (AUD) dollars, who thinks something is very much not right with the price. I could not easily find any mention on BitsDuJour.com (and the problem may be with Outertech.com) to say that a purchase of goods offered which are presumably indicated in US Dollars, but which on beginning the ordering process is automatically converted into the buyers local currency, may incurr hefty exchange rate fees. I'd like an answer to both Q1 and issue 2 if it is possible. Many thanks, Peter Crosby ==========XE.com=Exchange=Rates=Below========== Rates taken from http://www.xe.com/ www.XE.com Live rates at 2010.06.19 05:10:00 UTC         14.99 USD = 17.1805 AUD http://www.xe.com/currenc...amp;to=AUD http://www.xe.com/currency/usd-us-dollar United States Dollars   http://www.xe.com/currenc...ian-dollar Australia Dollars 1 USD = 1.14613 AUD   1 AUD = 0.872500 USD
Jun 19 2010 at 4:18am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann 1. Lifetime license

This was never asked before. We will work something out in the near future and offer it also to existing customers.

2. Australian sales

The sale is done thru http://www.shareit.com, one of the largest software resellers. It was chosen because it's one of Bitsdujour accepted partners and is easy to setup. Outertech has no influence on the Australian convertion rates. The setup allows to specify a price in USD, EURO and Pound sterling. We had no idea that Australian customers get an additional pricetag. Since ShareIT belongs to the Digital River corporation, which controls about 70% of the software resale market (ShareIT, RegNow, Regnet etc) it may be that this increase is present all over the Digital River network. I suggest you purchase in USD, this should work with any Australian Credit Card.
Outertech - Jun 19 2010 at 5:42am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson To reiterate Thomas, neither Outertech nor Bits du Jour have any control over conversion and exchange fees.  Shareit is a 3rd party payment processor, and while we might raise our eyebrows at the fees they charge, there is simply nothing we can do about them.   I can't speak for Shareit, but I'm sure the fees have something to do with the added costs of accounting for the complexities of a global eCommerce system.  And to be fair, those complexities are substantial.  It's no coincidence that more than 90% of our 2000+ vendors utilize 3rd party payment processors like Shareit to  manage global eCommerce. Anyhow, if you'd like to continue this discussion, feel free to do it on our message forum.  Let's keep the conversation focused on Cacheman. Thanks! -roger
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 19 2010 at 6:24am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson Like I said, further thoughts on eCommerce and exchange rates should be expressed in our discussion forum.   -r
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 19 2010 at 8:23am Copy Link
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Pierre Desjardins At $14.99 for this application, is that the one applicable to Windows7 or another version?

Thank you
Jun 19 2010 at 9:12am Copy Link
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Albert C. Just bought my second and third licenses of Cacheman 7! I already bought it last year when it was promoted here too.

Congrats on such a powerful and successful product!
Jun 19 2010 at 9:20am Copy Link
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Stephane M Can we have more than 3 tray icons?

Is the free upgrades for 36 months covering all major versions (7.x, 8.x, ...) coming out within that period?

Is the license for Cacheman 7 working for CachemanXP as well?

I can see that Cacheman is using the Windows HD defragmenter, is there a way to set up the defragmenter we want to use?
Any plans for Cacheman to have its own defragmenter?

Thank you.
Jun 19 2010 at 11:28am Copy Link
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El Piggio @Peter Crosby1 - Just try one of the other currencies. That's what I did. Anyway even for a few extra bucks it's still a really good deal. 
Jun 19 2010 at 11:48am Copy Link
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Xelkos Cuhl @ Staphane M

If you have a Diskeeper as your system's defragmenter, use that to defragment as you would any other program. Using Cacheman7's shortcut method of using the system defragmenter could render Diskeeper from running. Trying to repair the issue will have you restoring to a previous point for recovery.

If you want another defragmenter, use it as you would any normal program by clicking the application's shortcut.
Jun 19 2010 at 1:51pm Copy Link
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Stephane M I have one desktop (i7 CPU + 12 GB RAM) running Vista x64 and one laptop (dual-core + 4 GB RAM) running Win 7 x64?

Is Cacheman really necessary on this kind of configurations?
Can it still improve performance?

Thanks!
Jun 19 2010 at 1:52pm Copy Link
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Xelkos Cuhl In my honest opinion since have used Cacheman since 1.x, and a current Cacheman7 user, it can enhance any system it's installed in.

There are several default optimization settings you can use, and you can even use your own settings. I run Win7 x64 too, and there's a noticable difference, so much that I will install it again on the next rebuild.

Consider the $15.00 as the equivalent of taking your computer out to dinner for once. Computers like to be spoiled too.
Jun 19 2010 at 3:13pm Copy Link
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El Piggio Any chance of extending this deal for another day?  I want to share it with my Facebook friends.  Used mine on Win7 64 bit and XP Pro... good speed boost on both.
Jun 19 2010 at 3:56pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Stephane

More than 3 tray icons will be possible in the upcoming 7.01 version.

The free updates will include all versions.

There are no plans for our own defragmenter as the trend continues from hard drives to SSD and at some point (probably within 2 yaers) defragmenters will be obsolete.

Cacheman should improve every system, also if you have 64GB Ram.
Outertech - Jun 19 2010 at 10:34pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @El

This was planned as a 24hours deal. I suggest you subscribe to the Outertech update mailing list, as we send out discount coupons regularly.

Please take also a look on the Bistdujour deal on our another software - Linkman Pro, on Friday June 25.
Outertech - Jun 19 2010 at 10:38pm Copy Link
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Stephane M @Xelkos

Thank you for your feedback.

@Thomas

Thank you. I purchased it!
Jun 20 2010 at 2:54am Copy Link
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Markus Meyer Long time Cacheman user and very happy with it. I see this deal is for Cacheman 7.1, but the website shows only 7.0. When does 7.1 come out?
Mar 6 2011 at 10:11am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Cacheman 7.10 will be released in the next hours.

Since the DNS update for the new www.outertech.com website can take time, here is an alternate link:

http://www.outertech.de/f...cheman.exe

New in Version 7.10:

* new profiles: Notebook | Netbook and Super User

* Windows 7 SP 1 compatibility

* existing profiles have been tweaked

* increased maximum possible tray icons from 3 to 5

* you can change the looks of Cacheman by switching to different skins (10 skins included in the default installation)

* better support for several new processors, including Intel Gulftown (e.g. Core i7-980X) and AMD Thuban (e.g. Phenom II X6)

* New performance and usability tweaks

* improved toolbar

* process list shows more information about services (e.g. svchost.exe instances)

* several utilities can be quickly launched from the tray icon menu

* you can create system restore points on the backups tab and in the tray icon menu

* tray icon works better with UAC on 64bit Windows
Outertech - Mar 6 2011 at 11:37am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann We've created a Twitter Account for Outertech today. Follow us if you want to get informed about Cacheman updates or future discounts!

http://twitter.com/outertech
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 2:59am Copy Link
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Cassiano qs Can I add Lifetime Free Upgrades (+50% to base price) in the purchase?
Mar 7 2011 at 12:14pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Yes, the lifetime upgrade can be added and you get this option also 62% cheaper compared to a normal purchase.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 12:20pm Copy Link
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Stan At Linkman offer you wrote "There will be a lifetime upgrade offer for existing Linkman users within the next 2 weeks. Stay tuned!"

Will you offer a lifetime upgrade for existing Cacheman users?
Mar 7 2011 at 3:49pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Aye.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 4:01pm Copy Link
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Louis H Picked up Linkman last November. Picking up Cacheman today. Great programs.
Mar 7 2011 at 4:34pm Copy Link
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RM I tried to purchase this offer. After entering my payment info it said my payment was declined and to contact customer service. I tried again maybe 2 or 3 times but it kept saying my payment is not being accepted please contact customer support. I tried re-entering my info then I got error messages saying my first, last name is not valid, my address isn't valid, my email isn't valid, my phone number is 10 digits and too long. So finally I gave up. Now when I checked my visa card online, it shows 2 payments are being deducted from me for 2 orders of Cacheman 7 both for $22.48 each that are pending and then the 3rd attempted payment was declined. Can someone please help me sort out this problem and confirm if payment was received or not because my card has already witheld both payments. Thank you.
Mar 7 2011 at 5:05pm Copy Link
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Terry Whitford @RM I;ve had a similar thing happen in the past. If the transactions didn't complete successfully they should automatically be removed from your credit card within a day or two.
Mar 7 2011 at 5:22pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @RM

Please email orders@fastspring.com, they have great support and will solve your problem very quickly.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 5:42pm Copy Link
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Steve Larson I bought Cacheman last year. Going for another two licenses and the lifetime option. Will use them on my girlfriends pc and laptop. Highly recommended!
Mar 7 2011 at 7:10pm Copy Link
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joel kens Can I add the lifetime free upgrades to this purchase from bitsdujour? Is it free upgrades forever or just 36 months if I buy the lifetime free upgrades license?
Mar 7 2011 at 8:19pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @joel kens

This was asked already above. Yes, you can add it, and it's for forever.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 8:22pm Copy Link
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David Gilmour I bought Cacheman as an add-on to my purchase of Linkman Pro (with lifetime upgrades) through yesterday's BDJ deal. Is there any way that I can take advantage of today's offer on lifetime upgrades for Cacheman for $7.50?
Mar 7 2011 at 9:49pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @David

What about this: Go to http://www.outertech.com, Donate for (any) freeware program and you will get the lifetime update option for Cacheman.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 9:55pm Copy Link
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David Gilmour @Thomas

Sounds good, thank you! Does that happen automatically, or do I need to contact you after making the donation?
Mar 7 2011 at 10:08pm Copy Link
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Ennovy Love Linkman Pro (bought it here, June 2010) and today I also bought Cacheman.
I recommend both.
Mar 7 2011 at 10:45pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @ David

It happens automatically, I've alerted accounting already.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 10:52pm Copy Link
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Stephane M Hi Thomas,

Is the lifetime upgrade just for Cacheman when we donate?

And just to make sure, is it for all registered users or just for those who purchased Linkman yesterday or just for David? :)

Thanks!
Mar 7 2011 at 11:08pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Stephane

If a customer purchased Linkman + Cacheman together yesterday, there was no checkbox for Cacheman Lifetime upgrades. So if someone bought both products yesterday, can get the option now. The donate stuff is just a work-around.
Outertech - Mar 7 2011 at 11:14pm Copy Link
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Stephane M Ok fair enough.
Mar 7 2011 at 11:19pm Copy Link
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Carlos Oliveros Hi,

Also, I buy 1 license with lifetime option.

Regards
Mar 7 2011 at 11:29pm Copy Link
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Jason Foodman @RM, Thomas brought your issue to our attention and we're investigating this morning, either one of our reps or Thomas will be back in touch with you. You will, of course, not be charged for anything you're not getting. My guess is you're just seeing temporary authorizations/charges on the card and they will be gone shortly - but our support team will confirm. Thanks!

Sincerely,
Jason
FastSpring.com
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DrTeeth Are there any independent tests done on Cacheman? I used to use it years ago when Windows was much less sophisticated.

Cheers

Guy
Mar 8 2011 at 2:30am Copy Link
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Jonathan Keener What benefits are there with a tool like this on a computer that isn't low on memory/processor performance? For example, my main machine is running Windows 7 64 bit, 24GB of memory, SSD Raid for boot drive, i7 975 processor.

Just curious if there would be any real performance benefit on a higher end machine.
Mar 8 2011 at 2:44am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Jonathan

Frankly speaking, on such extreme high end machine, there will be not much improvement speed-wise. But program reaction times and just the feeling of the workflow should improve considerably.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 2:48am Copy Link
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Conrad TDI I've seen no DRM or hashing of hardware in Outertech products, and no online activation or calling home for renewal like Sandboxie. I hate and don't trust that, too! It's one of the reasons I use xyplorer instead of xplorer2 with its hidden dll backdoor in your Windows dir! Paranoia? Maybe....

I started using Cacheman back in the ME days when it was essential. It's not as necessary in Win7, but it offers a wide range of enhanced memory control and seems to increase system stability *to me*. Reimann's programming is good, with low memory and processor use, too. Is it faster? Nothing beats more RAM. But, that said, I own it.
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Jonathan Keener Is there any sort of grid that details what all of the auto-optimize profiles actually change?
Mar 8 2011 at 2:58am Copy Link
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Tazzie Like Jonathan, I also would like more detail in exactly what auto-optimize changes. I couldn't find any indication of that in the Help files.
Mar 8 2011 at 3:34am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann There is no DRM/online activation. We do counter software privacy by blacklisting hacked/misused keys.

@Jonathan and tazzie

Auto-Optimization shows you exactly what it's doing after you start it. And you can revert all the changes with a single click.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 5:31am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @RM

I have an explanation from the payment processor about your order difficulties:

"I have checked your recent order issues to try to see if I could identify this customer and you really only have one customer this could be.

Ryan M., OUT110308-9722-30258 and OUT110308-9722-96243, was stopped by the risk processor because he is using an open proxy, is actually located 2500 miles from his billing address and is using a free email address. His Order #OUT110308-7032-50286 was declined by the card issuer.

The charge that he sees associated with that order is a pre-authorization charge. A pre-authorization is a temporary hold of the available balance on a credit / debit card and they are not responsible for paying for it. The charge will drop off their card within 5-10 business days. The exact timeframe varies with each card issuer and each card issuer has control over when those charges will be dropped or voided."
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 5:37am Copy Link
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w s What's the best deal today for 3 computers with lifetime upgrades?
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Thomas Reimann @ws

The deal is "only" for 2 licenses, offering a 3rd would be too much. The discount for both the license AND the lifetime update is at 62% which is way above BDJ standard.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 6:10am Copy Link
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Bill murray Does your software offer install extra toolbar, ask.com toolbar?
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Chad Biggerstaff I downloaded and installed 7.1 last night to test and program seems interesting. However 1 big bug really bothers me. I'm running win7x64 and after installing (and rebooting) my Windows 7 Save As dialog was missing it's Favorites (which I use a lot). I tried re-adding a folder that had been there and it wouldn't add it either.
I just uninstalled (uninstall seems to do a good job) and now my Save As dialog Favorites are back (cool!). Dunno if I'm the odd pc that had this issue or if just some people haven't noticed or don't use Save As Favorites in Win7.
Mar 8 2011 at 8:35am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @bill

We do not use the Ask toolbar.

@Chad.

This is not intended and as you've seen everything can be reverted. The auto-optimization is different on every computer, so the glitch may have several causes. Please send a backup file and a Cacheman system report to Outertech Support and you will be taken care of to fix the issue.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 10:03am Copy Link
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Johnny Cash What is Cacheman system requirements?
Mar 8 2011 at 10:53am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Windows XP SP3, Vista or Windows 7, 32 or 64 bit.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 11:44am Copy Link
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K X 1) What happens if it gets installed on a Windows XP SP2 machine?

2) What does the "Bits du Jour URL" check box option do on installation? I noticed it was optional, but I didn't check the box.
Mar 8 2011 at 12:11pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann 1) It will work on Windows XP SP2, but the auto-optimization is designed for SP3, so you need that for best results.

2) This option creates a bookmark to BitsDuJour.com
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 12:20pm Copy Link
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joel kens Yes. I'm afraid of adware toolbars?
Mar 8 2011 at 12:22pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann There are no adware toolbars in any outertech products.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 12:24pm Copy Link
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K X I installed the trial on a Win XP SP2 system and after the auto-optimization ran & it told me to reboot, I said yes, and there was a message about a NET Framework error. Could that be from Cacheman or would it have been caused by a different program? After rebooting, I haven't seen the message again.

P.S. Thanks for the great deals on Cacheman and Linkman Pro. And the "History of Cacheman" link on your site was fascinating.
Mar 8 2011 at 12:28pm Copy Link
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Cassiano qs Cacheman replaces CleanMem or should I run both?
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Michael R. Using mainly a win7, x64, 4GB-RAM computer I am wondering if I should use your program, because cache handling on the newer OS is quite good, as you said yourself.

But there are some things in the orignal-windows, I am wondering if Cacheman can help: So e.g. when copying whole directories from one partition to another it seems that this process gets a big priority and so every other application seems to be blocked or slowed down extremely. Can I influence this behaviour with Cacheman permantently and how to do it? (Of course the other explorer-priority, e.g. displaying the context-menu should not be influenced. (One of the best ways perhaps would be to right-click on the window-title and get a Cacheman-menu which would allow to alter the current priority.)

Having bought your LinkMan yesterday I have to say, beside the program itself, I like your policy: Two computer-licences (ok, unlimited would be better, but two is ok too), no DRM (which is especially useful if a computer gets defect or the hardware changes) and three years of upgrades with the option of lifetime-upgrades for a fair additonally price. (And a fast response-time (at least here at BDJ ;-) ) )
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Thomas Reimann @Michael

The explorer copy process does not get a higher priority. We would need your exact system specs to see why you have this slow down. Please send a Cacheman system report to Outertech support.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 12:49pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Cassiano

Since Cacheman replaces the default Windows memory manager ClearMem may cause unpredicable results with it, so we don't recommend to run both at the same time, but you can try.
Outertech - Mar 8 2011 at 1:48pm Copy Link
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Stan @Thomas Reimann: You made a good job with your support at BDJ. thx
Mar 8 2011 at 3:45pm Copy Link
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Markus Meyer Just got the Outertech Newsletter about the new deal. Yesterday I was thinkping about purchasing an additional license for my new Thinkpad (long time Cacheman user on all my Desktop computers). I'm glad I'll get two more with such a great discount (half the price of a single license).
Aug 12 2011 at 5:25pm Copy Link
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DrTeeth Looks like I will be out of town and away from internet access for this and the Linkman offer.

Here's to the next time.

DrT
Aug 13 2011 at 11:51am Copy Link
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Karen Spikes When will your Cacheman and Linkman deals be available? I'd like to know since I'll be away on business soon.
Aug 14 2011 at 7:57am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann The Cacheman and Linkman deals will start Monday 15th (tomorrow).
Outertech - Aug 14 2011 at 9:46am Copy Link
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Steve Larson Btw, anyone here not knowing Outertech yet should also look at their Freeware programs (besides Cacheman and Linkman). Some excellent stuff there. Personally I'm using Clipboard History (a clipboard manager) http://www.outertech.com/...rd-history and GetDiz (Text Editor) http://www.outertech.com/...eplacement.
Aug 14 2011 at 6:14pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann A note to customers:

Besides Cacheman, our other product Linkman Pro is also available here at a huge discount: http://www.bitsdujour.com...af=503646/
Outertech - Aug 14 2011 at 6:35pm Copy Link
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SoftCollector Tried it - the program looks good. That said, with today's huge amounts of RAM that Windows never really uses to the top, Cacheman seems to stay switched off most of the time.
Aug 15 2011 at 1:29am Copy Link
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Avi S I see that users can limit memory usage to given programs. What I'd like to do, however, is to limit other resources. For instance, in one program that I bought on BDJ recently, there is a GDI leak, so that if I run it for too long it shoots up to 16,000 GDI resources and essentially crashes the system. (The company sent two "fixes", but the problem remains). So I'd like to put a cap on that utility, so that if it goes past, say, 5000 GDI items, it should then start receiving errors, so that it doesn't hog the rest of the system.
Can I do this with Cacheman?
Aug 15 2011 at 2:03am Copy Link
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VLM Avi S - Would you be willing to say what program that is?
Aug 15 2011 at 3:33am Copy Link
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Software Guy Avi S - same question - what program is that? I have developed memory problems and am having difficulty determining exactly what program is the offender. Thanks.
Aug 15 2011 at 4:18am Copy Link
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Avi S XTM. A really awesome utility that provides very specific info on every process and thread, far more than the free Process Explorer does. The irony is that it was with XTM itself that I noticed how the XTM process was zooming up in its GDI count. It's fine for the first few hours that it runs, but after 12 hours or so it will bring down the computer. I'm looking forward to a proper fix from the company.
Aug 15 2011 at 5:30am Copy Link
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Antoine Hirsch The buy link for Cacheman seems to go nowhere. Cannot buy the software, please fix ASAP!
Aug 15 2011 at 5:34am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Softcollector,

Cacheman consists of many different parts.
You are probably referring to the Cacheman memory manager.
It's about 5% of the programs and becomes only active
if a program starts leaking memory (Firefox is a good candidate).
Cacheman will always try to give as much RAM out as
possible, unlike programs that try to "free" memory,
no matter what (results only in bad performance).
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:17am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Avi,

There is no good way to free leaking GDI resources.
This may sound like a good idea, but there is no
way to determine if a single GDI entity is still in
use by a program or not. Forcefully freeing a resource
that is either still in use or will be used shortly
later would result in an access violation bluescreen.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:23am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Antoine,

The link works for me and we have also sales coming in every minute. Which browser are you using?
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:26am Copy Link
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Avi S Thomas,
To explain: I am not asking that you forcefully free GDI resources. Rather, I am asking for the ability to put a cap on a given program's ability to ask for more. Thus, for instance, if a program starts getting out of hand, requesting thousands of GDI resources, I'd like there to be some intervention so that the next time the program requests a GDI resource it should receive a "no more resources" error or the like. This will likely cause the given program to crash, but it will not cause a blue screen. And I'd much rather have this, than have the program use up all GDI resources in the system, causing the system as a whole to lock up.
Aug 15 2011 at 6:32am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Avi,

your basic idea is right. The program would crash without a bluescreen, but you can never know what damage a crashing program may cause, especially if the crash happens during a write operation. So it's possible to do what you want, but still dangerous. I don't think there is a big market for it, as GDI leaks are really easy to fix from a programmers standpoint. It's no rocket science. You look at the GDI counter when using certain functions and if the counter does not go back after leaving a function you know the root of the problem.

But you brought me to an idea. In the future, Cacheman could look out for GDI leaks and when a program reaches a threshhold give the user an option to kill that process before worse things happen.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 6:48am Copy Link
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Margaret Graybill How useful is this with SSDs?
Aug 15 2011 at 6:50am Copy Link
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Avi S Thomas,
Yes, your idea sounds perfect.
As you note, you never know what damage may be caused by refusing a GDI request. But it is much better than my situation now, in which one program hogs the GDI, and then all of my other dozens of programs are at risk for unknown damage. Here, at least, I know that this one program is the only one that will be shut down. (And, in my case, I know that it is one that does not store important data, and therefore I do not mind if it is shut down unceremoniously).
So, yes, please do add this feature. I look forward to purchasing your utility when this feature is added.
Aug 15 2011 at 6:53am Copy Link
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Dave R I've been a technician for about 30 years and in all that time, I can tell you CacheMan is the best RAM utility that I have ever run across! It is the ONLY one I will use and I install it on every machine that I have built since a month after I started using it, even until today! When my clients ask why I "put that on there", I tell them it's because "You don't want to run your computer without it and after you run it for a while, you'll know why!" and that's the God's honest truth!

It does its job like no other and has many other features & functions that go way above beyond what a RAM utility is required to do and does them better than what's built-in to Windows, that's for sure! But unlike other utilities, OuterTech doesn't get so focused on making it do everything, that the main reason that you bought it suffers! They've got a GREAT programming team there! Sometimes they even have a sense of humor. smile

If you want a SERIOUS, PROFESSIONAL LEVEL utility with a small learning curve, that has a GREAT help file and really responsive and helpful staff, then this is the one for you!
Aug 15 2011 at 7:06am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Margaret,

Cacheman is fully designed to work with SSDs and tries so minimize filesystem write cycles on any SSD detected.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 7:13am Copy Link
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Goran Janevski Does Cacheman detect the applications which are leaking memory?

I installed the trial Cachement, and I can't find where you do that.

Thanks,
Goran
Aug 15 2011 at 7:43am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Not automatically, as you can never know 100% if an application consumes for good or bad reasons. There IS software out there that consumes 100MB every 10 minutes and is still supposed to function this way (e.g. Cinema 4D on network rendering). Capping RAM on it would kill the performance of that software.

Cacheman (in one part) is designed to cure the symptons of badly written software, it cannot reprogram it. You cure the sympton by looking manually at the RAM usage of programs until you find something suspicious (this is a one time thing).

Then you can set a RAM cap a program is allowed to use. When this cap is reached Cacheman will look for memory objects which were not used by the program for the longest time and try to free them. Firefox with some strange addons is a good candidate for that. We had users with a Firefox memory usage of 1.5GB after 2-3 hours and 20 opened tabs. This wrecked havoc to the whole system. Capping Firefox at 500MB helped a lot.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 7:54am Copy Link
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Alan Any chance of getting this offer for the 5 or 10 computer licenses?
It's just me and my wife, but I have a laptop, desktop, mac (running dual boot), and my wife has a laptop, so that's 4 before I even think about my other computers.
Alan
Aug 15 2011 at 8:23am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Alan, a normal 5 computers license is $79. If you buy 2 x 2 here for $29.98, it's still a huge discount.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 8:26am Copy Link
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Alan Yes, I do understand however not as good of a discount as if the 5 computer license was discounted 62% also.

Not trying to be a pain, but that's the problem when buying software that's not concurrent users. There is only my wife and I, so have to try for software that I can install on my computers.

I may just have to get 1 license and make my wife suffer.. lol.. though she probably could use it even more than I because I have 8GB on my laptop and desktop and she only has 3gb.

Alan
Aug 15 2011 at 9:01am Copy Link
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VLM Thomas, How can I make this order entry system of yours let go of me, so that I can begin anew?
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James Kenney I see you are offering StartEd Pro as part of the deal, but I cannot see any way of adding lifetime updates to the order for it.
I already have ?hameleon Startup Manager... Does your StartEd Pro have any advantages over it? I did not see if it could set the order and time of loading for programs... Can it?

Also, I have CM and LM in the order for 14 each and can add lifetime updates for one of them, but it will not let me add it for both of them.
Do I need to order separately?

I will also be downloading a copy of Batchrun, as it looks like an interesting concept. Does it allow single stepping through a batch file?
Can you do conditionals with the interface? Can you manually add them?
Can you import existing batch files and edit them in Batchrun?

I am going to lunch right now, and will check back later for your reply.
Thanks!
Aug 15 2011 at 10:59am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann James,

we do not offer a lifetime license for the StartEd option with this deal, but if a customer purchases both Cacheman and Linkman with lifetime licenses each, we are converting the StartEd license to lifetime for free. If you want to get Cacheman and Linkman, you need to place two separate orders (for several technical reasons, including sale referrals).

As to StartEd and Batchrun, would you please send questions to startedoutertech.com and batchrunoutertech.com, as this thread should be reserved to Cacheman (which has already more than 100 comments).
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 11:06am Copy Link
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James Kenney That was fast...
Should I add the StartEd to the CM or the LM order?
And do I just add the lifetime to each of them and the lifetime for SE would be done automatically?
Aug 15 2011 at 11:09am Copy Link
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dave dave If I buy cacheman I get the offer for lifetime upgrades for an additional $7.50. I selected that and I get the offer for StartEd Pro. Does the lifetime upgrades apply to StartEd Pro as well?
Aug 15 2011 at 11:18am Copy Link
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dave dave I just saw the reply to the question above mine. Thanks.
Aug 15 2011 at 11:23am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann James, in does not matter where you add StartEd, as long as you have 2 orders with lifetime options each (as the lifetime StartEd change is done manually in the customer database).

Dave, James asked this shortly before you. Please read the answer I gave him.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 11:25am Copy Link
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Michael K I just went to buy Cacheman but was not offered the opportunity to buy Start Ed - how can Start Ed as well?

Thanks

Michael
Aug 15 2011 at 11:45am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann StartEd Pro is offered as a one line option on the second page of the purchase order (where you have entered your personal data). If you have missed it please contact salesoutertech.com to get a discount coupon.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 11:51am Copy Link
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Michael K Thank you Thomas - a most impressively quick response :-)

Michael
Aug 15 2011 at 12:14pm Copy Link
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Alan Is it fairly easy to move a license from one computer to another?
I have one older computer running XP that I may try it on, but might eventually just put it on another.
Alan
Aug 15 2011 at 12:49pm Copy Link
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VLM Does licensing/activation use DRM or otherwise require an online connection? (Both products, please)
Aug 15 2011 at 12:55pm Copy Link
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Rich OBrien I was all set to buy Cacheman 7.10 today. But then after I installed the trial version, Cacheman 7.10 announced that I wasn't permitted to experience the full version unless I paid for it. It seems like they are trying to hide something when the trial version doesn't really work. So I'm not going to buy.
Aug 15 2011 at 1:01pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Alan,

Yes, you can uninstall Cacheman on one computer and then use that license on another.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 1:03pm Copy Link
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Goran Janevski Yeah, I am in the same boat.

Already bought LinkMan, and wanted to get CacheMan as well. But the trial CacheMan doesn't do much, so I can't tell if this thing is worth buying.
Aug 15 2011 at 1:03pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Emissary,

no DRM is used. We are using black lists if a license is used in an unintended way.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 1:04pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Rich & Goran,

90% of the functionality is available in the free trial version, The only difference is that with trial you have only access to one auto-optimization profile (basic). That profile should already give an improvement on most systems. We have decided against putting all profiles in the free version of Cacheman 7 due to bad experience with time-hacks in the past. We don't want to put DRM in our products.

The Cache manager, memory manager, process priority manager and all the tweak settings are fully available in the free version.
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 1:11pm Copy Link
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VLM LOL, sounds oh-so-sinister, though I'm sure it's not. :) So no online connection needed to install or activate, correct? (I'm concerned about privacy, not about licensing ... we always honor our licenses, unless we just plain misunderstand something.)
Aug 15 2011 at 1:44pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Emissary,

the priority support option was added few months ago due to wishes from corporate users. Some wanted to get answers within hours, not days. Private users take rarely use of this option (only about 7%).
Outertech - Aug 15 2011 at 2:59pm Copy Link
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VLM Thanks Thomas. Some companies offer a "support plan", to cover multiple licenses and such. Just an idea for future consideration.
Aug 15 2011 at 3:23pm Copy Link
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Fletch Is StartEd "lifetime" option available if I only purchase Cacheman? I already have Linkman.
Aug 15 2011 at 7:46pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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Avi S I bought it and installed it - but I think I'm missing something. All of the cool memory limits and memory-leak-tools and taskbar icons deal with *physical* memory, not *virtual* memory. Whereas my ongoing problems with a number of runaway programs include mostly *virtual* memory issues (besides the GDI issues that I wrote about earlier). I was looking forward to being about to limit these programs, and to have a taskbar icon with a constant readout of virtual memory allocated - but it seems like cacheman doesn't have any of this. Disappointing.
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SoftCollector I bought the 3 programs. Several questions:

1. Do I need to do anything extra to get the lifetime update for START ED PRO?

2. I think the tray icons of Cacheman could be made better - to resemble the tray icons of DriveGleam, which combine both: a numerical and graphical representation in one icon (graphical used as background). In this way, for a 2-core processor and memory load one only needs 3 icons instead of 5 (as is the case with Cacheman at the moment). I hope this could be improved in future versions, as 5 icons are simply taking too much space. Please, comment.

Kind regards,
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Stefan Weber On my Computer is a Software installed, called CleverCache from OO-Software. Do you have experience on possible conflicts with Cacheman?

My other Question is about License. You wrote, that you are using blacklists. What happens if I forget to uninstall my Software before I format the disk? Do you offer a WebInterface for manual delete a License by myself?

How works your Blacklist exactly, is it enough to deinstall the Software before reinstall the Computer or is it needed to return the License back to your Host?
Aug 16 2011 at 2:48am Copy Link
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SoftCollector If you like programs with this functionality, please, consider voting for my proposal to get Project Lasso at a discounted price:

http://www.bitsdujour.com...gest=1207/

Thank you!
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Thomas Reimann Avi,

limiting a programs Virtual Memory would make it crash. It's technically not possible.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:31am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Softcollector,

1. Yes, email salesoutertech.com with your both order numbers.

2. This is on to do list for the future.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:35am Copy Link
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Michael K There is good news and bad news and then more good news in this post.....

The good news is I bought Cacheman yesterday and just installed it on a laptop running Windows XP that was running slowly and having difficulty with a particular piece of specialist software. The laptop now running smoothly and quickly having just chosen the "best of all worlds" Cacheman profile. - I'm delighted.

The bad news is that having made that much difference, I now need to buy another license so I can instal Cacheman on my other laptop and also my wife's computer.

But the good news is that thanks to BitsDuJour and the developer, Cacheman is on offer today as well !!

Thanks Nico & Thomas, you are both Stars !!

Michael
Aug 16 2011 at 3:36am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Stefan,

If you want to use CleverCache with Cacheman, you must go to the Cache Tab in Cacheman and make sure "Windows Controlled" is active.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:39am Copy Link
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SoftCollector Thomas Reimann,

1. I cannot find a detailed explanation of the automatic optimization profiles of Cacheman in the help files. What does "Best of both worlds" mean exactly? Or "Laptop"? Or "Super user"? It is difficult to make an educated decision when the data is not available.

2. Regarding START ED PRO - the color scheme of the different types of startup objects, as classified by the software could be improved in my opinion. Currently pink, yellow, orange and red are used. These are very similar colors! Why not use, for example, grey (obsolete), green (new), blue (essential) and red (trojan).

2.1. Also: instead of just being a color code map, those patches of color at the top can be clickable and listing the corresponding entries by said color: obsolete, new... etc.

2.2. A suggestion: it could be nice if the order of startup objects could be changed, times (pauses) added, etc.

Kind regards,
SC
Aug 16 2011 at 3:52am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Michael,

I'm glad Cacheman has brought your computer back to speed!
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 4:23am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann SoftCollector,

1. Cacheman profile description is available here: http://www.outertech.com/...r-computer

2. Grey is already used for installation leftovers. Blue cannot be used, as the cursor marker is blue. Green could be used, but it's already it use in the Services section (for services that are safe to disable), so it would create confusion when new programs would be displayed as green, but new services still as yellow.

2.1 Good suggestion! Would you please send it as an email to supportoutertech.com, so it gets added to the development schedule.

2.2.You can do it with our freeware Batchrun utility. It allows to add scripts to your startup (File menu). Batchrun can be found here: http://www.outertech.com/...batch-file
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 5:08am Copy Link
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VLM Question about StartEd: Thomas, when you refer to "services that are safe to disable", are you saying that StartEd actually attempts to tell the user which services are safe to disable ... now and permanently ... based upon's one's configuration or whatever? (Sorry if I sound a bit nontechnical ... it's because I am. :)
Aug 16 2011 at 6:36am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Yes, that's right.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 7:51am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 16 2011 at 9:33am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 16 2011 at 9:35am Copy Link
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Eddie Tex Bought this yesterday (along with Linkman). Very nice product though I've twice received an error stating "Invalid Floating Point Operation" or something similar. It does not halt the program fortunately, but I can't yet figure out what's causing this error for Cacheman..
Aug 16 2011 at 10:21am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Eddie, please contact supportoutertech.com.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 10:46am Copy Link
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Anand A quick question: I had purchased Linkman Pro + Lifetime updates in a previous bitsdujour deal. If I purchase Cacheman + Lifetime updates today and I purchase StartEd Pro today, can I still get the free lifetime updates for it? Thanks.
Aug 16 2011 at 11:17am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Aye, Anand.
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Avi S Thomas, you wrote: "limiting a programs Virtual Memory would make it crash.."
But that's exactly what I want to do! Sometimes programs get out of hand and start allocating gigabytes of virtual memory. What happens then is that my entire system ends up crashing, because virtual memory runs out. So dozens of good programs that I have running, doing various automatic tasks (e.g. OCR programs, batch image processing etc.) then all stop in the middle, and need to be laboriously started up again in the same place.
What I want to happen is to shut down those specific programs that are causing the problem - and thus to let all the other programs continue!
This can be done by refusing the program's virtual memory requests - which, by the way, may or may not make it crash - it just depends on whether the program has proper error handling inside it.
Anyway, that's what I sincerely hoped cacheman would do. And it's definitely possible to achieve.
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Thomas Reimann If a program is already loosing resources (because of sloppy programming), it's 99% sure it also no proper error handling at all. If you still need a program that is causing absolute havoc on your system, a much better idea is to run it in a virtual machine, and limit the pagefile on that VM to 1GB or less.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 11:58am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann I was talking to the other guys today, and we will implement your GDI cap idea into Cacheman.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 12:04pm Copy Link
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Avi S Hi Thomas,
Thanks, I'm glad to hear about the GDI cap idea! I'm looking forward to its implementation.
I appreciate your idea about using a VM to limit a program's virtual machine, although, it's not always practical. Theoretically, it would seem to me that putting a cap on virtual memory requests would be much the same as putting a cap on GDI requests. In both cases, it's about knocking out one program for the good of the system as a whole.
In any case, even if you just do the GDI cap, I'll be thrilled.
Aug 16 2011 at 12:13pm Copy Link
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P. Molinar Hi Thomas,
I just installed your Cacheman and really runs great on my Acer Travelmate, speeds up the processes and also improves responsiveness.
It however speeds up a bit processors (Core 1 and 2). Also heat increases by about 3°C
My question is should I turn off / deactivate: Process Lasso / Pro Balance on (is always heavy working) and/or Magic Memory Optimizer with Cacheman ?
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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Thomas Reimann Yes, you should deactivate other programs that deal with memory or processor usage. No need to uninstall them, but disable the comparable functions so they don't work against the ones implemented into Cacheman.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:13pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 16 2011 at 3:14pm Copy Link
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SoftCollector Thomas,

I was thinking of buying Process Lasso - are you familiar with the program? If I understand you correctly it should not be run alongside Cacheman? But Process Lasso automatically controls CPU load, while in Cacheman this is done manually by the user (is that correct?), so the functionality is not identical in this respect. Please, comment and supply explanation, if possible.

Kind regards,
SC
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Thomas Reimann You can run both alongside, but you come into some issues if for example you set a process in Cacheman to be permamently at below average, but Process Lasso tries to change it to something else. The process priority will then change constantly. You must be just aware of that.
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SoftCollector Dear Thomas,

Thank you for your answer.

I would rather stick with Cacheman, but here is the thing: as noted above the priority of CPU usage can only be set manually in it.

Do you think a similar functionality to the one currently used by Process Lasso could be introduced to Cacheman: when a program starts consuming too much CPU, Cacheman could automatically lower its priority, or otherwise, control it over a period of time to not allow the computer to 'hang' or become unresponsive?

Could that be planned for the foreseeable future?

Kind regards,
SC
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Thomas Reimann This is on schedule for 7.50.
Outertech - Aug 16 2011 at 3:56pm Copy Link
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SoftCollector Great thanks! A final question: when is 7.5 due approximately (planned time frame)?
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Thomas Reimann We never issue release dates. 7.20 is shortly to beta, 7.30 development has started and 7.50 is in the planning phase.
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Todd F Glad you decided to extend it. I bought Linkman with lifetime upgrades yesterday and after careful consideraiton I bought 2x2 Cacheman license with lifetime along with StartEd Pro.

I appreciate BitDuJour giving those us of thrifty folks a deal & a chance to support the smaller software houses that produce good stuff.
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 17 2011 at 12:23am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 17 2011 at 12:30am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 17 2011 at 6:44am Copy Link
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Alan Is this still on sale as Nico is stating??
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VLM Alan, if you look at the top of this page, the "Buy" button remains available, so the deal is on. However, I notice that the discount has been cut in half today. Still a great deal, though, IMO :)
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Alan Yup, but it's twice as expensive as yesterday, so my $70 purchase now would be $140.

Also there continues to be even today postings from Nico saying the deal has been extended.

I have never seen this on BDJ, so I don't know if it's on purpose or some sort of a website issue. Both products from yesterday have this issue.

The Nico posts are there in FF and IE, so it's not like I'm imagining it.
Aug 17 2011 at 7:17am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann It was extended once by 24 hours. The original sale was on 08/15 and was extended to 08/16.

I think Nico's postings are some website issue.
Outertech - Aug 17 2011 at 8:13am Copy Link
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Roger Thomasson It's a website issue, sorry folks!

Working on it ASAP...

-r
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 17 2011 at 9:42am Copy Link
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SoftCollector @Thomas Reimann

I bought and have Cacheman installed. I also own an external WD HDD and have their software installed.

There is a known issue with some of its components where it starts sucking juice out of the CPU randomly (the external HDD is not even connected).

I have set the "Sticky Priority" to Low in the corresponding tab of Cacheman, but it does not seem to help - the levels of CPU usage are still between 60 and 100%. As Cacheman does not automatically limit processes, this is all I can do with it to address the issue, right?

KInd regards,
SC
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Thomas Reimann Priority will not change the absolute amount of CPU usage an application can generate if nothing else is running. Only if another application (that is set to normal or higher) runs at the same time will the low application get less cpu time. As long as there is still capacity left in a CPU Core, any app that requests CPU time will get it. So in other words, you cannot prevent any application from doing what it wants if there are enough resources to accomplish it (and it would also make no sense to prevent apps you want from running).
Outertech - Aug 25 2011 at 1:51pm Copy Link
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SoftCollector @ Thomas Reimann

Thank you for your prompt reply. Nevertheless, it would be useful in cases like the one described above (a piece of software behaving oddly for no apparent reason and draining resources from the CPU at random as a result of poor engineering) to be able to put a limit, or "cap" to the percentage of CPU resources it could use.

That could be done manually, as is the Cacheman approach or automatically, as is the Process Lasso approach, or both.

Kind regards,
SC
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Sputnik Hi !

1-Could this offer be also available for 1 computer licence ?

2-Will it be possible to buy also the Lifetime Free Upgrades during the sale ? If so, will its price be based on the full regular price or on the discounted one ?

Thank you.
Feb 28 2012 at 7:49pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann This is only a two license offer. You will be able to get lifetime-updates also at 62% discount.
Outertech - Feb 29 2012 at 1:17am Copy Link
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DrTeeth Can this really give a benefit on an x64 8GB 8 core cpu (4 core +hyperthreading) PC
Feb 29 2012 at 1:31am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann We have seen improvements even on 16 Core Xeons with 32 GB of RAM.
Outertech - Feb 29 2012 at 2:12am Copy Link
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Sputnik @ Thomas Reimann

So, it means that the total price for 2 computer license including lifetime upgrade would be 14.99 + (50% of 14.99) = 22.49 $ ?
Feb 29 2012 at 3:42am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Yes.
Outertech - Feb 29 2012 at 4:31am Copy Link
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Markus Meyer @DrTeeth

I have a i7-3930K (12 Cores) with 16GB RAM and Cacheman makes the hell of a difference.
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Sputnik @ Thomas Reimann

Thank you : at this price it is really a good deal !

I am trying your software since yesterday and even only with a "Basic optimization" (because it is the only kind of optimization available with the trial version) it makes a real difference, not just a "psychological" one...
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Zen Balancer ([z3n] b4l4nc3r) A fantastic Windows automatic memory manager & optimizer! It's in a league of its own! A lot smarter than the built-in Windows memory manager! The available memory gains are so clear when compared to the period I didn't have it installed! *Without* even slowing the other software down! It has also manual fine-tuning capabilities, including the --once tried, it becomes lifelong indispensable-- saved process priorities! It allows me to do much more simultaneously, while getting more stability! Unbelievable! I love it! I can't live on a Windows machine without it any more! I don't know how they did it, but it simply rocks!
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Jim Miller Faced with persistent client crashes while playing Everquest II had narrowed the fault down to a severe memory leak.
Rather than plunk down $120 for more memory on my Dell XPS 630i (Windows 7, 64 bit) instead set the game client (EverQuest2.exe) to 2 GB via the Memory Management tab.
No more client crashes, no more constant memory leaks, no need to spend $120 on more RAM.

Huzzah to OuterTech's Support as well, fast and reliable service in common sense language. Quick and simple help messages than anyone can understand.

- Xelkos
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Gonzo I bought both Cacheman and Linkman Pro last time they were on sale here @ BDJ.
At that time I don't recall seeing a Lifetime license option.

My question is: since I already bought both apps; can I upgrade my current license to a lifetime license?

Thanks!
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Thomas Reimann Gonzo, the lifetime option was also available the last time. It cannot be purchased separately with the 62% discount. If you want to purchase it at the normal fee, please contact Outertech support.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 2:42am Copy Link
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bvssunnydale Hi, I go through a lot of computers (a couple a year). I know this license is for two machines but can I un-install the licenses and re-install them on different machines? Thx.
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Thomas Reimann Aye.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 6:53am Copy Link
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VLM Thomas, as I recall, during the last promotion, if one putchased BOTH Linkman AND Cacheman, both lifetime, then one got a lifetime license to StartEd. Am I remembering correctly, and if so, is something similar available today?
Mar 2 2012 at 8:35am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann It's slightly different. If you had Cacheman lifetime + Linkman lifetime, you get the StartEd lifetime updates OPTION for free. This is still the case.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 10:18am Copy Link
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VLM And you still add this in customer service, after the fact, correct?
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Thomas Reimann Aye, just contact support(at)outertech.com, and your StartEd license will be changed from 2 years to lifetime.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 2:32pm Copy Link
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VLM For both products, can priority support be added later on, if desired? Also, what time period does this USD 9.50 cover?
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Thomas Reimann Priority support can be added only at purchase. Please keep in mind that we have a very fast support even without this option. The priority support option was requested by some corporate users that need support also on weekends. The fee is for 2 years.
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Joe M Is the lifetime upgrade for version 7 or does it cover future versions - 8, 9, 10 etc.?
Mar 2 2012 at 3:55pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann All versions.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 3:59pm Copy Link
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joel kens Do I need StartEd If I already have Cacheman?
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Thomas Reimann StartEd is not directly related to Cacheman, see the homepage: http://www.outertech.com/...ws-startup
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 4:14pm Copy Link
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joel kens I thought Cacheman can Manage running applications? StartEd also does the same thing?
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Thomas Reimann StartEd manages programs and services that run at Windows Startup, the name says it - STARTEDitor. You get a list of all the Windows Services (up to 200) with explanations what they do, if they can be safely disabled, the possibility for a keyword based search, etc.
Outertech - Mar 2 2012 at 4:25pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Due to the overwhelming response Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 3 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
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SoftCollector An interesting program with a lot of options, I bought it the last time when it was on sale.

Unfortunately, it seems to disagree with my computer, exhibiting some kind of a start up issue with either not being able to load the tray icon or locking my desktop. I finally had to deinstall it (a shame, since I have the lifetime update option). However, this does not seem to be widespread, so it is probably something on my side.

Have been communicating with support for several months, but no lasting solution has been provided. Support seems to be very responsive though and I am positive that the problem will be taken care of at some point.

Further improvements I would like to see:

1. Tray icons should display both graphical and numerical loads in a single icon. This has been projected for implementation in the future, but I do hope they speed it up a little bit. Dirtcellar's Drive Gleam has had it for a long time and it works like a charm (and Drive Gleam is free).
2. More detailed explanations of the different profiles, as general labels leave the user guessing. These have been added to some extent.
3. A more robust (quick and energetic) development map, as important changes seem to be well further in the future.
4. Further development of the dynamic CPU load control unit (along the lines of Process Lasso).

I would like to thank Thomas and team for creating Cacheman and keeping it running, while continually improving it – and wish them the best of luck in the future!

Kind Regards,
SC
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David Vaughan I already have Linkman Pro (2 Computer License) plus lifetime upgrades that I got via a Groupon offer around November 2010. I think maybe I can buy Cacheman 7.50 today plus lifetime upgrades and then request a free copy of StartEd Pro with lifetime updates? Or maybe you have to buy both today? Plus, you clarified earlier that only the StartEd Pro lifetime upgrade OPTION is included (indicating that you still have to buy StartEd which I don't think is on special today)? Sorry to add to the confusion!

On top of that, I already have the Chameleon managers bundle that I purchased via a BitsDuJour offer. It duplicates much of the Cacheman/StartEd functionality and I've been very happy with it!

Thoughts and comments are welcome!
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Thomas Reimann @Softcollector Is it possible that you haven't tried version 7.50 yet? Some things that you request like more detailed profile explanation and dynamic priority control have already been implemented.

@David Please contact support, and we will take a look at your existing licenses.
Outertech - Mar 3 2012 at 2:37am Copy Link
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ricky cruz I just want to know if cacheman 7.50 supports windows 8 when it was already released. Thanks in advance
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gass decker When paypal is used for payment, Your system will not let me pass without filling out personal & mailing address information. The whole purpose of paypal is to make a purchase without the seller knowing my personal information. Paypal sends me an email with your instructions to download and license code. Any way to make a purchase with paypay thur a paypal link or any answers?
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Thomas Reimann @ gass Please contact Outertech support.

@ricky Cacheman 7 does not support Windows 8. When Windows 8 is released there will be Cacheman 8. Every user with a Cacheman 7 lifetime updates option will get Cacheman 8 for free.
Outertech - Mar 3 2012 at 6:57am Copy Link
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GoodNPlenty I purchased Linkman Pro, Cacheman and StartEd Pro 2 computer licenses. I was unable to add lifetime free upgrades to Cacheman. It is my understanding that lifetime free upgrades are included for StartEd when Linkman and Cacheman are purchased.

1. How do I purchase the Lifetime license for Cacheman or is it included in my order?

2. Will my StartEd Pro include a lifetime license and if not how do I fix my order?

My order information is listed below.

Order ID: OUT120303-3701-508XX
1 Linkman Pro - 2 Computers
1 Lifetime Free Updates
1 Cacheman - 2 Computers
1 StartEd Pro - 2 Computers
Total: $47.42
Mar 3 2012 at 1:56pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @GoodNPlenty Please contact support(at)outertech.com and we will sort it out within 24hours.
Outertech - Mar 3 2012 at 2:11pm Copy Link
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DrTeeth @ Thomas
"Cacheman 7 does not support Windows 8. When Windows 8 is released there will be Cacheman 8. Every user with a Cacheman 7 lifetime updates option will get Cacheman 8 for free."
...and surely so will everybody who bought Cacheman 7.50 here too; due to the free upgrades for 24 months deal?
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Thomas Reimann Cacheman 7 development will not stop. New versions will keep coming. It's just designed for Windows 7, as CachemanXP was designed for WindowsXP. 2 years of standard updates is limited to Cacheman 7. With lifetime updates you get a chance to switch your license from Cacheman 7 to Cacheman 8 for free when Windows 8 becomes available. Without the lifeupdates option there will be a small fee to replace your Cacheman 7 with a Cacheman 8 license. Please keep in mind that the Cacheman core needs to be rewritten for Windows 8, which takes months of work and testing.

p.s.
There will be at least 4 new Cacheman 7 updates in the next 2 years.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 4:25am Copy Link
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DrTeeth The policy comment was not clear. If I had known that I may not have bought it this time around. The policy statement should have said 24 months *minor* updates were free and specifying that major updates were not. I may have considered the lifetime option too.

DrT
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Thomas Reimann The policy is not only for minor updates. 7.50 was a major feature update and every user that purchased 7.0 has received 7.50 for free. 7.51 will be a minor update, 7.60 another major update.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 5:32am Copy Link
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DrTeeth Most people would consider the number to the left of the dot to indicate a 'major' update. The policy as presented did not differentiate between updates at all and was therefore misleading IMHO, albeit unintentionally. I do not regret my purchases put could have purchased differently if the policy were less ambiguous. "Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for 24 months" is not the case on the basis of what I now know. A future version of the software is just that, if not qualified, and does include v8.
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VLM I've bought Cacheman, But someone asked me to compare Cacheman with CleanMem, and I can't. Can anyone help here? Can the two programs run together, or will they conflict?
Mar 4 2012 at 7:36am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @DrTeeth

Please contact Outertech support if you want to purchase the lifetime option.

@VLM

They should not run together. All features of CleanMem are a part of Cacheman.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 8:13am Copy Link
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Joe M Will the Casheman 8 still work on Windows 7 or will it be only for Windows 8? I just bought your lifetime v7. From what I have been reading, Windows 8 is not going to be that popular. It will be good for touch applications and the interface will be different then Windows 7. So my chance of upgrading to Windows 8 is slim.
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DrTeeth The windows 8 beta is very nice indeed. It is not just about the interface. Even at this early stage the preview is very slick.
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Thomas Reimann This is the reason why we will keep Cacheman 7, as long as Microsoft keeps supporting Windows 7, meaning in 2013 there will be Cacheman 5.5 for Windows 98, CachemanXP for 2000/XP SP2, Cacheman 7 for XP SP3/Vista/7 and Cacheman 8 for Windows 8.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 8:51am Copy Link
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Sputnik Thomas Reimann : "With lifetime updates you get a chance to switch your license from Cacheman 7 to Cacheman 8 for free when Windows 8 becomes available.".
...

1-Will someone who bought the "Lifetime Free Upgrades" have only the "chance" to switch the license from Cacheman 7 to Cacheman 8 or will he have this opportunity "for sure" and the same for any other new version of Cacheman done to fit any other new Windows OS, because that is exactly what everybody must have understood about this "Lifetime Free Upgrades" ?

2-In the case that we will have this opportunity for sure, will our actual license key be able to unlock Cacheman 8 or will another license key be necessary ?

Thank you.
Mar 4 2012 at 9:35am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Robert You will get the opportunity to replace your Cacheman 7 serial with a Cacheman 8 serial at any time, but the Cacheman 7 serial will be deactivated. So you don't get two products, but only one product of your choise.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 9:46am Copy Link
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Sputnik @ Thomas Reimann

Thank you for your answer.

But the deal here applicates for two computers...

Does it means that if someone has actually two computers, each of them running let's say under XP SP3, if one of the two computers breaks and that someone buy a new computer that will run let's say under Windows 8, that someone will have to buy another license to be able to unlock Cacheman 8 ?

If this is the case it is clearly an infraction to the actual license which is supposed to be good for two computers and everybody has the right to own two different computers each of them running under different OS...
Mar 4 2012 at 10:07am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann You can swap a 2 computer license for 2 single computer licenses if necessary.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 10:14am Copy Link
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Sputnik @ Thomas Reimann

At this moment it is clearer and makes much sense...

But just to be sure, at this moment someone would get, after such a swap, two different licenses (one being for Cacheman 7 and the other for Cacheman 8), each good for only one computer and still with Lifetime Free Upgrades each of them ?

And when Windows 9 would arrive it would be possible to swap one the two resulting licenses for a license good for Windows 9 still with Lifetime Free Upgrades ?
Mar 4 2012 at 10:27am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann After the swap the lifetime status continues. The swap will be free of charge.
Outertech - Mar 4 2012 at 12:49pm Copy Link
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Sputnik @ Thomas Reimann

Thank you for your answer, short and clear !
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Gonzo After reading all of this, I feel kind of deceived by the so-called "lifetime" license...
Whenever I decide to buy a software license, I always look for a lifetime upgrade policy. Most software companies provide free updates for minor versions; others provide free upgrades for 1 year...
Most companies that offer lifetime upgrades, allow you to use any version that comes out since you purchase (including going back and forth between versions in most cases).
I know if may sound a bit crazy, but why would my v7 license get deactivated if I want to use v8?
Would I be able to go back and forth between v7 and v8 as needed? Or once I move to v8 I'll never be able to go back to v7?
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VLM Thomas, Gonzo's question raises something interesting, at least to me. If I run Win 7, say with XP installed as a virtual OS, do I need both a Win 7 and an XP Cacheman license on that machine? Or will the Win 7 license cover me, virtual OS and all?

Also, if someone upgrades to Win 8, hates it, and wished to "regress" to Win 7, will you allow that person to regress the corresponding Cacheman license (assuming lifetime was purchased)?
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Thomas Reimann You can go back to V7 if you decide to dump Windows 8. The point is that this deal was about 2 licenses not 4. Without disabling the V7 license when you want a free V8 you would be able to use it on two Windows 7 computers and two Windows 8 computers, so you would have four licenses total, and two of them for free.
Outertech - Mar 5 2012 at 1:00am Copy Link
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Gonzo Thanks for clarifying Thomas!
I thought there was no going back to v7 if we moved to v8.
Honestly I'd still prefer a license that is not version specific, but I guess I can live with it :)
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DrTeeth AIUI, v8 will work on previous versions of windows as well as v8. Similarly, v7 will work on previous versions and is not locked to Win 7.
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ricky cruz @ Thomas
I am just using the trial version of Cacheman 7.50, to test it before i buy a license, and i think it really speeds up my system, the difference was very noticeable in my windows xp sp3, so far so good, there is one thing i have observed, i don't know if it is a bug, but when the option " defragment hard disk when idle" is checked, it is doing the opposite, it doesn't defragment the hard drive when it is idle,, and when that option is unchecked, the hard drive was defragmenting, it optimizes file placement on the hard drive even that option is unchecked,,
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Thomas Reimann @ricky

Please send a Cacheman system report to cacheman(at)outertech.com
Outertech - Mar 7 2012 at 6:39am Copy Link
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Alan Rats, I missed the promotion. Was it really only a week ago? That means it's going to be a long time before it's back.
I get on BDJ every day, but must have missed that day.
Alan
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Thomas Reimann Yes, it was one week ago for 2 days.
Outertech - Mar 16 2012 at 5:20am Copy Link
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Alan Rats and double rats.
I have put in a request to find out when it's going again, so I'll just have to go that direction.
Thanks
Alan
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albert santos @ Thomas

I just want to know,, if i install cacheman 7, does it increase the file system caching memory in windows 7? I just have heard in many forums that this tweak,, increasing the file system caching memory in windows 7 will increase the system performance significantly,, so i just want to know if that tweak is included in cacheman 7. Thanks in advance
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Gass Deckery Tring to get a refund from Outertech on this Coachman 7.50 with the lifetime upgrades license and also StartEd Pro 5.5 .The email they sent me back says that (outertech) dont give refunds. BUT this is on their website :
Download Cacheman 7.50 installer (free 30 day trial, 3.8 MBytes)
I am in the first 30 days of tring their software when on day 28 I wrote and asked for a refund. Seems to be saying one thing and doing another. Can anyone from Bitsdujour straighten this out or advise. TO BITSDUJOUR Please make it a policy for your customers protection here who buy the venders software thur your site that it is mandatory a sale thur Bitsdujour carry a 30 day satisfaction guarentee. After all your profit 1/2 of the discounted sale price wouldn't suffer, and its the right thing to do. Like most of the other respected software venders/affilates/owners. Thank you Gass
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DrTeeth @ Gass

"30-day free trial" means use the demo for 30 days not a fully registered version. It ALWAYS means that on every website that uses those words. "Refund" or "money back guarantee" is what you should be looking for.
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Luis On their site they say:

"Even Microsoft recommended Cacheman 5.11: "Cacheman enables you to tweak the cache settings for your hard drive, CD-ROM drive, desktop icons and file and folder names in much more detail. You can pick a typical profile, use the wizard or just experiment."

And again on the history of Cacheman page:

"Microsoft recommended Cacheman 5 on its website as a cache-tweaking software. "

The cited page on the Microsoft site says:

"The articles set out below are articles created and/or produced by Future Publishing Limited. Microsoft is not responsible for the content, accuracy or opinions expressed in these articles."

So that was the opinion of someone writing for a computer magazine, not Microsoft, at the time of Windows 98.

I don't think with the current OSes a software like this is honestly worth a price, considering what it says it does.

Anyway, try it before, see what you get and ask yourself if that money wouldn't best spend in adding some RAM.
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Markus Meyer Luis, I'm a long time Cacheman user, and Cacheman has gone a long way from 5.11 to the current version. Memory usage reduction from leaks is maybe 5% of the functionality. Every system that I have installed Cacheman on got a major boost. I'm hoping for a Windows 8 version, as I plan to move from Windows 7 to 8 soon.
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Danny Can I use this tool also my internet speed? Have trial uitgeprobeert, no effective result. Everything stays slow!
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Amit How is cacheman superior to other system boosters as advanced system care pro or cleanmem (free) ?

And what boost does cacheman do when windows 7 is already said to be fast ?
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Thomas Reimann @Danny

Yes, you can. But if you are on a mode type line you cannot expect wonders in this area. You need at least a DSL or UMTS type connection.

@Amit

Cacheman works at a much deeper level than the free tools, changing the Windows Kernel directly, and replacing the memory management. If your Windows is already fast, well - there is always some room for improvement.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 4:52am Copy Link
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Amit Thanks. I have also posted 1 comment regarding buying problem - please answer that too.

And is started pro LIFETIME license - what way can I buy that ?
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Thomas Reimann Related to your buying problem - there is a glitch in the webshop template. If you need lifetime licenses for both programs, unfortunately you must purchase them in two steps, first Cacheman, after this Linkman (or vice versa). I've sent you an email with more details.
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Robert Edwards I had tried this program back at ver 7.5 (downloaded on March 2, 2012) but my system started acting up. Rather than look into the issue I just uninstalled it. Now I want to give it another try, so I downloaded ver 7.6 but it said my 30 day trial has expired. How can I fix this?
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Thomas Reimann @Robert

I'm sorry, but this cannot be fixed, as 7.50 and 7.60 use the same 30 day trial method. We reset the 30 day trial only with major version increases (so 8.0 will get a reset).
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Don Walker Can Cacheman automatically switch settings based on whether a laptop is plugged in or on battery?
Sep 28 2012 at 8:58am Copy Link
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Mr_Yeh I have used the free version for years on my old laptop, just to see when the system was busy. Today I installed the trial version on my PC (Intel Core i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, clocked @ 2.79 GHz, 8GB RAM) and I noticed a definite improvement in boot time and performance even with the basic setting. So I was happy to buy the licence, including the life-time upgrade deal, which is included at the checkout.
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Thomas Reimann @Don

No, as changes to the Windows core always require a reboot.
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SoftCollector Cacheman is a very interesting piece of software, and some of the features we asked about at the last promotion have already been implemented – for example: dynamic priority.

The thing I would like to see next is showing graphical and numerical representation of CPU loads, memory usage, etc. within the same tray icon.

I know it is planned along the line, I just hope it arrives quicker.
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Thomas Reimann Softcollecor, you are right, it's planned since a long time. We have decided to wait some more time, so Windows 8 can mature. The direction of Microsoft appears to be pulling away from the Tray Icons, so maybe an alternative display will be necessary.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 1:30pm Copy Link
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Venky . Ok well i am also looking for lifetime licenses of the two softwares,how do i get it ?

Thanks
Sep 28 2012 at 2:45pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Venky

Puchase Cacheman first, after completion purchase Linkman (or vice versa).
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 2:50pm Copy Link
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P C For stability issue, I may restore Windows (using image backup software) to earlier instance. Can I reinstall Cacheman accordingly? Would it limit the number of installation attempt?
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Timothy Wallace I passed on the opportunity to purchase the startup manager with Linkman Pro, because I did't know what it was. I am now back to buy Cacheman, but the option to buy the startup manager at a discount is not presented. is there any way to purchase it at a discount with the Caheman, or somehow add it to my earlier purchase? Thank you.
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Alan Jakub I just tried to purchase the Linkman Pro and Cacheman and received this message

We are undergoing upgrades to our infrastructure and expect to complete by 4:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time / 8AM Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT).

Will this offer be extended as this will be past the 2 hour left.
Sep 28 2012 at 9:22pm Copy Link
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Don Walker I also tried to buy and got the same message as Alan Jakub:

"We are undergoing upgrades to our infrastructure and expect to complete by 4:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time / 8AM Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT). "

I expect the offer to be extended to some reasonable time on Saturday.
Sep 28 2012 at 10:42pm Copy Link
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Michael Guilfoyle me too - stopped at buying due to site down for maintenance
Sep 28 2012 at 10:50pm Copy Link
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Danny To me, everything went super fast and flawless! Both order of Linkman Pro as Cacheman! Thank you for this!
Sep 28 2012 at 10:55pm Copy Link
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Thomas V. Dahl You cannot start infrastructure upgrade on a purchase site
in the middle of a BitsDuJour-offer ... :-(

I have actually bought some of their first versions of CacheMan,
Linkman and StartEd . Upgraded to CachemanXP and got more
Ram since then, so I forgot about them untill now .

I could use this offer as I've bought RAXCO's RAMdisk Plus which
is for systems with abundant RAM (like my 64 GB RAM !) BUT I
doubt CacheMan will make much difference, yet I'd like to try that
and give feedback here and elsewhere .

So get a grip Mr. Reimann, You must extend THIS particular offer,
or at least send a 62% reduction-code to those commenting the
lack of purchase-possibility (even if just saying "Same here !" or
"Ditto !") = those who actually tried to purchase it in the promised
offer-period !!!

And of course with the same opportunity to upgrade to a lifetime
licenses of the two softwares

And please, do check my name for being an old customer ...

I'm not sure, but I think I offered to translate CacheMan to danish !
Sep 28 2012 at 10:57pm Copy Link
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Timothy Wallace No joy.
Sep 28 2012 at 11:23pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann I'm sorry, but the upgrade of our payment processor came unexpected. We'll extend the offer soon.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 11:28pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Thomas

Cacheman is already translated to Danish. If you think there is room for improvements with the translation please contact support@outertech.com. Every user that translates Cacheman to a different languages gets a lifetime license for free.
Outertech - Sep 28 2012 at 11:59pm Copy Link
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Jay Hinrichs I can't purchase.

http://sites.fastspring.c...source=bdj

We are undergoing upgrades to our infrastructure and expect to complete by 4:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time / 8AM Greenwhich Mean Time (GMT).

Please tell me your going to offer this another day...
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Thomas Reimann @PC

Cacheman should not interfere with any System Restore operations. Cacheman uses System Restore itself.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 12:00am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Good News! We've managed to extend this deal for another day!
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 12:01am Copy Link
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Jay Hinrichs I was unable to purchase it also... :o(
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Thomas V. Dahl I don't suppose owning
old versions of CacheMan XP and LinkMan
(+ StartEd !) will give extra discounts ? :o)

Can I buy CacheMan/LinkMan, THEN try it
to see the effectiveness on games etc. and
THEN upgrade to Lifetime License for + 50% ?

Because the minor tweak-improvement in
the Trial version seems to actually prolong
opening some emails as well as IE-browsers...

At the moment there's more than 22 hours
to try out CacheMan and LinkMan before
the offer expires, so in this way most people
here could buy CacheMan/LinkMan, test it
and THEN upgrade to Lifetime License ?
Sep 29 2012 at 1:08am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Thomas

We have special offers for old customers. Please contact sales@outertech.com
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 5:51am Copy Link
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misho HELP! Just bought Cacheman + Lifetime license and did the "best of all worlds" optimization on my XP SP3 and now after reboot the Windows won't start for half an hour now. It looks some process is going under the hood, but the screen is black and I can see the mouse pointer only and the fan works on 100%.

Is this normal?

Your reply would be highly appreciated.
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Thomas Reimann @Mihail

This is not normal at all. Please contact support@outertech.com. I'm sure we will resolve this issue.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 8:00am Copy Link
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misho I hope they respond fast as my PC will melt ;)
Sep 29 2012 at 8:11am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Mihail, we have already responded to your email. Please follow the instructions provided in the email.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 8:15am Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale A quick apology from us for the outage of 3 hours on the payment processor yesterday. We didn't realize FastSpring we're performing an upgrade to their system, and we're sorry we didn't make alternate arrangements with Thomas. If anyone missed out on the promotion because of this you can of course get it today as the deal has been extended.
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misho Thanks Thomas, it seemed like a glitch in my PC. It is all fine now, I did the optimization again and it was seamless this time. If anything, this little glitched showed your great customer care and support.

Best regards,
Sep 29 2012 at 9:33am Copy Link
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P C @Thomas Reimann
Let say I'm going to install the software onto two pretty old computers which will be replaced soon. Can I reinstall the software onto the new computers when they arrives?
Sep 29 2012 at 9:34am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @PC

If you uninstall the software on the old PC first, you can install it on the new computer.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 9:36am Copy Link
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Don Walker @Thomas Reimann

I'm still testing Cacheman before buying. Last night when I installed it as an admin user I could see the tray icon. Task manager showed both the service and icon running as separate processes. Today I am signed on as a limited user, my normal mode of operation and there is no tray icon and no shortcuts or context menu items available to start it. I can see the service process is running.

Are the tray icons available to limited users?

I assume that limited users may not be able to change system wide settings. I also assume that the service process allows Cacheman to implement enhancements like dynamic priority for limited users. Is this correct? I'd like some assurance that Cacheman will be useful even if I'm running as a limited user.. In particular, I'd like to know if there are any per-user settings that you tweak that are only available to an admin user.
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Thomas Reimann @Don

You can make changes only with admin rights, but the service is performing everything else also for limited users. The tray icons should also work for limited users if you start CachemanTray.exe manually (or create a startup shortcut).
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Don Walker @Thomas

I tried running CachemanTray.exe manually and it did run. However, when I clicked on Cacheman settings it threw up an error message - I've sent the screen shot to your bugs email address. It doesn't look like you've paid much attention to running as a limited user. Will this change in the future?
Sep 29 2012 at 10:23am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Don

I've answered your bug report email some minutes ago.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 11:03am Copy Link
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Danny @Mihail Garchev,
Oops, I didn't know that was such a strong stuff Cacheman! :-)
Sep 29 2012 at 1:29pm Copy Link
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Cassiano qs I installed on my pc and was much slower, it might be incompatible with some software I have. (maybe rollback rx)
Sep 29 2012 at 2:13pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Cassiano

It may indeed be an incompatibility. Please send a Cacheman system report to support@outertech.com We will look into it.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 2:16pm Copy Link
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P C @Thomas Reimann

Tks for your reply. Just brought Cacheman with lifetime free updates option. Cheers!

ps. It seems there is only one program installer. When installing on 64bit Windows, it works as 32 or 64bit mode?
Sep 29 2012 at 8:12pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Cacheman wil detect the correct Windows version.
Outertech - Sep 29 2012 at 11:43pm Copy Link
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Sabrina@Home Yesterday (29th of September) i've got an email with the information the deal Cacheman 7.60 (2 Computer License) for PC was extended for another day with 62% off. Now i'm in at BDJ and wonder about only 31% off. Whats gone wrong here and how can i get 2 Cacheman licenses with lifetime-updates at 62% off?
Sep 30 2012 at 1:27pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Sabrina

the initial deal was on Friday 28th September, and then was extended for 24 hours.
Outertech - Sep 30 2012 at 4:55pm Copy Link
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Cassiano qs how dos it compare to O&O CleverCache 7 Pro?
Oct 1 2012 at 6:12am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann O&O CleverCache copies some (about 20%) of Cacheman's functionality, so both should not run at the same time.
Outertech - Oct 1 2012 at 7:34am Copy Link
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garrett james I am building a pc with 2 : 8-core cpus. Can Cacheman allocate resources for that many cores [16] ?
May 13 2013 at 12:46am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Cacheman supports 16 cores.
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Pim Joosten In the older comments (for previous deals) I read a lot of discussion about lifetime updates that one can purchase. Is that possible with this deal too? If not, what is the discount if I want to purchase a lifetime license after my original 2 year license has expired?
May 13 2013 at 1:46am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann A lifetime option will be available.
Outertech - May 13 2013 at 1:55am Copy Link
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Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Like always I pay full price for products!

Yet worth every penny, and running on two comps that run 24/7 processing video.graphics, and other programs that use high cpu and memory. . . this program virtually put the end for the usual reboot to regain resources. So this program is highly recommended, but a little knowledge to properly set to your likings is helpful. For those that run Process Lasso, yes they play very well together if time taken to get the benefit from both.

BTW: Outertech does have very responsive support.
You also may like to look at Linkman Pro. Another worthy program from Outertech.

Currently running on 64bit Win 7 4 core. No issues.
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John Is there any software it is not compatible with such as RollBack Rx?
I saw a question about that in Older Comments.

Also, what is the cost of a lifetime license?
May 15 2013 at 6:07am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann There are currently no known incompatibilities. The upgrade to lifetime license costs $7.50 with this deal (usually $19.50).
Outertech - May 15 2013 at 4:20pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Pim: if your haven't purchased a lifetime license and your 2 years license expires, you can get another 2 years license at a 40-60% discount (from the normal $39 price for 2-Computers). During that upgrade process you can change the 2 years to lifetime for 50% more (of the discounted price). Please keep in mind that Cacheman WILL keep working after the 2 years expire, you just will not be eligible for FREE updates (with lifetime option you will get always free updates).
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Cassiano qs Google Chrome has a memory leak...

"Use Cacheman to minimize the damage by specifying a maximum usage for the leaking application."

How to specifying a maximum usage for the total usage by chrome?
I mean all the processes used by chrome... I'd like to limit about 900 Mb.
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Pim Joosten @ Thomas: Thank you for your reply. I had already decided to buy a lifetime license right away, especially considering the low price.

Also, I would like to thank you and BDJ for your offers here. If it was not for BDJ I would not have known about your software and I do read computer magazines, internet sites etc. I will also be buying Linkman Pro. I have been wanting a bookmark manager for quite a while know, I just did not have the time yet to really search for it. For anyone who is interested: at the same day of this promotion of Cacheman, Linkman, another Outertech product, is also on promotion.
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Thomas Reimann @Cassiano

You can only limit a specific process, not a group of similar processes. But such a feature would make sense. We will look what can be done for the next version.
Outertech - May 15 2013 at 11:22pm Copy Link
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Steve Larson I agree, fantastic product. Take a look at the other Outertech promotion (http://www.bitsdujour.com...kman-pro-8) and also their freeware products on outertech.com!
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JW I purchased this software (for v7.60) through BDJ on 29/9/2012 but it doesn't appear to include a way to upgrade to v7.70.
I note that this offer says it offers upgrades included for 24 months. I do not remember the previous offers terms, but wonder if I have to purchase here again to download/upgrade or take up the Lifetime upgrade offer which is currently available.
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Thomas Reimann @John: just install 7.70 over 7.60, it's as easy as that!
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 7:22am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann .
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 7:25am Copy Link
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JW Thanks. Done. Simple really! Just that every other program has a 'Check for Update' feature, and one gets used to that option. Good program though, and I'd recommend it to everyone!!
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Pim Joosten I have already bought Cacheman on BDJ today, but do have a question which may also be relevant for others. In the older discussions there are questions about Cacheman and Process Lasso running together. Do I understand correctly that from version 7.50 onwards it is advisable to not have these programs run together anymore, as Cacheman has incorporated CPU management options since that version?

Heidi-Ann Kennedy mentioned in her post from last Tuesday that they run well together, so I am really wondering...
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Thomas Reimann @Pim you can run them together, but don't you the same functions of each program at the same time. Just imagine this situation - you set a process in Cacheman to stick at idle priority, then you set the same process to stick at high priority in Process Lasso. What will happen? The process will hop from low to high priority and back to low all the time (and that makes so sense).
Outertech - May 16 2013 at 11:37am Copy Link
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Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller @PIm
Just like Thomas said it's a matter of being consistent.

They both actually handle matters somewhat different and can work together.

I prefer to keep Coachmen set to "Real time," and Process Lasso is set "high by "default.

Programs that require high CPU I exclude from restraint in PS and let Cacheman handle the Memory and CPU process. PS was not designed for memory management, even though there is advance setting for such. Leave memory management to Cacheman.

If I had to decide on just one or the other. . . With all due respect to Process Lasso, it would be Cacheman that would be kept. Due to my more pressing need to have all available memory for video and graphic programs.

So the next question is why run both. . .
I get software boredom and have to experiment. ~smiles~
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Stephen Warkentien Do you have a return policy? I doubt I would need it but trial version has limited functionality and this deal is available today only.

Thanks for making your products available at discount!
May 16 2013 at 6:56pm Copy Link
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Rich OBrien Is Cacheman 7.70 sold with a money back guarantee?
I downloaded and installed the trial version only to be told I could not run the trial because the 30 day trial was over before it began. A search of my computer shows that I downloaded Cacheman 7.10 in August of 2011. That somehow disqualifies me from looking at the current version. I'd love to have software that cleans up and manages my computer's memory so that I don't have to power down and restart Windows 7 two or three times a day.
If Cacheman 7.70 can do the job, the Bits Du Jour price would be well worth it and I will happily pay the small extra charge for endless updates.
May 16 2013 at 10:28pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @ Heidi-Ann

Right on! If both are auto-configured there can be problems, but if you know what you are doing, you can use both at the same time. p.s. "Coachmen" made my day ! :)

@Stephen/Rich The trial version has a basic profile, which should give you already a speedup boost to test Cacheman out. The process and memory management works also without restrictions. We do have a return policy only if Cacheman is not functioning correctly (giving error messages etc). A normal return policy is not available, because it would be rather easy to use Cacheman return and still keep a large part of the optimization (yes, this has happened often in the past).
Outertech - May 17 2013 at 2:26am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Stephen again: It's not in Cacheman, because you can do it with the Windows Task Manager (Set Affinity).
Outertech - May 17 2013 at 2:27am Copy Link
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Terry Lee Great utility! I have tried it as long time ago and then it feel so good :)
I can recommend this!
May 17 2013 at 3:15am Copy Link
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Nelson Carvalho I'm trying to buy a lifetime license, but the link page is returning: 404 Not Found
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Pim Joosten @Heidi-Ann & Thomas: thank you for your responses. They give me more insight. I am new to the territory of computer optimization, so I sometimes get confused as I have not looked at these programs very thoroughly yet. When I googled "difference between Cacheman and Process Lasso" the results I got were a couple of years old and stated that Cacheman is a memory program and Process Lasso a CPU management program and therefore could be very well used next to each other. That was however (well) before Cacheman v7.50 was published. Hence my question about version 7.50, because from that version Cacheman also has some CPU management options.

I am still trying to get more clarity though, about the differences between these two programs. Is it all right to say (in a somewhat "black and white" way) that Cacheman's focus is on memory management, but it also has some CPU management options and that for Process Lasso it is the other way around? So, if next to Cacheman I want more CPU management options I could install Process Lasso too (of course, being very careful with the settings of both programs)?

@Heidi-Ann: do you experience any added value of running Process Lasso next to Cacheman, or was it just to satisfy your "appetite for experimenting"?

Thank you for your answers, I really appreciate it!!
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Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller @Pim,

Let me stress that some knowledge and attention to the programs are required till you get the best performance out of both.

Thomas can correct me if I'm wrong, but my observations indicate Cacheman (sometimes called coachmen by me. LMAO) only restrains background CPU processes, and Pro Lasso will restrain both foreground and background. So yes I see a benefit.

Important note: Exclude Cacheman from restraint in Pro Lasso.

One program that I use 24/7 yet sometimes background and sometimes foreground is Goodsync. It connect every three minutes to several government and corporate servers to mine. Though a very good program it's overly CPU thirsty, and depending how I'm running at the moment I do benefit from both.

Though again let me state that the average user would benefit more from running just Cacheman.

Ok this was a painful comment, I have Pulomanry Fibrosis and just passed out and cut my face open. . .

Take care folks and give the program a shot, you wont be disappointed.
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Thomas Reimann @Heidi-Ann

That's correct. Cacheman does not restrain active/foreground processes since we believe that a program that is currently in use by the user should achieve the best performance possible. A foreground process can be restrained in Cacheman only if the user restraints it manually in the Sticky Priority section of the main Cacheman window.
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Pim Joosten @Heidi-Ann: Thanks again for your explanation. I must say that I am quite (some say very) knowledgeable with computers, but I just have not looked into optimization programs yet. Before ever using both programs at the same time on my computer I will be testing this situation in a virtual machine to see what the possibilities and limitations are. It is just that it got my interest when Process Lasso was mentioned by you and others in this thread. And whenever I read something like that I start to think whether this could be something for me too (you might also call that software curiosity :-)

I am curious what Thomas might have to add...

I wish you well Heidi-Ann. Hopefully the injury is not too bad...
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VLM Heidi-Ann - I just wish to send you a big "THANK YOU" for making time to share what you have shared here. Your comments take us far beyond ordinary documentation into the realm of real, practical usage considerations. Excellent, very valuable!
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Stephen Warkentien Cpu affinity is not persistent when set using windows task manager.
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Rich OBrien I still don't know if Cacheman is sold with a money back guarantee. But I don't need to know. I purchased Cacheman and after running it for four hours, everything on my computer is quick and responsive as if I had just started my computer. Without Cachman after four hours my computer would usually become bogged down and unresponsive, requiring me to wait and wait before anything would happen. I would have to power down and restart Windows 7 in order to refresh my computer and make it quick and responsive again. And that was with a different brand of computer memory manager and cache software attempting to help. After only four hours, I'm convinced that Cacheman 7.70 is the computer memory management software I've been hoping to find.
After seven hours, I'm happy to report my computer is still quick and responsive. Is it my imagination or is it possible that Cacheman 7.70 has made my computer quicker and more responsive than it usually is when I first power into Windows 7? I know I may sound like I'm paid to say this. I'm not.
Of five memory management programs I've installed and tried, Cacheman is the only one that really makes my computer run the way I want it to.
If you're on the fence, trust me, Cacheman is worth owning.
Thank you Bits Du Jour once again for bringing great software to my attention and letting me buy it for a bargain price.
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DrTeeth When will this version (7.80) be available from the web site?
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Thomas Reimann When the sale starts.
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DrTeeth Thanks Thomas. Happy New Year.
Dec 26 2013 at 3:08pm Copy Link
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Lee G 3 hours ago I purchased this and still no serial key.

The message was within 30 minutes.

Looks like I am going to have to get PayPal to do a refund.
Dec 27 2013 at 3:10am Copy Link
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Jeremy Bennett Does It work with windows 8? Servers?
Dec 27 2013 at 4:59am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Lee, according to the logs the payment processor (Fastspring) has sent you a serial code 1 minute after your purchase. I've re-sent you the serial from another email account few minutes ago.
Outertech - Dec 27 2013 at 4:59am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Jeremy

Cacheman works with all Windows versions.
Outertech - Dec 27 2013 at 5:00am Copy Link
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Cassiano qs is it useful with windows 8 ?
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Thomas Reimann @Cassiano Yes, the Windows 8 core is almost the same compared to 7 and Vista. As you see in the Changelog, some options are Windows 8 even only: http://www.outertech.com/...-changelog
Outertech - Dec 27 2013 at 10:27am Copy Link
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Loco78 * I bought Linkman and Cacheman promotion a few weeks ago with a lifetime license and issue an update solved. If someone wants to buy a program I can only advise that should make a few dollars for a lifetime license.
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 28 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Rudi Steberl Hello,

normally, I can read under "The Fine Print" if this program uses a challange / respond activation system (Internet activation necessary).

Is this necessary or is a simple register code enough ?
(important for my offline PC) ?

thank you for the answer, with kind regards, Rudi
Apr 26 2014 at 4:28am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann You can enter the serial code while offline.
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 4:32am Copy Link
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Yves Ros The price shown on the "Buy now" page of your website is $28.95 and not $39.00. http://www.outertech.com/en/buy-now Thus, you offer a close to 48% and not a 62% discount, right ?
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Thomas Reimann $28.95 is the price for a single-computer license. This offer here is for a two-computers license for $14.99.
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 4:37am Copy Link
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Yves Ros Thanks for underlining this point, Thomas.
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Thomas Reimann .
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Trucker "Cacheman was THE FIRST Windows performance optimization software." ---

That isn´t true !!! "TuneUp 97" was there too !!!
Apr 26 2014 at 4:54am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Cacheman was released a year before TuneUp.
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 4:57am Copy Link
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Trucker "Millions of Windows power-users have been utilizing it since 1997 to keep their PCs running as smooth as silk."

Well, it is your own words and they say 1997... besides there was other software makers at that time who gave their talent away for free !
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Alexandre Emeriau Is there a problem using both TuneUp and Cacheman ? I'm not satisfied with Process Lasso http://bitsum.com/processlasso/ Did you experience a better job with Cacheman for balancing cpu resources taken by apps ? I have very often thebat, xyplorer and actual windows manager which take much cpu resources for quite some time, i believe a mail program, a file manager or a windows management should not take high cpu resources especially when you're not using them (they're jus running in the background). If cacheman could calm them down, the goal is met.
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Thomas Reimann Michael: "Well, it is your own words and they say 1997... besides there was other software makers at that time who gave their talent away for free !". It's not our words (BDJ wrote it), but by 1997 Cacheman was already in version 3.0, and has millions of downloads. At the time of release in late 1995 there was no other Windows tweaking software.
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Thomas Reimann Alexandre: "Did you experience a better job with Cacheman for balancing cpu resources taken by apps ?" This is for our users to say. Cacheman has a very sofisticated algorithm that makes the decisions when to tone town a process.
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Thomas Reimann Alexandre: You can change the program language on the options tab (automatic by default). To show hidden processes right click any process and use Process List - Show hidden process list. To not lose focus use Process List - follow focus.
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Alexandre Emeriau Actually, it seems to work well but a feedback experience is difficult to give just on day one of use.

How to change the language to english, it's by default in my first language.
How to display a process which has been cached/hidden ?
Is there a problem using both TuneUp and Cacheman ?
Apr 26 2014 at 9:09am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann "Sticky Affinity" is planned for 7.90.
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 11:09am Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau On the information tab, seeing for each process memory load and cpu utilisation by graph would be helpful
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ciprian When trying to buy, there is an option to buy StartEd Pro as well. It seems like a very useful program to me, however, I am interested in a lifetime license for both programs. Any chance to add this to the buy page?
brI also installed StartEd in trial but the program crashes as soon as it loads
br up. ;( I have win 7x64.
Apr 26 2014 at 11:27am Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau Cacheman has many utilities and windows tweaks.
Could it add 2 tweaks :
- remap the networks drives that were disconnect after a reboot
- cron a chkdsk on the sys drive after a reboot
Apr 26 2014 at 12:11pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @ciprian This is a Cacheman thread. Please contact started@outertech.com for any StartEd related support. If you have purchased Cacheman, Linkman, and StartEd, but have only 2 lifetime licenses of the 3 programs, you get the 3rd for free (only within the week of the BDJ deal). You can also purchase a license extention to lifetime within 30 days of purchase for any Outertech software (please contact sales@outertech.com).
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 12:22pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Alex please provide any tweak suggestions to cacheman@outertech.com (since it ends usually in a discussion).
Outertech - Apr 26 2014 at 12:22pm Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau Done about tweaks and suggetions .

One example where it seems to not work : unlocker which delete a folder with a lot of files. It takes 99/100% of all cpu while it is not the app that has focus on screen.
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ciprian Thank you, Thomas,
Got my license for Cacheman with lifetime updates today.
I purchased Linkman Pro with lifetime updates at previous sales through BDJ deal. I also purchased today StartEd , even for the moment is not working on my computer because I am one extremely happy customer.
Apr 26 2014 at 1:16pm Copy Link
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Jim B Highly recommended! I use this on my work computer and home. Works extremely smooth with Process Lasso on my Win7x64 setup. A little known benefit of this tool is the "tame UAC" which eliminates having to type my password again every time I try to do anything that requires admin rights. I see my co-workers struggling to get things done and imagine how many hours I have saved with this alone! They also seem to have performance lags on the same machine that I am using, so I have a good comparison. This seems to help with performance issues related to the (mandated) PGP whole disk encryption I am forced to use at work.
Apr 26 2014 at 1:20pm Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau Cacheman and Process Lasso at the same time seems an overkill to me, don't they try to calm down each other to do the same task at the same time ? :)
Apr 26 2014 at 1:26pm Copy Link
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Donald Hellen It seems to slow my PC down so I uninstalled it. The same thing happened with Ashampoo Core Tuner.
Apr 26 2014 at 1:38pm Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau Yep that was my experience :
- about process lasso where i noticed an extremely tiny improvement with the pro edition and a slow down with the free edition
- with cacheman years ago i uninstalled too and i trying now to see the improvements.

There is a basic useful test on a laptop to do where the laptop make a lot of noise to fan out the heat. On mine, noise never stop under load while Lasspro pro manage in some situations to cool it down so not completly bad :) i have to do the same test with cacheman.
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Jim B There is some overlap between Cacheman and Process Lasso, but I found a post from someone else who had found both to work well together. I already had Process Lasso when I bought Cacheman, and decided to use both. PL is primarily for task management, and Cacheman optimizes memory. I disable the task priority portion of Cacheman when I run both together.
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Alexandre Emeriau @Jim : i'm currently wondering if cacheman is better than PL at task. I have the impression it's a little better but i'll figure it out during the week.
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Trucker @Thomas Reimann --- v3.00 in 1995 ? and only version 7.8 in 2014 ? Well, my point is that: if you didn´t write it why then buy it ?

I know that there was other tweaking software in 1995... but don´t make me waste time on finding those old floppy disks just to prove it.
Just a clue... Norton made software to DOS as well and had at that time the most powerful tweaking software that money can buy ! Norton did also make tweaking tools for Windows before anybody else got the idea...
Well yeah, you really had to be a nerd to use the tool back then, but who complained ?
Just for the record: Norton made their first software in 1982 for DOS and DiskOpt was their first tweaking software. When Windows came DOS was still a part of the OS and therefore Norton continued to make tweaking software to Windows too... before most other today known software makers.
Apr 27 2014 at 2:59am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Trucker I wrote that Cacheman V3 was in 1997, not 1995. Keep in mind that every major Cacheman revision (2 - 3 - 4) was often a partial rewrite because of new operating systems. We had many subversions over the years. There was no other performance optimization / tweaking software in 1995,96 for Windows 95. Not from Norton, or anyone else.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 3:10am Copy Link
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Trucker @Thomas Reimann --- v3.0 in 1997 ? My mistake of not reading your words twice...

Yeah, I know there have been many subversions from all software makers over the years.

Windows 95 was released on August 1995 and Norton Utilities v1.0 was released 1996-01-15, but before that Norton had other Utility programs for Windows 3.x and DOS as I said before.

To keep focus on todays software, Cacheman (and others)...
A tweaking software have the "know-how" (Knowledge), for a very limited area, about what to touch and what not to touch in mainly the registry-file... some even warn the user to make a backup of the registry-file, coz they can´t tell for sure if it will harm that certain OS or not !
Todays software is very limited to specific areas of the OS and it does only make the OS as fast as it can be which isn't must, no matter how many tweaking programs you buy.
I have always made the tweaks manual as you never know what happens in Windows... so that is safe enough as any other option is !
As long as you don't replace a file (as they did in the old days) then can´t you get more speed out of Windows than I can, done me way.
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Thomas Reimann @Trucker Norton Utilities for Win 95 was not a tweaking software. There was a "TuneUp" included, but it was a DOS program that suggested what temp files could be deleted from DOS to make more room for a Windows 95 installation.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 7:53am Copy Link
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Thomas O'Duffy Quarter Deck Extra Memory Manager existed *LONG* before 1997 !
Apr 27 2014 at 8:26am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Thomas Quarter Deck Extra Memory Manager was a DOS memory driver, making more than 640KB RAM available to DOS programs. It was not a Windows memory manager or tweaking tool.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 8:31am Copy Link
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ciprian Here is me ,just talking maybe. We are losing the point here.
We have a software aka Cacheman, that is continuously developed for a long time with up to date improvements and hands down customer care.
We use this software because it provides what we are looking for, aka faster computer management.
We love it because it delivers what it is supposed to do and proves to be a great deal for the money spent.
I don't care what year it first came to light and who was the first to think that a round wheel it will be a great deal.
I don't care who first has the idea, as long as the idea is not an answer to my needs.
I care just about first hand troubleshooting and first hand responsiveness to windows annoyances.
I've got what I am looking for- Cacheman.
Thank you
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singularity Does this work on windows 8.1 post april update? Latest version seems to be old.
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Alexandre Emeriau @Jim : So after testing on a latop with 4GO RAM only under seven 64bits with quite some software loaded, it confirms on my side cacheman do an overall better job than ProcessLasso alone. This is still to verify in the long run and i don't know for Cacheman + PL.
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Thomas Reimann @Chris Yes, the Windows 8.1 April update consists of cosmetic UI changes. Nothing substantial has changed in the core, so no Cacheman update is necessary (besides the Windows 8.1 update which was done in 7.80).
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 12:51pm Copy Link
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singularity Is there an offer for single pc license?
Apr 27 2014 at 2:05pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Chris No, this offer is only for a two computers license for $14.99 total. A single computer license (which costs $28.95 on the outertech website) is not available here.
Outertech - Apr 27 2014 at 2:08pm Copy Link
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singularity Thats sad. I require only one license. That would be a waste for single pc users like me. Maybe later if u bring such an offer.
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Jim B @Alexandre, Thanks for providing the results of your testing. I may have to try letting Cacheman run things alone for a while and see if there is any noticeable difference in performance.
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Germain Lavoie What happens if you have multi boot system? Considered one Pc or ?
Will it makes a difference with a system having 12 gig memory or make it more efficient?
Almost bought yesterday but saw it again today and need to know.
Thanks and will wait for feedback before expiration.
Apr 27 2014 at 5:30pm Copy Link
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Alexandre Emeriau @Jim : and i'm interested by your result. I'm using app such as thebat, xyplorer which are among the ones that takes some cpu resources without evident reasons (ie they run in the background, i'm not using them); with cacheman, they don't seem to be a problem while they were with PL.

@Thomas :
Another example of app taking some cpu resources without evident reasons : Snagit; maybe cacheman could target specific apps through "profiles" for applying the good behaviour on them; something ccleaner and tuneup do for cleaning purpose (ie ccleaner and tuneup updates drive to support more apps).
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Ela S. Excellent program - a real performance improvement when fighting with a mysterious memory leak. Much better then Process Lasso and other similar programs. Saved me from reinstalling Win7 or buying a new computer. And it speaks German.

This offer is combined with a special price for StartEd Pro, an excellent autostart manager, much more overseeable than Autoruns.

During order process, however, one point to critizise is that VAT is added AFTER the buying process (a tough 19% additional charge), ie when starting the paying process.
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Thomas Reimann Ela, thanks for your kind comments. The VAT is not added before, because customers from some countries and US states don't have to pay VAT when purchasing online, but some do. So it cannot be calculated until you type in your address.
Outertech - Dec 4 2014 at 3:24am Copy Link
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Markus Meyer Ela, I concurr. Cacheman saved me a lot of trouble dealing with problematic software. Highly recommended.
Dec 4 2014 at 3:36am Copy Link
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S G Hi Thomas-

Can you tell me if Cacheman will interfere with the following programs:

-Roxio GoBack
-RestoreIT
-Commodo Time Machine
-RollBack RX
-AX64 TM

These all operate beneath the operating system in some way. Yes, I use all of them on various machines... Even the now obsolete (but great) GoBack.

Thanks!

SteveG
Dec 4 2014 at 8:37am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Cacheman works fine with every backup software.
Outertech - Dec 4 2014 at 12:41pm Copy Link
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S G Thank you Thomas.

I am concerned because all of these take over the boot manager and redirect it.
Dec 4 2014 at 1:00pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
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Roderick Nicolson Lifetime Free Upgrades (+50% to base price)
Can you explain what the (+50% to base price) is referring to?
It seems to contradict the 'Lifetime Free Upgrade'?
Dec 5 2014 at 7:52pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Roderick, where does 'Lifetime Free Upgrade' come from? It's not on BitsDuJour nor on Outertech.com
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 8:04pm Copy Link
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Muhammad Asyik Thomas Reimann, the "Lifetime Free Upgrades" is an additional paid option that is presented to us when we clicked on the "GET THIS DEAL" button above. I just added that option to my purchase. Are you telling me that there is no such thing?

Also I bought 4 licenses but only received 2 licenses in the email. When will I get the other 2 licenses? I already sent a support ticket.
Dec 5 2014 at 8:41pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Ok. Now I understand the confusion. The "lifetime free upgrade" option costs $7.50, so the option is not free, but the updates are. So if you purchase this option, Linkman updates will be free, forever. @Muhammad As explained in the email, you get 1 license for two computers (it begins with CM702, single licenses begin with CM701).
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 8:54pm Copy Link
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Muhammad Asyik Thank you for clarifying, Thomas.
Dec 5 2014 at 8:57pm Copy Link
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Roderick Nicolson Lifetime Free Upgrades (+50% to base price)
Can you explain what the (+50% to base price) is referring to?
It seems to contradict the 'Lifetime Free Upgrade'?

Still looking for an answer to the above question please. What is the (+50% to base price) referring to in the payment section?

Thank you.
Dec 5 2014 at 10:21pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann The base price for this deal is $14.99. For the life time upgrades option you pay +50% which means +$7.49, for a total of $22.48.
Outertech - Dec 5 2014 at 11:01pm Copy Link
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Wolf Kux I Tried to buy yesterday (on time with your discount offer) Cacheman & Linkman software, using my Paypal Account.

It had sufficient amounts in Euros for the corresponding bill. Since I live in Brazil, your Checkout software insisted to send a bill in US dollars to Paypal. But I did not had sufficient funds in Dollars to pay.

So I lost your offered discounts. How to proceed ?

TVMIA
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Thomas Reimann @Wolf This is not how Paypal works. If you have funds in any currency, and get a payment in another, the currency is auto-converted to that currency.
Outertech - Dec 6 2014 at 5:50pm Copy Link
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Steve Larson What about Windows 10 support?
Jun 28 2015 at 3:56am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann A Cacheman Windows 10 version will be released within 2 weeks of the official Windows 10 final release. Every customer that purchases the Cacheman deal today will get the update to the Windows 10 version for free. Actually the serial codes we send out are already suitable for the Windows 10 version.
Outertech - Jun 28 2015 at 3:58am Copy Link
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Adam Bridge Hi just wondering whether there would be any issues if installed with Ramdisk by Superdisk ?
Dec 17 2015 at 10:22pm Copy Link
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Nico Westerdale Great News! Outertech has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 18 2015 at 12:11am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Adam, there are no compatibility issues with RAM disks. We have tested ImDisk, Superdisk, vSuite and RamDisk.sys from Microsoft.
Outertech - Dec 18 2015 at 4:26am Copy Link
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Adam Bridge Thanks Thomas? Have bought it !
Dec 18 2015 at 8:39am Copy Link
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Terry Lee Oh yeah,
This has best memory managements program which I have ever seen!
Dec 18 2015 at 10:35am Copy Link
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M User Don't know this time ...

Clipboard History and LinkMan are great.
But CacheMan ... read a few reviews.

Have i7 / 6700K - 32 GB RAM / Samsung SSD Nvme 950 Pro.

Is CacheMan really usefull with these specs?? Don't find the real benefit these day's ... ?
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Thomas Reimann Yes, Cacheman is also designed for high-end machines. You will not get more fps in games, and your zip or rar archives will not be compressed faster, but you will experience faster task switching between different programs and less stuttering in games when something else is running in the background.
Outertech - Oct 28 2016 at 10:52am Copy Link
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M User Well, I bought it and gave Cacheman a try Thomas.

After 32 years in IT (about 20 years high level) I thing Cacheman is EOL these days (with high-end machines).

Some result from a program - set to highest priority in CM (realtime) : before Cacheman - startup : 14,53. After: 16,14. Other machine: same result (not on the one hundred, but longer with Cacheman).

Full system boottime after full optimal profile in Cacheman: longer than before (not much, but some seconds longer). Other machine: same result.

Euh ... ?? EOL = End Of Life.
Oct 30 2016 at 1:28am Copy Link
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Craig Haywood I ordered this, but got no license key
Apr 22 2017 at 1:27am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Craig, I've resent the serial. If you don't get it within 5 minutes pease contact supportoutertech.com for alternate delivery method.
Outertech - Apr 22 2017 at 1:36am Copy Link
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Craig Haywood Thanks Thomas. I received your email
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Alan I have a quad core i7 laptop that I use to run multiple vmware vms on. Would cacheman help if it was installed on a couple of the vms?
Apr 23 2017 at 8:08am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Aye, Cacheman will help the performance of a VM. Try the best of all world, performance, and server profiles.
Outertech - Apr 23 2017 at 8:20am Copy Link
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Ela S. Running Cacheman v10.0.1.5 - how can I update the program?
Apr 23 2017 at 11:00am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Download from https://www.outertech.com/en/download, install over your old version.
Outertech - Apr 23 2017 at 11:27am Copy Link
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Orochi User I bought Cacheman a few months ago, I just don't know how to update to the newest version, where's the "check for updates" button can't find it, thank you
Aug 2 2017 at 5:35pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann Download from https://www.outertech.com/en/download and install over (do not uninstall old version).
Outertech - Aug 2 2017 at 6:25pm Copy Link
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Orochi User Cool, thanks for your help
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Kiwidave I have tried this but the trial version is very very limited. When I ran the only (basic) one i was allowed there was no noticeable difference.There should be a trial (10 days?) where we could really test it with no limitations. Will give it a miss thank you.
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Thomas Reimann @Kiwidave The advanced profiles are missing from trial version as a copy. The basic profile should have made a noticable difference. Since it did not on your system, would you please send your system data (system report button) to support@outertech.com, so we can improve the basic profile for that system in the future.
Outertech - Oct 26 2017 at 2:13am Copy Link
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Alan Simpson When will Linkman 9 with UTF support be released? Last time when I purchased Linkman in 2015, it was said that it would be released later that year. Now it is August, 2018. Still, not even a beta version. Has Linkman been abandoned?
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Thomas Reimann We will release Linkman 10 when Microsoft accepts our Edge addon. We have also a Linkman 8 Utf test version that will be available soon to reg users with lifetime licenses.
Outertech - Aug 1 2018 at 9:52am Copy Link
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Alan Simpson Thank you for your reply.

However, I can't believe that the release of Linkman 10 has been delayed for so long (more than 3 years) just because of Edge, a browser chosen by only 4.23% of all users. So basically, if the Edge addon doesn't get accepted in the foreseeable future, all the reg users with lifetime licenses may wait eternally for the next version, right?
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Thomas Reimann Edge support is #1 on request list since years. 90% of Linkman users are corporate, and on many computers only IE and Edge is installed. Microsoft doesn't allow local TCP communication between an Edge addon and a web server. We have found a hack to circumvent it, but MS is not happy about it. We are still talking to them. Because of this delay we have decided to move the UTF core of Linkman 10 into Linkman 8, and make it available to lifetime reg users on request. Will happen officially by the end of the month. We have send it out already to 30 users. Here is a screenshot: https://www2.pic-upload.d...104250.png
Outertech - Aug 1 2018 at 4:04pm Copy Link
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Alan Simpson Hi, thanks for the reply.

First of all, I don't know under what circumstances corporate users will insist on using Edge which is not fully supported while IE has always been available, not to mention the percentage of corporates with Windows 10 deployed.

Besides, users usually have to get Edge addons from Windows Store, so even if temporarily Linkman 10 installer can't include the Edge addon, it shouldn't become a hindrance to the release of a new version to users, especially considering the current addon review doesn't look quite good.

Other features that will impact on the experience of all users have also been badly needed for years, such as UTF support, high DPI support and so on.
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Payne N Diaz How does this compare to O&O clever cache, not just in performance, though that also, but in what it does.
Aug 2 2018 at 2:03am Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann O&O clever cache has partially the same functionality as Cacheman (about 20% of Cacheman's features), and both should not be used together.
Outertech - Aug 2 2018 at 2:43am Copy Link
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Payne N Diaz thanks I will try it O&O didn't make a whole lot of difference.
Aug 2 2018 at 10:37am Copy Link
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Peter Gabriel I use a program called Process Lasso. Would this conflict with Cacheman?

Thanks in advance.
Aug 2 2018 at 11:38am Copy Link
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Payne N Diaz Peter, I do not believe there is a conflict. Lasso doesn't cache, as best I understand, But it would be nice to know.

the download is complete, O&O removed and trial will begin.
Aug 2 2018 at 1:32pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Payne Yes, you can install it at any time. You get one year of free updates with an option for lifetime.
Outertech - Aug 2 2018 at 7:12pm Copy Link
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Thomas Reimann @Gabriel You can use Cacheman and Process Lasso if you disable the Dynamic Priority feature in Cacheman.
Outertech - Aug 2 2018 at 7:13pm Copy Link
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Steven Avery Windows 10, especially running on laptops, has a problem with 100% disk usage. There are various partial fixes to try to improve the situation. From experience, does either Cacheman or Process Lasso help with this situation? I have not seen much difference from Process Lasso.

(I am a super fan of Outertech, especially Linkman! :) ).
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