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Winxp Feature Availible As A 'plug-in' For Win98?


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Often times, when a new OS is released (and, in some cases, before), some of the more useful functions are also released as add-on or plug-in upgrades for the olders versions of the system. I am curious to know if this have been done with any of the features of the 'Close Programs' window in winXP. While everyone has a different name for it, this function has proved invaluble to each of us, at one time or another, no matter what you call it: 'Close Prgrams', 'Program Manager', 'Task Manager', etc.

However, after using the version now being released with winXP, one can't help but long for some of the new features, when using it's older cousin, in win98. Due to circumstances beond my control, I am regularly stuck using an ageing machine, running win98, to do a wide variety of things. While few of the programs I use are overly resource taxing, the combination of less than ideal system resources, eternal multi-tasking, my utter lack of patiance and habit of doing several things at once and a gauntlet of scripts and programs out there that seek to install themselves and run concealed in the background, I am forever bogging this system down, occationally to the point where a soft-rebot is impossible.

There's one function in winXP's 'Close Programs' utility that I find myself using on a constant basis. It's the screen which lists all programs currently running, however, unlike it's win98 relative, it also displays a running tally of each programs resource consumption. There are several situations in which I find this to be life(or at least data)-saving. It also seems to be a more indepth (longer) list, but that's probibly either my imagination or a result of there simply being more 'things' going on within an XP system.

As I said, I'm looking for an upgrade to the win98 version of this utility, designed for use with win98. Now that I think about it, it's probably just as likely that there are third-party verdors offering software with these capabilities. Can you point me towards anything like this? Your guidance will be greatly appreceated. Thanks!

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Hi Bryan, welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

I don't have any personal experience with this type of software, but there seems to be plenty available. Check out these links:
http://www.soft411.c...sk-manager.html
http://www.google.co...manager&spell=1
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Hi Bryan, welcome to Geeks to Go! <_<

I don't have any personal... seems to be plenty available. Check out these links:
http://www.soft411.com/
http://www.google.com/search?

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Thanks for your help. I've been away, so I'm just reading this now. I haven't explored your links yet, but a quick peek at the pages linked to have promise. I shoulda' Googled; sorry to make you do my legwork.

I'll let ya'll know what I find. Thanks, again!!

bryan
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