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View Full Version : Soluto Helps You Become The Family CTO

Richard Chao
01-02-2012, 07:29 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/13/are-you-the-family-cto-a-new-soluto-aims-to-turn-you-into-a-one-person-help-desk/' target='_blank'>http://techcrunch.com/2011/12/13/ar...rson-help-desk/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Put simply, the Soluto's value proposition has been its simple application that, once downloaded, allows the millions of PC users across the globe to quickly run diagnostics on their hard drives to locate all things wonky."</em></p><p><img height="310" src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//wpt/auto/1325484350.usr117680.png" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" width="600" /></p><p>Soluto's original software available via download was designed to help users find and identify problems with printing, add-ons, speed and performance issues, etc. on the computer in which it was installed. &nbsp;With three million downloads without advertising, the software was considered a hit. &nbsp;However, with their new beta version, Soluto has decided to go web based and change focus to what their user base was mainly using the software for. &nbsp;It turns out the typical user of Soluto were mainly doing repairs for other people's computers, namely friends and family. &nbsp;</p><p>The new version will be web based and can do all of the functions of the old install based version remotely. &nbsp;Users will be able to see non-responsive apps, install apps or browsers, monitor system vitals, etc. &nbsp;</p><p>If you are ever called on by a friend or family member for CTO duties, you may want to take a look at Soluto. &nbsp;</p>

Jason Dunn
01-03-2012, 12:09 AM
I actually use Soluto myself - it's a much more user-friendly way of axing things that load at startup versus using msconfig. It provides much more detail than anything else I've ever seen. The new direction they're going looks OK, though the five PC limit isn't very practical given their scope of someone being a CTO for a whole family. I'd say 10-15 would have been more appropriate.