ComBonus

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 2 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    917
  • Date Added:
    March 14, 2003
  • File Size:
    345.2KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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  • 2 stars

    "Publishers website was all outside ads."

    October 27, 2009   |   By tsmth_47201

    Version: ComBonus 1.0

    Pros

    I never installed this software because the link to their website is wrong. Google searches find a lot of places to download this software. Since the publisher cannot be found for comment, perhaps there is no way to pay for the program.

    Cons

    Since I can't find the publisher, I can't ask questions. There are no forums, no way to report bugs, or check compatibility with other things I have installed. This leaves me gambling with too many unknowns.

    Summary

    The only reason I am writing this review is cnet asked for it.
    In the past I have installed programs that damaged my installation, crippling functionality in one way or another. Some of these left problems so severe that I had to reformat and build my installation from scratch. A time consuming process, with no real reward.
    These days I create virtual machines to test software configurations. While this is a safer way, it is not perfect. I cannot create a VM that uses the same hardware or drivers that are on any machine I would want to use daily. My favorite VM program for x86 is Virtualbox, which you can download here.
    http://download.cnet.com/VirtualBox/3000-18508_4-204887.html?tag=mncol

    Today I am using my backup machine, and don't have the resources to host a VM.
    In the last few weeks I lost a 8 month old SATA 500 gig HD (probably a BIOS issue I was unaware of when I bought the thing), where I kept my virtual machines. A couple of weeks later my main machine died from still unknown causes, I think a Microsoft update disagreed with it (because that was the only change made during the time frame). I investigated both of these hardware failures as best I could (I have no similar hardware to test CPU and MB with, but the rest of it works well). I am holding off using the Master HD until later, but it passed tests and scans as slave. I had never over-clocked my machine. I ran regular maintenance and monitored both power and temps under load for a few hours, at least weekly. There are several reasons why I don't monitor constantly. I check machine logs regularly, and do diagnostics when anything seems out of bounds.

    The moral is, trouble happens even when you are playing it safe, but it happens more often if you don't.
    No publishers website and no other programs by that author are two good reasons not to gamble your installation on ComBonus.

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  • 5 stars

    "Fixes an annoying problem!"

    March 18, 2003

    Version: ComBonus 1.0

    Summary

    This program is great. Braindead combo boxes are one of the biggest pet peeves I have with Windows. Why should I be limited to seeing only 4 entries at a time -- I have a 21 inch monitor! This program fixes that problem and makes my computer less frustrating to use.

    Doesn't work with Excel though. This is my only complaint. The readme says Microsoft is using nonstandard combo boxes.

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    General
    Publisher Infovibe
    Publisher web site http://www.infovibe.com
    Release Date March 07, 2003
    Date Added March 14, 2003
    Version 1.0
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory System Utilities
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95
    Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
    Download Information
    File Size 345.2KB
    File Name combonus.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 917
    Downloads Last Week 1
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations 30-day trial
    Price $10

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