Presto

Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 69 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    111,383
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 24, 2010
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    530.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    10
  • Platform:
    Windows

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1 stars

"Malware - AVOID"

October 03, 2013  |  By dev_bot

 |  Version: Presto 1.0.2

Pros

None, this product should not be on CNet

Cons

This version will change your home page and install a raft of crap and unwanted toolbars on your (all your) browsers.

It will not let you uninstall

AVOID AT ALL COSTS!

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1 stars

"Fantastic to use, impossible tu buy"

September 18, 2010  |  By max_agnelli

 |  Version: Presto 1.0.2

Pros

I downloaded it from cnet and used for a couple of monthes:
It starts in 9 seconds on my laptop.
I can use wifi, pdf presentations for my job

Cons

If you try to buy the link un prestomypc.com links to regnow.com and you receuve this message:

Summary

The following products you are attempting to purchase are no longer sold through our service, or are in the process of being setup for ordering.

Below is the last known contact information regarding the products. You may want to visit the developer's website or write an email for updated info on purchasing.

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1 stars

"Stay away from that scam !"

July 09, 2010  |  By jf_b

 |  Version: Presto 1.0.2

Pros

None as is.

Cons

No apps, this system is basically useless, presto app store does not work.
Useless, don't waste your money.

Summary

Nothing has been happening on the app store since 2009 and it has been impossible to download or update any application. The money paid on the faith that this system would be supported has been totally lost.

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2 stars

"Could have been a 5, Win -7- is NOT supported"

June 06, 2010  |  By rdunn

 |  Version: Presto 1.0.2

Pros

Boots relatively quick, shuts down relatively quick and provides most of the daily applications for 'net use.

Cons

It's temperamental... can take some 'tweaking' to get working right.
Direct from Xandros support: NOT supported on Windows 7 ...(yet... which means 'someday' like most of these small Opsys, takes a long time between updates).

Summary

I'm a pc tech and worked with this 'fast boot' limited OpSys... it's a 'customized' limited version of linux, made to boot fast, shutdown fast... but not a fully 'fleshed out' OpSys. I was able to tweak it to work fairly well, liked it... but I had to go to the prestomypc.com forums to do so...and more help came from other users, and messages in the 'beta' section (which is closed), than from Xandros.

Some settings were still 'temperamental', which would be forgotten between boots. You should try it, if you're technically proficient ;)... but only on XP or Vista, 'cause it will not install/boot properly with Windows 7, even with all kinds of tweaking for Vista compatibility, etc., etc. It installs ok... then it fails to boot up with any kind of usable screen. I believe support said they'd work up a version compatible for Win 7, but this product and forums will appear dead in the meantime (spam running rampant)... so don't hold your breath.... likely take months, if ever.

"Wubi" is a similar windows-based installer for Ubuntu... it is -not- a 'fast boot' linux, but it works. Don't be fooled however, linux requires more technical proficiency than Windows, to get set up fully. If Presto was better 'out of the box' with a carefree compatible installation, they could have made a much bigger splash.
The other 'fast-booters' are limited to Intel chips or only available with purchased systems.

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3 stars

"A great concept, but not all hardware supported.."

March 12, 2010  |  By fuzbears

 |  Version: Presto 1.0.2

Pros

Does boot quickly and connect to networks without much trouble.

Cons

Poor support of hardware on my new laptop.. No sound..

Summary

This product works wonderfully when on netbooks around when it was created.. But because less useful on my new ones, and had to stop using it. It does not have as broad support as other Linux flavors, but worth trying on yours..

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.2
Version 1.0.2 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Xandros
Publisher web site http://www.xandros.com
Release Date January 12, 2010
Date Added January 24, 2010
Version 1.0.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 530.41MB
File Name presto102-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 111,383
Downloads Last Week 10
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial
Price $19.95

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