The Explorer: Open For Business: BT2K's Final VersionThe Explorer: Open For Business: BT2K's Final Version
All Web browsers can go bad over time... and many do. No matter how perfect your original setup is, the more you use your browser, the more likely it is you'll end up with add-ons and plug-ins that will change the way it works possibly introducing a serious problem into your once-pristine setup.
March 10, 2004
So What's It Good For?
BT2K is great for:
Comparing competing browsers (for example, Microsoft's versus Netscape's versus Opera's...)
Diagnosing what's wrong with a flaky, unstable, or degraded browser
Comparing ISP performances
Verifying that your modem, cable, LAN or other connection is delivering the speed you're paying for
Fixing any of the hundreds of problems that can crop up in today's browsers
Ensuring that Web plug-ins and add-on components haven't degraded your browser's performance, security, or stability
Validating new browser installations; ensuring that everything installed correctly
Discovering everything your browser can do -- not just the basics you may already be familiar with
Learning about today's best Web technologies
And much, much more! OK, But Is It Safe?
BT2K is extremely safe. There's nothing to download or install, and BT2K does not and literally cannot alter anything inside your browser or PC. It's 100 percent noninvasive and makes no changes whatsoever to your system. BT2K may uncover hidden problems with your setup (that's its job) but it cannot and will not create new problems. You're in control. BT2K will fully explain everything it's doing before it does it. You'll always know exactly what's going on, and why. Each and every test is under your supervision. This is the key to making the most of BT2K: Read the instructions that accompany each test. They'll tell you what's going on, what to expect, and what to do if you run into anything that doesn't seem to work properly. Where Do We Start?
Click on over to http://www.browsertune.com/bt2k/ and give it a spin! Then, click back here and post your comments in the discussion group. We welcome your feedback! To discuss this column with other readers, please visit Fred Langa's forum on the Listening Post. To find out more about Fred Langa, please visit his page on the Listening Post.
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