Does your life feel savorless? Ridiculously easy-to-use web apps might be to blame. Google has launched a command-line utility, GoogleCL, to return the missing flavor to your life and provide an alternative way for users to interact with its popular web apps and services, including Youtube, Blogger, Picasa and Docs.
Of course, the tool is not meant for the ordinary user as it can be a bit tedious for most users spoilt by prolongsed exposure to graphical user interfaces. And it might not take long before it begins to wear on people who take the plunge just out of curiosity.
But now that it exists it surely must have a purpose and a target audience: “GoogleCL is a command-line utility that provides access to various Google services. It streamlines tasks such as posting to a Blogger blog, adding events to Calendar, or editing documents on Google Docs.”
Fragmentation forces the drive head to jump all over the place to find the bits and pieces of files whenever you access them. Defragmentation, then, is the means by which these files are realigned into contiguous chunks. Windows Vista does this automatically, only the slow speed at which it defrags makes us wonder: Is the time spent worth the supposed performance payoff? And do third-party defragmenters, free or otherwise, do a better job? Should you spend money on third-party defrag tools? Our extensive experiments put commercial utilities (and Vista's built-in solution) to the test!