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Is Rocket Dock safe to use ?

by pi2008 / October 16, 2008 4:46 PM PDT

Is Rocket Dock safe to use ?

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RocketDock review.....
by Marianna Schmudlach / October 17, 2008 12:53 AM PDT
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its safe, but your wise to ask and check before hand.
by johnnj2003 / October 20, 2008 2:38 AM PDT

I use it too, if you dont like it, its easy to uninstall.
No problems , no adware.
Anytime (and this goes for everyone)you come across something you want but dont know for sure if its BS, then google it to see if its spyware first. Again kudos to you for asking, most people install every little program they come across and then ask me why their system is so slow.

I have found AVG Free is good to have as a first line of defense.
If your already infected with spyware, SUPERAntispyware has worked for everything I have come across. Windows Defender is pretty good too.

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No problems
by rrh13 / October 20, 2008 4:38 AM PDT

I have been using it for about a year now. I am very happy with it. No problems, at all. rrh

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re RocketDock
by Ardy Mattox` / October 20, 2008 5:26 AM PDT
In reply to: No problems

My husband and I both have Rocket Dock on 5 computers. We have had absolutely no problem with it. It works well with XP and Vista. It doesn't appear to have any 'stuff' hanging on that is bad.

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Yes, but
by vicm3 / October 20, 2008 9:01 AM PDT

My wife use it in our laptop dell xps 1210, I found too late to my concern that Rocket Dock drained drastically the battery power, specially as it wasn't the latest version, I think it was a combination of Intel video chipset, high cpu usage and a memory leak... that reduced our 9 cell battery life to less than a year...

I don't get earlier as on my session I don't use the dock :/

Anyway is pretty nice and the memory leak is fixed on the current version.

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Battery killed by rocketdock??? Hmm dont think so.
by johnnj2003 / October 20, 2008 10:40 PM PDT
In reply to: Yes, but

More likely the battery was charged way more often than it was ever drained, which is the primary reason batteries get shorter lifespans. RocketDock puts no less strain on the CPU than your windows
"Defrag when idle" feature does, so RocketDock could not have
killed the battery. Also any XPS laptop is not exactly super battery friendly to begin with, their "top of line" desktop replacements, "Alienware" replacement laptops.

I dont mean to sound rude, but I work with laptops all day and have a lot of experience with this very type of thing.

most people have their laptops charging all day, every day.
Once in a while you need to let the battery run till its just about dead then let it get a full charge again, that helps keep the battery conditioned, if you have it charging 99% of the time and 1 year later its unable to hold a charge anymore, then thats why.
This is a documented fact. and its why most OEM's only warranty the battery for one year.

You could "recondition" the battery yourself to get a little more life out of it by letting it full charge to full discharge 2 or 3 times, that would give the battery a little "workout".
Could help last a little longer.

Thank you

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by vicm3 / November 1, 2008 5:35 AM PDT

That's what it's say for the NiCD batteries... on Lion modern batteries the real problem is the heat, and constantly overdischarge, that is in fact what happened with my wife laptop, Rocket Dock on that particular configuration the fans where posing the battery on loong discharges and keeping the cpu hot, so in this particular case Rocket Dock helped to minimize my battery life, and as stated they have fixed some nasty cpu and memory leak problems on current version.

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limited functionality
by scorpious / October 20, 2008 12:12 PM PDT

It's ok for a freebie just like objectdock,however the paid version of objectdock PLUS is way better than both,the first link is to any PNG icons you might like as they'll work for rocketdock, the 2nd link is to description of the plus version of OD {objectdock)

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my colors -6 free themes that include for each theme,windowblind,icons,cursor & widgets,there are other themes available tho you have to buy them but these 6 should kick start your customizing craze Silly

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