Iolo technologies, a privately held firm established in Los Angeles, a producer of award-winning software aims to repair, optimize, and protect computers running Windows.
Referring to my previous article, on System Mechanic 8 the company recently reported that its leader product, System Mechanic, the best-selling PC tune-up utility, will now be 64-bit compatible. System Mechanic is said to be the first complete PC tune-up product that is compatible with 64-bit computers on the market.
JJ Schoch, iolo's VP of marketing stated that earlier this year only few a users were interested in 64-bit systems. However, the situation has changed a lot in the current months. Computer users are now likely to buy a 64-bit-compatible version of System Mechanic.
In fact, 64-bit editions of Windows Vista are designed for computer users who have high-performance needs and who typically run a computer with 4 GB or more of random access memory (RAM). The terms "32-bit" and "64-bit" indicate the way a computer's processor deals with information. The 64-bit versions of Windows are able to use more memory if compared with 32-bit versions of Windows, which can only use up to 3 GB of memory. Consequently, this decreases time swapping processes in and out of memory by storing more of those processes in RAM, rather than on the hard disk. Therefore, it raises the systems overall application performance, especially with applications optimized for 64-bit.
After 10 years of being at the top, Iolo technologies released eight versions of System Mechanic and it was repeatedly the first to boast new features. Moreover, in 2002 this product was officially supported by the Microsoft Logo program.
In 2006 it was praised as one of the first software programs encompassing Windows Vista compatibility, and in 2008 it heads the industry with its 64-bit compatibility. This program includes more than 40 different PC tune-up tools that repair computer problems, restore like-new performance, and maintain overall reliability. The software is designed for both PC novices and advanced users.
More good news is that the 64-bit compatibility will be presented in System Mechanic's upcoming 8.5 version, that will appear this month. The rest of iolo's products, such as iolo's security software, DriveScrubber and Search & Recover will all offer 64-bit compatibility in early 2009.