03-24-2009 08:15 PM - edited 03-24-2009 08:49 PM
What is nu? I Apologize if everyone else knows and it's just me who doesn't!
A little birdy told me the abbreviation may stand for Norton utilities? Is that correct TYC?
03-24-2009 09:09 PM
we all do that occasionally,I have not had personal experience with Norton utilities so while you are waiting for someone who has you can check this comparison chart out between products
03-25-2009 01:40 AM
03-25-2009 08:29 AM
Do take careful note of what dbrisendene correctly says:
<< N360 has taken the road of 'we know best so you don't have to mess with it'. It is truly the first suite I have seen in years that once you set it up you can forget about it and it will take care of itself >>
If you have used NIS and or NU before and are accustomed to setting them up to work the way you prefer then you may feel frustrated by N360 which really is for the "fit and forget" user.
If you go through the N360 Forum here you will see quite a few messages from people asking how to go from N360 to NIS because they could not adjust settings to their liking.
For example if you do not want to use its backup facility it will nag you and your warning flag will be on Danger -- you can't tell it that you have not forgotten to make a backup; you use a different method.
I think you will find more and more powerful utilities in Norton Utilities, as one might expect, than those included in N360 although I have not yet looked at them in action .... and then of course there is also Norton SystemWorks which can provide you with the full Norton AntiVirus plus utilities. e are spoilt for choiice ....
03-25-2009 12:00 PM
I agree with what you say and just wanted to add that N360 v3 does not bug you about backups if you leave the backup settings alone. I ran it for two weeks and never had a warning / fault / message about the backups not being done. You are correct about the 'customization' ability of N360 however. Everything works very nicely but, for example, you can not set a defrag level to trigger a file defragmentation run. The product was designed to be installed, FEW simple settings and it runs basically in the background and doesn't bother the user.
I have it on my home computer which mainly my wife uses and the number of phone calls that start out with "I have a problem..." has fallen to a level where I call to make sure everything is all ok.
03-25-2009 01:54 PM