Chapter 21. Powering Up with Utility Software

In the previous chapter, we discussed hardware accessories you can add to your notebook to enhance its productivity. But hardware isn’t the only thing you can add; you can also install software programs and utilities to help you get more out of your notebook PC.

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Commercial Programs

We’ll start our tour of utility software by looking at those commercial programs you can purchase at any computer store or online retailer. These are programs designed specifically for notebook use, or deemed particularly useful for notebook users.

Maps and Directions

Our first category is useful if you’re traveling with your notebook, whether driving by car or just trying to navigate your way ...

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