Q: What are the
differences between TaskInfo and AbpMon? Is AbpMon just restricted
version of TaskInfo? Is there any functionality that is present
in AbpMon but is not included in TaskInfo? What program is more
suitable for me?
A: In general words
AbpMon is a restricted version of TaskInfo. It
contains only the following features of TaskInfo:
- Graphbar with system information graphs (but it shows the same
types of values that in TaskInfo)
- Restart/shutdown and force restart/shutdown system commands
- Free physical memory commands
- Customizable alerts on low system resources
All other features (list of processes, system information
in text form etc.) are present in TaskInfo only.
The only feature that is present in AbpMon and not
included in TaskInfo - the main window of AbpMon with system information
graphs is a dockable toolbar on desktop. You may
place it on desired place on desktop as any other dockable toolbar
or system taskbar, and it won't be hidden by other windows. But
you can't do the same with graphbar of TaskInfo. For more information
please read the products comparison
However, in the most cases TaskInfo is used by people
that want complete system information with details about each process
in text form etc., while AbpMon is a simple tool that allow people
to see current system resources in graphical form only, and perform
some commands like system restart, free operating memory etc. If
you don't know what program is more suitable for you, just download
and install them both and evaluate for free within
Q: Can I run both
TaskInfo and AbpMon
on the same PC at the same time?
A: Yes. Remember that
you must have administrative rights under Windows NT/2000/XP to
install the programs.
Q: Are there any
differences in system information provided by TaskInfo and AbpMon
under different Windows systems?
A: Yes, there are such
differences. Some system information (like CPU usage and amount
of memory) is available under any Windows system, while some other
values are available under Windows 9x/ME and not available under
Windows NT/2000/XP and vice-versa. In the help included with TaskInfo
(called with F1 key) you can read availability comments for all
system information values, for example: "Available under Windows
2000 only". In any case, if the value is shown when the program
is running, the program can measure it.
However, the most important system information is
available under any Windows system.
Q: What tools
did you use to create TaskInfo and AbpMon?
A: Current versions
are compiled using Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.