OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss., Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SlimWare Utilities today announced that its software, SlimDrivers, was recognized as one of CNET Download.com's Top 11 Downloads of 2011 for Windows in the Utilities & Operating Systems Category. (http://download.cnet.com/2701-2023_4-1395-2.html?tag=dlTacLeftNav.0)
The Top 11 Downloads of 2011 program recognizes the most popular downloads from CNET Download.com's catalog of more than 800,000 products. The list is based on the number of user downloads from January 1, 2011 to December 12, 2011. A complete list of the winners can be found at http://download.cnet.com/Top-11-Downloads-of-2011.
SlimDrivers is free software that automatically updates a PC's drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology. Driver software is like a translator, helping a computer communicate with its hardware and telling the hardware how to work. SlimDrivers and its fee-based premium upgrade, DriverUpdate, update the drivers that manage communications between a computer and its printers, scanners, digital cameras, sound cards, video cards, Bluetooth devices and other peripherals. Both products update driver software for all popular computer device brands, including Acer, Brother, Canon, Compaq, Dell, Hewlett Packard, LG, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Samsung, Sony, and many others.
SlimDrivers is a free application; DriverUpdate is available for $29.97 for a one-year subscription.
Both products are available for download at http://www.driverupdate.net.
"We're pleased and delighted to receive this recognition from CNET Download.com," said Chris Cope, CEO of SlimWare Utilities. "Our software aims to remove the frustration consumers feel from slow-moving, out-of-date PC drivers and computers that are not optimized to their maximum performance level. This award from CNET Download.com shows how much consumers need free software tools like SlimDrivers."
"Our Top Downloads of the Year program aims to honor the publishers who develop the excellent software that makes CNET Download.com possible, while also providing users with valuable insight and data about which programs were the most popular for the year," said Peter Butler, Senior Content Manager at CNET Download.com. "With the addition of category awards, we have ten times more winners this year than 2010--we're excited to expand the program even further in the future."
SlimDrivers is the part of the popular suite of free PC utility software from SlimWare Utilities, makers of SlimComputer and SlimCleaner.
About SlimWare Utilities
SlimWare Utilities automates the solutions to the world's computer problems. Headquartered near Biloxi, Mississippi, SlimWare Utilities' cloud-based, crowd-sourced software provides consumers with personalized applications developed from the community input of IT users everywhere. For more information, please visit www.slimwareutilities.com.
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