What is the Pro version? How free is free?
We don't want there to be ANY surprises with Process Lasso. We offer a free build of Process Lasso, and a paid/registered build called Process Lasso Pro.
The free build becomes the Pro build after it is activated using a special code that can be purchased online from us.
Home users can use the free build indefinitely, though they will eventually experience some nags and a reduction in available features (see chart below). Notice that the most
popular features remain enabled indefinitely. Server Edition users have 30 days to fully evaluate the product before it expires.
Process Lasso Pro is well worth the cost and your purchase helps support continued development. Process Lasso was the FIRST utility of its kind, and we'll keep
breaking new ground with your support.
NAGs are non-annoying in that they only appear in two places (now one in the current build). I personally use the free edition
so that I make sure the nags are never annoying. The only times they are shown are:
- After a few days, a message is shown at startup. You simply click OK. No timers, ever.
- After a few days, a message is sometimes shown when you open Process Lasso from the system tray.
- After 7 days, advanced features (shown below) are disabled.
- NEVER do we just pop up a nag out of the blue, when the user did not interact with Process Lasso - or anything like that.
- NEVER do we put timers on any dialog or 'nag'.
- NEVER do we bundle with toolbars or other software.
Process Lasso PRO (the purchased version) offers extended features and special optimizations. It is up to you whether you want to invest in it or not. We hope you do. Please consider that
without purchases we can not continue to work on Process Lasso or any other projects. Support a small business, get value for it, and become a Bitsum customer for life!
Either way, we thank you for using our software.
About Process Lasso PRO (the paid version)
The Pro build has many benefits over the free build. The table below lists the differences between the two builds.
|Feature||Process Lasso Free||Process Lasso Pro|
|Default CPU affinities||YES||YES|
|Default I/O priorities||YES||YES|
|ProBalance I/O restraints||YES||YES|
|ProBalance CPU Affinity based restraints||YES||YES|
|Energy Saver - Save energy without sacrificing Performance||YES||YES|
|Hyper-threaded core avoidance||YES||YES|
|Temporary Keep Awake||YES||YES|
|Control Power Profiles||YES||YES|
|Control CPU Core Parking||YES||YES|
|Virtual Memory Trim Automation||YES||YES|
|Automate Power Profiles||YES (partial)||YES|
|Automate CPU Core Parking||YES (partial)||YES|
|Application Power Profiles||TRIAL PERIOD ONLY*||YES|
|Process Watchdog (memory and CPU limits)||TRIAL PERIOD ONLY*||YES|
|Instance count limits||TRIAL PERIOD ONLY*||YES|
|Automatic gaming mode||TRIAL PERIOD ONLY*||YES|
|CPU throttling||TRIAL PERIOD ONLY*||YES|
|Anti-sleep processes||TRIAL PERIOD ONLY*||YES|
|Keep processes running||TRIAL PERIOD ONLY*||YES|
|Core engine as service||NO||YES|
|MultiMedia Scheduler tool||NO||YES|
|Access to older versions||NO||YES|
NOTICE:Bitsum LLC or its affiliates reserves the right to change any of these conditions as needed.
*The trial period may vary, but is typically 14 to 30 days. For the Server Edition, the trial build is 30 days. Some nags may be shown sooner in some versions.
**Other unlisted features may also be disabled in the free build.
***If using the Japanese language, the product is a 30 day time limited trial.