Turbo Internet
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    Mac Unicorn Software
Turbo Internet is an utility that can significantly accelerate your Internet connection, and features a load of useful tools as well.

Generally, providers will allow only a preset rate. Turbo Internet simulates low Internet activity so that the server will allow you to use more bandwith. You might gain up to 3K/sec with a 56K modem.

Turbo Internet also uses acceleration technologies from the PC platform, such as pre-fetching: Pre-fetching is a unique feature of Turbo Internet that will scan for links on a webpage and that will download every linked webpage. If an image is
Requirements
PPC, MacOS 9.0 or later, CarbonLib.

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Anonymous reviewed on 12 Oct 2002
Hey, this does work well on slower Macs! (I have a G3 266 mhz.) I can see the faster download time for everything, esprcially usung a RAM disk for the IE cache. Great freeware.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Jan 2002
This thing is a DUMB PIECE OF SHIT it dosen't work and it crashed my computer twice b4 could destroy it. don't waste ur time or hard drive space with it
[Version 2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 09 Nov 2004
When I first installed the software [OS X 10.2.8 on G4 Gigabit Ethernet] it kept telling me I was already connected to the internet, though I was not.

I later figured out the problem, you have to disable built in ethernet under Network Port Configurations first. When I did that it worked just fine.

Download speeds flactuate though. I am sure fiddling about with it a bit more will give me a more stable speed. 7 to 8k/sec download speed is not bad though.

Great work guys, just try and improve speed stability.
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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Dec 2001
I think Turbo Interner is a pure fake ware. Slows down my connection instead of speeding it up.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Nov 2001
Does not appear to work on my G# Powerbook using 9.2.1. it merely launches Remote Access. It does not show a dialogue with two flashiarrows or indicate an incrfease in download speed, as the read me says it will.
It also does not launch apps. after connecting as the read me states. In short, it does nothing.

The home page says it is now free because of all the criticism for selling a non functioning application. I would also criticize the giving away of a non functioning application as well.
[Version 2.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Nov 2001
OK...I have been using this software from the beginning. I can report that it does provide a slight boost to surfing. I also use a program named Rambunctious for a ramdisk - on that disk I set my Explorer Cache. These two programs make my frequently visted pages load like I was on a high speed connection and are worth the download.
[Version 2.1]


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Downloads:11,381
Version Downloads:4,582
Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Free
Date:24 Nov 2001
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X / OS Classic
Price:Free0.00
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Turbo Internet is an utility that can significantly accelerate your Internet connection, and features a load of useful tools as well.

Generally, providers will allow only a preset rate. Turbo Internet simulates low Internet activity so that the server will allow you to use more bandwith. You might gain up to 3K/sec with a 56K modem.

Turbo Internet also uses acceleration technologies from the PC platform, such as pre-fetching: Pre-fetching is a unique feature of Turbo Internet that will scan for links on a webpage and that will download every linked webpage. If an image is already placed in Turbo Internet's cache and if the image size is the same, Turbo Internet will not download it to accelerate pre-fetching without slowing your connection. Turbo Internet also features a security tool, SafeNet, to avoid getting hacked; it will filter and check I/O data, just like a hardware firewall.


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