Tuesday, October 5th 2010

Lavalys Everest Transitions into New Software

Popular system information, diagnostics, and benchmarking suite Lavalys Everest (or plain "Everest"), is said to be undergoing an organizational overhaul, with its developer, Lavalys Inc. forking into two companies. Currently Lavalys is split into two parts, with software development and aftersales support located in Hungary, and sales located in Canada. We're getting to know that the Hungarian part is breaking up the partnership into a company of its own, named FinalWire and working on its own software functionally identical to Everest, called (for now?) as AIDA64 (pronounced /ˈaɪdəˌ/ 64). Incidentally, AIDA32 is the first name of Everest before it went on to become Everest.

What's with the change, and why is it important? Well, Everest has been commercially successful to enterprise users, as well and enthusiasts. If virtually every developer in Lavalys is now under FinalWire, there won't be an update of Everest for a very long time, if not forever. Under Everest's license, a user is entitled to updates for a mentioned period of time. To ease out the transition, FinalWire will likely provide continued support and updates to existing Everest users. As for what's going to be distinctly new about AIDA64, our contact mentions that the software will retain the UI of its predecessor (since Lavalys developers reserved copyrights to almost all of the code), all its functionality, and new features: notably all 64-bit benchmarks, a new SSD module that provides model-specific diagnostics of any SSD installed, and a new 64-bit system stability test mode (helps overclockers or high-uptime server builders). FinalWire should make an official announcement later this week.
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5 Comments on Lavalys Everest Transitions into New Software

Hopefully the free version gets more features.
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Hmm I have been a paying user of this program for many years and run it on all my PC's. Hopefully the dust will settle sooner rather than later, My update subscription is up in January.
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Hopefully the free version gets more features.
I stopped using this after they went with the rather draconian license limits for the non-Professional version. Come on, ONE system per license??

I'll reserve judgment until we see what they came up with but there are much better alternatives out there that are cheaper and more lax with their license requirements if not outright free.
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loved aida32, loved early everest, hated it in 2005-6 when it became less free and more buggy even after I bought the ultimate edition.

so i'm happy with this one, it seems it was the canadian branch stifling the company and now we can get back to the basics. I mean shoot sandra's lite edition gives you tons of features for free, aida32/early-everest used to be the same.
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Hell, break off the Memory and Disk Cache Benchmark and make it it's own product like $5 a year and I'd buy that in a heartbeat. All the other info and stuff Everest provides is nice but the RAM bench is all I really use on a regular basis and who's functionality I can't easily find elsewhere in freeware.
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