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#13695 - 01/12/11 07:06 AM we are cnet of borg
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
it just occurred to me, first macfixit, now versiontracker...

and versiontracker was REALLY useful - is there a preferred replacement now?
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#13702 - 01/12/11 01:29 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Virtual1]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
MacUpdate has its detractors but I find it useful.
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#13706 - 01/12/11 03:52 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: jchuzi]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I still look at CNET, but I love the idea that MacUpdate allows me to filter out stuff in which I have zero interest.
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#13707 - 01/12/11 05:17 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Virtual1]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
MacUpdate seems to have cleaned up its act quite a bit. E.g, clicking on the download link no longer moves us away from the info page. [I hope that change is permanent.] I've even noticed some changes since the recent Mac App Store opening. [that popup icon/thingie no longer appears, thank you.]

cNet's Mac download area is just fugly... I don't even go there anymore.

--{ posted from my iPad }--

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#13708 - 01/12/11 05:32 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Hal Itosis]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
> [that popup icon/thingie no longer appears, thank you.]

I complained bitterly about that and several other things, and, judging from my most recent exchange with Chad Harrison, I scored a point or two.

The pop-up icons can be toggled by clicking on the "i" icon next to "Show me."
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#13710 - 01/13/11 05:50 AM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: artie505]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Georgetown, Texas, USA
I had used MU for 2 years and while I liked it ok (I only gave it 3 of 5 stars) I found $100.00 for a 5 year license a bit steep. Only kidding, 'tis but $20.00 for a 1 year license.

Still, because it was better than the rest, I used it. Then, when it was time to renew my license, there were great problems, none of which the developers were able to resolve. Ergo, I am now sans MU and I still don't know if my credit card is put to right…

Fortunately, many developers include the option/preferences to auto-notify or download when a new version/updater is released. So that, with the potential of the App Store, and $20.00 in my purse, combined with my daily surfing habits, muchly negate the need for MU.
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#13711 - 01/13/11 09:39 AM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Pendragon]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Pendragon
Fortunately, many developers include the option/preferences to auto-notify or download when a new version/updater is released. So that, with the potential of the App Store, and $20.00 in my purse, combined with my daily surfing habits, muchly negate the need for MU.

Careful with the new Mac App Store. It seems the wares downloaded from there can differ significantly from their real-world counterparts. For example, the latest TextWrangler is somewhat crippled compared to what we powerusers have come to expect. The lack of auto-authorization (or ANY authorization) deactivates its ability to perform as described right here in the Lounge.

We need to go directly to barebones.com to get the real thing.

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#13718 - 01/13/11 11:22 AM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
There is a good explanation of the differences in the regular and App Store versions of TextWrangler at Mac OS X Hints.
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#13719 - 01/13/11 05:03 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Pendragon]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I found VT to be best, in no uncertain terms, and I bemoan its passing!!! (I particularly miss its version history feature.)

If anybody is aware of a comparable alternative, pleeeze let me know.
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#13720 - 01/13/11 09:06 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: MicroMatTech3]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: MicroMatTech3
There is a good explanation of the differences in the regular and App Store versions of TextWrangler at Mac OS X Hints.

I find the status bar in Safari quite useful for previewing hyperlink pathnames (when i don't feel like actually following them). wink

Thanks though!!!

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#13769 - 01/16/11 10:01 AM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Hal Itosis]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis
clicking on the download link no longer moves us away from the info page.

Hmm, i guess some developers' download links can override that behavior.

e.g., http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21992/burn

(clicking on the download link there moves us to sourceforge.net)

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#13773 - 01/16/11 01:20 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Hal Itosis]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I guess I haven't hit the right app on MacUpdate yet, but I ran into several on CNET (before I trashed my link) that took me to the App Store...their only source.
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#13774 - 01/16/11 03:36 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: Hal Itosis]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: Hal Itosis

Hmm, i guess some developers' download links can override that behavior.
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(clicking on the download link there moves us to sourceforge.net)


Sourceforge is MacUpdate's major exception of that 'stay home' behavior. And App Store-only apps will move you to the App Store from MacUpdate as long as you're running Snowy and have AS installed. Otherwise, you'll find yourself on an App Store Preview page.
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#13777 - 01/16/11 07:40 PM Re: we are cnet of borg [Re: artie505]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Originally Posted By: artie505
I guess I haven't hit the right app on MacUpdate yet, but I ran into several on CNET (before I trashed my link) that took me to the App Store...their only source.


Smultron is one at MacUpdate which does that (IIRC).

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