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Objective Development (the developer) quickly pushed out v3.3.4 of Little Snitch today. Therefore, the link to v3.3.3 is dead. Use this link for the latest version: http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/download.html
The current version of WebCode is 1.1.2, released July 11, 2014.
REQUIREMENTS: "Intaglio requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 (i.e., Panther) or later. Some features require 10.4." - Purgatory Design (developers of Intaglio). IOW: NOT OS X 10.8. This page is wrong. I personally have it working perfectly on 10.7.5.
Please Note! Version 1.2.2 is for OS X 10.8 onwards ONLY. It will bomb on older versions of OS X. If you have 10.6 or 10.7, you want version 1.1 which is available at the developer's downloads page: http://www.clementine-player.org/downloads
The usual reminder: Java is the single most DaNGeRouS software Mac users can run on the Internet. If you're a user on the Internet: Don't run Java in your browsers unless you really really have to. Even then, turn it off when you're done or it may leave a nasty stain. If you're a developer: Please give the world a break and use some other technology for programming on the web. Java really is the worst POS rubbish coding language on the Internet, no exceptions. Thank you for caring. Oh and thank YOU Oracle for ruining Java. I hate you Oracle!
Mikael B: My two dozen books on Java disagree with certain details of what you've written here. Strictly speaking, Java is ONLY a programming language. There are NO other languages that run on any JRE. The JRE is a platform specific method of running the same Java code on various platforms. The 'platforms' are OS X, Windows, Java, Solaris and not doubt a few others. There i no Java 'platform'.
The core problem with Java on the Internet: Stupid idiotic Oracle removed Java sandboxing. This allows Java applets to access the user's computer and therefore destroy it if the code so desires, one of the most destructive and ridiculous moves in computer history. That is why I Hate Oracle.
There is obviously A LOT of history and detail about Java. PLEASE do your homework so you know what you're talking about in the future. I know what it's like to be a newbie to everything and to discover the mythology other people have handed you is garbage. The cure is to do your own research, get good at it, enjoy it, share it. :-Derek
One nice thing I noticed with the v9.0.24237 update that isn't in the release notes is the installation of a new video driver for Windows XP. The speed results on my Acer flatscreen display are dramatic. The update unfortunately stalled and errored out during the installation of Parallels Tools on XP. But after the mandatory restart, I initiated 'Reinstall Parallels Tools' and it worked perfectly. I have no experience with VMware Fusion. But Parallels continues to do everything I need along with some useful bells and whistles.
Um: v220.127.116.110 is from May 22, 2014. Therefore, if you keep BackBlaze up-to-date, you won't find this 'update' is 'new' on July 10, 2014. Do not be alarmed.
Confusion profusion: This page is specific to the 5-user license version of JUST VirusBarrier. The '10.8.2' update is specific to JUST that particular version at the moment. As for the Internet Security X8 security suite of single-license VirusBarrier and NetBarrier, that has NOT been updated to 10.8.2 at the moment and, as has been pointed out below, can be found on an entirely different page here at MU: https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/33300/internet-security-2013 Hopefully confusion has now been resolved. This also explains the price difference.
Just a hopefully helpful reminder: If you bought Cookie through the Apple Mac App Store, be sure to wait until updates arrive there. Don't download the DMG version and install it as it's NOT going to recognize your registration. The delay is due to Apple's vetting process. Or you could say that the developer likes getting updates out to the public ASAP, which is why direct sales versions of Cookie updates appear so soon before those at the Mac App Store. Either way, an excellent app for a decent price.
v1.8.11 is out: http://www.makemkv.com/download/