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I'm unable to get any updates. Keep getting this error with 6.0.1: 7/21/14 1:01:17.151 AM MacUpdate Desktop: Automatch Connection failed! Error - The request timed out.
FYI, the upgrade price is $24.99 for a limited time. It's also $24.99 in the MAS right now. They don't say how long either will last.
FYI, an older version for Snow Leopard (Intel) is FREE: http://www.paragon-software.com/home/ntfs-mac-snow-leopard/
Note, there have been multiple forks of GitX since the original project was abandoned years ago. Here's a summary, just so folks understand the changes: http://gitx.org
Why You Should Ditch Adobe Shockwave: http://krebsonsecurity.com/2014/05/why-you-should-ditch-adobe-shockwave/
Real talk: is this program worth sticking with? Is it worth the $2 upgrade to version 2?
For a limited time, this is only $0.99 in the MAS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/locko/id863040375?ls=1&mt=12
From the Chronicle of Higher Education: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/456-what-ever-happened-to-second-life
Flash works perfectly for me. Most of the problems people experience are the result of: 1. Using beta versions, which are expected to have bugs. 2. Not having an ad-blocker like AdBlock Plus installed. Oh, and by the way, ClickToPlugin and ClickToFlash are mostly obsolete with the latest versions of Firefox and Safari. Both browsers now have built-in support for enabling plugins on a per site and/or per session basis.
@ B. Jefferson Le Blanc A good point. For my needs, the built-in support is sufficient. @ Forn That's a tangential issue. I'm only addressing the functionality and useability of this specific product. If I was concerned about every company that was trying to collect info on me, I wouldn't be using the net at all. Plus, I use Google products without reservation, so that horse has already left the stable. :-) @ Libertforall1776 Good point. That's a feature that can't be replaced for those who need it. @ Mysticalos This problem is addressed in my original post about using an ad-blocker. I never see any ads, so the only flash content I have to deal with are legitimate videos and other animation on a site. Without an ad-blocker, then yes, the built-in filtering would not be enough.
The Dropbox Versions FAQ: Q. How come Dropbox keeps rolling out releases so frequently? A. They don't. Q. What do you mean they don't?! Where are all these releases I see on MacUpdate coming from then? A. The official public installer for Dropbox is always to be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/install This is an intentionally conservative release that is updated infrequently, and is always several versions behind other releases which are called "stable", but are not thoroughly tested enough or trusted enough by Dropbox to advertise to the wider public. Q. Wait, so you're telling me that Dropbox has different stable releases, and one of them is the trusted release that they're comfortable blasting out to the whole world, and is the default download on their web site, whereas the others are called "stable", but Dropbox doesn't fully trust them, so it waits to announce them, just in case a bug or something else pops up?! A. Yes. Q. That is insane! So, how does MacUpdate find out about these less than trustworthy so-called "stable" releases? A. Most likely via XML or RSS feeds which are handled automatically, but the info about them is also posted in the Dropbox forums and in the release notes: https://forums.dropbox.com https://www.dropbox.com/release_notes Q. So, the info about these releases isn't a secret, but Dropbox keeps them off the front page of their site to discourage casual users from downloading them, right? Only more hard-core folks who frequent the forums are supposed to be grabbing them, and they are more likely to understand any potential consequences of using them? A. Yep. Q. Sigh. OK, that was very helpful. Thank you. You're a genius. A. No problem. ;-D