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What is happening with MacUpdate? I can't even use the download link anymore to download this widget. I need to go to the developer's website to download the archive. I do not want MU's install feature, I just want to download the software. And, yes, I have the new MU Desktop installed and no, indeed, I do not use its install feature.
Apparently, this version 2.0 is not a release version: 1. On the first screen, the downloaded installer introduces itself as "Deskovery 2 beta 9" 2. When I check for updates in Deskovery 1.5.3, I get the message that I am up to date and that 1.5.3 is the newest version available. BTW: Version 1.5.3 works fine here in OSX 10.9.4, at least for window shading.
The new version is 2.0, not 1.0 as announced here.
... and apparently 2.0 is still beta (beta version 9).
Strange behavior and I am not sure I like the implications. When I quit MacUpdate Desktop and launch it again, its window reappears instantaneous as if the application was hidden rather than quit. Checked in Activity Monitor and, indeed, after quitting MacUpdate Desktop, it stays there as a running process. What is this? Why can't MacUpdate Desktop be quit normally? What is it doing when it continues running as a faceless proces after "quitting". Is it continuously looking for updates even when I do not ask it to do that? I need to log out to stop MacUpdate Desktop running!
Thanks for the information. I disagree, though, about no changes in terms of functionality between versions 5 and 6. In version 5 I can permanently disable notification of new updates. With that feature disabled, no background process remains after quitting the application. I cannot do that in version 6, there is no equivalent preferences setting. Quitting version 6 with option-command-Q works, thank you, but I will need to remember to use the option key when quitting this application. And, yes, I did disable launching MacUpdate Desktop at startup. It was the first thing I did after installing version 6.
I disabled the menu item menu in preferences because I have no use for it and I have no room for more items in the menu bar. So MacUpdate Desktop continued running after quitting without the menu bar item present and with no other way to quit the remaining process. I went back to version 5.2.3. There I can permanently disable automatic checking for updates in preferences. I like version 5.2.3 better. Simply run the application to check for updates and quit it. That is all I need.
Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 14.4.1 is still the latest update on Microsoft's website. No trace of a 14.1.2 version. Not yet there or is the download link removed?
I meant "no trace of a 14.4.2 version"
Yes, odd. Download links to this version are still not published on MS website.
Yes, I eventually found the download link on MS (new?) support pages too. On the regular download pages on MS site that I used until now, 14.4.1 is still the latest version: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads
The issue with Flash Player v13 consistently crashing in Safari and Firefox on my mid-2007 iMac appears to have been solved in version 22.214.171.124
Confusing: 126.96.36.199 seems to be a release version, but the Flash Player prefs panel tells me that Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.170 "is up to date on this system" (OSX 10.8.5).
This is ridiculous. A recommendation by MacUpdate (if at all) should be based on the quality of the software, not on a conflict between MacUpdate and the developer where some users were caught in the middle. Koingo made up with discounts, now MacUpdate should remove this childish non-recommendation note on all its Koingo's software pages. BTW: I am a happy user of AirRadar.
Latest version (since 11/11/2013) is 3.4.2. See developer's site.
MacUpdate posts here about one beta after the other, but fails to mention release versions. Maybe they should stop posting about beta versions altogether. The Adobe Flash Player latest release version at this moment is 11.8.800.168
I see now that the link to the latest stable version is on this page. But that is wrong! A new stable version release should be announced separately as such in the list and shown in MacUpdate Desktop, not as an easy to overlook link that is silently added on a page that is about a beta version!
I was referring to the "stable" link at the top of this page that most people will not find because the stable release is not mentioned in the software updates list. Indeed, as you say, bad site design. But it is even worse. I use MacUpdate Desktop and there the stable release version is never mentioned. Only the recent beta versions. If I were to depend on MacUpdate Desktop only, or on the MacUpdate email notifications that I get, I would never have known about the latest stable version. Yes, MacUpdate is better than other similar sites, but the way they handle these alternating 11.9 beta updates and 11.8 stable updates of Flash Player is not right. The 11.8 updates are never announced in the list and never shown in MacUpdate Desktop.