PimpMyOSX
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Makes your network connections faster.   Shareware ($29.95)
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PimpMyOSX is a easy to use Mac application that makes your network connections faster. How does it do it? It optimizes the OSX network performance by tuning kernel parameters to match your network environment.

One selects a network type such as cable modem, telephone dial up, DSL, etc. then PimpMyOSX makes the adjustment. If the computer is rebooted, the settings remain in place. That's it! A 20% or more performance INCREASE can be expected!

The performance adjustments are performed On the Fly. Adjustments are made to BSD kernel networking tunable (and other OS) parameters.
What's New
Version 1.4 - Changed some of the parameters to take into account the fact that maximum socket buffer size in Mac OS X is limited by the available system RAM.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later



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Adventure Seeker commented on 25 Mar 2006
I'm not sure why someone would spend the money on this, when Cocktail does this, and many other things, for free, in demo mode.
[Version 1.2]

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Adventure Seeker replied on 26 Mar 2006
Of course, your developers deserve to be paid. I'm looking at this from the consumer's point of view. Look at it this way.
In Cocktail's demo mode, you can use most, but not all of the tools. Registering unlocks the remaining tools. Network optimization is not one of those that get locked.
Cocktail certainly has the ability to make very complex changes to the OS that can potentially mess things up, should you make the wrong changes. The trick with Cocktail is that you don't play around with settings, just to see what they do, or if there is any improvement. You make specific changes based on your knowledge on what they will do.If a user sticks with the tools he knows about (For a beginner, say sticking with network optimization, repairing permissions, running cron scripts and the choices under the interface tab), he'll be OK. If you're the kind of person who would walk into an unguarded missle silo and hit the pretty red glowing button, whose function is not known, don't use Cocktail.
Right now, lets just look at the network optimization tool, as that is what directly compares with your product.
In Cocktail, you go to the Network tab, then choose the optimization button. You then choose the connection type from a pull-down menu and hit the apply button. Pretty simple... and free if you use Cocktail.
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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2006
Thanks for the clarification on Cocktail. Let me know how you like the simplicity of PimpMyOSX... we would really appreciate your business.
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+8

PixelJunkey reviewed on 25 Mar 2006
What a scam... these type of tunings are accessible for free with other tools. At least if you're going to try and rip people off, try to have enough shame to charge less than $10 for a free tool.
[Version 1.2]


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amacuser reviewed on 24 Mar 2006
The product works fine on my DSL connection. What about satellite? Any plans for that option?
[Version 1.0]


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newportblue commented on 24 Mar 2006
I download the software. It is superb! Thank you very much!!!!!!!
[Version 1.0]


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Pimpmyosx (developer) commented on 23 Mar 2006
Please note our special introductory price of $29.95 ($39.95 REGULAR)!

We will soon release a new version with all of your suggestions.

Thank you for buying and using our product.
[Version 1.0]


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Pimpmyosx (developer) commented on 23 Mar 2006
This Cocoa application was developed to do one thing - optimize the speed of your network connection.

Thank you for considering our product.
[Version 1.0]


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+5

mark.anderson reviewed on 23 Mar 2006
$40... you have got to be joking. Especially when there are numerous programs that will do the same thing and more for free.

Get a clue.
[Version 1.0]

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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 23 Mar 2006
Perhaps my research is incomplete. Please give me the names of the other programs that ONLY perform Mac OS X Network Optimization. We're really interested.

Thanks!
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+149
Hal2007 replied on 23 Mar 2006
mark.anderson wrote "the same thing AND more". And there are quite a lot of it which actually do a lot MORE and cost a lot LESS than this (Cocktail 3.7 being the most prominent of them, costs 14,95 USD).

Pricing should always be reasonable. The price for this is not, it's the exact opposite of reasonable.
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ð Born Yeterday ð reviewed on 22 Mar 2006
$39.95, hmm , I don't think so.

If this guy's looking for ways to support his crack habit or cable bill, he'd better find another way.

I'm sorry, but this must be an early April Fools gag-ware or something.

There's atleast 6 tools that offer much more for FREE!

hahaha
[Version 1.0]

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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 23 Mar 2006
Please tell me the names of the other 6 tools that only do Mac OS X Network optimization.

Thanks ahead of time!
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Loquetis Style commented on 22 Mar 2006
Apple have their own "tweaker" too called Broadband Tuner and it's free. The installer puts a file called "sysctl.conf" into the /etc/ folder for the system to read when it boots. Here's it's contents:
#
# Tuning network for broadband
#
# START
kern.ipc.maxsockbuf=512000
net.inet.tcp.sendspace=131072
net.inet.tcp.recvspace=358400
# END


And now my personal "tweaked" version:
#
# Tuning network for broadband
#
# START
kern.ipc.maxsockbuf=512000
net.inet.tcp.sendspace=131072
net.inet.tcp.recvspace=358400
net.inet.tcp.delayed_ack: 0
net.inet.udp.recvspace=73728
# END

I added these settings to help with FPS games and other UDP app, like video conferencing and file sharing programs. Others can do the same by doing the following a a Terminal:
# sudo pico /etc/sysctl.conf
It'll ask for your admin password then let you edit the file as any text editor. Use control-O to save and control-X to exit. Reboot and you're away!

I have since found this to be the best way to get better speeds yet. I had to remove any other third party settings first to take full effect, which I suggest to anyone else trying this. i.e. remove third parties apps "Network Optimizers" BEFORE installing the Apple one and make the changes there after. Always reboot in between installs too!!
Regards
Bobbi
[Version 1.0]

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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 23 Mar 2006
Your settings are very interesting. Please engage me in a conversation.

Why did you choose these settings?

When you say broadband do you mean DSL, Cable, T1, or Fiber (or something else)?

In our next version we are going to add Fiber Optic and T1.

Thanx ahead of time!
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Shiggity commented on 22 Mar 2006
...This program is worthless. It doesn't do anything. I enabled it and then did a speed test at speakeasy.net and my speeds didn't change at all. I have DSL.

Verdict: Not worth the $40 it's being charged for.
[Version 1.0]

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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 23 Mar 2006
You haven't given me enough information to help you. Networks are affected by many elements. PimpMyOSX modifies your IP stack to match your physical connection. It does not attempt, which doesn't make sense in the real world, to change your OS to match your current network conditions.

Thanks for the review.
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redage had trouble on 26 Mar 2006
The GUI-Writers and Annoyware Publishers, instead of
publishing a " sudo -blah-di-blah", wrap up a GUI.
They are the beggars of the internet : "Dude, do you have a dime ?", " I hope you are uninformed enough,
to fall into my trap".

The GUI, actually isn´t much work. Most of their work
they put into, 1-15 counters, e-sellerate wrap up´s, and pop-up´s to register, before you even figured out, what´s it all about.

What a shame, one has to feel for fellow inhabitants
of planet earth.
[Version 1.3]

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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2006
Thank you so much. It's a beautiful piece of work! You really should try it.

It's elegant and thus far, hasn't hurt a machine. There's beauty in simplicity. I use it all of the time on my PowerBook G4.

By the way, go to www.pimpmyosx.com and click the RadioFuel button. We have a little Lower East Side streaming Internet radio also.

Enjoy!
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Macguy had trouble on 25 Mar 2006
Don't use this application! I tried it and i restarted my comuter and it doesn't let me log in! I have tried every single way to make it work. I know the password is correct so i used my install disks and reset the password. Tried fsck and still didn't work. i also tried to boot in safe mode but still same password problem. My last solution is to reinstall os x and hopefully that works.
[Version 1.2]

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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 25 Mar 2006
Please contact me directly. pimpmyosx@gmail.com

I would like to communicate to you about your problem.

- When did you install the software?
- Which version of the operating system do you have?
- What type of hardware do you have?
- What was your optimized setting?
- Which version of pimpmyosx were you using?
- Do you have a licensed version of the product?

I see you are a developer at http://macguysoft.com and are creating a Cocoa product named MPad.

Do you have other products on your machine that may have caused the problem?
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Pimpmyosx (developer) replied on 26 Mar 2006
I haven't heard from you so I assume all is fine.
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Version Downloads:12,753
Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Shareware
Date:25 Mar 2006
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.95
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PimpMyOSX is a easy to use Mac application that makes your network connections faster. How does it do it? It optimizes the OSX network performance by tuning kernel parameters to match your network environment.

One selects a network type such as cable modem, telephone dial up, DSL, etc. then PimpMyOSX makes the adjustment. If the computer is rebooted, the settings remain in place. That's it! A 20% or more performance INCREASE can be expected!

The performance adjustments are performed On the Fly. Adjustments are made to BSD kernel networking tunable (and other OS) parameters. PimpMyOSX tweaks network memory buffers used for TCP data transfers. The 'chunks' of data transferred are properly sized for your network connection (for example, cable modem, dsl, bluetooth, etc.).

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