Alan Mays
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Archmission commented on 17 Nov 2013
I will give this a bad rating since I cannot download their client software without an account. Citrix has gotten headstrong with this. This really isn't a smart marketing strategy to exclude people having the software to even use and making them download it all the time when invited to a meeting.
[Version 6.0.0.1259]



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Archmission commented on 07 Nov 2010
The developer has created an addicting game for strategy player. I have found myself quite enamored with the level of complexity and fun this turn based "war" game. There is another game that was quite addicting for me and that was the game Close Combat that was bought and destroyed by MS. The game play was fun and exciting. I wish the author of this program could make one similar to that game but more updated than the original. I know that they still have some of these available, but it is seen only in the Windose world.
[Version 1.9.2]



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Archmission commented on 11 Jun 2009
Wait until you try talking with Tech Support. All they do is say that the bug is a feature and that you are responsible for everything! After dealing with Microsoft's Tech support, I was reminded how great a company Apple is. They were the most helpful and it is free. FYI, when you register your software (if it does register) it is not for anything other than 2 free phone calls from them. That was explained quite clearly to me. They explained that they did not show that I owned and registered their software since Office 98 or that if you lose your previous upgrade disk, they cannot replace it. It is your responsibility. I asked why do I register the software? 2 free phone calls. Yes, that was the answer! $399.95 and all you get is 2 free calls. That does not even include the $239.95 upgrade disk cost. iWorks, $79 and you get the full program every time. What has a better value? Microsoft is a company first, customer last type of company.

Now I am reminded why I am a Mac fanboy. I love customer first companies!
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Archmission commented on 27 Jul 2006
I find everyones arguement concerning price a little disheartening. Amazon Price for MS Project is "Used from $175", new $509.99, List $599.99. AEC Fast Track Schedule 9, New $349, upgrade, $149. Merlin New $185 (w/ exchange rate).

I own a copy of AEC and was going to upgrade, but I always did not like the interface and the graphics were not any better than MS Project. With Omniplan coming out with this software, I am willing to pay the cost of my upgrade and even look at buying a bundle if they do that with Omni Outliner and Omni Grapple.

The first thing I tried when downloading this was taking a semi-complicated MS Project File and open it. Not one problem opening it and saving it.

Good Work Omni and I understand that it is a Beta.
[Version 1.0 beta 3]



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Archmission had trouble on 26 Aug 2011
I have had nothing but crashes since switching to Lion. It always crashes when I switch to full screen mode. Does anyone else have this problem.
[Version 1.8.6]



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Archmission had trouble on 05 Nov 2009
I removed MUMenu from my start up and then have loaded it this morning and it updated. I will verify if it updates through out the day, but it seems to be working again...
[Version 2.1.2]


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Archmission commented on 05 Nov 2009
I have been running all morning with it set to update every 15 minutes. It is not updating at all this morning.
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Archmission commented on 05 Nov 2009
Oops, I meant 30 minute updates. It has not updated throughout the day and even when I manually update it, it does not update.

FYI, Desktop does not seem to be updating the communities either. Could this be a web access issue? While not connected, maybe something is similar. Just speculating.

It only updates when I shutdown MUMenu and restart it. Beyond that, it will not update anymore.

I have been on Snow Leopard since it came out so this did not seem to be an issue with SL.
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Archmission replied on 05 Nov 2009
It started working again when the MUD5 got moved to the bottom.
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Archmission had trouble on 04 Nov 2009
This program does not seem to scan my HD. Also, it does not pull all the current info from MacUpdate website.

No widgets...
No screen savers...
No Pref Panes...

Also MUMenu has quit working.

The desktop program will not scan folders within other folders, etc.

Sorry to say that MacUpdate Desktop is currently worthless to me and also the fact that MUMenu is now broken I am not able to do anything that I could do freely since I can only find out new updates via the web.

Any help would be appreciated.
[Version 5.0]


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Archmission replied on 04 Nov 2009
The follow up. The response from MacUpdate has been tremendous and Extremely helpful. I recommend them above all in customer service. The response was immediate.

Microsoft could learn from them as much as GM, Ford, etc.

I am impressed!
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Archmission replied on 05 Nov 2009
Yes Spotlight is turned on. Yes I have the latest version. I have been in contact with your team and they have helped out other than it will not download the latest from the communities.

Thank you all so much.
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Archmission had trouble on 04 Nov 2009
MUMenu has stopped working since Desktop 5 has come out. Has support for this stopped?
[Version 2.1.2]


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Archmission replied on 05 Nov 2009
Actually Joel, that is partly the case. I see it as the top listing, but the listing below is not updating at all. the list shows up as the same list for over a day. I have stopped running MUMenu today and will try it again tomorrow to see it it changes at all.
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Archmission had trouble on 01 Jun 2009
Growl has gotten extremely buggy. I finally had to remove it since it constantly crashes my mail program. Mail even has recognized that it is causing the crashes and identifies that it caused the crashes. While I love the idea of the notifications, the program has gotten to the point that it is not useable anymore. What concerns me is that as Snow Leopard comes closer to being released, I am wondering if this software will be able to be used with the new operating system and how long will it take to develop it much less fix it for the current problems that has arisen.
[Version 1.1.4]



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Archmission had trouble on 09 May 2009
The old version used to be able to display the info from the diamonds. I cannot get that list of information to show like it does at Sigalert.com or the previous version before 2.0.

Please try to include this in a future version. It was helpful information.
[Version 2.0.2]



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