Cee Benito
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Ceebee reviewed on 18 Mar 2013
Based on a MacWorld blog reviewer who crowed about how "intuitive" this was, I tried it and find Handbrake to be much more so. Conversion is at least 3X faster on my iMac 3.4 GHz Intel Core i7 using Handbrake too. Plus I take issue with devs who put annoying "Rate Me" boxes into their software before you can proceed with a task. When that happens, I usually "rate" it with AppCleaner ;-)
[Version 1.4.3]

Ceebee commented on 21 Dec 2012
This is a great app. That said;

God I HATE when developers put a 'Trial Reminder' screen on the app EVERY time it launches. Are you folks THAT strapped for cash?
[Version 3.5.2]

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Ceebee replied on 21 Mar 2013
Thank you for clarifying that "shareware" thing for me. Folks like yourself are indispensable to the internet community.

When a developer of back up software charges twice what Apple did for their Mountain Lion update, that gives me, and apparently other people here, pause. For that kind of money, I expect better customer service than I received trying to get an educators discount; more hoops to jump through than an NBA final. People are free to charge what they think the market will bear but tone down the damn "buy" reminders by a factor of 5.

Ceebee reviewed on 07 Feb 2012
I've read the reviews about how responsive the developer of this program is and I can't say I've had the same experiences. I have emailed him on numerous occasions about issues with his server. Specifically, uploading attachments and lesson plans which never show up on my home page that he hosts. There are frequent outages, i.e.

"We're sorry, but something went wrong.
We've been notified about this issue and we'll take a look at it shortly"

It's frankly embarrassing to tell my students to check my PlanbookConnect page, only to have them tell me there's nothing there.

For $35.00, it's a PASSABLE lesson planner but there are better and cheaper alternatives. Either support the program or drop it. Either way, I won't be using it anymore.
[Version 3.0.5]

Ceebee commented on 28 Mar 2011
Great idea but Ambrosia Software beat you to it;


and offers the same thing for free.

What makes this program better?
[Version 1.0]


Ceebee reviewed on 04 Jan 2011
Back on August 9 of 2010, I wrote a review trashing this software. With this latest incarnation, it runs both Windows 7 and Ubuntu virtually seamlessly. Considering Sun's tech support and forums actually offer help, this is a no-brainer compared to both Parallels or VMWare. In fact, I now like this program so much I'd pay for it.
[Version 4.0.0]

Ceebee commented on 14 Sep 2010
And BTW, doesn't the developer have a PAID version of this App on iTunes?
[Version 5.2.1]

Ceebee commented on 14 Sep 2010
It does everything said here and more. But let's lose the annoying "Please Consider A Donation" banner. Either that, or label this software correctly as "Shareware".
[Version 5.2.1]


Ceebee reviewed on 27 Aug 2010
Worked fine initially, then started getting the following errors after attempting to start the VM's;

• Could not open /dev/vmmon: No such file or directory.

Please make sure that the kernel module 'vmmon' is loaded.

• Failed to initialise monitor device

• Cannot find a valid peer process to connect to

Good luck getting support on this product. I have tried complete uninstalls, downgrading to the previous version, etc. to no avail. After searching through VM's forums, the only fix seems to be if I go into Terminal and type;

sudo '/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/boot.sh' --start

This BTW, works. But frankly I don't see why I have to do this each and every time I want to start up VM. It's annoying and for $80.00, I shouldn't be typing Terminal commands before my OS' initializes.
[Version 3.1.1]


Ceebee reviewed on 09 Aug 2010
I'm not an expert nor a noob but the only thing VB seems to have going for it is its price. After installing Ubuntu 10.04, screwing around with it for two hours, I still had no sound, awkward file and document sharing to the Mac desktop, and a window resizing problem.

My experiences with VMWare Fusion and Parallels were as uncomplicated as this was painful. Software shouldn't be this much of a pain in the a*s to use, even if it is free. Save yourself the grief.
[Version 3.2.8]

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