Dana Webb
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I am a MacUpdate Desktop user
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Dana has been a Unix Administrator for over 20 years. Along the way he’s also been a Software Engineer and Database Architect. These days, Dana is a Webmaster and maintains datacenter infrastructures for CSC.

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Dana-Webb reviewed on 12 Dec 2011
Sadly, this is a 1 star review. I've been using Speed Download for several years (mostly for Rapidshare downloading) and own several licenses. Unfortunately, the software has never fully supported any of the other services that I use now (fileserve & filesonic) and the vendor doesn't seem to be interested in solving the issue. Since I switched to jDownloader, I haven't experienced a single problem. Please fix the problem guys and address your customer satisfaction problems.
[Version 5.2.28]


Dana-Webb reviewed on 05 Aug 2011
I've been using MAMP Pro 1.x for years now and have been very satisfied. However, I was not aware of the new version until I received the sale notice from MacUpdate this morning. (Now that I think about it, I've never received email of any sort from the developer on MAMP Pro.) Today's reduced price is essentially the same thing that it would cost me to purchase the upgrade -- unless the developer is extending the discount to current users?

Before opening my wallet, I'll be doing some research on "WebStart". It seems to be the best choice amongst MAMP's competitors.
[Version 2.0.1]


Dana-Webb reviewed on 11 Apr 2011
I experienced repeated panics with Elmedia Player (after upgrading) and found that it is not compatible with a 64bit kernel. The shocking revelation for me was that this software installs a kernel extension in the first place. Why does a simple media player need hooks into the kernel and why would the developer not supply an uninstaller to clean up its mess? Wait, I see they develop their software for Windows a well - that may explain the mindset.

I sent Eltima a description of the problem and here is the reply from their customer support staff:


"We have some additional info for you concerning kernel panic:

If you install Elmedia Player on Mac OS X working in 64-bit mode, kernel panic is possible due to behavior peculiarities of Elmedia Player driver. To avoid kernel panic, click “Cancel” when proposed to install Elmedia Player components during Elmedia Player installation.

Our specialists are working hard to solve this issue ASAP.

If you have already agreed to install Elmedia Player components, please execute the following commands in Terminal:

sudo rm -r /System/Library/Extensions/ElmediaPlayer.kext/
sudo rm /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.eltima.ElmediaPlayer.daemon.plist

Reboot your Mac after that. "


It seems that the solution for the Elmedia Player kernel panics (according to their own support staff) is to first cancel the installation and/or manually uninstall the mess. Yikes!

Buyer Beware.
[Version 4.1.102]


Dana-Webb reviewed on 11 Apr 2010
Livestation is _WORTHLESS_ for English speaking people here in the US. There are a number of other options to see content originating from North America for free and without restrictions. In fact, this app crashes after a few minutes on my Mac - apparently from memory leaks due to shoddy coding. Beware clowns shilling for this she-ite with bogus reviews.

Bottom line:

I wasted my time with this POS - don't waste yours.
[Version 3.1.0]

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