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Mac4drew reviewed on 27 Sep 2009
VirtualBox is great. I needed a program that would let me virtualize Windows, so I could run an EXE every now and then. I was tired of installing a trial of Parallels or VMware just to see it expire after a few weeks. And I didn't want to pay for what was entirely a matter of convenience, seeing as how my Mac is perfectly capable of booting Windows on its own. In steps VirtualBox.

I installed Windows XP Service Pack 2 in a virtual machine a few weeks ago, and it's been working flawlessly ever since.

All the standard features you'd expect from a Virtual Machine are there, basic configuration is easy, and the thing is rock-solid.

Perhaps the configuration of the more advanced features could be a little easier, but the documentation for everything is pretty great. If you know what you're doing, you'll be able to get Shared Folders, USB Device Filtering, and loads of other stuff running with just a few clicks.

If you need these advanced features, but you're not super computer-savvy, it may be best to use Parallels or VMware instead. But for everyone else who knows what they're doing, save your $60 and go with VirtualBox.
[Version 3.0.6]


mac4drew reviewed on 23 Feb 2009
It works, at least for basic file renaming. I haven't tried any of the advanced features, but this app deserves a five-star rating for having no limitations, being free, and working.
[Version 0.4]


mac4drew reviewed on 26 Aug 2008
Anyone who claims this app erased their data is careless.

Seriously. There is a very clear option to erase data, followed by a warning box, followed by an authentication box that pops up before the program deletes anything. The only reason this program WOULD ever delete anything is if you use a disk with files on it for the Target drive. The program is extremely straightforward and logical.

This program just works. However, if you're the kind of person who clicks "OK" on dialog boxes without reading them, you may want to skip it.
[Version 3.1.1]


mac4drew reviewed on 29 Jul 2008
I like it. Fast, clean, and stable on an Intel Mac, just like AIM for OS 9 used to be on my old iBook. No ads, just pure classic AIM goodness.

They have attained almost feature parity with the previous Mac version, which is also very cool. Some things missing: notifications and the ability to change sounds (which I believe can both be added via a plugin on the AIM Lite website ) and video/audio chat, which cannot be added.

I use Adium for most of my instant messaging, but it still doesn't handle Direct IM or AIM chats very well. It crashes ALL THE TIME for me.

If you ever use Direct IM or AIM Chats, you should be pleasantly surprised by this little program. It hasn't crashed once since I started using it.

Only problem is, it only seems possible to save images received from Direct IM as low-quality GIFs. It prints images on the screen in full quality but then won't save them as anything but a low quality GIF.

Please, AOL, update this some more... there are some people out there who appreciate it.
[Version 0.8.6]


mac4drew reviewed on 04 Jul 2008
Well worth the download.

If this thing continues to work as well as it has in the first two hours I've spent with it, it will change the way I use my MacBook Pro. It's now cooled down to the point that I have no problem putting it on my lap. Everyone who has a MacBook Pro should download this program immediately.

I have but one problem with this program. When you open it for the first time it just vanishes from the dock, which made me try to open it again, only to figure out two minutes later that it was in my menu bar. A startup screen of some sort on the first run would be helpful and much appreciated.

Other than that a great program and revolutionary for MacBook Pro owners.
[Version 2.1.2]


mac4drew reviewed on 06 May 2006
Thank you SO much for this program. It fullfills a need and does it perfectly.

You have managed to make the coolest web radio service even cooler.
[Version 1.0.4]

mac4drew commented on 29 Apr 2006
I'm on a MacBook Pro. Installer said it would not install on my computer. I was able to open and install it manually with Pacifist. Once installed, it worked fine.
[Version 1.0]

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