MisterE
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MisterE commented on 21 Jan 2014
A while back I asked what is the difference between Chromium and Chrome here and I got, "it's open source" and a few other vague answers. So, when I stumbled across this comparison today I thought I'd put it here in case someone else might come along with the same question.

https://code.google.com/p/chromium/wiki/ChromiumBrowserVsGoogleChrome
[Version 30.0.1599.101]



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MisterE commented on 19 Dec 2013
FYI, MS is killing the Skype API at the end of the year. iGlasses and all other apps that use the Skype API will cease to function with Skype shortly.

http://tech.slashdot.org/story/13/11/01/2323246/microsoft-to-can-skype-api-third-party-products-will-not-work
[Version 3.4.3]



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MisterE commented on 19 Dec 2013
3.0.1 now.
[Version 3.0.0]



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MisterE commented on 18 Dec 2013
Toast was a killer app, a must have back in the day. It lost focus though, was sold and bought twice, wandered around focused on some useless features nobody really wanted and got bloated while remaining expensive. This app should cost $20 now and be focused on doing one or 2 things and doing them well.

Aside from the occasional compare folders / disks I haven't missed you in years. RIP Toast!
[Version 11.2]



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MisterE commented on 18 Dec 2013
Version 4.0.1 on MAS now for a while. I guess they are not updating MU anymore either. :/
[Version 3.2.3]



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MisterE commented on 30 Nov 2013
8.0.2 released Nov. 21, 2013
[Version 8.0.0]



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MisterE commented on 24 Nov 2013
Why bother paying these people $50 for their buggy software when there are numerous cam / chat sites now that only require a web browser?
[Version 2.7.3259]



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MisterE reviewed on 21 Nov 2013
Frack you MS for this endless stream of updates with vague release notes which, never even address the major documented and confirmed issues (bugs) with Word.

The day when I can dump this crap from my computer can not come soon enough! I might even dump the Mac version sooner than later and just use Office in my Win VM for the times when I must use it. Those times are becoming less and less frequent fortunately.

I think our experience is pretty typical of MS products in general and it just amazes me how / why Win users put up with their crap. MS is done, no Office for iOS was the last nail in the coffin, put a fork in them already!
[Version 14.3.9]



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MisterE commented on 17 Nov 2013
Save your money people!! Use Disk Utility to make an encrypted disk image (.dmg) file and store all your sensitive stuff *cough/pron/cough* in there.
You can even make an encrypted disk image from a folder, which this app can not, if you choose the File -> New option from the menu bar.
[Version 1.1.1]



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MisterE commented on 17 Nov 2013
The URL to download 2.0 beta has changed. For 10.7+ it is: http://installer.jdownloader.org/JD2SilentSetup.dmg
[Version 0.9]



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MisterE had trouble on 13 Mar 2013
I see Chromium is a 133.3MB app and Chrome is 133MB app on disk so I ask the users of Chromium again, what is the bloat that comes with Chrome?

What are the advantages to switching, besides 64-bit, which is not really an advantage for me. And an open source app which I can see as both a plus and a minus but mostly a plus. Sometimes it's nice to have the backing of a corporation with bottomless pockets but you usually give up a lot of control for that.

I can't find much reason to switch even though I've had the last 3 versions (updated daily?) installed now.

Thanks in advance.
--E

P.S. I notice the version numbers for Chromium are the same as they are for Chrome! Can anyone explain that plz?
[Version 25.0.1364.172]



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Mistere had trouble on 17 Jun 2010
This version upgrades MapManager to version 2.1.3.1beta. When you do a custom install it does show that it will be "upgrading" MapManager and MapInstall applications but it does not indicate to what version which would allow you to unselect those applications if you already have a newer version installed to prevent an unintended downgrade. This should not even be an issue though because the installer should be smart enough not to downgrade applications to older versions.

It's very confusing the way Garmin is packaging updates. MapManager and MapInstall updates were released quite recently and listed on MacUpdate as separate updates but in fact both listings point to the same download/file which installs both applications, again, without indicating what version is being installed.

Like I said in my previous comment for version 3.0.1, it is very poor practice to not identify in the installer description that it will be updating or downgrading applications other than BaseCamp. I'm happy that Garmin is supporting the Mac but it wouldn't take much more effort to be clear about what these packages contain and what is going to be updated. Also, if they're going to continue bundling multiple application updates into each release without indicating as much in the name or description then make the installers smart enough to recognize when you have a newer version and don't mess with it!

Finally, I don't see in the release notes that the problem with not displaying the latest BlueChart maps has been addressed in this update.
[Version 3.0.2]



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Mistere had trouble on 15 Jun 2010
This version downgraded my Garmin MapInstall app from 2.1.6 to 2.1.5. Suggest doing a custom install and unticking MapInstall until we get an explanation from Garmin.

I wish it was clearly indicated that this package installs more than just the BaseCamp application.
[Version 3.0.1]



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