Peter Eckel
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Peteeckel rated on 15 Nov 2013
[Version 6.0.2]


Peteeckel reviewed on 28 Jun 2013
I've been using TeX/LaTeX for many years now (started with the Lindner TeX on Atari ST about 25 years ago), and I'm still using it for technical documentation, invoices, concepts - everything. For my use it is much faster than any so-called WYSIWIG tool, causes far less troble than e.g. Word, provides perpetual backward compatibility with ancient documents, and above all produces high quality output like you'll never it see from Word.

LaTeX has a learning curve. But you'll go through that curve once, not with every major upgrade again and again. And at least for me it was much, much shorter than the one one goes though trying to master Word *properly* - which most people using it are far away from.

With respect to TeX implementations, MacTeX is very close to perfection. Painless upgrading, a smooth installation and a complete set of tools, and all of this for free. Everyone using it should consider making a donation to TUG or another official user group (or better: join a group and start contributing), because that's what keeps efforts like MacTeX alive.
[Version 2013]

Peteeckel rated on 31 Oct 2012
[Version 1.0]

Peteeckel rated on 30 Jul 2012
[Version 1.0]

Peteeckel rated on 30 Jul 2012
[Version 1.0]


Peteeckel reviewed on 30 May 2012
Though other comments on MU suggest otherwise, my impression is a rather positive one. BitTorrent works fine for my purposes, which can be summarised in 'download Linux distribution DVD images every once in a while'.

I'm definitely not a BT power user, I'll grant that. But as opposed to the highly-famed Transmission, BitTorrent worked immediately after installation for me. I like the clean UI as well. Other clients may have more features (I did not check that out), but the bare-bones functionality of this tool is really all I need.
[Version 7.3.4]


Peteeckel reviewed on 31 Jan 2012
The new version 6.0 of the AirPort Utility is lacking all features whatsoever for

- SNMP configuration
- Syslog configuration
- IPv6 configuration
- 802.11x configuration
- Log viewing

That said, it's absolutely, utterly useless to me.

But pretty, I have to admit.

Version 5.6 also came out today, allegedly 'for 802.11g models'. It has the old interface, provides all mentioned configuration options and works fine with 802.11n airports as well. So I use that for the time being, while looking for replacements for my 4 Airport Express devices.
[Version 6.0]

Peteeckel rated on 13 Dec 2011
[Version 1.0]

Peteeckel rated on 17 Oct 2011
[Version 3.8.5]

Peteeckel rated on 02 Aug 2011
[Version 10.1.2]

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