Gregg Pardun
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Scrags rated on 01 Oct 2012
[Version 5.3]



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Scrags reviewed on 01 Feb 2011
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[Version 4.8.3]



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Scrags commented on 28 Jul 2010
5.01 is still a DOG. Takes forever to load pages, sometimes doesn't load at all. Sometimes on third or fourth try. I had download 4.05 after installing 5.0 and have been anxiously awaiting a fix. 5.01 is not the fix.
[Version 5.0.1]


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Scrags replied on 29 Jul 2010
Hey Kawaii - you're pretty smug, aren't you? "The reason why people like me give him a 'thumbs down' is because what ever we say will go right over his head and he'll ignore it." You know me that well, do you? First of all, you can categorize your posts as reviews, troubleshooting, tips or comments. Mine was a comment. I wasn't asking for your help. But that probably went right over your head. Then you go on to say that you had the same problem loading pages with lots of Flash so you installed an adblocker and that fixed the problem. So you are criticizing me because I don't want to cripple Safari's usefulness in order to make it usable? Funny, I didn't have to do that with 4.0.5 or Firefox or Chrome. You know so much more than "people like me" so I guess you know that all you have to do is Google "Safari 5 slow" and you will get thousands of hits from every major site that covers Mac or Apple reporting the same problem as I am having. You (in your infinite wisdom) surely also know that the Apple discussion boards have been flooded with reports of the same problem, and flooded with potential fixes, but you won't find one page where it states "issue resolved." My point is "people like me" might just be smarter than you think. This is a known issue, dude; granted, not for everyone, but for a lot of us. My comment was directed at other "people like me" who are experiencing that same issue. If I had seen a comment like mine I would have known not to waste my time downloading the update, and I would have been grateful. A fix will come, either by way of an update or someone will pinpoint exactly what is conflicting with Safari. I'm as big an Apple fan as "people like you" but that doesn't mean that once in a while there aren't problems. Are we supposed to pretend they don't exist? And if it exists for me and not for you does that mean it's not valid? Again, pretty smug. BTW, I have tried every fix offered on every site I can find (yeah, surprise, "people like me" research problems and deploy suggestions). I've reset Safari. Changed DNS servers to Open DNS. Disabled plug-ins. Uninstalled/reinstalled Flash. Repaired permissions. Run DiskWarrior. On and on. It is still dreadfully slow to load pages even with Flash completely uninstalled and all plug-ins disabled. I will continue to try any other potential fixes that anyone has to offer. This is happening on three of my Macs and I personally know other folks who are frustrated with the same problem (one guy I know was on the phone with his ISP for an hour complaining about slow service. Finally the tech asked him if he had recently upgraded to Safari 5. He said yes and was told that many users were reporting the same problem after upgrading). So, get off your high horse. If you want to help I'd be glad to listen. But don't get personal. It only makes you look - well, never mind, to finish that thought would be getting personal...
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Scrags replied on 29 Jul 2010
To Mudflapper - Thanks for coming to my defense (kind of). See my reply to KAWAII. I don't think calling Safari a dog is "caustic language." Check the thesaurus. "Dog" is a synonym for slow. I posted what I thought was an honest comment about the update and woke up this morning to find myself being attacked. Anyway, I appreciate you input and empathy as compared to others on this board. Oh, in spite what others presume to know about me I am open to all suggestions.
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Scrags commented on 29 Jul 2010
I have narrowed down the problem with pages loading slowly in 5.0 and 5.0.1, but I don't know what to do with what I've learned. Through trial and error I have determined that it has something to do with Java and JavaScript. If I disable them in Preferences, Safari flys! If I enable Java but uninstall Flash, it is still slow. It seems to be specifically related to Java (and JavaScript). I downloaded and re-installed Apple's Java for Mac OS 10.6 Update 2 but that did not help. Does Java have preference files or anything I can fix/repair/delete? Is there a way to uninstall Java and reinstall? Any advice greatly appreciated.
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Scrags commented on 16 Dec 2009
I don't review often but I was quite pleased to find that this software does what no other server software I've tried does - it works with my LG BD390 Blu-Ray disc player. I have only fiddled with it for a short while - in demo mode - but so far, while not perfect, it works well enough to impress. My player is wireless and connects easily to Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, and all of the other sites that come pre-installed. I've been looking for something to stream my iLife data to my HDTV. The other products I've tried either don't show up at all, or can be seen by the player but fail to deliver any music, video or photos. Playback worked pretty well. I was able to view my iPhoto collection easily. And the music seems to work as well. Unfortunately my iTunes Movies shows up as an empty folder, which it is not. The movies in it are not copy protected or purchased. They are ripped from DVD's, converted by HandBrake and imported into iTunes. Curiously, if I drag movie out of my iTunes Movie folder and into a folder on my desktop, the software sees it and I am able to stream successfully to my HDTV. Quirky. Also, I often get server error messages when moving from folder to folder (looking for content to display) which forces me to start from scratch. But once I start a stream it seems to work well. I'll play with it some more, see if I can work through the bugs, and probably buy it. Good work.
[Version 1.2.3]



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scrags commented on 09 Dec 2008
This updater doesn't work for me. I get a spinning beach ball that goes on forever. Had to Force Quit. Tried it again with no other apps running. Same deal. Way to go, Microsoft.
[Version 12.1.5]



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scrags had trouble on 09 Dec 2008
I posted earlier saying that I could not install this update due to a never ending spinning beach ball. I just disabled ClamX AV and the install went without a hitch. If you are having any problems, you may want to disable any antivirus programs you may be using.
[Version 12.1.5]



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