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Swo commented on 27 May 2010
Stoneman, Intego will actually transfer your X5 'credits' to X6. I had a similar situation, and at first they were not transferred. I sent them an email, and the situation was straightened out quickly.
[Version 10.6.6]

Swo commented on 11 Apr 2010
Could someone as concisely as possible tell what NZBVortex does, and why they would recommend it to someone else? I scanned the web site, though I saw nothing that would tell a total noobie what NZBVortex does.
[Version 0.6.0]

Swo commented on 02 Feb 2010
Great response!
[Version 8.2]

Swo commented on 01 Feb 2010
I upgraded to VirusBarrier X6, from X5, though prior to the upgrade I had purchased two years of updates which had not made the transition to the new version. After an email to Intego this was corrected, giving me a total of three (with the free year that came with the upgrade to VirusBarrier X6).

All in all a good program, though I am still working out a few minor kinks.
[Version 10.6.4]

SWO commented on 15 Sep 2009
Seems like a cool app, till you've downloaded it and are hamstrung by it's $5 fee. Now, while I think capitalism in moderate doses is OK, to charge for an app that does nothing but find wallpaper (that a half enterprising person could find on their own for free ) is pushing it.
[Version 1.6.1]

SWO commented on 26 Mar 2008
Not trusting this Security Update much. In the past they have appeared in Software Update, now nothing. Also some of the experiences other have had with it give me pause.
[Version 1.1]

SWO commented on 22 Feb 2008
I use this app regularly, though it is powerful and requires a bit of understanding of it's functions (which is why if I don't understand something, I leave it alone till I do or am feeling adventurous).

Some of my concerns seem to have been address in this update, though I can't stand to look at the Mac Cleanse icon.

Does anyone know if there are any alternative icons out there? It doesn't have to be for Mac Cleanse, per se, it just has to fit the app's purpose.
[Version 1.1.3]

SWO commented on 12 Feb 2008
Speed Download is an app that I generally enjoy using. It downloads faster than Safari or Firefox via my broadband connection, though I am not sure that that is just my perception.

I like what I hear about the changes in SD5, but $25 to upgrade an app that I generally use only as a download manager (I understand that there are many nice features, but $25 worth, I am not so sure)?

I think that I will stick with version 4; if I feel the need for another download manager I think that I will look elsewhere because I am willing to use a download manager that does somewhat less (most of which I probably will not use anyway) but is more reasonably priced.
[Version 5.0]

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SWO replied on 13 Feb 2008
That's interesting, because when I tried to upgrade I was charged $25.
SWO commented on 31 Jan 2008
Interesting app, but doesn't Spaces in Leopard somewhat negate the need for it? What does it matter what size your Mail app is when you can have it take up an entire window?

I have a Space just for Mail, so nothing shares space with it.
[Version 1.1.1]

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SWO replied on 31 Jan 2008
Do you have a three-button mouse? If so, assign, let's say, the middle button to Spaces, so you can move very quickly from space to space.

It is actually really efficient and intuitive, and prevents desktop clutter because you can see everything you have open at a glance (plus, you can create as many spaces as you need, and assign applications to a particular space).

In fact, all you need to be able to do is to change desktops from one space to another (hopefully such functionality will turn up in 10.5.2) for Spaces to move up from 'Cool' to 'Excellent'!

SWO replied on 19 Feb 2008
Thanks for the heads up, Simon. I think that I miscommunicated though. When I said 'desktops' I meant desktops (Mac) or wallpaper (PC). On my MacMini at work I have Tiger and use You Control! Desktops so I can not only have a different desktop based upon whatever purpose I have in mind, but different backgrounds as well.

As far as I am aware, Spaces does not yet have that level of functionality (though, trust me, I want to be so, so wrong;)

As much as I dig Spaces, would like some way to visually differentiate each desktop.
SWO commented on 19 Nov 2007
I haven't used Microsoft Access in awhile, but this program is much easier to use and customize. I have been looking for an app to categorize my comic collection for awhile, and this looks like the application that I will use.

A great app, and if it retails around $49, definitely one I will purchase.
[Version 1.0v2r1]

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