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Tvcnet reviewed on 11 Jan 2013
Does the job nicely.
[Version 1.5.1]



burypromote
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TVCNet commented on 25 Feb 2008
Tri-Backup 4.04 was exceptional last year...

The new 5.0 beta version is nicely featured as well and seems to respond very well in Leopard.

Downside is that 4.04 is flaky if it works at all under Mac OS X Leopard, requiring you to dump 4.04 and install the 5.0 beta.

Once the beta expires you'll be forced to pay the new software fee:
Upgrade price is US$49 from Tri-BACKUP 4 to Tri-BACKUP 5 (normal
version), and US$69 to Tri-BACKUP Pro 5.


My gripe:
First, the value of the dollar has dropped, so this $49 is not last years $49. So they've affectively raised their rates while other just as decent software developed by hard working US developers costs half as much.

So, you get to decide:

1. Pay a company who is charging for upgrades and who's upgrade history between versions spans a year a more.
Version 5 beta: Feb 2008
Version 4.0.4: Jan 2006
Version 4.0.3: May 2005
Version 4.0.2: Aug 2004


2. Pay a company who has effectively raised their rates at a time when their version 4.04 version has become nonresponsive under Panther (something akin to holding some folks by the you know what, because the old version no longer works reliably).

3. Go with a USA company who's offering lower cost software with a good upgrades track record, who doesn't have a record of increasing their rate when an older version stops working... so you are trapped into paying for the next version.

I hate being forced to pay software companies because they stop supporting their apps.

I recommend supporting companies who maintain ongoing a history of periodic upgrades, instead of one that took almost a year to upgrade to 5.0, and then appear to be forcing existing paid customers to pay when their older version stopped working.



Enjoy!
[Version 5.0b80204]



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