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ptn commented on 03 Nov 2010
Microsoft Mouse version 7.1 is causing about one kernel panic per week on my:
- 2008-era aluminum iMac
- running Snow Leopard 10.6.4
- Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000

There are only references to Microsoft Mouse Driver 7.1 and AppleIOUSB at the top of the crash report that appears after the kernel panic - presumably this confirms the cause of the kernel panic.

The kernel panics are unfortunate as the mouse is almost perfect in every way: size, button placement, wireless.
[Version 7.1]

ptn commented on 29 Aug 2009
As far as I can determine, the developer of iClip manages MacHeist and develops iPhone apps at taptaptap, so he hasn't fallen off the planet; he just hasn't done any obvious work on iClip in almost 3 years.

With any luck, he will update iClip 4.0 with Snow leopard support. In just a few minutes trying to use iClip on Snow Leopard I had these issues:
- serial number entry dialog: can't paste serial number
- serial number entry dialog: clicking 'ok' button does nothing (pressing return on keyboard worked)
- preferences: can't tick radial buttons or tickboxes or move sliders or interact in ANY way (eg: 'automatically open iclip when you log in')

Clearly an update is required. I'm hoping it happens soon but for what MUST be obvious reasons, I'm not holding my breath.
[Version 4.0]

ptn commented on 11 Dec 2004
Not a review: a comment, which the MacUpdate system kindly offers.

I've bought each version of Dreamweaver and GoLive since version 4 (inclusive) and both apps have gotten slower (and therefore) more tedious to use - and I'm on a dual 2GHz G5 with 1GB ram!!!!

I laughed at the anonymous post below which claimed Dreamweaver made his Mac whistle, but guess what!? My Mac whistles when Dreamweaver 7.01 (ie, MX 2004) is running. It seems like the hard disk, perhaps; I never noticed it before, presumably because I was using a 1 GHx G4 until recently; it runs so noisily compared to the relative silence of the G5 that now the Dreamweaver whistle drives me mental!

Can anyone make any sense of why this happens? Why it hasn't been fixed? Both GoLive CS and Dreamweaver MX 2004 are very sluggish and feel top heavy. Its got to the point that I'm fed up with the varied quirks wth both these apps. Desperate experience often leads to desperate acts, but in this case I have to say that my desperation led me to greener pastures. I recommend to first time buyers perusing these reviews for advice before parting with hard earned money, look into RapidWeaver and Freeway - both listed on this site.

RapidWeaver is ideal, in my estimation, for beginners but also for experienced web developers who simply need to put together a non-database driven website.

Freeway offers a very Mac-oriented solution which provides database and serverside scripting support.

With RapidWeaver and Freeway available to consumers, I see absolutely no need for GoLive or Dreamweaver. Check the prices (and feature sets) and you'll be pleased. I'm not affiliated with ANY of these companies. Save yourself the time, money and effort - benefit from my long and tedious experience.
[Version 7.0.1]

ptn had trouble on 27 Jul 2012
Can't install Flash 11.3.300.268 on Mountain Lion with GateKeeper's default setting of "App Store and identified developers" enabled.

Flash 11.3.300.268 was released after Mountain Lion's release but Adobe has not registered with Apple as an identified developer, so customers are going to be confused and unlikely to update Flash.

Checking for updates using the Flash 11.3.300.257 panel in System Preferences crashes System Preferences.
[Version 11.3.300.268]

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