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121. The Number Devil
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122. FileMaker Pro 6.0 - Mac
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123. Rosetta Stone Polish Personal
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124. iListen
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125. Symantec Antivirus Small Business
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126. Enfocus PITSTOP PROFESSIONAL 6.1
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127. Star Wars: Knights of the Old
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128. Adobe Illustrator CS2 (Mac)
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129. Civilization 3: Game Of The Year
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130. JumpStart Advanced Preschool
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131. Dantz Dev. UPG RETROSPECT WORKGROUP
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132. Magic Artist Studio
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133. FileMaker Pro 7 Upgrade (Mac)
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134. Adobe After Effects Professional
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135. Rosetta Stone Vietnamese Personal
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136. Adobe Illustrator CS (Mac)
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140. Rosetta Stone Chinese Personal

121. The Number Devil

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Asin: B0002HSU9E
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Viva Media
Sales Rank: 176
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Features

  • Captivating story sheds new light on middle-school math concepts
  • Discover prime numbers; explore Fibonacci numbers
  • Learn about powers and square roots
  • Glossary with mathematicians, terms, and concepts
  • 11 challenging games for extra fun

122. FileMaker Pro 6.0 - Mac
list price: $299.99
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Asin: B00006A6X7
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Filemaker Inc.
Sales Rank: 1875
Average Customer Review: 4.33 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

FileMaker Pro 6.0 makes data management for individuals and small groups engaging and almost fun. Installation and setup are both surprisingly quick and easy, and the templates and wizards will have most users frolicking with their new or imported databases in just a couple of hours. The interface and design tools are comfortable for Windows users of all levels of experience. The software is not designed for the lowest common denominator, though--advanced users will find FileMaker Pro's scripting language for queries and other tasks handy, if not all-powerful.

Data entry couldn't be easier. For some formats, it's as simple as dragging and dropping folder contents, so multimedia management, for example, becomes almost trivial. FileMaker Pro's data manipulation tools are more powerful than before, which means administrators would do well to limit users or train them carefully. Searches, the meat of the package, are simple enough for beginners but offer enough complexity to keep power users happy. One new timesaving search feature is the extend/constrain function: if a search returns too few or too many results, it takes just one step to expand or contract search parameters.

Web-style integration in FileMaker Pro 6.0 has taken a huge step forward from version 5.5; the look and feel of the desktop is almost seamlessly translated to intranet application. However, those with more than 10 potential FileMaker users should pick up the unlimited-use version of the software. FileMaker can import and export XML, so data can be manipulated and then easily shared with non-users via a Web browser.

While there might be more powerful data management packages available, for a wide range of uses and users, FileMaker Pro 6.0 is tough to beat. --Rob Lightner

Note: This review refers to theWindows version. ... Read more

Reviews (6)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product but why not the same discount as for the PC
Amazon continues to charge more for the Mac version of products which also appear for the PC. I wish they would tell us why this is so.

5-0 out of 5 stars My most important software package
Our company has been using FileMaker since 1989. As it is the only database Ive ever used (other than a brief experiment with 4D) I really can't compare it with anything else. I'm here to tell you it will do the job you want to do.

I won't use technospeak in my review, as I am here for the novice users (and anyone who is reading a review to determine if this software is for them is probably a novice). FileMaker will keep track of all your company info. Even if you are a one-person company it will work for you. When you have 100 employees on the payroll, it will still work for you. If you have never designed a database before, you can do it.

Now, you WILL have to devote some time to learn the software, but if you are to be administrating a database, youre going to have to be doing some maintenance anyway. With FileMaker, you can begin using your database the first day, then add more features later on as you add more records and more users. I recommend learning FileMaker as opposed to hiring your project out to a developer for the simple fact that YOU know your business best and you will constantly be making changes as your business changes. My philosophy is that it is better for YOU to learn FileMaker than for a developer to learn your business.

Go ahead and get it. You will be able to make beautiful, efficient databases if you take the time to learn it. This product will do the job. I guarantee it. Contact me and I will help you.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding product that empowers users and designers alike!
Greetings Amazon reviewers..

Now that you've read the Microsoft commercial below from:

"Reviewer: Andre Da Costa (see more about me) from Jamaica W.I."

Here's the truth, this product has the capabilities for implementing a client / server database network easier than anything currently on the market! And the client / server capabilities are built in! And it doesn't matter if it's based on the PC OR the MAC. Further, once designed and implemented, will work seamlessly with both platforms on the network. Additionally, after extensive research for an insurance client that I just completed designing a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) for, it was BY FAR the least expensive alternative, ESPECIALLY relative to Microsoft. In addition, it has the lowest overhead (computing hardware/software requirements) relative to anything of its capabilities on the market. You can reference these system requirements (along with features) at their web site that really gives a good deal of information. Note these minimum requirements that most systems can easily handle these days:
(compare these minimum requirements to the latest version of Microsoft's Access or any other database for that matter)

PC
· Intel Compatible 90 MHz Pentium or higher
· 32 MB of RAM (or more)
· Windows 98, Me, NT4 (SP6), 2000, XP

Mac
· Power Mac or higher
· 32 MB of RAM
· OS 8.6 - 9.22

Mac OS X
· Apple G3 or higher
· 128 MB of RAM
· OS X 10.1

The client had older PCs using Windows 98SE. Obviously, I used the PC version of the software which is very similar to the Mac version. If I had decided to implement a Microsoft "solution" it would have involved upgrading not only the hardware but the operating systems too. Then, the cost of the Access copy doesn't come cheap if you haven't compared lately. FoxPro didn't fair any better, SQL Server worse. Especially in a clent <==> server design paradigm!

Bottom line, a fully customized relational database designed, developed and deployed in record time with minimal cost to the owner (no new hardware or operating systems) and working from initial installation to this day with minimal database administration. FULLY compatible with either PC or MACs on the network and future operating system upgrades on either platform. Personally, I'm pleased and I know a business that is extremely happy. Win-win situation..

One thing I found rather nice is you can download a 30-day free trial of the basic Filemaker Pro software at their web site to see if it meets your needs - certainly a nice gesture. (filemaker.com)

4-0 out of 5 stars And it works with fine with Excel
An update to my earlier review: Filemaker works great with Excel (contrary to what an earlier reviewer guessed, apparently without testing). Last week I built a small Filemaker database to track contributors and potential contributors to a charitable group with which I work. Yesterday, I received an Excel spreadsheet from another member of the group, and it contained nearly 1,000 names, addresses, and phone numbers. Importing it was a snap: I simply used the "Import" function, choosing Excel as the file-type I wanted to import. Filemaker gave me a nice graphical interface to match Excel columns to fields in my database; it also gave me the chance to add a new field if necessary. Then a button click and the data imported cleanly and quickly, without any problems.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mac Users Yes, PC Users NO!!!!
First of all for Mac, users this is your only option for a good reliable, well known database, so I recommend it to them most of all. For PC users however, stay very far away, Microsoft Access has all the tools you need already. Based upon user experience, I think Microsoft Access is much easier, (read carefully now, before you judge my review). People say that FileMaker is the easiest database ever created, but they are dead wrong, they have never tried Access. Entering information into the database in FileMaker is like thorns in your finger, it is so difficult. I tried to enter the date for my music collection and it kept on giving me an error message that it should be done a particular way, I followed its instructions and still ended up with the same error. Creating reports is also painful, unlike Microsoft Access which uses a simple tabed interface you can immediately switch from tables to creating quries and beautiful reports. In FileMaker, the database uses some sort of Visual Basic interface to create reports, Access uses simple wizards to get you where you are going. Access is also more powerful in terms of integration with SQL, ODBC, other database server products so there is no conflict with your data. FileMaker is simple and too weak for users to spend upto $..., buy Access and you will never regret it. And with the integration between other MS Office products, you will be amazed. One of the features I love the most is the ability to create mail merge documents using database information from Access into Microsoft Word. Your able to easily convert a database from Access to Excel, vice versa easily. All of this would be a head ache in FileMaker. If you are on the Windows platform, certainly Access is the best way to go! ... Read more


123. Rosetta Stone Polish Personal Edition Level 1
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Asin: B00005APYR
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fairfield Language Technologies
Sales Rank: 966
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Amazon.com Product Description

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.

We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency.

The Rosetta Stone Level I program offers a comprehensive course of study for beginning learners, leading to intermediate proficiency. The program contains over 3,500 real-life images and phrases in 92 lessons and more than 250 hours of mastery instruction in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. There are reviews, exercises, and tests for every lesson with automated tutorials throughout the program. (Ages 6 and older) ... Read more


124. iListen
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Asin: B0000C6EOL
Catlog: Software
Publisher: MacSpeech, Inc.
Sales Rank: 1487
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Features

  • Dictate, transcribe, edit, format, and speech navigate within any application
  • Transcription can generate text from WAV and AIFF audio files
  • Easily correct, update, and teach iListen new words and phrases
  • Extensive vocabulary of more than 330,000 words
  • Offers multiple profiles and is Internet ready and AppleScript compatible

125. Symantec Antivirus Small Business 9.0 - 5 User

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Asin: B00022KJHA
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Symantec
Sales Rank: 1495
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Features

  • Powerful, easy-to-manage protection for small businesses
  • Automatically removes viruses, worms, and Trojan horses
  • Detects certain non-virus threats, including spyware and adware
  • Provides automatic and on-demand security updates
  • Centralizes installation, configuration, and maintenance

126. Enfocus PITSTOP PROFESSIONAL 6.1 ( PP6.1-SG-001 )

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Asin: B0001NA2UY
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Enfocus Software
Sales Rank: 5404
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127. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (Mac)

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Asin: B00027IOEU
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: Aspyr Media
Sales Rank: 594
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Features

  • A massive conflict between Jedi & Sith has left the Republic weakened. Into this chaos steps a young Jedi on a mission. His mission will determine the outcome of this colossal galactic war - and your destiny as a Jedi
  • Lead your group of freedom fighters across the galaxy -- you can choose from humans, droids, Twi'leks, Wookies and more
  • Recruit other to your cause & train them in exciting mini-games like racing swoop bikes or manning turret guns
  • Travel to ten unique world in the Star Wars galaxy, from the Jedi Academy on Dantooine to the Sith homeworld of Korriban
  • Customizable and evolving characters keep the story fresh and the gameplay interesting -- especially when you have to choose between the Light & Dark Sides of The Force

128. Adobe Illustrator CS2 (Mac)
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Asin: B00081G3IY
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Adobe
Sales Rank: 1399
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Product Description

Adobe Illustrator CS2 for Mac .Introducing Illustrator 12.0. Instantly convert bitmaps to editable and scalable vector artwork, paint more intuitively, and use advanced type and precise drawing tools. Save time with intelligent toolbars, optimized workspaces, and bonus fonts and templates that help you jump-start your designs. Plus, tight integration with other software provides the flexibility you need to produce extraordinary graphics for print, video, the Web, and mobile devices.Quickly convert bitmaps to vectors with new Live Trace, and colorize intuitively with Live Paint. Find tools faster with an interface thatâs customizable to the way you work. Display your work using industry-standard formats such as SVG, PDF/X, PDF, PSD, and more. Work more efficiently with other Adobe applications, Macromedia Flash (SWF), QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Office.Discover new features and find existing features faster in the context-sensitive Control palette. Accessing selion-based tools from a single location eliminates the need for multiple palettes. Use Adobe Bridge to efficiently browse and preview your creative assets, run automation scripts, access Adobe Stock Photos, and more. Jump-start your projects with more than 270 professionally designed templates and over 100 OpenType fonts, all included with Illustrator CS2. ... Read more


129. Civilization 3: Game Of The Year Edition (Mac)
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Asin: B00008QW6P
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacSoft
Sales Rank: 1951
Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Classic long-term strategy game
  • Use combat, science and diplomacy to rule the world
  • Watch out for multiple rivals developing nearby
  • Includes three new maps and other special features
  • For 1 player

Reviews (5)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, highly addictive game with few reservations.
This is an incredibly absorbing and eerily lifelike game. When I made a deal with England knowing it was only to buy time so that I would attack them I actually felt guilty.

Some answers to the critics here... Boooring obviously never learned how to play. He should try researching and changing to a more productive form of government. Tank loses to spearmen. Actually that's rare but not unheard of in real life, too and he needs to remember that, although it's represented as a single figure each unit represents a squadron and a badly damaged squadron of tanks might well fall to a health squad of spearmen if they're smart enough to get inside their range and swarm them.

There are a lot of improvements over previous Civ's making the game worth buying. Particularly better trade, better graphics, many more diplomacy options, significant civilization style, attribute and strength differences.

Brickbats.
In many ways the port to Mac is REALLY bad carrying over all the Windows quirks and inconsistencies instead of porting it to a true Mac application e.g. writing their own dropdowns, eliminating the Mac menu and creating their own (with options missing) not using real windows, taking over the whole screen etc...

This game is so good that sooner or later you're going to want the upgrades, Conquests and Play the World and the likelyhood is that you won't be able to get them on the Mac.

3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good---sort of.
Well the game is pretty cool, but there are a couple of problems i have faced:
1. the game speed is pretty slow, and i have a new computer, powerbook g4, and something like 500 MB(?) of space.

2. You cannot move your guy without holding down the 'fn' key in the lower left hand corner of the keyboard, because the game interprets the left arrow on a G4 powerbook as being a 'page up' key. What i have had to do is just use the mouse keypad for everything involving movement.

other than that, if you got a normal keyboard, the game should be cool. So definetly get this game if you have a desktop, and if you don't mind pointing and clicking, try your luck with a laptop.

5-0 out of 5 stars The best Civilization for OS X
If you are using Mac OS X and you want to play Civilization, you want to play Civ III. (Alpha Centauri used to be my favorite "Civ", but it doesn't work as well in OS X/Classic.)
There are enough variables that this game can keep you occupied for months! Because of the way the game is designed, if playing one tribe gets boring, try playing a different on instead. Each tribe has its own advantages and disadvantages.
If you are intimidated by all the variables and complexities, don't give up. Save your game frequently, and if you start losing, you can always replay from an earlier save! This also gives you the advantage of being able to see where your opponents and the resources are. Or try the faqs online on websites like gamefaqs.com. (matt123456789 from Granite Bay, if you still have your copy, try the faqs.)

2-0 out of 5 stars Boooooooring!
The idea of this game is cool, build an empire, make the best army, and conquer the world. Well the game is just BAD. It is really, really slow and you always have to press the space button to end a turn. Another problem is this, you almost always go bankrupt. You end up having to not buy anything and building a ton of mines (and you still dont get much!) There must be a million ways to beat the game, but I've had it for a year and still havn't beaten it yet! I personally don't see how this game won a medal, besides maybe "Most Boring Game On Earth Award". If you like to make armies buy Command and Conquer.

-Matt

4-0 out of 5 stars Really Awesome Turn Based Strategy
This is a really fun game. You get to control an empire, and try and expand your empire. You try and build cities in certain places, where you can get food, gold, etc. Then you try and wipe out other empires and take their cities. It is a really fun strategy game, with really cool people. First you build Settlers, Archers, Spearmen, Workers, then move on to Legionary and Horseman. After that, you start building gunman, then all the way to tanks, and finally stuff like missiles.

One of the really fun things is trading. You get lots of technologs that way, and its really fun ripping people off. For example if someone wants a peace treaty, you can just give them a peace treaty, and make them give you cities, gold, technology, things that make your civillions happy like fur and dye, and other really good stuff.

I highly reccomend playing as Caesar of the Romans, playing on the easiest level (which is still pretty hard) Chieftain, playing on the area with the most land not water, and having your enemys be really bad like the Aztecs and Iraquois, and not the Greeks, Germans, and Russians. This is the best because its the easiest, and when its harder, its less fun, because you get really annoyed because you can't rip people off when you trade, and the other empires will always be taking over your towns a lot more.

To have a good game, you need to start out extremely well. Build a city on your first turn. Then get your worker to irrigate all over the place. Then take your settler, and travel all over the place, until you find agood place with water, and food, and build a city there. Also, when you travel around the land mass, you will find things that look like pots. If you get anyone to go over to them, they will usually give you a technology, but sometimes they will give you a warrior, which suck, but you should use to gaurd a city until you get something better to gaurd it with, and sometimes they will give you gold, and sometimes, the place is desserted.

With your military guys, try and attack guys that are weaker, so your guy will become more skilled, and get more health, so that guy will be harder to beat. Also, don't attack extremely good empires, you will lose. Instead, start war with [*]people, and take over their cities, and use them for your use. Also, when other empires want a peace treaty, rip them off in trading for the peace treaty, and then wait 5 minutes before starting war with them again. Then keep on taking over their cities, until their wiped out, or you keep on ripping them off trading for peace treatys. Let the better empires be until you are really strong. In the mean time, keep on giving them gifts of 10 or 20 gold, if you can.

If your a fan of turn based strategy, get this game. The only annoying things are that

1. Your people can only move once per turn

2. It really pisses you off when your doing really good, and then somes crazy attacks your city and gets it , so you should really start over.

3. It really sucks how if you attack a guy with a spear, and you have a tank, you might even lose!

Overall, its a pretty good game. I would definitely get it. ... Read more


130. JumpStart Advanced Preschool
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B00008OE6P
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Knowledge Adventure
Sales Rank: 70
Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (44)

4-0 out of 5 stars Jumpstart Advanced toddler
We bought this as a Christmas present for our son that just turned 2. We were looking for an educational computer game for him and we already had Reader Rabbit Toddler (which he loves). When I first started Jumpstart Adv. Toddler I thought it was way too simple, then I discovered that most activities have 2 levels. Level 1 is pretty basic and doesn't require the kids to do a whole lot...my son was very bored with this. Level 2 is much better...in fact it is more advanced than Reader Rabbit. Most of the activities do not require toddlers to click on the mouse, but if you can click it goes faster. I was surprised by how fast my son figured out the activities. He can do most everything by himself, but he still needs me to help him navigate some. This package comes with 3 cd's - school time, song time and art time. THe song time cd has several fun songs that he just loves. Overall I really like this game and have found it to be very educational. As soon as my son has mastered clicking the mouse we will be getting the preschool version.

5-0 out of 5 stars JumpStart Study Helpers Math Booster
Knowledge Adventure's Jump Start Study Helpers Math Booster... is another real winner for all children in grades 1st-5th - like is partner - Knowledge Adventure's Jump Start Study Helpers Spelling Bee - this program has cute, fast paced, great music and sound three styles of arcade-like games to teach your children their math facts - no more boring math flash cards - learn math on a fast paced pinball machine, or arrange math facts for the the "burpers" or "smack" space ships and and space rocks to get correct answers to math problems - fast and fun - even for an old Grandma, me - all games are controled using the arrow keys and space bar excep to the outer space game where you shoot with a mouse - like the Spelling Bee it has over 800 pre-programmed math problems - all basic subjects are covered - addition, subtraction, muliplication, division, decimals and percentages in SIX different leveals - will auto advance at your child's own speed - on screen instructions for everything - also, like its partner, Jump Start Study Helpers Spelling Bee - you can program your child's "real" weekly math problems in to this program so they can learn their "real" weekly school math lessons in a fun arcade style of learning - you will love it for the small price tag - your children will love it for all of the fun they will have - and you will love it even more when your child brings home a A+ grade on their report card in Math. The [low price] is "right" - please buy it - once again this old Grandma is happy to be able to send my first grader, and my second grader back to school this year with this GREAT study tool. Knowledge Adventure can be very proud of these two programs ther Jump Start Study Helpers Math Booster and their Jump Start Study Helpers Spelling Bee - buy them both and enjoy!
A very pleased Grandmother,
Jacqueline Lee Wilson

4-0 out of 5 stars JumpStart Spanish a winner
My 5 year old loves her new JumpStart Spanish program. She has learned to count in spanish and her colors so far. Very fun games and rewards. She is really picking things up fast. We have not had any real computer problems, it has locked up once, but that has happened on other software as well. The sound works well. For the price I would recommend this as a beginning spanish program.

5-0 out of 5 stars My daughter simply loves it!!!!
My 2 year old loves this set of CDs. I found that it reinforces all the things we are teaching her.... shapes, colors, numbers the ABC. The duck that sings is very sweet to their ear. I found it sooo great I am buying it for my daughter's school so the other kids can benefit as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jump Start 4TH GRADE ADVANCED
I rented this software from the Library. It is a 3 disc program. My 3rd grader (almost 4th grader) loves the Ultimate Field Trips and Mystery Club volume 3. The fundamentals disc is a little too hard for her right now, so it is challenging. I played it because it looked fun and it was fun for me to play. I love the "mystery" tone of the software. I like these programs because there are fun games that do not get boring, and while your kids are playing the games, they are also learning a lot. I am going to purchase this software and the 3rd grade ADVANCED program so my child can review through the summer. ... Read more


131. Dantz Dev. UPG RETROSPECT WORKGROUP MAC ( WU24A600000 )

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Asin: B0001GDEEC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Dantz Development Corporation
Sales Rank: 7720
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132. Magic Artist Studio

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Asin: B0000296OP
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Disney Interactive
Sales Rank: 50
Average Customer Review: 4.82 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Disney's Magic Artist Studio lets you draw, paint, and create animations with your favorite Disney characters. Create, animate, and print your images with tools and paints that burst onto your screen. Roses sprout from your canvas, and butterflies soar through 3-D paintings virtually dripping with color. Disney character images dance to disco, rock, classical, and island beats. ... Read more

Reviews (11)

4-0 out of 5 stars My Little Artists
Magic Artist Studio was purchased for a graduating kindergartener. And, she absolutely adores this program! Most computer programs only keep her attention for a little while, but this creative outlet keeps her imagination and creativity flowing. She "dances" in her chair while listening to the music and making "masterpieces". Goofy and Donald Duck stamps make her giggle. Even her older brother (9) and baby sister (2) enjoy the program. I couldn't resist trying it out one day, and found it to be above quality compared to regular paint programs. I would reccommend this program for any child interested in art and computers.

5-0 out of 5 stars I'm an artist!
And I can't even draw a straight line! Now both my 3 year old and I are drawing cartoons to music! This program has it all. There are tons of typical drawing tools yet each one has a myriad of options and surprises that allow for endless hours of fun with your own imagination. There is a section with instructions for making simple animations plus the ability to make your own (very primitive animations, though.) There are also 15 seperate scenes which you can cut and paste to your hearts delight to create real Disney characters dancing around to music. Then you can take those scenes and change them in numerous ways to suit you using the drawing tools. You can save, create a slide show and even put your own picture into whatever you are creating. This is truly a great game for the whole family!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but not for XP!!!
This was one of my childrens' favorites computer programs, until we upgraded to an computer with Windows XP. The install warned that it was designed for 95 (which means it would work on 98), and it might not work on our new system. And it didn't!

The description above lists the platforms with which it is compatible (proper leaving off XP), but I thought I would mention it since so many have XP now and not everyone thinks to check this point.

5-0 out of 5 stars Be Creative
This game was really fun to play. It lets you use tons of fun things like bugs, sparkles, spray paint, chalk and even popcorn to your master pieces! I loved it's drawing lessons by the pro's. I have never seen a creative game let you add sound and movement to a work of art! I even made coloring sheets for when I babysit! I loved it and you shuld too!

5-0 out of 5 stars A great game
I really liked this game because you get to paint pictures that you can't do on other painting games. I like it because you get to do this animation thing that looks really cool!... ... Read more


133. FileMaker Pro 7 Upgrade (Mac)
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Asin: B0001LUHEW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Filemaker Inc.
Sales Rank: 857
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Features

  • Track and manage people, projects, images, and data
  • Do more, faster with 30 starter solutions
  • Exchange data with a virtually limitless number of applications
  • Store, track, and archive files and documents
  • Secure data with assigned accounts and privileges

134. Adobe After Effects Professional 6.5 (Mac)
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Asin: B00021XHZM
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
Sales Rank: 7068
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Features

  • Essential tool for motion graphics and visual effects
  • Powerful motion controls and 3D effects; particle system; scripting
  • Advanced keying and warping tools; AAF and OMF support
  • High-tech visual and audio effects; 16-bit color support
  • Automated production; flexible motion tracker; network rendering

135. Rosetta Stone Vietnamese Personal Edition Level 1
list price: $195.00
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Asin: B00005APYW
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fairfield Language Technologies
Sales Rank: 1162
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.

We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency.

The Rosetta Stone Level I program offers a comprehensive course of study for beginning learners, leading to intermediate proficiency. The program contains over 3,500 real-life images and phrases in 92 lessons and more than 250 hours of mastery instruction in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. There are reviews, exercises, and tests for every lesson with automated tutorials throughout the program. (Ages 6 and older) ... Read more

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars Minh noi tieng viet!
The Rosetta Stone products are great. I have bought Vietnamese level 1 and Japanese level 1 and 2. I consider vietnamese to be a much more difficult language to learn since it is a tonal language.
This software helped me a lot and now I am even able to chat on the internet with vietnamese people. However, don't think that this software is all you need to learn the language. Since there are no translations(it is only based on pictures, sounds and text in vietnamese) I had to use several dictionaries to help me through the lessons. In this page is a nice and free dictionary for ...And I also recommend a dictionary such as The Rough Guide Vietnamese dictionary where at the beginning is a reference to the basics of the language. This is where you might want to start before studying the lessons in the RS Vietnamese I.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great product
This is a great way of learning a language and I highly recommend it. It works for me and I have fun doing so.
Remember that this is a software program and you have to sit at your computer. The small booklet that comes with it only contains the text of the course in its original language, there is no translation of the text. I suggest you also buy a dictionary (I bought Langenscheidt's Pocket Dictionary which I like).
If you are sure you want Level 1 then do NOT buy the Explorer. The Explorer contains a subset of Level 1. Unfortunately I was mislead because most people who bought Level 1 also bought the Explorer. ... Read more


136. Adobe Illustrator CS (Mac)
list price: $499.99
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Asin: B0000DBOC0
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Adobe
Sales Rank: 900
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Cross-media publishing; publish your artwork to any delivery medium you like
  • Includes 3D graphics effects, character and paragraph styles, and innovative text composition controls
  • Enhanced support for Adobe PDF, expanded print capabilities, faster performance, and more
  • Timesaving tools include dynamic data-driven graphics, robust scripting support, and Action Sets
  • Create logos, illustrations, packaging, maps, posters, Web graphics, and more

Reviews (2)

3-0 out of 5 stars Didn't Meet Expectations
I've been using Illustrator for over three years now... from 9.0 to 10.0 and now CS. While Illustrator does seem to perform faster and it does include the ability to create 3-D objects (which is pretty neat), I was very disappointed with one particular thing. The text now does not display as it should while I'm working on my artwork. Some of my fonts seemed to "bleed", while other fonts just weren't displayed correctly (the height and/or width seemed off). When I print or save the art for the web the results look as they should, but it's really annoying that I can't truly see what the text is going to look like unless I print or view the jpeg/gif file. I'm seriously considering going back to version 10. Not only does it display my artwork exactly as I should expect to see it printed or on the web, but now Flash MX 2004 (another recent upgrade) has supposedly been made to be compatible with Illustrator 10.

5-0 out of 5 stars Adobe Illustrator CS for Macintosh
Adobe's new Illustrator CS brings significant improvements to an already great vector art software. I was quite impressed with Illustrator 10's improvements, and wasn't sure what new features Adobe would put into its next version. Plenty, as it turns out. Here are some new features of Illustrator CS (actually v. 11):

Faster Performance
Illustrator CS is noticeably faster opening, saving, and printing files than its predecessor Illustrator 10. Artwork displays faster, and copying and pasting is speedier.

Expanded Print Capabilities
With Illustrator CS' upgraded print engine you can now achieve fast, consistent, print results with features like Fit to Page, Print Preview, and support for Print settings. These features appear to put Illustrator CS on par with Adobe Acrobat in regard to setting file compression and printing control.

Font Style Display
In its drop-down Font selection menu, Illustrator CS now shows fonts available in your Mac in their actual style. No more guessing how they might look before you select from a list of font names.

Enhanced Adobe PDF file creation
When saving an Illustrator CS document as a PDF file a menu now displays settings and options that are quite similar to Adobe Acrobat Distiller software. This allows making precise adjustments for file compression, adding printer's marks, and setting PDF document security. A convenient feature is that newly created Illustrator PDF's are then auto-launched in Acrobat 6 for immediate review.

Adobe PDF layers support
Similar to PhotoShop, Illustrator lets artwork be created over numerous electronic layers with individual control of the contents contained on each layer. That's not particularly new, however, layered artwork in Illustrator CS saved as a PDF can now be displayed or hidden within Adobe Acrobat 6.0 Professional.

How might this be useful? One example could be that you need to e-mail a drawing to a client showing multiple design options for a building drawn on different layers in Illustrator. The client won't likely have Illustrator, but will have a copy (or can get a free download) of Acrobat Reader 6. With a multi-layer PDF file the client can turn on, or off, layers to display your different design options.

3D Effects
I love this new feature! From 2-D objects and text you can create custom 3-D shapes and type treatments, add lighting, and then wrap artwork around shapes for packaging mock-ups. The new 3-D features incorporate elements of Adobe's long abandoned Dimensions 3.1 which, while promising, was clunky and rather frustrating to use.

Prior to Illustrator CS, I usually created 3-D static objects by first importing a very basic Illustrator EPS drawing into an expensive 3-D animation program. From there I would perform an Extrude (adding depth to the object) or a Lathe (wrapping the EPS drawing around a center line), rotate the object to a desired angle in the XYZ planes, position the artificial light source(s), and then map artwork to the various surfaces to create the finished product. Now I can do all of that in Illustrator CS. Thank you, Adobe! I'll be interested to see how this feature matures in future versions of Illustrator.

Illustrator's 3-D features come with a price, however. Running this program on my 15", 800 Mhz, G4 iMac required patience as each time a 3-D object was moved or resized on the electronic canvas there was a finger-drumming wait for the vector recalculations to complete. Of course faster Macs (especially the G5's) will mean less wait time with Illustrator 3-D objects.

Video Tour Of New Features
Included with Illustrator CS is a very informative CD video tutorial from Total Training featuring well-known software book author and presenter Deke McClelland. He jumps right into explaining the 3-D features of Illustrator CS, followed by tutorials on the program's built-in filters, font features, printing controls, and exports to PDF and Microsoft Office.

Tighter Microsoft Office integration
When you choose "Save for Microsoft Office" under the File Menu, Illustrator CS exports artwork as a PNG file format which makes it optimized to print and display in Microsoft Office products. Frankly, I'm not so impressed with this feature-but it's probably not Adobe's fault.

Of the applications in the Microsoft Office application suite I use PowerPoint the most. Inserting a PNG (or other raster formats) is fine as long as the background in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint is white. In these Microsoft products all pixel-based images display with a white square or rectangular bounding box-no matter the actual shape of the artwork. In PowerPoint you can use Microsoft's "Set Color Transparency" command to make the unwanted white of the bounding box become transparent so the background shows through. Unfortunately, there remains a white "fringing" all around the artwork boundary.

If Illustrator had a vector graphic export format that would be the same as the vector clip art Microsoft provides for use in its Office products, you would really have something. Vector art from Illustrator, brought into MS Office software, could be scaled up or down in size with no change in resolution. Now that would be a great feature. As it currently stands, you can put a piece of vector art into the Microsoft Clip Art Gallery. But when the artwork is inserted the MS application forcibly rasterizes it with some unwanted results.

Save As Template Command
Illustrator CS lets you reuse designs by saving files as templates that include artboard dimensions, styles, symbols, layers, and more. There are also more than 200 professionally designed templates and over 100 OpenType fonts in addition to clip art and stock photographs - all included free on the installation CD.

Adobe states that Illustrator CS for Macintosh requires a PowerPC G3, G4, or G5 CPU, OS X v.10.2 through v.10.3, 192MB of RAM (256MB recommended), and 470MB of available hard-disk space. For this review, Illustrator CS performed on a G4 800 MHz iMac with 1 GB of memory, running OS 10.2.8.

Tom Shackle is a member of the Alaskan Apple Users Group and a freelance media professional ... Read more


137. Age of Mythology (Mac)
list price: $49.99
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Asin: B0000AK7C5
Catlog: Video Games
Publisher: MacSoft
Sales Rank: 2597
Average Customer Review: 4.11 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Transport back to a time of monsters, gods, and mortals in this real-time strategy game
  • Guide 1 of 9 ancient civilizations to greatness by commanding all aspects of your empire
  • Gather resources, wage war, establish profitable trade routes, build new settlements, and more
  • Use mythological creatures or call upon the gods as you advance through 4 distinct ages
  • Revolutionary 3D engine provides a realistic, beautiful, and captivating world

Reviews (255)

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This game delivers the awesome gameplay that RTS players have come to expect from the age of series. This one features three races, each capable of following a divine allignment of their choice, and to create mythical creatures, heroes and regular soldiers. You can also summon acts of god. To pay for your mythical units, you must do different things for each race; pray, build and kill.

As for the graphics, the AOM team took the road to 3D with reasonable success. The graphics are pretty, and look especially spectacular when you have large forces battling each other on screen. The terrain and units are very detailed, and the animations are very impressive and fun to watch, making this very pleasing to the eye.

As for the campaign, the story keeps you fasinated with a story as good as the amazing one in Warcraft III.

Rounding up, I think that this game is well worth your purchase, and a worthy member of the Age of series.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mythology should be spelled "Empire"
While at the mall, I was pretty bored of most strategic games. So I picked up Age of Mythology thinking I would be treated to a great gift. But now I have mixed feelings for the game.

It is just like ages of empires. The resources are the same and gathering them are the same. But there is a new one called favor. To buy myth units or certain upgrades you need favor. For the Greeks you pray at a temple, Egyptians build monuments, and Norse fight. The Greeks are basically the regular race. The main one in the game. They are okay, but kinda boring after a while. The Egyptians have cool god powers, and do not really need to chop wood for any reason. The Norse are the best, they have the best units and can build quickly with their army. While playing online, Norse always dominate because they build several fortresses right outside your town then attack. Because Norse build buildings with their infantry, they have a huge advantage. But their godpowers are not that great compared to the other races.

God powers are given to you when you advance an age. If you advance to a new age you get to pick a minor god to worship, and each god has its own god power. Most of the god powers are kinda lame, and you can just waste. Zeus has a lighting bolt which kills one unit, but does not kill main units in the story, so it has no point. The only good ones are meteor, tornado, plenty vault, and earthquake. Meteor and tornado are the best Egyptian god powers, because they decimate areas of buildings. Earthquake and plenty vault rock. Earthquake belongs to the Greek and totally destroys every building in an area. Plenty vault also belongs to the Greek and provides a steady resource flow.

But the fighting gets old. The unit selection is awesome, but still, norse will win. Norse have the best units and just rock. Egyptian do not need alot of wood, so they can be good. Greek needs everything and the only rewarding experience is the 2 god powers I mentioned above. If you truly love ages of empire you can like this game. Most missions result in you killing one unit, then going on to the next mission and rebuilding your base all over. So the campaign gets really frustrating. Especially on moderate where the attacks are constant. In all seriousness, if you want to buy this game go ahead, but please wait till it is on sale.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Expansion
The Titans Expansion is the add-on to Age of Mythology. It provides a load of new features, including a fantastic campaign featuring the Titans of Tartarus. You play as Kastor, the son of Arkantos, (hero of the Age of Mythology campaign), to rid the world of the Titans escaping from Tartarus. Throughout the campaign, you have to use strategy to defeat the large, hulking Titans with massive HP and attack numbers.

There is also a new civilization introduced in the Titans, the Atlanteans. The Atlanteans are different from the rest of the civilizations in many ways. For example, the Atlanteans gain favor from their Town Centers, quite like how the Egyptians gain favor from building monuments. Also, their villagers gather and build much more quickly than other civilizations, but at a cost. They are more expensive and require a longer period of time to train. However, citizens can be transformed into Heroes by the click of a button, (and quite a bit of resources). When you choose the Atlanteans, you worship one of three gods, Kronos, Gaia, or Oranos. Each of them have unique powers that greatly benefit your civilization. Kronos has a power that lets you Time Shift your buildings, literally uproot one from the ground and transport it to another place within your line of sight. Oranos lets you build Sky Passages that can transport your troops and citizens across all sorts of terrain. And finally, Gaia creates Lush around all of her buildings, making it so that no enemy can build there. Also, some Atlantean god powers can be used more than once such as Shockwave. Shockwave stuns enemy units in a certain area and can be used three times. However, to use it again, you must wait for a certain period of time, which varies which each god power.
A few reasons I like this expansion is because of the new campaign, the new random maps it introduces, the changes to the Scenario Editor, the new god powers, and the Titans. Yes, the Titans. The Titans are the massive creatures that can win or lose a game. First, you must advance to the Titan Age and build a Titan Gate, which takes a very long time to build. Then, your mighty Titan will be summoned to wreak havoc on your enemy. Overall, I believe that the Titans Expansion is an excellent addition to Age of Mythology.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent game
Age of Mythology is a great game! You take control of a civilization and lead it through the ages, creating vast armies and villagers to help gather four resources, food, wood, gold, and favor. There are three different civilizations, the Norse, Egyptian, and Greek, that all offer a different type of play. For instance, you can act as Zeus, the mighty Greek god, or play as Isis, an Egyptian goddess. There are also magnificent god powers at your disposal like a mighty earthquake that can shatter buildings or a tremendous lightning storm that can blow up armies! There is a stunning 36 scenario campaign with excellent cutscenes and a fantastic plot. And after you beat the campaign, there is always the joy of Random Map and playing online. In Random Map, there are many different terrains from Acropolis to Watering Hole that all offer different strategies to use. A new addition to Age of Mythology from Age of Empires is the use of myth units. Myth units can easily kill regular human soldiers, but watch out, heroes like Odysseus and Achilles can easily cut through myth units. One reason I loved this game is because of the diversity it offers. There are nine different major gods you can worship, three from each civilization. Also, each time you advance to the next age in a game, you choose to worship another god, (minor god), which grants you certain mythological units and a god power. Overall, this game is possibly the best ever PC game created.

4-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Age of Empires
I really looked forward to this game, but a lot of it is bells and whistles with less substance and staying power than AOE. Sure the graphics are amazing, Whales and other sealife swim just beneath the surface of a lovely ocean, all of the new creatures look great and the Atlantean scenario is fun. But, when you are done with that, once or twice, the random scenarios get pretty boring. What happened to the random map generator? I could play AOE for hours, days even, and always be suprised by the landscape layout. I don't play against other people, so maybe that makes it more interesting, but that is one of the things I like about AOE, it is engaging single player stategy game that while remaining familiar enough to get really good at always offers variety. AOM is more of a power packed creature/hero slugfest. ... Read more


138. Mathematica 5.1 (Mac)
list price: $1,880.99
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Asin: B0007D9QSC
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: Wolfram Research, Inc.
Sales Rank: 7192
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Features

  • A uniquely productive programming language
  • Creates publication-quality documents with its customizable, cross-platform file format
  • Fully-integrated, technical, computing system; symbolic & numeric computation
  • Used by over a million scientists, engineers, analysts, educators, and students
  • High-performance optimization and linear programming, data analysis, and visualization

139. TurboTax State Multi-State 2004 Win/Mac
list price: $29.95
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Asin: B00062AL06
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Intuit, Inc.
Sales Rank: 34
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Features

  • Step-by-step guidance for completing state taxes
  • Asks simple questions and completes state-approved forms
  • Transfers data automatically from TurboTax federal return
  • Automatically performs all calculations for convenience
  • Double-checks for errors and omissions

140. Rosetta Stone Chinese Personal Edition Level 1
list price: $195.00
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Asin: B00004YUGQ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Fairfield Language Technologies
Sales Rank: 3094
Average Customer Review: 3.25 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Learn a new language with the award-winning method used by the U.S. State Department to train diplomats. Proven effective by NASA astronauts, Peace Corps volunteers, and millions of students worldwide, the Rosetta Stone Language Library teaches new languages faster and easier than ever before.

We all learn our childhood language by associating new words and phrases with the world around us. The Rosetta Stone method replicates this process by presenting vivid, real-life images to convey the meaning of each new phrase. Instead of translating, memorizing, and studying rules of grammar, you actually learn to think in the new language. Vocabulary and grammar are integrated systematically, leading to everyday proficiency.

The Rosetta Stone Level I program offers a comprehensive course of study for beginning learners, leading to intermediate proficiency. The program contains over 3,500 real-life images and phrases in 92 lessons and more than 250 hours of mastery instruction in listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing. Systematic structure teaches vocabulary and grammar naturally, without lists and drills. There are reviews, exercises, and tests for every lesson with automated tutorials throughout the program. (Ages 6 and older) ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More valuable than meets the eye!!!
Does it "teach? Yes and no. If your native language is English, the Rosetta Stone method is an acquired taste, since it uses no English, or any other language for that matter, to teach. And you'll find it more difficult than the traditional word memorization method.

HOWEVER, the pronunciation and the listening value of Rosetta Stone Chinese is superb! I cannot emphasize enough how important good voice actors can be for language learning software. China is a very large country with many different dialects. Having a proper northern accent is like the difference of having a Hollywood accent and a Texas redneck accent. The voice actors are the best I've ever heard, and a zillion times better than Wenlin's voice actors.

5 out of 5 stars! Not just because they have good voice actors, but because they have IMPECCABLE voice actors. I've been learning Chinese Mandarin for over 6 years, and my native language is English. This is the only software that will get rid of your accent, if you don't have time to travel to China.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sad difference between this and the sample.
I bought the Rosetta Stone Powerpack. It has a bunch of different languages to choose from. I got to the end of the Manderin lessons. Each of the Samples has 2 levels with 10 lessons. So I bought THIS package, which has 8 levels, so I could continue.
I already took some classes in Bei Jing, so my Chinese is not too bad, but this tought me some more things. The powerpack is great. It is very simple to learn from. It shows a girl, and says "female person", a boy, and says "male person". Short and simple. AND they talk slow, so you can understand every word. And as you progress, they add new things to it.
This Personal Edition is not ADDED levels. It is all new lessons. The speakers are different. The words are different. They seem to use to Bei Jing Way of speaking, not the Proper Way of speaking. They have all these RRRR sounds to things. Boy child is "Non Hie", but in Bei Jing they say "Non Har". ONLY in Bei Jing they use this. Poor Choice for such a big sofware package.
And the first lesson, first page, is no longer "Boy Child", "Girl child", "Boy Adult", "Girl adult". That is simple and easy to understand. Instead, they say "That is a Boy Child" "That is a Girl Child". How is anyone supposed to pick that many words up so quickly? And Chinese use measure words (kind of like La, Los, Le in other Europe Languages, but in Chinese there are about a hundred of them) so how are we suposed to figure this stuff out in the first lesson on the first page?
Also... They talk as fast as someone on the street. Blazing through each sentence, so you can not make out the tone, or even the pronunciation.
Even if you have some Chinese background, this is a hard package. It gives an advanced speaker new ways of saying things, but the beginer is better off getting the Power Pack, and the Instant Immersion Chinese 2 CD set. Also look ... for CyberChinese ... This is a computer version of one of my text books at school: Practical Chinese Reader.
Also get Basic Chinese : A Grammar and Workbook by Yip Po-Ching. I can not say enough good things about this book. It is the best reference book around, and super handy when taking a class, or learing with a computer.
Good luck, and Zai Jin!

1-0 out of 5 stars The stupidest system ever sold
The computer based speech recognition is fantastic and makes duplicating the nuances of the chinese language easier. But the fact that the computer system and accompaning texts give you no, absolutely no, english translation is the stupidest mistake ever made by a teaching system. Rosetta says it interferes with the "full emersion" system of learning. They forget that full emersion is when you go live in the community and can constantly receive feedback on sentence structure, meaning and tense.

For instance, the standard Rosetta first lesson show a picture of a girl and a spoken phrase in chinese to match the picture. You can also see the picture and a chinese character phrase or pinyin english phrase. But nowhere is there an english translation of the phrase you are learning. So you do not know from just seeing a picture of a girl whether you are saying, "this is a girl", "a girl", "girl", "I am a girl", or "you are a girl".

My chinese speaking friends had to explain to me the phrase meant girl in the singular form and that the singular form was typical for all "feminine" objects.

I have called Rosetta and there is no english translation available when it would only cost them cents to reproduce. Do not buy this system unless you have a chinese tutor available to you.

4-0 out of 5 stars The easy way to learn chinese
I have been a litlle sceptic when I purchased this product but after having been using it for a year I am amazed by the progress I made. With the Rosetta Stone can I not only learn the vocabulary it also forces you to think in the language and to repeat phrases. The different features enable you to chose speaking reading or wrting excersices, in order for you to work on all of these skills seperately until you are satisfied. Why no five stars? Well unfortunately there's no way of learning Chinese Kalligraphy on the computer so the only writing excersices are in pinyin which uses the latin alphabeth. But on the whole I can recommend this product to everyone who wants to learn Chinese! ... Read more


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