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    1. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
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    2. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Family Pack
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    3. Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7.0
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    4. .Mac 2.5 Retail
    $479.99 list($499.99)
    5. Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger - 10
    $39.99 $39.95 list($49.99)
    6. Roxio Popcorn (Mac)
    $109.99 $88.94 list($129.99)
    7. Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
    $939.99 $894.99 list($999.99)
    8. Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger - Unlimited
    $89.99 $89.86 list($99.99)
    9. Retrospect 6.0 Desktop Mac
    $129.99 $129.88 list($149.99)
    10. iListen with Headset/Microphone
    $84.88
    11. MICROMAT TechTool Pro 4 ( Macintosh
    $39.99 list($129.00)
    12. Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
    $84.99 list($99.99)
    13. iListen
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    14. Symantec Antivirus Small Business
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    15. Dantz Dev. UPG RETROSPECT WORKGROUP
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    16. Allume StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 (Mac)
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    17. Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Family Pack
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    1. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
    list price: $129.99
    our price: $129.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0002G71T0
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 552
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    Features

    • Surf, receive RSS news-feeds, personalize content, and view Web pages in 1 place
    • Safari RSS consolidates most recent news and info from the Web
    • iChat AV multi-way video and audio conferencing with a stunning 3D interface
    • Open and close Dashboard instantly using function key to access Widget mini-applications
    • Automate manual, repetitive, and batch tasks with point-and-click simplicity

    2. Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Family Pack - 5 Client [DVD]
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $197.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007LW1MW
    Catlog: Software
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 3
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Product Description

    Mac OS X Tiger Family Pack, Version 10.4 ... Read more

    Features

    • Safari RSS technology that delivers the latest news, information and articles from thousands of web sites in one simple-to-read, searchable article list right to your Mac.
    • The latest iChat AV delivering multi-way video and audio conferencing with true-to-life picture and sound quality.
    • Revolutionary Spotlight technology that lets you search every corner of your Mac instantly: files, emails, contacts, images, movies, calendars and applications. Even save results as Smart Folders that update automatically.
    • A set of nifty, beautifully designed mini-applications called widgets for checking stocks and weather, looking up phone numbers, performing calculations, finding dictionary definitions and more — with one click right from your personal Dashboard.
    • A personal Automator assistant for automating all of your time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks efficiently and effortlessly. It's simple to create custom Workflows just by dragging items, pointing and clicking.

    Reviews (14)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Well done Apple!
    Although the installation was a tad shaky, Tiger runs beautifully on my Mac Mini 1.42 GHz 512 meg.I am completely in love with Dashboard- new widgets come out every day, and although they aren't all useful, they are all a lot of fun to use.I have yet to use every feature, but I do recommend Tiger.It is a wonderful upgrade from Panther, and has a lot of room to grow.Apple, I salute you.

    5-0 out of 5 stars multi camera ichat not avalible for powerbooks
    With the new version of tiger, unless you have a dual driver, multi camera isight is not possible at all.WHAT A DOWNER. just to let you know if thats a big reason you are buying it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars ordered april 29th-still no spoftware
    How can Amazon claim immediate shipping when I have been waiting 2 weeks?

    4-0 out of 5 stars No Tiger in sight...
    I placed my order April 12th; it is now May 9th and Amazon says my estimated ship date is May 5th (free shipping of course) also I don't see the reference to the $50 coupon for the 5 user version - the coupon requires order placement (not shipping) before 5/31 so I bet all more profitable orders will go out first... I'm not in a rush but this (shipping delay) is still frustrating.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Seamless update, great features, minor problems
    I bought the "Family Pack" and so far have installed on two computers -- a 12-inch laptop and a 5-year-old G4.The new system is quite impressive -- I'm very happy with Dashboard already, and this can only become more useful as people come out with more Widgets.Spotlight caused a slowdown for about the first hour after install, as it indexed my hard drives, but this appears to be a one-time issue.Spotlight is amazingly fast at finding information, and the "Smart folders" in Finder will no doubt prove useful in ways I haven't thought of yet.

    The only issue I've noticed with the update is that Windows network printing appears to be messed up -- a trip to the Apple discussion boards confirmed that a good number of other people are having the same issues.Thus, if you need to print to a Windows-connected printer on a network, you may want to wait for 10.4.1 or so -- Apple no doubt has a bugfix in the works.

    Overall I was very impressed with this new OS.I started on OS 10.1; 10.2 was a good update; 10.3 was probably not worth the price as an update.10.4 is unhesitatingly worth checking out. ... Read more


    3. Microsoft Virtual PC for Mac 7.0
    list price: $129.99
    our price: $112.99
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    Asin: B0002NT16E
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Microsoft
    Sales Rank: 274
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    4. .Mac 2.5 Retail
    list price: $99.99
    our price: Too low to display
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    Asin: B0002HTDUO
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 365
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    Features

    • Award-winning virus protection from McAfee Virex with automatic eUpdate
    • First-class email service - 15MB of storage and no ads
    • 10 new templates for movies, photos, cross-platform file sharing, and more
    • Over 200 new iCards and built-in access to .Mac Address Book
    • Expert training from Apple for .Mac, Panther, and iLife '04

    5. Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger - 10 Client
    list price: $499.99
    our price: $479.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007LW1O0
    Catlog: Software
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 286
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Apple's long awaited new operating system brings more than 200 new features to Mac users. Technically speaking, Tiger boasts an open source core, 64-bit system, and support for the High Definition H.264 video codec. But, every user will enjoy the highlights of this new release: a new search tool, cool new mini applications, real-time RSS feeds in the browser, improved email, amped up audio and visual conferencing, parental controls, automation of tedious, repetitive tasks, and the list goes on.

    OS-Level Search: Spotlight
    Handled by Tiger's search technology, Spotlight, users may search across documents, images, movies, music, PDFs, email, calendar events, and system preferences with one keyword. Spotlight reviews text content, filenames, and keywords (metadata) applied by users and automatically stored by files to return search results. Results are fast and smart, providing previews of returned files and the ability to filter them by kind, date, people, and location.

      Spotlight Search Return

    More Robust Conferencing: iChat AV
    iChat AV updates the Panther version with various new features. Enjoy three-dimensional, multi-participant video meetings with better resolution and compression. Conduct audio conferences with up to 10 members utilizing a graphical panel with sound meters for each speaker that indicate who is speaking. Purchase and run your own Tiger server and conduct instant messaging behind your firewall.

    iChat Audio Conferencing


    iChat Video Conferencing

    Parental Controls
    Set computer profiles for children using the aptly named Parental Controls and limit their access to system controls, documents, printers, burners, applications, email, chat, and the Web. With multiple profiles, parents can set varying levels of access for each child. Even downloaded or emailed applications are subject to parental approval first.

    Drop and Drag Tool Panels: Dashboard
    Pull in mini applications from a menu, named the Dashboard, to complete frequent tasks, like tracking flights and stocks or looking up words in the dictionary. Add and rearrange these panels, called "widgets," on your desktop as you choose, and hide or show them with the click of a button. Some other widgets include a calendar, calculator, weather report, yellow pages, language translator and unit converter.


                             Desktop with Dashboard Widgets

    Language Translator Widget

    Stock Tracking Widget

    Automated Repetitive Tasks: Automator
    Choose pre-programmed "actions" from a library and automate tedious tasks when they have to be done in bulk, like editing images for slideshows and creating birthdays in the address book. There are hundreds in the can and sure to be more as third-party vendors create and make them available.


    Automation of Image Editing Task with Automator


    Real-time Browser: Safari

    Quickly view news headlines and article summaries from around the world with Tiger's browser, Safari . Take advantage of RSS protocols to get the latest news updates automatically.


    Improved Mail

    Tiger's email program, Mail, uses Spotlight to manage your mail. Find messages easily and let Mail automatically organize your messages as they come into the box. New photo resizing, archiving, and slideshow options enhance your ability to share and enjoy pictures via email.


    Centralized Computer Sync: .Mac Sync
    Use .Mac to sync all your Mac computers, wherever they are. .Mac Sync allows you to conveniently sync your Safari bookmarks, iCal appointments, Address Book contacts, passwords, and Mail settings for multiple Mac computers over the Internet.


    Automation of Image Editing Task with Automator


    VoiceOver

    Apple's spoken interface technology, VoiceOver, gives people with visual and learning disabilities equal access to Mac.


    Enhanced QuickTime 7

    Featuring the new standards-based H.264 video codec, QuickTime 7 brings you incredible video quality with lower data rates and smoother playback.

    ... Read more

    Features

    • Safari RSS Technology that delivers the latest news, information and articles from thousands of web sites in one simple-to-read, searchable article list right to your Mac.
    • The latest iChat AV delivering multi-way video and audio conferencing with true-to-life picture and sound quality.
    • Revolutionary Spotlight technology that lets you search every corner of your Mac instantly: files, emails, contacts, images, movies, calendars and applications. Even save results as Smart Folders that update automatically.
    • A set of nifty, beautifully designed mini-applications called widgets for checking stocks and weather, looking up phone numbers, performing calculations, finding dictionary definitions and more — with one click right from your personal Dashboard.
    • A personal Automator assistant for automating all of your time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks efficiently and effortlessly. It's simple to create custom Workflows just by dragging items, pointing and clicking.

    6. Roxio Popcorn (Mac)
    list price: $49.99
    our price: $39.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0006IJ0TS
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Roxio
    Sales Rank: 162
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    Features

    • Fast and reliable CD- and DVD-burning software for the Mac
    • Easily make high-quality copies of DVD movies; versatile copier
    • Powerful video compression; flexible extraction; informative copy summary
    • Full DVD support; personalize with custom disc labels and DVD case inserts
    • Share DVD burners with Toast users across the network via ToastAnywhere

    7. Mac OS X 10.3 Panther
    list price: $129.99
    our price: $109.99
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    Asin: B0000E6NK9
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple
    Sales Rank: 111
    Average Customer Review: 4.15 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Super-modern operating system combining the strength of UNIX with the elegance of Macintosh
    • Over 150 new features and significant enhancements to its modern, UNIX-based foundation
    • iChat AV for personal video conferencing in high-quality, full-screen video over the Internet
    • Expose for instant access to any window; displays all open or current-application windows
    • FileVault for keeping your valuable documents safe with powerful AES-128 bit encryption

    Reviews (59)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Oh, so it WAS possible to improve on Jaguar!

    Software is funny that way. You can be happy with a release until you see the next generation, then you realize all its deficiencies at once. Now, finally, after 19 years of joy and suffering, with Panther we have what is very nearly the perfect desktop OS for the Mac - until the next one. I rate it 4.9 stars, and I'll round up this time.

    If you own anything from 10.1.5 on down and have the supported hardware, the upgrade to Panther is the king of no-brainers. Everything is improved, and improved markedly - features too numerous to mention. It's even a bit faster.

    If you're starting with Jaguar, the upgrade is more subtle, and you may want to take your time, maybe wait for 10.3.2 or 10.3.3. However, the improvement in Finder, which now goes by the iTunes model, is so dramatic that you will want to consider upgrading right away. Also, Panther plays really, really nice with a Windows network, which is the cross I have to bear, and if you do to, I think you'll want Panther now.

    Deficiencies are mainly in the bundled apps, not the core OS, and they are mainly lack of features that were left off to keep the bundled aps from running away. I'm sure Expose will be great once I get used to it, but now it oftne surprises me when I don't expect it. iCal is nice, and I use it, but it could be a lot more powerful. Address book is beautfully done, and nicely integrated. Mail is generally excellent, but needs more formatting options. I use X11 frequently and it is solid, but there is room for improvement. Preview is very nice, but I wish it could export in more formats. For home use, iPhoto and iMovie are perfect for the casual user (like me), but more serious prosumer photographers and videographers will want unbundled apps like Photoshop or Final Cut Express.

    Overall,very nice work by Apple, and will be hard to top. What's next - Tiger?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Panther Delivers
    Oops! Hit save twice without meaning to, and I can't seem to edit out the rest of this review. Sorry!

    I ordered this product because I was suffering some difficulties with an earlier version of OS X (10.2.8), and because this one promised some nice improvements and a speed jump.

    Goodness.

    Installation was a snap. Several online news sources strongly recommended running disk and permissions repair from the Disk Utility; that took about a half-hour for both--I have a 40GB drive. Then I ran the installer, clicked maybe four buttons, and another twenty minutes later I was running 10.3. Not only does it look cool and contain some fabulous interface improvements--Exposé alone is one of those OS doodads you wonder how you ever got along without, and I can finally run the HP driver for my home-networked DeskJet--but the speed and responsiveness of my computer has bumped--this is a subjective measure, but I think a good one--probably 15-25%.


    It's also quite stable--not that earlier versions of OS X weren't, but this one has run like a dream. Running on my PowerBook G3 (Pismo/FireWire/2000 model) for the past week and a half, no bombs (of course--in a year and a half of running X, I've had two kernel panics), few application crashes (actually, I'm not sure I can remember any), and only one glitch: if the "Wake for system administrator" box was checked in the Energy Saver "options" tab, my computer would occasionally wake from sleep, but the monitor would be irrevocably black. Fortunately, I don't need to have a SysOp diddle with my system--if I did, I'd probably drop the review a star.

    The new 'quick user change' option is a godsend, since my kids occasionally use my computer, and I like to be able to leave my email, etc, on while theire doing their thing. It's incredibly smooth--the only drawback being that you can't (apparently) have the same application opened by two different users at the same time. That includes the Classic environment. In order to switch between my daughters' accounts, I needed actually to log out, since both of them primarilly use OS 9 edutainment apps. Ah well. That's the one thing I'd love the Apple geniuses to rethink for 10.4!

    The wonderful thing is that this OS actually breathes new life into my 3 1/2 year old laptop--think of the last time an operating system upgrade didn't actually SLOW DOWN your vintage computer. The smoothness and the features--especially the HP IP printing driver--make it possible for me now actually to consider jettisoning Classic. I think that's a strong enough endorsement of how terrific this version of OS X is. If you've been putting off upgrading from OS 9 till the system got a bit more mature, your patience has been rewarded; this is a beatiful, fully-grown operating system.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best OS I have ever experienced!!!
    Super Awesome OS !!! AAAAAAAAAAA+++++++

    4-0 out of 5 stars Solid update!
    Solid update, has a lot of nice little changes. However I don't like that you have to pay for it when you've already bought the other.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Smooth as Butter
    Although I was familiar with 10.2 from using other computers, I still had Classic on mine and have been so in heaven since upgrading to Panther. It's like a calm wave has washed over my whole experience of my G4. I've been a Mac user for over 15 years and wished for many little improvements over time. With Panther, all of these have been accomplished, and more. Essentially, this OS has taken the (few) superior things Windows had (such as the dock and a more accessible finder), kept the good Mac things, and added an overall fluidity, pleasing aesthetic, and ease-of-use.

    There are certain improvements besides those mentioned that make the upgrade to Panther a no-brainer. The most noticeable and helpful of these for me is the improved partitioning between programs, i.e. when you're experiencing a problem with one application, it does not effect the others. So, I can keep working in Word and Mail, for instance, even when my browser crashes (as they are apt to do). Speaking of browser crashes, I experience far fewer with Apple's Safari (that comes with Panther) than I previously did with Explorer. Besides less bugs, it's more streamlined and basically nicer to use than the others.

    The other native programs are equally user-friendly and actually quite useful. iCal is the coolest; it lets you subscribe to various calendars from anyone who publishes them (like friends' agendas, company schedules, the many available on icalshare.com, etc.) iPhoto, Address Book, and iTunes are also each very good at what they do.

    All in all, Panther has significantly enhanced my productivity and enjoyment of my computer. ... Read more


    8. Mac OS X Server 10.4 Tiger - Unlimited Clients
    list price: $999.99
    our price: $939.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0007LW1NG
    Catlog: Software
    Manufacturer: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 919
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Apple's long awaited new operating system brings more than 200 new features to Mac users. Technically speaking, Tiger boasts an open source core, 64-bit system, and support for the High Definition H.264 video codec. But, every user will enjoy the highlights of this new release: a new search tool, cool new mini applications, real-time RSS feeds in the browser, improved email, amped up audio and visual conferencing, parental controls, automation of tedious, repetitive tasks, and the list goes on.

    OS-Level Search: Spotlight
    Handled by Tiger's search technology, Spotlight, users may search across documents, images, movies, music, PDFs, email, calendar events, and system preferences with one keyword. Spotlight reviews text content, filenames, and keywords (metadata) applied by users and automatically stored by files to return search results. Results are fast and smart, providing previews of returned files and the ability to filter them by kind, date, people, and location.

      Spotlight Search Return

    More Robust Conferencing: iChat AV
    iChat AV updates the Panther version with various new features. Enjoy three-dimensional, multi-participant video meetings with better resolution and compression. Conduct audio conferences with up to 10 members utilizing a graphical panel with sound meters for each speaker that indicate who is speaking. Purchase and run your own Tiger server and conduct instant messaging behind your firewall.

    iChat Audio Conferencing


    iChat Video Conferencing

    Parental Controls
    Set computer profiles for children using the aptly named Parental Controls and limit their access to system controls, documents, printers, burners, applications, email, chat, and the Web. With multiple profiles, parents can set varying levels of access for each child. Even downloaded or emailed applications are subject to parental approval first.

    Drop and Drag Tool Panels: Dashboard
    Pull in mini applications from a menu, named the Dashboard, to complete frequent tasks, like tracking flights and stocks or looking up words in the dictionary. Add and rearrange these panels, called "widgets," on your desktop as you choose, and hide or show them with the click of a button. Some other widgets include a calendar, calculator, weather report, yellow pages, language translator and unit converter.


                             Desktop with Dashboard Widgets

    Language Translator Widget

    Stock Tracking Widget

    Automated Repetitive Tasks: Automator
    Choose pre-programmed "actions" from a library and automate tedious tasks when they have to be done in bulk, like editing images for slideshows and creating birthdays in the address book. There are hundreds in the can and sure to be more as third-party vendors create and make them available.


    Automation of Image Editing Task with Automator


    Real-time Browser: Safari

    Quickly view news headlines and article summaries from around the world with Tiger's browser, Safari . Take advantage of RSS protocols to get the latest news updates automatically.


    Improved Mail

    Tiger's email program, Mail, uses Spotlight to manage your mail. Find messages easily and let Mail automatically organize your messages as they come into the box. New photo resizing, archiving, and slideshow options enhance your ability to share and enjoy pictures via email.


    Centralized Computer Sync: .Mac Sync
    Use .Mac to sync all your Mac computers, wherever they are. .Mac Sync allows you to conveniently sync your Safari bookmarks, iCal appointments, Address Book contacts, passwords, and Mail settings for multiple Mac computers over the Internet.


    Automation of Image Editing Task with Automator


    VoiceOver

    Apple's spoken interface technology, VoiceOver, gives people with visual and learning disabilities equal access to Mac.


    Enhanced QuickTime 7

    Featuring the new standards-based H.264 video codec, QuickTime 7 brings you incredible video quality with lower data rates and smoother playback.

    ... Read more

    Features

    • Safari RSS technology that delivers the latest news, information and articles from thousands of web sites in one simple-to-read, searchable article list right to your Mac.
    • The latest iChat delivering multi-way video and audio conferencing with true-to-life picture and sound quality.
    • Revolutionary Spotlight technology that lets you search every corner of your Mac instantly: files, emails, contacts, images, movies, calendars and applications. Even save results as Smart Folders that update automatically.
    • A set of nifty, beautifully designed mini-applications called widgets for checking stocks and weather, looking up phone numbers, performing calculations, finding dictionary definitions and more — with one click right from your personal Dashboard.
    • A personal Automator assistant for automating all of your time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks efficiently and effortlessly. It's simple to create custom Workflows just by dragging items, pointing and clicking.

    9. Retrospect 6.0 Desktop Mac
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $89.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0001G6Q2E
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Dantz
    Sales Rank: 733
    Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
    US | Canada | United Kingdom | Germany | France | Japan

    Features

    • Complete protection for networked computers
    • Designed for use in home and small offices
    • Fast backups with 100-percent accurate restores
    • Proven automated technology provides easy administration
    • Intuitive, user-friendly graphical user interface

    Reviews (2)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Total Dung
    Loved Retrospect when it first came out. I've used this version on 3 different computers. Some with freshly formatted source and destination drives. Never completes without errors that render the backup sets unusable. If you buy it make sure you suspect Retrospect first and not waste your valuable 30 days free support working on the drives as I did.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Very powerful/reliable but slow and not intuitive
    Dantz Retrospect 6.0 is an industrial grade product. From what I can tell it's nicely implemented when it comes to supporting backups in a "heavy" environment.

    For my use on my G4 Mac (dual 825 Mhz processors w/1 GByte of ram) I find it pretty hard to use.

    For example, to backup files from a single directory, you have to choose the "Source" but that only let's you choose a source disk or create a "Volume" that only seems to be able to contain a whole disk. There's no option to directly specify a directory as the backup "Source". There's no screen specific help button on the screens where these terms are mentioned.

    To backup an individual directory, it looks like you have to specify a "Selecting" option separate from the "Source" option where the "Selecting" option let's you specify substring to match against filenames/directoris when looking at the "Source". Again there's no screen specific help button in the "Selecting" screen.

    I'm trying to backup the files in a singe directory right now, but Retrospect seems to be scanning all files and folders on my Mac. I'm actually writing this review while waiting for Dantz to scan my whole hard drive.

    This seems brain damaged. I suspect I'm doing something wrong. So I'll go read the manual and figure it out, but that's exactly the problem. You have to read the manual to use this product.

    I'm also curious about why Retrospect has to scan each file on the whole hard disk *before* starting the backup. When finishing a whole disk backup it spends something like a half hour "closing files" (after files have already been backed up and verified on my 60 Gbyte disk with 15 Gbytes of space used). ... Read more


    10. iListen with Headset/Microphone
    list price: $149.99
    our price: $129.99
    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B0000C6EOQ
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: MacSpeech, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 1253
    Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Speech recognition software
    • Dictation in normal tone of voice and at a normal pace
    • Dictate, format and edit directly in any application
    • Correct and Update your Voice Model in almost any Application
    • Easy to install, train and use

    Reviews (2)

    4-0 out of 5 stars works for me!
    I do some pretty arcane dictation with lots of technical vocabulary, and have found the system up to my demands. I have worked at training the system, and it keeps on improving. I do find some of the interfaces a bit awkward to work with compared to the system I use with my PC (Naturally Speaking Standard Edition), but then, I've worked with that system somewhat longer. If the recognition of iListen improves with use as well as Naturally Speaking has, I will change my rating to 5 stars.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Be glad I didn't enter this with iListen
    I purchased iListen about three years ago. I found that it might have been useful for verbal commands to control computer functions, but it was useless for dictation. I upgraded to version 1.2.1, patiently went through at least three, new "training" sessions, and still was unable to create useable text via verbal input. When iListen kept sending me e-mail solicitations, I offered to upgrade if they could demonstrate that they had improved accuracy. They replied, "Because there are so many variables, and everyone has a different definition of what is acceptable results, all sales of iListen software are final."

    My definition of acceptable dictation was that accuracy was sufficient to permit replication upon proof reading. I would accept errors, but not so different from what I had said that I could not reconstruct my text from its translation. It never even came close. Perhaps my voice is incompatible with iListen, and maybe it will translate your speech accurately. In either case, remember, all sales are final. ... Read more


    11. MICROMAT TechTool Pro 4 ( Macintosh )

    (price subject to change: see help)
    Asin: B00013WGZ8
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Micromat
    Sales Rank: 786
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • New Volume Journaling tool makes you run your directory structure for quickly & efficiently than ever
    • Multiple protection and prevention features send mail alerts anytime a problem is found
    • Complete suite of Self Monitoring Analysis & Reporting Technology(SMART tests) monitors overall performance and keeps you aware of the situation
    • Runs faster and more efficiently with the power of Mac OS X
    • Checks Internet connections, networks, modems and some 3rd-party external peripherals

    Reviews (2)

    4-0 out of 5 stars This is the only game in town for a general Mac utility
    In an earlier review I lamented how Techtool had seemed degraded in its performance since its upgrade to vers. 4.0 and Mac OS X compatibility. I have since learned that Symantec, maker of Norton Utilities, has indeed decided to no longer upgrade their general utility program. (According to news reports, they will continue to upgrade their virus and Internet Security software.)

    So what does this mean for Mac users? For one, DiskWarrior is a must have. As for Techtool, there's almost no choice - you have to have a general utility that's more powerful than Apple's rather weak First Aid. Here's hoping that Micromat comes up with a good update to Techtool and gets it back to the days of when it was arguably the best utility for the Mac.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Not Micromat's best effort
    I've been using Macs and utility programs such as Techtool and Norton for about a decade now.

    Through the years I would say that Norton Utilities and Techtool have traded back and forth in the top position as the best utility to own. As a fan of Techtool 3 I would say that Micromat had the better product for several years.

    I can't say that now.

    Running a B&W upgraded to a 500 MHz G4 with ample RAM I've yet to find Techtool 4.0.4 useful - under either Mac OS 10.2 or 10.3. My first major problem Techtool couldn't fix and I quickly purchased a copy of DiskWarrior which, although slow, fixed the problem. But DiskWarrior only fixes the disk directory. You need a broader utility such as Techtool or Norton for general errors.

    Now I've got some new problems with my hard drives (I have three in my machine). Techtool says it found the errors and, if I want them fixed, I have to redo the test with the "repair on" button checked. Well, the button _was_ checked. Infuriating.

    Overall, I'd say that Techtool 3 was a far better product. The interface seemed far more friendly and you knew that when you told the program to automatically fix errors that it would do so. Unfortunately, Vers. 3 isn't meant for OS X.

    I'm giving Vers. 4 three stars, not because of what it has done, but because I assume it will earn its keep eventually - or perhaps they'll release an update to this version which will address these problems. In any case, you never can have too many disk repair utilities. Still, I think it's time to venture back to Norton to see what they've got cooking. It certainly can't be any less functional and helpful than this. ... Read more


    12. Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar
    list price: $129.00
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    Asin: B00006F7S2
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple
    Sales Rank: 1335
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Referred to by its code name, Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.2 contains more than 150 newfeatures and provides significant enhancements to its modern, Unix-based foundation.From AOL-compatible instant messaging to advanced junk mail filtering and arevolutionary Web search tool, Jaguar is as innovative as the computers that run it.

    With iChat, the AOL-compatible instant messenger, you can chat with your AOL andMac.com buddies through a fun, easy-to-use interface. Sherlock 3, the new Web searchtool, delivers stock quotes, maps, restaurants, and more without a browser. QuickTime 6supports MPEG-4, the new worldwide standard for playing and viewing pro-quality audioand video over the Internet. This new version also includes Rendezvous, a revolutionarynetworking technology that lets you link computers and devices instantly without anyconfiguration.

    Another cool new feature is Inkwell, which lets you write on a graphics tablet, andJaguar turns your handwriting into typed text at the cursor in any application. Andwith new compatibility built into Mac OS X 10.2, sharing files, using Windows documents,and connecting to a Windows network have never been easier. And it easily runs MicrosoftOffice. For business users, Jaguar comes with Active Directory interoperability, and witha PPTP-based VPN (virtual private network) client that allows Mac users to connect remotelyto Windows corporate networks.

    Jaguar's complete suite of professional-quality developer tools now features GCC 3.1, whichradically improves C++ build times and standards compliance. The updated Interface Buildermakes it easier to group, lock, and drag Aqua controls between windows for rapid user-interfacecreation. And, perhaps best of all, these professional tools are still included with everycopy of Jaguar, empowering Java, C, and AppleScript Studio developers to do their best workon the Macintosh platform. ... Read more

    Reviews (114)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Recent upgrade was well worth it.
    I've been working with OS X for several months now. MY resistance to upgrading to Jaguar (OS X.2) was based primarily on the fact that I bought a new iMac last year and didn't want to shell out more money for the new OS. Finally, I gave in. And it was worth the time and effort.

    Jaguar has a cleaner, faster interface to work in. Start-up is much faster. It's a more stable system than OS X (which is saying something, because OS X was already the most stable Mac OS).

    The Mail client is also improved immensely over the previous version.

    Jaguar includes iChat (instant messaging software), Mail, Address Book, and downloads are available for iSync (basically allows you to port your info from home to work and back seamlessly), iCal (scheduling software), and the new Safari web browser. (A warning though, at this writing Safari is still in Beta testing and definitely needs refining before going live.)

    Put this together with the iLife software package (iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD), and you've got yourself one great computer system.

    As usual, Apple is letting third parties write their manuals. You'll have to buy those separately if you want them. However, this time they've included an interactive "Getting Started" CD which will get the novice up and running in Jaguar without too much stress.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Expensive but worth every penny
    Buy this upgrade!!

    While not a true switcher (as I run a high end Win XP Pro PC(2.4 ghz dual Intel cpu 2 gig ram (Money) Pro-graphics card and the fantastic Sony GWM-FW900 24" wide screen monitor) for (Money) a seat 3d CAD/CAM software)

    But to replace my ageing Dell 800 p-3 mostly used for games and fun with Linux) as a main home computer

    I bought a top of the line iMac 800 G-4 super drive in March to see what all the fuss was about ref OS-X. as I am an old Unix geek thought it would make a nice BAD Unix toy if this Apple thing did not work out and it was so fine to look at as an industrial design engineer.

    So if any one was entitled to be miffed with Apple at the full price on this 'point' upgrade it was I.

    Well this is NO 'point' upgrade! this is like going from Wi 98sp2 to XP pro SP1 only much more so not only Was X 10.1.5 rock solid on the iMac G-4 this 10.2 is faster and better in every way in very subtle ways

    If I could get my work software ported to OS-X I would have a dual G4-1.25 Ghz driving my Sony MFW-900 in a moment

    I am a total convert to the fantastic beauty of this OS and I Have ordered Ashlar Velum Cobalt to see if it can replace my work PC software on a Mac

    4-0 out of 5 stars Substantial improvement
    This is a very stable, incredibly smooth OS. It launches at lightning speed, is very intuitive and the learning curve is very short. If there is a downside, compatible professional graphic software is in short supply. It is a huge improvement over Windows and previous Mac OS.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Amazon reviews: Now featuring False Information!
    Mac OS X does not disable built-in floppy drives. Mac OS X runs better on computers that are built for it. Running it on a Beige G3 is like running Windows on a 486; you can do it, but it doesn't mean you should. Crashes occour from poorly-designed APPLICATIONS, not OS X. I have had OS X for over a year, and I have had only 2 'kernel panics' (full system lockups). hbj200 is wrong about the 1%. it's more like 8% and growing rapidly, and everyone uses Windows because they believe Bill's propaganda. There is more documentation about digital cameras that networking in OS 10.2 because of Rendezvous (Stable, Efficient Networking for Dummies)

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    5-0 out of 5 stars This is awesome
    The best Mac OS yet. I'm amazed each day at the capabilities of this operating system. I haven't had to restart in nearly 5 months! This IS the smoothest, best looking, best running operating system I have EVER used! ... Read more


    13. iListen
    list price: $99.99
    our price: $84.99
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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

    14. Symantec Antivirus Small Business 9.0 - 5 User

    our price: $219.99
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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

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

    our price: $169.99
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    Asin: B0001GDEEC
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Dantz Development Corporation
    Sales Rank: 7720
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    16. Allume StuffIt Deluxe 9.0 (Mac)
    list price: $79.99
    our price: $74.99
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    Asin: B0002YF46Y
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Aladdin Systems, Inc.
    Sales Rank: 2259
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    Features

    • Complete information-management toolkit with over a dozen new features
    • Flexibility and speed in accessing and compressing information
    • Securely store data in space-saving archives; safely send information
    • Automatically schedule backups, burn to CD/DVD, upload files, and more
    • Create .zip, StuffIt, and .tar archives from one convenient location

    17. Mac OS X 10.3 Panther Family Pack
    list price: $199.99
    our price: $179.99
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    Asin: B0000E6NKA
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple Computer
    Sales Rank: 1595
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Super-modern operating system combining the strength of UNIX with the elegance of Macintosh
    • Over 150 new features and significant enhancements to its modern, UNIX-based foundation
    • iChat AV for personal video conferencing in high-quality, full-screen video over the Internet
    • Expose for instant access to any window; displays all open or current-application windows
    • FileVault for keeping your valuable documents safe with powerful AES-128 bit encryption

    Reviews (8)

    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the best & most secure OS's
    This is one of the best & most secure OS's one can buy. Works great! I don't think I can add anything else that the other reviewers have already said.

    2-0 out of 5 stars 10.3 now top notch but lousy license
    When 10.3 was initially released it had an unduly restrictive Family Pack license and did not handle multiple computers on the same internet connection properly.
    The latest update 10.3.2 solves the software problems.
    However, the the 10.3 Family Pack and the iLife Family Pack license have exactly the same language -

    "as long as those computers are located in the same household and used by persons who occupy that same household".

    For those who respect intellectual property and read their licenses carefully, this means that the 10.3 Family Pack cannot be installed on a Powerbook which then is taken outside the same household nor on another Mac located at another of your personal residences. Apple has confirmed that this is the correct interpretation of their license language.

    All Apple had to do with both Family Pack licenses is change
    "located in the same household and used by" to
    "located in the same household OR used by".

    Unfortunately the lawyers cannot seem to agree with that simple change so don't waste your money on the Family Pack unless you can comply with the license or choose to ignore it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars 10.3 now top notch
    When 10.3 was initially released it had an unduly restrictive Family Pack license and did not handle multiple computers on the same internet connection properly.
    The latest update 10.3.2 solves the software problems and Apple is rewriting the Family Pack license to allow installation on multiple computers including ones taken out of the primary residence.
    With these fixes 10.3 and the Family Pack are a great deal - particularly for people who respect intellectual property rights.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Deal
    For a single computer, 129 dollars is a completely reasonable price for Panther, but when you have multiple computers at home like I do, it adds up to a bit more than I care to spend.

    However I am also 100% opposed to pirating software.

    Thank goodness that Apple has provided this very affordable package licensing option. Now I can legally install Panther on all 4 of our Macs for less than what it would cost to buy the single user license for just 2 computers.

    Why doesn't Microsoft offer something like this for Windows?

    5-0 out of 5 stars License clarification
    Peter F. Carpenter writes: "This means that I cannot install the Panther software on the Macs located in my other two personal residences nor can a take by Powerbook with the Panther software installed on it out of my house."

    No, that's not what the license means. The license says "computers are located in the same household", and defines 'household' as " person or persons sharing the same housing unit such as a home".

    Household does not mean "house". It refers to a group of cohabitating people, not the physical structure in which they live. I expect "household" would also apply to second homes owned by a family, but would not apply to homes owned by extended family. So your uncle Joe in the next state wouldn't be eligible to participate in the family pack, but your Mac in your vacation home in the next state would.

    There is no problem removing a powerbook from your house, unless you are also removing yourself from the household (ie, the family unit). If your wife kicks you to the curb and asks for a divorce, you may need a new license. If you're just going down to Starbucks, or on a business trip, or to work, I expect you're okay. ... Read more


    18. Mac OS X 10.1
    list price: $129.00
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    Asin: B00005QVGV
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple
    Sales Rank: 539
    Average Customer Review: 4.25 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Review

    Mac OS X, Apple's next-generation operating system, debuted to great enthusiasm, but ultimately left users wanting more: more speed, more applications, more usefulness. Sure, it looked pretty, but you had to boot up into OS 9 when it came time to do some real work. That has all changed with the recent release of Mac OS X 10.1.

    Improvements across the board within the operating system and support from numerous vendors have made OS X a viable upgrade. Internal improvements have brought the performance and reliability up to professional levels, while software from such vendors as Canon, Epson, and Hewlett-Packard make compatible a wide variety of printers and scanners. As soon as 10.1 was released, we upgraded our Dual G4/450 with nothing but positive results. With multiple hard drives on our system, we're able to dedicate drives for booting into either OS 9 or OS X, thus ensuring backward compatibility.

    However, since upgrading over a month ago, the only times we've needed to boot into OS 9 was for using a FireWire card reader (for reading compact flash cards from a digital camera) and only because the drivers aren't yet available. But you don't need a high-speed G4 to use 10.1. It's now become the default OS on our PowerBook G3/400 (FireWire model), responding quickly and running reliably. Airport networking works flawlessly, and Internet and intranet access is rock solid.

    In addition to performance improvements, Apple has added DVD-video playback. Since OS X is a true multitasking operating system, you haven't really watched a DVD until you've made it a half-size window in the background while checking e-mail, shopping at Amazon.com, and copying files at the same time--without skipping a frame. iTunes for OS X will play and encode music, as well as burn audio CDs using an internal or external CD-R/RW drive. If you need to burn data CDs, simply insert a blank disc. OS X will detect it, and ask how you'd like to format it: Mac/PC data or audio CD?

    Additional improvements in AppleScripting, a customizable dock, video card and printer drivers, and networking add to the appeal. One important missing feature is the ability to print to a remote USB printer. With OS 9, Apple included the USB Printer Sharing control panel, which allowed remote Macs to print to any USB-connected printer on a local Mac. This worked flawlessly for us when printing from our PowerBook to an Epson 1280 connected to our G4. However, there seems to be no such facility for printing to remote USB printers under OS X. Aside from that, OS X 10.1 on a contemporary Mac is a solid performer and a glimpse of how things ought to work. --Mike Caputo ... Read more

    Reviews (51)

    5-0 out of 5 stars The best OS out there. Period.
    I used to hate Macs especially because of their OS. It was old, unstable and Mac users had to wait ages for updates which they had to pay to get.

    Well, MacOS X, is by far the most complete and beautifully engineered OS out there (at least on a commercial basis). It is based on NeXT (using the Mach ker.nel) and BSD -- a feature which offers a lot to someone coming from a UNIX platform -- and clearly the best GUI out there.

    Some may argue that it is not as polished as it could, but, hey, what is? Windows or Linux? Besides, Apple is releasing free *until now* revisions for download every couple of months and it has improved a lot since 10.0. (the current version at the time of writing is 10.1.2). Release 10.2 is rumoured to have great new features old Mac users requested as well as more language packs and a speedier Quartz. (the graphics engine)

    I recommend this to anyone open-minded enough to leave windows behind him/her.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Apple At Its Best
    With the release of 10.1.3, Apple has really elevated the Macintosh platform to the next level. Internet, e-mail, digital photography, MP3 music, and even home movies are all easy to view, create, store, and enjoy. With the power of UNIX underlying the user friendly interface, many developers are now using this platform to develop applications using a variety of tools including Cocoa, Applescript, Objective C, and Java.

    I use applications such as Microsoft Office, Quicken 2002, Palm HotSync, Photoshop, GoLive, and Watson everyday. No longer is it necessary to revert to "Classic" mode.

    Now you can connect to WiFi (802.11b) networks and Bluetooth enabled devices. Internet setup is simple and multi-homing automatically ensures that you are connected if you switch between dial-up, ethernet, and wireless connections.

    Security is also top-notch thanks to the UNIX core. OS 10.1.3 has a built in firewall that can be tweaked to your individual preference. If you enjoy serving web pages, this system has a built in implementation of Apache. You can add PHP, MySQL, and other tools to build an advanced web serving platform.

    If you have a Macintosh and you do not have OS 10.1.3, you are not taking full advantage of your computer.

    5-0 out of 5 stars OS X Reaches Maturity
    I'm a small business owner and have hesitated upgrading to OS X from "Classic 9.x" until I felt that it would help me in my business, rather then create a lot of work in trying to debug things.

    OS X 10.1 seems to have reached this level. I run it now constantly on my G4 Cube and it is THE most stable OS I have ever used (either from Apple or other MS or Unix-based systems). The system stays up 99.99+% of the time, running MS Entourage and some other Classic applications in the background, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

    I even run our Windows-only QuickBooks Pro accounting software through Virtual PC's excellent emulation software, native on X! This is one giant step forward for computing needs at work or at home. Plugging in a digital camera through USB or Firewire works flawless and automatic. The interface is beautiful and intuitive and you can feel the power of the Unix engine underlying the software without having to know anything about it.

    I just upgraded all our office iMacs and iBooks with memory (cheap these days!) and will network OS X exclusively in the near future.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Watch out for USB driver problems and kernel panics
    Six months into using OS -X started having Kernel panics (Apple's blue secreen of death). Not running non-Apple programs, multi-tasking, or running peculiar non-standard hardware (Logitech tracball, HP printer/scanner). 5 trips to the repair shop - new hard drive, new RAM, new system board, upgrade to 10.2.8; 4 phone calls to Apple "Support." Kernel panics returned. Lots of web searches - found lots of boards where people have the same experience, and found the only permanent solution was downgrading to OS9 or upgrading to OS 10.3. "Support" denies it's poor USB software.

    4-0 out of 5 stars I love OS X, but be wary of the server version
    my advice is to make sure you need it before you buy it, but if you know you need it, then buy it. How will you know? If you need it, you would already know that you do. If you don't know that you need server version, then you probably don't need it. Most day to day tasks are done by the normal version of the os in ways that are much simpler than the server tools. Now you do get a variety of nice things with the unlimited client, such as server managment systems, monitoring systems, etc., but if you are just doing a basic install without a complex networking or users/groups system, then you probably should try to do what you need to do with a 10.1 or 10.2 and see if you actually have to own the server. I would say the ideal application of a server install is for a medium to large lab install using netboot, where the actual cost of doing it via server will lower the TCO significantly. ... Read more


    19. Route 66 Route USA 2004 (Mac)
    list price: $39.99
    our price: $34.99
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    Asin: B00013MS7O
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Route 66
    Sales Rank: 477
    Average Customer Review: 2.39 out of 5 stars
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    Features

    • Door-to-door route planning for the United States and Canada
    • Over 7,300,000 miles of road; 4,000,000+ points of interest
    • Over 6,500,000 streets; 75,000,000+ house numbers
    • GPS-compatible; new up-to-date maps
    • Multi-lingual user interface including Spanish

    Reviews (18)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Great Product With Some Need For Improvements
    This product isn't perfect, but it's quite good considering this is the first time I've seen it and could not find any mapping software for OS X a year ago.

    The interface is a little strange, but once you get used to it, it seems fine.

    The detail of the maps seems very good, although some out-of-the-way small towns (with a few hundred people) may have little to no detail. It did, however, find two addresses that Yahoo Maps and MS Streets had no record of, which I thought was impressive.

    One thing that most mapping software is horrible at is printing options -- the options for Route 66 I thought were very good.

    The redraw speed while *scrolling* (not zooming in/out) was a little slow and could probably be easily fixed with an update that cached surrounding map details better. No matter how much detail I had turned on or what my zoom level was, it never took more than 1.5 seconds to redraw while scrolling. This may depend on how fast your computer is and how much memory you have -- I have 1.1gb of RAM and Route 66 was using 212mb according to "top" (command line resource reporter).

    The GPS compatibility is nice, but haven't tried it yet -- I need to find a USB cable for my eMap GPS.

    This software is very much worth supporting since I know of no other mapping software for the Mac currently and this software costs $35-$40. In my opinion, it's worth every penny of the $40 I paid for it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars 3 thumbs down
    i was a user of MS streets and trips, and belive that it was the one thing MS did correctly and i am shocked to say that not only is the mac competition (RT66) lacking, but simply not worth using. RT66 makers should be ashamed and do not deserve to be among mac and its usual integrity.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Pretty awful...
    I recently switched to Mac from PC and so I'm coming from a background of MS Streets and Trips, and Autroute.

    In comparison to the MS offerings, the Rt66 product are, well, kind of a joke. I purchased both the US and European versions (they're the only game in town for Mac.)

    The maps are drawn (slowly) in such a way that they are quite unclear. They are also kind of incomplete. It couldn't find my old house (11 years old) only the street. It doesn't even know the 4 year old subdivision I live in exists.

    Smaller towns are really hard to find. I searched for Carrie, Idaho (near Sun Valley) and the search engine came up empty. So I scrolled over to where I know it is and finally found the name of the town spread out over a general area and superimposed with another word in the same font.

    From an overview position on the map, there was no indication at all where exactly the town was. I knew, though, so I zoomed in on the area. It took until I was at a 2000 foot distance before the streets began showing up. Street names didn't appear until 500 feet. If that doesn't mean anything to you, think about reading a map with your nose an inch from it.

    So, in a nutshell, if you know exactly where a town is and are familiar with all the streets, you may be able to find it on their map. How useful...

    How did MS Streets do? It found Carrie immediately, displayed it clearly, and showed all the streets from an impressive distance.

    Overall, a pretty dismal product. I'm looking into a Windows emulator to allow me to run Streets and Autoroute, but I'm guessing that it'll be too much trouble and I'll just suffer with these. If anyone out there is a programmer--here's a nice opportunity for you...

    2-0 out of 5 stars Mediocre
    I bought this software because, well, it was the only one available for OS X. This is beta stage software at best - it doesn't tend to crash, but the UI is really poor. It is as if 12 different people wrote different pieces of the program and then tried to cobble them together. Nothing is very intuitive, and things that should be simple are cumbersome. The routes are sometimes often adequate, but not infrequently poor choices or just wrong. For instance, I tried to plot a route from Durham to Salisbury, MD. I had a nearly impossible time 'forcing' it to choose the most logical/shortest/fastest route. It continually tried to send me 100 mi. out of my way. Even when I roadblocked all of the roads it wanted to send me on, it sent me 250 mi out of my way rather than the most direct route.
    I hope this software improves. If the company is motivated, it could be the basis for a really good program. However, any company that would put something this haphazard on the market with almost a complete lack of documentation AND no competition is unlikely to put much effort into this. After all, why should they?

    In summary, if you need a map program for your mac that has a lot of points of interest, a good database of roads (although poor search engine), GPS input capabilities, doesn't require a CD in the drive, and 35 bucks doesn't seem like too much for slow, unintuitive, occasionally counterintuitive information and interface, go for it.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Printing problems!
    I must concur with the previous review. The mapping software is really quite good and shows much promise; but there is a major bug in the software. It will *not* print directions - only an overview map of your trip! Very odd. I thought this might be a problem unique to my G4 Powerbook, but I encountered the exact same problem on a desktop and another more up to date Powerbook.

    Again, to echo the other reviewer: Route 66 software is on the right track, but this piece of software is *certainly* not past a beta testing stage and shouldn't be offered as a fully functioning, full-priced product.

    If and when they iron out the kinks, they'll be cooking with gas. ... Read more


    20. Mac OS 9.1
    list price: $99.00
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    Asin: B000058E1S
    Catlog: Software
    Publisher: Apple
    Sales Rank: 3147
    Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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    Amazon.com Product Description

    Mac OS 9.1 is packed with over 50 new features, including Sherlock 2. Your personal shopper on the Internet, Sherlock 2 not only finds the products you're looking for, it's also an easy way to find people, news, and just about everything else on the Internet. OS 9.1 allows you to share your Mac without hassle or worry, securely storing each individual user's preferences and files for privacy and convenience. It also analyzes your voice and stores your voiceprint. Then when you talk, your Macintosh listens, and lets you log on and access your files. The personal Keychain securely stores all of your user IDs and passwords. Your voice--or one typed password--unlocks them all.

    Mac OS 9.1 will automatically download software updates over the Internet, and even install them for you. You can also send files across the Internet with industrial-strength encryption. Apple's easy-to-use file sharing now works the same way over the Internet, so you can share files, folders, and data with anyone. And now AppleScript over TCP/IP lets you remotely control your Mac (or a whole battery of Macs) from wherever you happen to be. The network browser feature lets you find Internet file servers, FTP servers, and Web servers almost as easily as you find printers on your network. ... Read more

    Reviews (5)

    1-0 out of 5 stars Panther is a lot better
    DO NOT BUY THIS!!!

    It is a rip off compared to Panther (10.3)

    4-0 out of 5 stars Better choice than current Jaguar
    If you want to get some work done erase the forty thousand plus OSX files off your hard drive and install OS 9.2.2. There simply is no reason to let the Unix-Aqua-Next hack job hurt your productivity any more. Sure you won't be able to run a few iSofts, but none of them are complete solutions and all are riddled with oversights and nasty user interfaces.

    This software works on all Macs currently sold by Apple. Unfortunately Apple is threatening to release Macs that will not run anything below 10.3. That and the huge Apple price premium should be enough to discourage the few remaining Mac loyalists into jumping ship.

    4-0 out of 5 stars A classic, missed system
    Ahh... Mac OS 9 brings Mac users back to the days of the classic interface - in days before aqua. This OS is, in my opinion, possibly the best that Apple ever did except in stability.

    Mac OS X resembles the classic ideas of Macintosh Operating system. However, it does not have the same overall feel. OS X is not as "snappy" as Mac OS 9, especially on G3 computers. Nine is much more easily customizable in looks than OS X. I'm sorry, but the aqua interface is not very pleasing to me.

    Now for you older users. I would definitely suggest this as an upgrade to OS 8 both functionality and compatibility.

    Overall, Mac OS 9 is a great system to have around. Even if you are all-out OS X but have used "classic" operating systems, keep OS 9 around because it sometimes feels good to come home to this wonderful interface.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Functional "Classic Mac OS"
    Yes, yes, I know that Apple and Steve Jobs want everyone to focus on OS X as the way of the future. But if you have hardware and/or software that won't do OS X, or if you just prefer to do your updating incrementally, OS 9 is not a bad place to be at all.

    Finding OS 9 for sale these days is a bit tricky, though, so I was quite pleased to find it here on Amazon -- good luck finding it listed on, say, the Apple Store!

    So if you're running, say, an older G3 model on version 8 of the OS, and don't want to (or can't) take the OS X plunge yet, I suggest that you grab a copy of OS 9. It's quite a bit more stable and functional than its predecessors.

    4-0 out of 5 stars 9.1 best of all 9's
    MacOS 9.1 installed without any problems for me on a Rev A iMac with numerous USB devices attached. Overall it is a great upgrade. There is still an issue with Multiple User's and Appearance preferences, but Mac OS X should eliminate that. It's even a little faster than 9.0.4. What a concept! An upgrade that actually makes things faster rather than slower. ... Read more


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