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41. VIRTUAL PC 6 FOR MAC W/WIN 2000
$19.99
42. Upgrade Stuffit Deluxe 5.5
list($49.95)
43. SPRING CLEANING 4.0
$799.99
44. QuicKeys X3: 10-User Pack (Mac)
$449.99
45. QuicKeys X3: 5-User Pack (Mac)
46. VIRTUAL PC 6 FOR MAC W/XP PROF
47. Virtual PC 4.0 with PC DOS Single
list($1,398.75)
48. Quickeys X For Mac Os X (25 User)
list($149.99)
49. Via Voice Legal Vocabulary
$99.99
50. Quickeys X2 (Mac)
list($129.00)
51. Virtual PC 5 for Mac with DOS
$29.99 list($99.00)
52. DoubleTalk 1.1
list($700.00)
53. 10PK Stuffit Deluxe 7.0 Comp/decomp
$59.95
54. INTEGO Internet Security Barrier
list($179.95)
55. ViaVoice for Macintosh OSX 3.0
56. Voice Power Pro Series 3 Speech
list($700.00)
57. StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 (10-pack)
58. Media Cleaner Pro 4.0 For Macintosh
59. Virtual PC 4.0 Upgrade
60. Retrospect Express Backup 5.1

41. VIRTUAL PC 6 FOR MAC W/WIN 2000

Asin: B0000859UF
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft Software
Sales Rank: 6458
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great but
This is a great program but it doesn't run everything that is windows based and I don't know why. ... Read more


42. Upgrade Stuffit Deluxe 5.5

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Asin: B00004RRKD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Aladdin
Sales Rank: 13360
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Stuffit Deluxe 5.5
Good, solid upgrade to an essential macintosh program used to transfer files between platforms and different software packages. File transfer is simple and easy to do. ... Read more


43. SPRING CLEANING 4.0
list price: $49.95
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Asin: B00005LDN9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Aladdin Systems
Sales Rank: 6876
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Spring Cleaning makes a simple promise: it will let you get rid of thegarbage on your hard drive--files and apps that are duplicates,damaged, unused, or otherwise useless--and have a happier, fastercomputer, slimmed down to fighting trim. Spring Cleaning definitelydelivers, flagging countless megabytes of suspect software that might beclogging up the works. But be warned that this isn't the fire-and-forget simplicity of Norton Utilities and the like--for the most part, you'll actually need to get your hands dirty and make the final call, file by file, on what stays and what goes. And that means novice users, while they can still get a lot out of this package, might be a little intimidated by some of the choices.

With 15 programs in one package, Spring Cleaning guides you through a set ofsophisticated searches grouped under different headings: Cleanup,Maintenance, Organize, and Internet. (You also get a restore functionfor undoing any over-enthusiastic cleanings--a saving grace especiallyfor those novices.) A full Cleanup pass might take an hour or more, while Maintenance, Organize, and Internet functions can take considerablyless time (this varies wildly, of course, depending on the size and statusof your drive). Each of the 15 searches rounds up a differentsort of potential culprit: for example, Duplicates Finder pointsout similar and identical files (great for chucking duped-up helpengines and fonts); File Checker finds damaged files; andAlias Fixer pulls up aliases that don't point anywhere. In all cases,you're given several choices of what to do, from trashing filesoutright to archiving them. MacUninstaller proves especiallyuseful, allowing you to completely clean out all traces of aparticular program from your hard drive, and the Internet-specificsearches identify hidden (and often large) e-mail attachments andcache files.

As a diagnostic tool, Spring Cleaning is hard to beat: nothing elseis more effective for nominating candidates for a speedy deletion.Just realize that, while it might have been easy downloading all thatsoftware over the Internet in the last few months, taking out thetrash might prove considerably less fun. And then you'll have to askyourself, "So... how much does a bigger hard drive cost these daysanyway?" --Paul Hughes ... Read more

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars This really does what it says it does
I have been using this for a while now and I really like it. I don't go much beyond the standard mode because everything I use is right there, plus I like that everything I do there can be undone. I have gotten rid of lots of junk I didn't even know I had and now my Mac runs better. It doesn't seem to crash as often and finds go quicker. I really love the mail cleaner tool. I had no idea that Eudora kept a copy of all of my email attachments. Some of the cartoons/pix my friends send me are kind of racy and even though I forward them on to others I don't want to keep them on my Mac - too embarassing. I was shocked that even though I thought I deleted them, Eudora still kept a copy of them hidden from my view.

5-0 out of 5 stars helpful and thorough- it's a must for computer clean up
Spring Cleaning is a great way to help get your Macintosh organized and cleaned up. Follow the easy guide and choose a cleaning utility like MacUninstaller to find folders, Apps, fonts etc. associated with a particular application, you can then choose to move them to a backup archive using StuffIt (I have all my Read Me files in one spot now), or a storage folder, or just plain move them to the trash. If you aren't sure, move them to a storage folder first, if everything's running smoothly after a couple weeks, then empty your storage folder. The iClean utility is awesome for getting rid of your Internet surfing tracks to get rid of cache, cookies and other junk (I use mine weekly).

1-0 out of 5 stars It will clean alright - but you will regret this broom !
This is one of those classic faux pas of the software world like Dbase IV, Dos 4, Delphi 4 - the cursed 4 number. So many bugs you will need two hands to swat out all the bugs in this release.

First off the interface is just plain awful. Hard to navigate, difficult and unfriendly to use, impossible to set the configuration the way you would like to.

Once you somehow manage to set the configuration the program proceeds to ignore your settings completely and totally as though you never entered them. I specifically set the program to ignore all Speech Type files. I ran the Uninstall option and there lo and behold were all the speech files cluttering up the window. I then went through and pinpointed just four specific files that I wanted it to ignore. No good. Their they were sitting pretty staring me in the face.

At the same time applications that I wanted to unintstall such as Office 2001, the Uninstall was completely blind to. How can this program be blind to such a large application as Office 2001 I will never understand. Office 2001 fully installed is an elephant. Spring Cleaning never saw it.

Then I came to uninstall Personal Web Server. It found the app but it wanted to uninstall Control Panels along with the app. I was horrified. It was trying to uninstall Modem control panels that had nothing to do with Personal Web Server - not even remotely !

Then I came to uninstall Dreamweaver Ultradev 4. Never saw it - not once.

I wrote up all this information to Aladdin. Never heard from them. I then wrote to Digital River, the company that is responsible for the download process and they were quite willing to refund me my money.

This is a cursed 4.0 program. Use at your own peril I would suggest. ... Read more


44. QuicKeys X3: 10-User Pack (Mac)
list price: $799.99
our price: $799.99
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Asin: B0007IQGFI
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: CE Software Inc.
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Features

  • Option of subscopes for different parts of a selected application
  • Automation utility specifically designed for Mac OS X
  • Turns daily time-consuming tasks into simple one-step shortcuts
  • Newly redesigned interface; new triggers; better accuracy and recording hints
  • Administrators can publish shortcuts users can easily subscribe to

45. QuicKeys X3: 5-User Pack (Mac)
list price: $449.99
our price: $449.99
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Asin: B0007IQGFS
Catlog: Software
Manufacturer: CE Software Inc.
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Features

  • Option of subscopes for different parts of a selected application
  • Automation utility specifically designed for Mac OS X
  • Turns daily time-consuming tasks into simple one-step shortcuts
  • Newly redesigned interface; new triggers; better accuracy and recording hints
  • Administrators can publish shortcuts users can easily subscribe to

46. VIRTUAL PC 6 FOR MAC W/XP PROF

Asin: B0000859UG
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Microsoft Software
Sales Rank: 5836
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47. Virtual PC 4.0 with PC DOS Single

Asin: B000056V52
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Connectix
Sales Rank: 8374
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Amazon.com Product Description

Version 4.0 of Virtual PC offers a host of improvements and new features. It is up to twice as fast as previous versions, and has improved memory allocation that allows you to allocate up to 512 MB of RAM to the operating system inside Virtual PC without quitting the application. Also, your PC disk image--a virtual hard disk on your Mac hard drive--grows and expands as needed (up to 127 GB), and uses only the space it actually requires, rather than a preset amount. There is an improved user interface, with scrollable windows and support for three-button mice and scroll mice. The improved help includes integrated Virtual Disk Assistant, Setup Assistant, and an interactive help system. ... Read more


48. Quickeys X For Mac Os X (25 User)
list price: $1,398.75
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Asin: B00006JJMD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: CE Software Inc.
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49. Via Voice Legal Vocabulary
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B00005UQKC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: IBM
Sales Rank: 10702
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50. Quickeys X2 (Mac)
list price: $99.99
our price: $99.99
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Asin: B0000A33YZ
Catlog: Software
Publisher: CE Software Inc.
Sales Rank: 7014
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51. Virtual PC 5 for Mac with DOS
list price: $129.00
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Asin: B00005TZTU
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Connectix
Sales Rank: 6414
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Reviews (2)

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great, but isn't the newest
Virtual PC 5 with DOS works great on both MacOS 9 and MacOS 10.x. It is ideal for people who already have a Windows license and just want Virtual PC without needing to pay for the bundled OS that comes with the other versions of Virutal PC 5. I've installed and used Windows XP, Windows 2000, Linux, and FreeBSD with Virtual PC 5 without any problems.

If you do install another OS using Virtual PC with DOS, I'd suggest that you also install the Connectix Windows video drivers (available with the Virtual PC 5.0.4 updater) for display resolutions beyond 800x600. It's still possible to use Windows without these drivers, but you may have limited display resolutions in the emulated environment. It's a little tricky to install; after updating to version 5.0.4, you'll see a little icon in the bottom of the emulated environment to the right of the printer icon. Click on it and then select "Install Additions".

Virtual PC 6 is out and claims to be slightly faster than 5. It might be worth getting 6 instead of 5, given that they cost about the same.

4-0 out of 5 stars Applications run smoothly.
I bought Virtual PC 5 with Dos becasue I own several versions of Windows from 95 to XP, why pay the extra money? However loading your own OS was not as easy as hoped. However, once I figured it out (thanks to the help menus), I decide on windows 98SE, xp aparrently runs slower due to the OS being larger and 95 doesn't support USB. It runs MS office nicely and even Frontpage 2000. Don't try any games, this is not for that. If you need to run PC programs on your mac this is a great deal for a hundred bucks. ... Read more


52. DoubleTalk 1.1
list price: $99.00
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Asin: B00005NF8V
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Connectix
Sales Rank: 8786
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53. 10PK Stuffit Deluxe 7.0 Comp/decomp Software for Mac
list price: $700.00
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Asin: B00006LS8L
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Aladdin Systems
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Amazon.com Product Description

StuffIt Deluxe combines compression capabilities with strong encryption, making it easy to share information with anyone on any platform safely, quickly, and securely. Plus, StuffIt Deluxe automates everyday tasks, giving you a one-step solution for backups, sending digital photos to your whole family, or distributing business documents to offices worldwide.

StuffIt helps you organize, search, browse, and use ZIP and StuffIt archives just like folders. Plus, stuffing your data into archives not only makes them easier to manage, but safer. Built-in error correction prevents file corruption so you can send and store data safely. StuffIt makes using the Internet easier and more secure by giving you automation tools that compress, encrypt, and distribute in a single step. StuffIt lets you drag and drop to distribute anything from business documents to digital photos. You can even distribute self-extracting archives that open automatically on Windows and Mac machines.

Best of all, StuffIt is extremely easy to use. You can access StuffIt instantly through Magic Menu, Microsoft Word integration, an OS X terminal, drag-and-drop applications, and more. Put the power of StuffIt at your fingertips and you'll work smarter and faster everyday.Note: This is the 10-pack version. ... Read more


54. INTEGO Internet Security Barrier X Family Edition ( Macintosh )

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Asin: B0001LJ55Y
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Intego
Sales Rank: 2687
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Features

  • ContentBarrier allows custom filtering of newsgroups or e-mail - it also limits Internet access times and usage
  • VirusBarrier X offers drag-and-drop protection, deleting corrupt files and scanning archives from all known viruses
  • Net Barrier X is a full suite of security tools -It features firewall, antivandal, filter and privacy features -- control cookies, block spam & ad banners, hide your Browser & Platform information
  • The programs run invisibly in the background, to defend Mac files from online threats
  • Advanced password protection stops unauthorized users from changing Program settings

55. ViaVoice for Macintosh OSX 3.0
list price: $179.95
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Asin: B00005NZXO
Catlog: Software
Publisher: IBM
Sales Rank: 6338
Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

ViaVoice for Macintosh OS X Edition is a fully integrated voice recognition application for the Mac OS X platform. Built on IBM's series of continuous speech recognition developments for the Macintosh and designed to integrate with the new Mac OS X, users can dictate naturally into most text applications, easily launch and surf the Web, and navigate Apple's new Mac OS X--all by using their voice.

ViaVoice for Mac OS X is designed to take advantage of Mac OS X's Aqua interface. ViaVoice for Mac OS X sustains the Aqua look and feel throughout, including the new Command Center, redesigned Voice Center, SpeakPad, and preferences control. This latest version offers faster enrollment, allowing users to more quickly train the system to recognize their speech. ViaVoice's Outloud Text-to-Speech technology in U.S. and U.K. English allows users to listen to e-mail and other text documents that the computer reads out loud. An expandable, user-customizable, command-and-control feature allows you to speech-enable common tasks. ViaVoice for Mac OS X even features specialized vocabularies for computers, business and finance, "chatter's" jargon, and cuisine. ... Read more

Reviews (5)

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Money...
This review of his of ViaVoice for Macintosh OS 10. to begin I am using ViaVoice to dictate this review. So if you find a glaring errors, words out place caught or sentences that makes little sense please rest assured it is not my use of English grammar.

If I were you and I would save my money I am actually dictating this review using ViaVoice, and today it is behaving as usual. In just these first few sentences the software has missed multiple words, and important to punctuation. As I continue to take you will notice that the sentences really don't make a lot of sense that I am afraid of this garbage software.

I have attempted to upgrade as well as teaching the voice model her IBM instructions to no avail. This is an incredibly frustrating software program. I took it with me to Africa so that I could dictate my daily journal and other documents. I spent more time tweaking, restarting, just plain and trying to make this program work I would have been better off just typing as I have in the past. If you think this program will save you time, think again. You'll probably spend more time trying to get to work then if you simply typed by the hunt and peck method I use. Bottom-line is IBM has produced [bad product]

1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't work under OsX 10.2.2
Tried it on my new g5, under OSX 10.2.2. It never really ran enough for me judge how well it would work if it did.

1-0 out of 5 stars Viavoice not so good
I tried ViaVoice on Mac OS X. I was disappointed that it turned out to be so unstable with such poor recognition. It's a pity because it is a really nice looking program.

I ended up buying iListen, that's much much better, and a little easier to use. I guess I expected something from IBM to be better than something from a small mac only company, MacSpeech - I was wrong.

1-0 out of 5 stars Frustrating - just doesn't work
Well, maybe I am totally wrong but I just have had it trying to use this product... I don't know what is wrong... the OS X or the ViaVoice, but I have had it. The support is only during the day time hours... great tostay on the line for a large segment of your day waiting to speak to someone... calling some long distance number... so use email ... last email he wanted to know how many "Favorates" I had in Internet Explorer... This product works well for about 5 to 10 minutes ... then you start to talk to the wall... nothing works... bombs sometimes, abberrant behavior other times... accuracy is not too great... bought the Medical Vocabulary and it works well a while then God knows what happens... it goes into some funky state ... I can't get it to work.... It is just as bad as ViaVoice Millenian edition and just as slow... helps.....if.... you......talk.....like..... this.........ViaVoice Beta Version all over again -

4-0 out of 5 stars Really, really, good but not perfect.
I've only had ViaVoice for about one week now, but I have a pretty good impression of it. At first, what I was using it, I thought that it wasn't doing very well. It was making a large number of mistakes, and I was spending a lot of time correcting them. However, IBM seems to have done a good job, since I find that I'm correcting the program less, even after just one week. I probably use it for about one hour a day. The interface is actually very good, and mostly shows that they did try to write a Mac program. What finally convinced me that this program was great, is a test that I did earlier tonight. I read several paragraphs, and then figured out just how fast I was dictating to the software. It turns out, that I've been dictating at 150 words per minute.

However, there are a couple things wrong with the program. At least a couple times a day when using it, SpeakPad just stops responding. And I have to save my work, and restart the program. Not deadly by any means, but rather annoying. I also find that the in line correction that ViaVoice uses can often screw up. Sometimes when I'm correcting it will start inserting text randomly or cutting out text randomly and I can't figure out a pattern, and it's obviously a bug. However, for the most part it works. I have a repetitive stress injury in my wrists, and even though I'm spending time correcting, I still think that I'm probably getting at least 70 words per minute, which is about how fast I can type. The speed of ViaVoice is not an issue, at least on my Cube. It's plenty fast enough to keep up with my dictation.

And just for your information, I dictated this review using ViaVoice, and there were six mistakes (that I noticed). =) ... Read more


56. Voice Power Pro Series 3 Speech Recognition

Asin: B00003OOVD
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Atari
Sales Rank: 12709
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57. StuffIt Deluxe 6.5 (10-pack)
list price: $700.00
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Asin: B00005R1FC
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Aladdin Systems
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58. Media Cleaner Pro 4.0 For Macintosh

Asin: B00004RIB9
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Digital Origin
Sales Rank: 11760
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Amazon.com Product Description

Media Cleaner Pro 4 outputs all the major formats for delivery on the Web, CD-ROM, DVD, broadband, kiosk, and presentation. Media Cleaner makes it easy to produce the best results in less time. Cleaner's streamlined interface improves workflow and increases your productivity. Drag and drop to batch process up to 2,000 files. Generate multiple versions of the same file, and even produce different formats from the same original. The Settings Wizard guarantees that you'll get great results even if you're new to media compression. Plus, the Export Module allows you to easily process your Adobe Premiere projects within Media Cleaner. Cleaner's powerful filters and adjustments let you produce quality video. Effortlessly remove 3:2 pulldown with Cleaner's patent-pending Intelecine feature. Use the Developer Edition of the Sorenson Video codec and Media Cleaner's exclusive variable bitrate encoding to produce unrivaled QuickTime movies. ... Read more


59. Virtual PC 4.0 Upgrade

Asin: B000056ORH
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Connectix
Sales Rank: 7058
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Once you get over the creepy experience of seeing a Windows desktop on the face of your lovely Mac (and hearing the Windows start-up chimes reverberating from your speakers), you might start to appreciate the benefits that a program like Virtual PC 4.0 has to offer. For those Mac users who need to occasionally access Windows 98, Virtual PC 4.0 supplies just the solution without making you invest in a new machine.

Virtual PC doesn't profess to offer lightning-fast speeds. Remember, you're running a second operating system, so don't expect even the mightiest G4 to keep up at its usual pace. However, we did note improvements in speed in most applications over the 3.0 version. Enough of a difference, in fact, to consider an upgrade if you're one of the many who've been frustrated by the sluggishness in the past. However, as before, Virtual PC is still not a good solution for playing PC games. Additionally, we tried watching two QuickTime movies over the Internet on both our Mac and in Virtual PC. While on our T1 line the Mac version was flawlessly gorgeous and buffered instantly while watching, trying to watch the QuickTime movie in Virtual PC was stuttered and clunky. And even when watching QuickTime movies that had been fully buffered first, the player still resorted to a slide show instead of smooth, streaming video.

One major change in this latest version is in memory allocation. Whereas in the 3.0 version you had to allocate memory to the Virtual PC application itself, in this version you allocate memory to each virtual "machine," which can be expanded and changed even while you're in the midst of using that machine. Additionally, drive images are now only as large as they need to be. That means that even if you create a drive image of 8 GB for your virtual machine, but the application is only using 2 GB, then the image will only be 2 GB--a great disk space saving feature.

The two most notable benefits of Virtual PC are the ability for Windows to use your Mac's existing Internet connection (there's no need to go through any further setup), and the outstanding USB support in this new version (you can access USB printers, scanners, and other peripherals easily). However, you should have OS 9.0.1 or later in order to take advantage of its enhanced USB support.

Another neat addition in this version is the ability to add even more operating systems to Virtual PC. That means that if you have a copy of, say, SuSE Linux lying around, you can install that on another drive image, and access it from Virtual PC. The only caveats are that you must supply the OS and that you're still limited by the amount of RAM you have. But how cool is that?

Though it might make you feel a little dirty having to visit the dark side every so often, the benefits of being able to switch back and forth between your Mac and Windows are quite substantial, and warrant a look at Virtual PC 4.0 with Windows 98. --Ara Jane Olufson ... Read more

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars A must buy!!
Excellent product, never crashes and delivers what it promises. Don't expect to go on a speedy downhill rollercoaster with your new "pc desktop", but if you only need it to run a few not so complex applications, VirtualPC is the way to go. After all, it's windows on a mac...

1-0 out of 5 stars Great Product - Awful Tech Support
If you are thinking of buying this product to utilise your Mac as a PC as well, then you are on the right track. However, if like me you have a few peripherals, some development tools, etc. there will come a time when you will need tech support. That's when you hit a brick wall.

You have a better chance of emailing your gold fish and getting a response than from someone at Connectix. I mean that most sincerely. Weeks. Absolutely weeks go by before someone will wake up to the fact that you have written in and respond to you. Then they will ask you for more information. Then you will respond and then another month or two will go by.

Think hard before you make this purchase if this is the kind of company you want to deal with. Because you are going to be facing many, many lonely weeks waiting for their response, if it ever comes.

5-0 out of 5 stars How to Get Several Laptops for the Price of One
I've been using Connectix' Virtual PC for quite some time now. In my experience it has been easy to install and it has been easy to use. The new version 4 adds some much needed flexibility that allows one to more easily run multiple operating systems as well as to tune each OS installation to more closely match one's needs. I think the most compelling thing about Virtual PC is that it does a far better job of emulating a PC on a Mac than any application I've ever seen for emulating a Mac on a PC. This may not sound like a big deal, but when one is travelling and/or consulting in a mixed-mode environment it is really a LOT easier to have only one laptop upon which one may easily switch from system to system without rebooting and without reconfiguring. For the cost of a Powerbook or an iBook and Virtual PC, one has essentially a fleet of PC's with the ability to run and support Macintosh, DOS, Windows in all its many flavors, Linux, and yes, OS/2. Note that this also allows a person to log in to any aspect of a mixed mode networking environment. Very handy and exceptionally cost effective! ... Read more


60. Retrospect Express Backup 5.1

Asin: B00004S60V
Catlog: Software
Publisher: Dantz Development Corporation
Sales Rank: 6743
Average Customer Review: 3.17 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Retrospect Express Backup will quickly and efficiently copy your files to almost any removable drive--including Zip, Jaz, SuperDisk, CD-R/RW, magneto-optical, and DVD-RAM. Compression typically doubles your storage media capacity. Or, create instant offsite storage for your backups by sending them to a secure site on the Internet (MAC only).Once you have a solid backup, restoring is only a single step. A snapshot, made automatically from the last backup session, ensures that your files will be restored exactly as they were; every document, preference, configuration, extension, application, and font. You'll be back to work in minutes. ... Read more

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Retrospect Backup Express 5.5 Has The Best Disaster Recovery
For an entire week, I've tried disaster recovery software from leading vendors including Norton Ghost 2001 v.6.5, Veritas VERITAS Backup Exec Desktop Pro v.4.5, and Powerquest Drive Image v.4.0. None of them could do the job they promised on my laptop. Both Norton Ghost and Drive Image require you to boot to DOS from a floppy disk to run their software, which is not a familiar environment for most Windows users. Besides, if you have a swappable floppy drive and CD-ROM system like mine, it will not work as you can only have either the floppy drive or CD-ROM drive at a time, not both. After booting to DOS, the users are quired to provide the DOS driver for their mass storage device, which is almost impossible to obtain from most devices' manufacturers nowadays, they no longer support DOS. Veritas' "disaster recovery" feature failed to work as promised with too many errors reading system files. Disaster recovery software is supposed to be able to read open files as many system files are always open at any given time.

Another plus with Dantz's Retrospect Express Backup is it's the least expensive product among the other 3 and does a good job as promised. Even though it had a little problem restoring my BusLink 20 GB external USB hard drive, I was able to re-install the Windows USB-IDE Bridge driver quickly, re-established access to the backup set on the drive, and restored to the original system state without any problem, complete with all other drivers including the difficult-to-install Lucent Orinoco Residential Gateway wireless LAN.

Other products require you to prepare disaster recovery info on floppy disks (Veritas requires as many as 6 floppy disks for Windows 2000 plus the backup media), Retrospect Express Backup has the unique ability of its kind to prepare a single bootable CD to greatly simply the recovering process. I'd give this product 5 star if it weren't for the small USB-IDE glitch.

Excellent product!

1-0 out of 5 stars Junk
Not compatible with Mac 9.1 with INTERNAL CD-RW DRIVE. Macintosh blames Dantz, and Dantz blames Macintosh.

1-0 out of 5 stars May As Well Buy An Empty Box
I couldn't get any use out of this software. The manual was brief, (excessively concise), it wasn't clearly written. More of the manual was taken up by foreign languages than anything else, a wasted opportunity to tell me something useful. The manual told me that it would wipe out any pre-existing files on my destination backup disk. I could find no way to backup my C:\ hard drive to my second serial hard drive, which has other stuff on it that I didn't want to be wiped out. The program asked me if I wanted to install drivers for my CD-RW drive, and when I clicked "Yes" I was told that it only covered Windows 95 and 2000, saying nothing about Windows '98. An empty box would be a better purchase!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent software
I'd read great reviews of the software, so I decided to buy. Wow -- it works much better than any other software I've used. I especially like being able to do incremental backups that are complete.

The only thing I like more about the sw is that restores are very easy -- everything goes back as it was in a single step even though I did several different backup sessions.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just guessing
I haven't used this product. But let's clear up one thing: Retrospect was originally written for the Mac. I used it to set up a system that automatically backed up 17 Macs at night and it worked very well. If Retrospect Express is as fine a product as Retrospect, I would revise my review to 5 stars, but right now I'm just guessing. ... Read more


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