Alsoft releases new revision for Diskwarrior
From above linked page:
October 31, 2005 -- Alsoft, Inc. today released a revised DiskWarrior CD that can start up the most recently released computers from Apple Computer, Inc. As new Macintosh models are released, Mac OS X must be updated to support them. The new DiskWarrior CD is designated as revision 39 and it contains an updated version of Mac OS X that now starts up the newly revised iBook, PowerBook, iMac G5 (with built-in iSight), and Power Macintosh (dual-core) models. The DiskWarrior application is unchanged and remains at version 3.0.3.
Apparently all they added was a few boot files. Read on ...
DiskWarrior CD revision 39 is available now. Customers that have an older DiskWarrior 3.x CD and one of the new Mac models may purchase the revised CD for $12.95 USD plus shipping and handling. The retail price for new copies of DiskWarrior is $79.95 USD. Site licensing and volume purchase discounts are available. Customers who own DiskWarrior 1.x or 2.x can purchase a DiskWarrior 3.0.3 upgrade for $39.95 plus shipping and handling. Alsoft can be reached at 800-257-6381 or 281-353-4090.
This is quite ridiculous. Especially seeing since I just bought a new CD yesterday. (And bought one in February) Alsoft didn't make a press release early in the morning .. and as far as I can see - Jackwhispers may be the first site to announce it.
I also needed the update that this provides. The revision number didn't change. So, this should have been made available as a downloadable update. As an Apple service tech, Diskwarrior is indispensible to me. But, I shouldn't be taxed the 3 to 5 times a year Apple releases new Macs. I greatly appreciate the work Alsoft does, but their customer service and PR with pricing updates has always been abyssmal. Yesterday, when I called, as usual; I received rude, insensitive operators.
Apple releases most stable version of Tiger, that breaks few things & increases stability across the board
From the Apple website:
About Mac OS X 10.4.3 Tiger:
Meet the world’s most advanced operating system. Mac OS X Tiger delivers 200+ new features which make it easier than ever to find, access and enjoy everything on your computer.
It includes fixes for:
- AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network and file services
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support
- disc recording when creating and burning media
- .Mac sync services
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit Converter
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail, and Safari applications
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates
This update to Tiger solved a lot of issues I was having with Printing, Safari, and Mail. This may finally be the time I can recommend Tiger to all of my clients.