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[OT] Why no third party software?
Authored by: derrickbass on Jan 05, '06 11:11:50AM

Can someone explain this to me? I've never quite understood the whole "no third-party software" attitude. I mean, if it's a haxie or kernel extension or something, then sure, it could destabilize the system. But a plain ol' app? Why would you go out of your way to avoid it?



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[OT] Why no third party software?
Authored by: hamarkus on Jan 05, '06 11:38:52AM

Maybe to reduce complexity and clutter?
With about 100 pieces of third party software on my computer it becomes almost a full time job to keep track of all updates to them.



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[OT] Why no third party software?
Authored by: vocaro on Jan 05, '06 06:40:18PM

With about 100 pieces of third party software on my computer it becomes almost a full time job to keep track of all updates to them.

I had the same problem until I discovered VersionTracker Pro. It does a great job of scanning my system and alerting me to any new updates of my software, which saves me a lot of time because I don't have to constantly check for updated packages or worry that I might have out-of-date software. It's $40/year but worth every penny IMO.



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Widget to do the work for free
Authored by: SeanAhern on Mar 22, '06 05:51:22PM

I've found that the Dashboard Widget "App Update" seems to do a similar job for free.



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[OT] Why no third party software?
Authored by: vocaro on Jan 05, '06 06:47:51PM

Can someone explain this to me? I've never quite understood the whole "no third-party software" attitude.

I can't speak for rhowell, but in this case, I simply didn't like any of the third-party replacements for Preview. Some required a fee and were overpriced for what they offered, and others just didn't offer any advantages over the existing Preview (other than the ability to automatically reload changed documents). I like third-party software in general -- I have around three dozen such programs on my Mac -- but in this case none of them did what I wanted.



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