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Ad blocking with Safari
Authored by: gsgm on Feb 10, '06 04:01:18AM
I have been using a shareware package called Pith Helmet that works great with Safari. Not only does it block ads, but also cookies. (Both with user setting on how agressive!) Check

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Ad blocking with Safari
Authored by: octo on Feb 10, '06 07:11:32AM

Being one of the many *nix users who started to care about Macs after OSX was released, I can say that the Mac community's obsession with shareware annoys the crap out of me. Heck, it seems like I even now *depend* on shareware to fill the voids that Apple leaves in their software.

At least the *nix community realized a long time ago that if you're not going to make full-blown commercial software, just make it free/opensource. Of course this results in some culture-shock for all of us *nix users who have started being Mac users.

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software market diversity
Authored by: sjk on Feb 26, '06 09:16:01PM

So, you're implying there's no middle ground in the "*nix community" (which I've participated in for ~30 years) between free/opensource and full-blown commercial software? That kind of elitist view of what the software market should be annoys the crap out of me (if I may borrow your words), and probably a few developers and potential developers, too. And it almost sounds like you want sympathy for Apple leaving a void filled by shareware that it seems like you now depend on, yet are critical of?! Sort of a twisted combination of disappointment, greed, and anger.

Or, what exactly did you mean and what would would the software market (for OS X) really have to be to satisfy you?

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