Growl just released version 1.3.1 and created huge outcry over it. For the uninitiated, Growl is a global notification system for the Mac OS X operating systems. Many applications use Growl to display a small notifications about events.
Growl 1.3.1 is no longer free. It now cost $1.99 and is only available from the Mac App Store. From the look of it, there are a lot of unhappy users. Especially when Growl is like the de facto standard for MacOS notification. A lot of other MacOS applications like Skype, Cyberduck, Adium uses Growl for notifications. It’s the must have application for all Mac users.
I think everyone needs some time to get used to the switch from freeware to paid application. For those who are unhappy with the decision, Growl 1.2.2 is still free. I guess there isn’t another free notification application out there. But if there is, maybe you can consider switching over.
Upgrading to Growl 1.3.1 is going to be a little troublesome too. Users need to uninstall the existing Growl (and lose all settings) before downloading the new Growl from Mac App Store. And Growl 1.3.1 no longer supports Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard and below.
Personally, I’m fine with paying $1.99 for Growl. It is actually a very reasonable price for such a useful app. I’ve paid more money on far less useful applications in the past. So I’m actually fine with paying $1.99 for both my MacBook Pro and my iMac. The thing is, I’m still using Snow Leopard on my aging iMac and I’ve no intention of upgrading to Lion. I’m disappointed that Growl stop supporting Snow Leopard. Apple just released OS Lion in July. Isn’t it a bit early to stop supporting Snow Leopard?
So I guess I’m only getting Growl 1.3.1 for my MacBook Pro. Sigh. What to do?
#9632: Open most email attachment using the Mail quick look feature. Including docx extention which I bet quite a number of you are having problem opening them now. *Evil laugh*
OK, if you are still on Windows, you can either install Office 2007 or download the Compatibility Pack for 2007 Office. But I suggest upgrading to a MacOS. Much easier.
What are you waiting for? Get a Mac now.
**Do the iPod advertisment dance** WooHoo!
OK, I know this is damn malu. I know all the Mac users around the world are going to laugh at me for saying this……
BUT I finally discovered how to type Chinese on MacOS!!!
In about 1 hour time, Steve will address the Apple fanboys around the world. Rumors says that he will announce the 3G iPhone, .Mac improvements, MacOS X 10.6 and more.
I was wondering…. what if Steve decides to pull our legs and not announce the 3G iPhone? Haha. Cannot be. I’m waiting. Hope that the new iPhone will be on sale straight away so that I can get Paddy to buy one set for me. Hee hee.
As usual, I will be reading the keynote from home. Going to do the same setup as before.
Here is the links to the sites that are doing live blogging.
The Apple Blog
Cool…. Can’t wait.
Oh ya…. expect twitter to crash the moment Steve takes the stage. So forget about twitter.
Apple has recently updated their iMac series by giving them a faster processor and more RAM.
I bought a mid range iMac back in Dec 07. It has a 2.4ghz processor and 1gb RAM (But they give me another 1gb free). Now the mid range iMac has a 2.66ghz processor and 2gb RAM by default. That’s a huge difference. In fact, my mid range iMac now looks like the low end iMac.
And this also means that they will stop selling iMac with my specs. OMG…. They are killing off my iMac.
*Hugz my iMac tight tight*
No worries. I still love you lots lots.
PS: I know many people say this photo looks weird. But I don’t care.
Continue to hug iMac tight tight.