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Comment: Overblown (Score 2) 170

by MadChicken (#44780739) Attached to: Parallels Update Installs Unrelated Daemon Without Permission

First of all, there was ONE "less than stellar" review. The Ars review was pretty pathetically trollish, I have no idea why. Check Google if you don't believe it. http://www.google.com/search?q=parallels+access+review

I used it in beta testing and its head and shoulders above other remote access tools. Their pricing is out to lunch, but it is an excellent tool.

Second, Parallels always has done stuff like this. The last version or two has been popping up ads. It's lazy of them and stupid but it's not really an "unrelated daemon".

Don't expect their support to give you instructions on how to uninstall it, just run something like CleanMyMac2 and move on.

Comment: Re:quit whining over loss of free services (Score 1) 383

by MadChicken (#43203725) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Which Google Project Didn't Deserve To Die?


They killed every other option for syncing feeds/read status because they were free and very good. Now we need to scramble to create new options and get platform support.

Your interface comments are your perspective only. I loved it, it was extremely efficient.

Comment: Re:applications (Score 0) 313

by MadChicken (#41968799) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best 32-Bit Windows System In 2012?

I don't think that was unreasonable. If you have critical business apps running 16-bit code you need to prioritize their replacements IMMEDIATELY. That's certainly not impossible, though you will need someone skilled with both legacy and modern code.

Changing them to accommodate 64-bit OSes doesn't necessarily mean totally rewriting them, either. Maybe there are some non-compatible libraries that need to be swapped out, with a few code changes.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.