Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mac Stuff

Apple kicked off the Mac App Store today, and unfortunately I can't download it because a) one Mac is still running Leopard, and you have to have Snow Leopard to install the store, and b) the second Mac that's running Snow Leopard can't be restarted right now - or for the next few days - and installing the App Store app requires upgrading to 10.6.6 (and restarting.)

So that's a drag.

Still, I look forward to trying it out one day.

In the mean time, yesterday I got a little pop-up saying that there was an update to Growl available. I'd never even heard of Growl, and wondered what virus I might have...Turns out that some apps are using this little third-party tool to display notifications, including Adobe Creative Suite 5. I think - though honestly, I'm not sure - that I might have installed a trial version of one of the those apps on this machine a while back, but I have no idea.

Anyway, it seems I'm not the only one to have had this happen, as the good people at Growl have a page that covers it:: Applications that install Growl without your permission

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