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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Remove Transmit ? and try again ?? or Mavericks… Hoping you suggest Transmit lol

They were suggesting Transmit, although I’m doubtful it will do anything if you simply remove the .app and leave preferences in tact. I mean, it’s highly unlikely the .app was changed, but it might have left preferences that don’t properly work with 10.9. I usually do not advocate these kind of tools (as they are not necessary for regular removing of unused software), but for this specific problem it might actually be benefitial to use AppCleaner

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Welcome aboard :)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I already have one, does participating twice get me a gold one?! :D

Only if you’ll grow two mustaches at once, I’d wager :chuckle:

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Holycrap this thread was a shocker to open :shocked:

Having a go now! Is it me or did the same crazy son of a gun sneak in there three times? (L, Q, W)? Or is it just the awesome shirt that’s leading me on? ;)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

I’ve got Prey installed, and I definitely feel more secure for it.

There’s a pro plan that provides you with some nice extra features (including ‘on-demand’ tracking etc), but the free featureset is already quite nice and sufficient for the average user. The web interface provides you with a great control pannel to manage it all. A great thing about Prey is that it’s open source – you can easily thumb through the shell scripts that power it, and see what it does.

They also offer the possibility (and resources) to run the entire thing on your own server. This allows you to add some nice features that are still under development (and partially available in the source), such as reverse SSH tunneling. I still have half a mind to set that up / work on that sometime, but I haven’t really gotten around to it ;)

All in all, I’ve happily recommended Prey to both technically and non-technically inclined friends. You won’t notice it’s there until you need it, and then you’re happy you got it.

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

glad it’s free, otherwise $20 for each dot release gets rather expensive considering this is 8 or 9. I think the next will likely be charged, that said they’ve got enough cash reserves to give it free forever…

I really doubt they can ever go back to release them for a price after they’ve made it free now.. Perhaps that’s wishful thinking ;)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

Re: people asking for reviews: I’m not noticing many differences yet, although it does feel a bit snappier. That might be a placebo, but the whole ZRAM-story did appeal to me :)

I guess it’s a bit like 10.5 -> 10.6; not much new eye-candy, but some nice additions under the hood that improve the general experience.

That said, there might be some 3rd party apps that arn’t fully compatible, so if your workflow is dependent on anything exotic, make sure you have a backup (or wait for a signal from the respective dev). ;)

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

First thing I noticed after rebooting: they messed up the transparency of the Dock :(

Second thing I noticed: proper multi-monitor support rocks!

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

It’s at times like these that I really enjoy the 100Mbit university network ;)

Comparing it to Windows 8 is a bit unfair though, I suppose. Let’s wait and see if Apple can keep this up and make its future releases free as well. Though after this, how could they ever go back to charging $29? :chuckle:

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Joost Volunteer moderator says

would be nice if mods had the power to stop a user posting, we could kill it off as soon as we see it then :)

Seconded ;)

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