You can also check out MacGrep v1.0. The author shares a lot of the same views about charging $10 for writing a wrapper.
FreeHand 10 has been extremely problematic for me. Files open much slower and tools select much slower. I was on this site because I was looking to see if anyone else is having this problem. I have been talking to Macromedia about a color conversion problem and they deny there are any problems with 10. And I have been using FreeHand happily for years. So how do we fix this?
Please contact us if you have any suggestions for Roy. —Ed
Thank you Ken Gruberman for the fine article on installing software. So clear and well written. Keep up the good work.
Congratulations. I have an 8600/300 running Mac OS X and I, too, had to use the XPostFacto option. At first, the Sonnet workaround worked but I had problems galore. The XPostFacto solution was much better. I’m running a G4/450 with a Sonnet FireWire/USB card and it’s great. My iPod works and all of the free software works. My only problem is drivers for my video card (3dfx) and scanner (Canon) are still unavailable. Also, the upgrade business has gone kaput. Nothing since the 450 in three years.
Mac OS X does not fully support older video cards. Video- or screen-intensive applications will have poor performance or will not run at all on older Macs running OS X. I considered adding OS X to my beige G3, but too many video-related tasks (including playing DVD movies) and analog audio tasks are not supported by it. You lose a lot of productivity if you have to continually reboot to switch between OS 9 and OS X. —Gregory Tetrault