No Stuffit in Tiger

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  1. stuckwithme247 macrumors regular

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    I wonder why Apple has ended it's partnership with Allume and not included Stuffit Expander with 10.4?
     
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    That stinks. I guess they figure you can just archive what you need to, but that will stink for downloading programs.
     
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    I don't think Apple liked the direction that Allume went with the updates...

    Apple likes things straightforward, but when you click on the Free Stuffit Expander link -- you get slammed with confusion and ads to buy Stuffit Standard/Deluxe.

    Heck you have to download a trial of a pay program to get a shareware program.

    Either that or Allume asked for more money if they were charging Apple for their program, quite a few companies have tried to gouge Apple when their contract renewal comes up to have Apple dump them -- even if there was no alternative at the moment.
     
  5. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Plus, as far as unarchivers go, Stuffit Expander is pretty lame for everything except .sit/.sitx and the old .bin and .hqx files. There's other free- and shareware products which are as good or better. And really, how much stuff is even packaged in those formats anymore? .zip is more compact, and as of 10.3 (well, ignoring MacZip which was ca. System 7.5.5) resource fork compatible via BOMArchiveHelper. Most stuff these days is packaged as .dmg, .zip, and .dmg.tar.gz. Oddly though, stuff from Apple is still usually packaged in .bin. Go figure.
     
  6. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    Maybe stuffit doesn't work at the moment with 10.4.. and apple didn't want to include a dud product.
     
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    I believe that Safari will decode .bin on the fly as it downloads.
     
  8. Xero macrumors 6502

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    No it definitely works, i updated to 10.4 from 10.3 and stuffit still works fine. I really wish apple would/could just build .sit/.sitx support into the finder though!
     
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    If Apple build in .sit support, it'll only encourage people to use it. StuffIt is slow! Let's avoid that if we can :)
     
  10. recursivejon macrumors regular

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    When did Aladdin change their name to Allume?
     
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    And after that whole automatic version checking fiasco that had a ton of users thinking there was something wrong with their computer because stuffit wouldn't launch, or would take five minutes to decompress something, good riddance! :p
     
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    Oh, yes, I forgot about that, but it happened to me, and left me baffled!
     
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    I'm glad to hear Stuffit still works fine in 10.4, even if it's not included.

    I'm going to buck the trend a little and say I'm actually quite a fan of the software itself (although some of Allume's 'marketing' techniques regarding full version kinda suck). I've not found an archive app which is so fully configurable. I use Stuffit Deluxe on both my PC and Mac. It's nice to have consistent behaviour between platforms. I like that a double-click will just expand straight away. It has the good sense to create an enclosing folder if the archive contains >1 files which aren't in a subfolder.

    IMHO, it beats WinZip hands-down. Co-workers are always asking me what I'm using instead of WinZip, and are usually quite impressed by Stuffit (although as we know, it takes more than that to get most PC users to switch from an entrenched app). Stuffit handles more formats natively, and will preserve resource fork data between platforms.
     
  16. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    Have you ever tried WinRAR? Beats them both hands-down. In fact, I'd love something for the Mac that sucked as little as WinRAR.
     
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  18. cynikal macrumors member

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    another app omitted from tiger is internet explorer.. but i guess it's been a long time coming.. still it should be an installable option, sometimes i need IE for certain sites (very rare lately since i usually use firefox for alternative browsing).
     
  19. gopher macrumors 65816

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    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/ie/
     
  20. fedora macrumors member

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    i normally use terminal to decompress files, its's nice and fast
     
  21. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Neither Stuffit Standard nor Deluxe are working for me on 10.4. They start to open and then just close.

    edit: after searching out and deleting all stuffit related files and then reinstalling, it appears to be working.
     
  22. cynikal macrumors member

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    i re-installed 9.0.1 after doing a fresh install and it works fine..
     
  23. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Good Riddance!

    I never did like StuffIt software very much. The only thing it gets used for these days is decompressing RAR files. UnRarX will take care of that problem.
     

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