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« on: December 20, 2006, 07:20:58 AM »
77 companies (so far) are participating in this promotion. No limit on the number of items you can buy.

Details at MacSanta

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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2006, 07:38:43 AM »
Is 20% as good as the education discount?

Software only....
Ya gotta applaud those bunnies for sacrificing their hearing just so some guy in Cupertino can have better TV reception.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2006, 08:08:44 AM »
There are people complaining about the "charitable" aspect of the MacHeist thing.  No idea whether it's justified criticism or not!  I can't find the link to the complaint right now!

Later, I found it:

http://apple.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=0...19&from=rss
« Last Edit: December 20, 2006, 08:10:57 AM by gunug »
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2006, 08:27:38 AM »
I am unfamiliar with MacHeist so won't comment re their relationship with charities. Note: this is done only in the spirit of the season. Normally, I would not let the absence of knowledge interfere with voicing an opinion/comment. rolleyes.gif

But regarding MacSanta, it looks like the proceeds will go to the software developers.

Aside from that, all I know about MacSanta is what's on their site. dntknw.gif
« Last Edit: December 20, 2006, 09:34:58 AM by pendragon »
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2006, 09:11:31 AM »
Oh, I'm sorry I brought it up!  sad.gif

In other news MacAppaDay has overreached the bounds allowed on it's host server and it's looking for a host through the holidays!
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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2006, 10:08:21 AM »
I removed my post from this thread and started a new one. It seemed to be changing the subject. http://www.techsurvivors.net/forums/index....t=0#entry114011

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« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2006, 11:48:40 AM »
QUOTE(pendragon @ Dec 20 2006, 06:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Note: this is done only in the spirit of the season. Normally, I would not let the absence of knowledge interfere with voicing an opinion/comment. rolleyes.gif

hehehe I may have to borrow these words. hehehe

Thanks for the link. Several things there I'm going to check into. I notice that BareBones is offering a discount on BBEdit. Great opportunity for those who don't yet have this great program.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2006, 05:17:15 PM »
QUOTE(kimmer @ Dec 21 2006, 04:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the link. Several things there I'm going to check into. I notice that BareBones is offering a discount on BBEdit. Great opportunity for those who don't yet have this great program.

I still found the BBEdit too expensive. I am very happy with their free TextWrangler.

It's a good time to buy Yojimbo. It's a great software, and I wrote a number of entries on my MacCentre701 about it. (I bought Yojimbo when it first came out.)

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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2006, 05:25:19 PM »
QUOTE(pendragon @ Dec 21 2006, 01:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am unfamiliar with MacHeist so won't comment re their relationship with charities.

Well, if you have been thinking about getting 2 or more of the 10 listed application in MacHeist, it's still a good idea to buy it from there. US$ 49 for applications value up to $356.74 is a good deal to me.

As for their claimed "25% donation" to charities, well, I don't really care if they do so or not.

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2006, 08:37:27 PM »
Unfortunately, the promotion at MacHeist is now over - it ended this past weekend.
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2006, 07:40:18 AM »
It was a steal...
Ya gotta applaud those bunnies for sacrificing their hearing just so some guy in Cupertino can have better TV reception.

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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2006, 12:46:09 PM »
104 companies as of the wee hours this morning. I picked up RapidWeaver, ColorSchemer, WindowShade and some Tetris game for Sneakers. I'm mulling over 3 other items.

What did the rest of you get?