Aladdin Releases Spring Cleaning 5.0 -- Aladdin Systems has released Spring Cleaning 5.0, adding a number of new features to the company's system clean-up and uninstaller utility. New in Spring Cleaning 5.0 is support for drag & drop to limit searches (useful on today's Mac OS X volumes with hundreds of thousands of files), a system menu for Mac OS X, support for actions that require root access in Mac OS X, improved Web cookie management, more customizable searches, and more. Aladdin claims improved performance under Mac OS X, but many actions under Mac OS X are still extremely lengthy. Spring Cleaning 5.0 costs $50, with upgrades from previous versions available at $30 (the same price is available to owners of many other Mac disk utilities). [ACE]
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Aladdin Releases Spring Cleaning 5.0
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