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Personal Finance Software -- Quicken is the undisputed champ when it comes to personal finance software, but alternatives do exist. How do they stack up? (24 messages)

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How many updates is too often? At what point does a developer's software updates overwhelm its users? And do beta releases count as updates? (12 messages)

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iPhoto-like options for Mac OS 9? Readers suggest software options that offer some of the functionality of iPhoto, which runs only under Mac OS X. (5 messages)

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Backing up both Mac and Windows computers -- A program such as Retrospect can handle backing up data on a mixed-environment network, but what issues are likely to arise with other software? (7 messages)

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Take Control of Backups for low end users -- Joe Kissell's Take Control of Mac OS X Backups ebook covers how to create an effective and thorough backup plan, but some readers look for something even simpler. (30 messages)

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'Shared' Mail and Browser on Multiple Macs -- A reader with multiple Macs in his house wants to be able to go to any machine and access his own email and Web settings. It sounds like a simple problem, but the solutions can be complicated. (19 messages)

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