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|Roxio announces Toast 8 (w/blu-ray support), Limited time discounts/hardware bundle sales|
|There's a press release today titled Roxio Launches Toast 8 Titanium at Macworld Expo and they now have a Toast 8 Titanium product page online with more details. (List price is $99.99 and they note a $20 mail-in rebate for owners of a previous retail version of Toast, Jam, or Easy CD Creator/Easy CD/DVD Creator - see PDF rebate form for details.) BTW - Their Upgrade Center today has a note "Upgrade today and save up to 50%" but several times today clicking on some page links there has quit Safari on my 10.3.9 system. (Upgrade price varies on that page depending on the previous product you own.)
Innovative New Capabilities and Mac Platform Firsts Include: TiVoToGo,
Blu-ray Disc Burning, Disc Cataloging, Cross-Platform Data Spanning and
Recovery, and Advanced Audio Tools"
Previously there was a special OEM/bundle version of Toast w/blu-ray support included with some Blu-Ray drives.
I just purchased Toast 8.0 (upgrade from Toast 7) for $59.99 minus
10% because of today ending in a total of $53.99
(I assume he bought via the "Upgrade Center" page. ) Yes.
I installed on Tiger (installs like Toast 7) and just entered my
serial number from the purchase and I have not used it yet but it
looks very good.
from earlier today)
Thought this would be of interest -- Roxio has a page with Macworld Show specials where you can purchase Toast 8 bundled with related hardware included (such as TiVo accessories and EyeTV hardware)
There are some great deals here. For example, you can get Toast 8
with the EyeTV 250 for $199.99 ("save $100"), which is very close to the retail
price for the EyeTV unit by itself. (Lists for $199.95.) Pretty sweet!
(from earlier today)
"Mike, I received an email from Roxio offering a $30 rebate
rather than their standard $20 rebate for previous users.
Included with Toast 8 are
- New version 4 of CD Spin Doctor
- Disc Cover RE (instead of Discus) for disc labeling. It apparently
supports Lightscribe labeling although I don't have a Lightscribe
drive to test it with.
- DiscCatalogMaker RE. This even reads CD Text from audio CDs for
- The same version of Motion Pictures HD that was bundled with Toast 7.
(he later wrote)
Roxio has a page where prior users can save $40 and
it doesn't require a mail-in rebate. I think it is part of the
MacWorld Expo special. The link is http://www.roxio.com/enu/upgrade_center/default.html. ("Upgrade Center" ) The user then clicks on the product they currently own to get to the discount page.
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|SoftRAID 3.6 released|
|SoftRAID sent a press release that v3.6 has been released:
Softraid LLC today released version 3.6 of SoftRAID, an important Intel-based upgrade to their RAID backup and performance software for the Mac. SoftRAID 3.6 offers complete support for all Intel processors, including the Mac Pro and Intel Xserve. Most
significantly, SoftRAID version 3.6 now offers the ability to boot Intel
Macs from SoftRAID Mirror and Stripe Volumes.
In a change from previous versions, SoftRAID 3.6 supports Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4.x) exclusively. Panther and Jaguar support will be maintained with SoftRAID 3.5.x, but no new features will be added for those Mac OS X versions in future releases.
"It was important to move forward with a Tiger-only release," said V.P. of Engineering Tim Standing, "as so many of the tools to communicate on a low level with the operating system have changed. By making this change now, we ensure that SoftRAID can keep up to date as Apple transitions to Leopard later this year."
SoftRAID 3.6 fully supports 64-bit memory in the new Intel EFI booting
architecture on the Mac Pro and Intel Xserve. All the monitor and
notification routines have been rewritten to maintain compatibility across both PowerPC and Intel platforms.
In addition to the Intel support, SoftRAID 3.6 fixes numerous bugs
including one which affected the speed of some Mirror volumes. It also improves support for burning startup DVDs and Utility program startup CDs, such as Disk Warrior 4.
The SoftRAID 3.6 release is a free electronic upgrade to all 3.x
owners. The SoftRAID 3.6 electronic download is $129 and the retail
CD is $149, both available from the SoftRAID website and retail outlets worldwide. All registered users will receive a free upgrade via email.
Demo version download URL: http://www.softraid.com/demo.html
User Testimonials: http://www.softraid.com/testimonials.html
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