Sunday, June 11, 2006

Mactracker 4.0.5

Version 4.0.5 includes the latest Apple hardware along with a number of smaller changes and additions. This release also fixes an issue where Mactracker wouldn't run properly under a non-administrator account on Windows.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your great program, I used it quite often over the years.

The search function is a very big step forward.
It would be even greater, if there was a way to use more than one criteria to search, either by allowing to stack searches:

first list all G4 models, then, within that list, what machines don't have Gigabit Ethernet for example.

Or, even better, by allowing to combine several criteria in one search.

A more search-friendly formatting of the text would be helpful too.
For example you can't find all machines originally delivered with a 10 GB drive:

Listings like 10, 20, 30 GB prevent you from searching for 10 GB and if you look for 10, you end up with 100 GB models, plus, wait for it, the Lisa and its 10 MB drive...

I use mactracker a lot for troubleshooting. It would be very helpful to add some very down-to-earth details such as:

- does the machine support internal drives >128/137 GB
- does the firmware allow target-mode ?
- does the firmware show boot devices when pressing [alt] during startup ?
- where is machine-identifying info located (to ID non-booting Macs) ?
...

It would also be very helpful to include, just like for the firmware update, a direct link to the detailed hardware specs carefully hidden in the developer section on Apples site.

Thanks for listening.