Office for Mac Update: “You Don’t Need to Uninstall It!”

Microsoft posted and abruptly pulled the latest updates for Mac Office v. X and 2004 a few days ago. They even advised people who installed the updates to uninstall it. The problem is that there is no easy way to uninstall it. As a matter of fact, it is impossible to uninstall it.
Microsoft Mac Business Unit Team just clarified that there is no need to uninstall the updates.
http://blogs.msdn.com/macmojo/archive/2006/12/17/now-you-see-it-now-you-don-t.aspx

The MSRC team put up a notice on their blog. That post told users to uninstall the patch without giving clear guidance on how to do that. Unfortunately, there is no easy way to uninstall it without going back to the original CD and doing a clean install followed by applying the latest full updater. That’s a really poor user experience for those who installed the update, so the MacBU is working very quickly to rectify the situation. As it turns out, however, the code that went live has no known issues, so while we recalled it because it had not been thoroughly vetted, there’s no urgent need to uninstall the patch.

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If you really want to uninstall the patch (again, you do not need to do so), there are very complete instructions on the Word MVP site, or you can follow these abbreviated steps:

  1. Move the Microsoft Office 2004 or X folder to the trash (make sure you keep any important templates or other documents you may have saved into this folder)
  2. Empty the trash
  3. Reboot your Mac to ensure that the Entourage Database Daemon is not running (or use unix commands to terminate the process from the Terminal)
  4. Re-install Office from your original CD (drag-and-drop is fine)
  5. Run Microsoft AutoUpdate to re-install the 11.3.0 update. (For Office X, you’ll need to download and install the 10.1.8 patch manually)

MacHeist Raised $200,000 for Charity

Well, it’s official. MacHeist has raised $200,000 for Charity.

From MacHeist.com:

As for the charity, well, $190,000 just doesn’t seem like a round enough figure. You guys have done your part; now it’s our turn. We will be filling out the donation total to $200,000. And as pledged earlier, all donations will be made in the name of the Mac community.

This is one of the greatest way to promote any shareware Applications. While not every developers out there agree if this is a good idea, in the end everyone involves in this event reap the benefit. Be it the developers, the users, and the charity.

Apple Honors Season Pass for South Park Season 10

Apple is giving the complete South Park Season 10 to customers who purchased Season 10A Season Pass.

iTunes Store Season Pass for South Park Season 10 created a controversy after Comedy Central decided to split the season in two. Many customers who purchased South Park Season 10 “Season Pass” were outraged to find out that they only got 7 episodes instead of the whole season. Currently iTunes Store is sellling South Park Season 10A for $11.99 and Season 10B for $13.93.

Apple has begun sending emails to iTunes customers who purchased Season Pass for South Park Season 10 prior to Comedy Central decision to split the season.

If you bought the Season Pass for South Park Season 10 before the announced split, you might be getting the email already. Enjoy!

Thanks Apple.

Read the email from Apple here:
http://37prime.com/blog/2006/12/15/apple-honors-season-pass-for-south-park-season-10/