Originally posted by Kickaha
I have yet to see TechTool, DiskWarrior et al produce trashed disks from known good ones. I have seen it with Norton. Their reputation on the Mac is well deserved. Sad, really. They used to be a good Mac house, many years ago. Now? Meh. They never really made the transition to X successfully.
I've had disks trashed by Techtools, thank you. And DiskWarrior had many problems through 10.3. We've had many a discussion about these problems in my user group.
We Mac users tend to be very critical of a lack of perceived perfection. Maybe that's good, maybe not. Often it's led to better products for us. Other times its led to products that were pretty good not being given a chance.
Symantec was pretty good to us over the years. As more Mac only products sprang up from small companies, Nortons sales shrank, and their updates became sparser. Companies reflect their user base. If the user base loses interest, then they do as well. The Mac is a small market. Sometimes small companies can thrive in it while large ones don't.
I'm sorry to see it go. Don't think that this will make Techtools any better, or the company any easier to deal with. Their update for 10.4 is already causing corruption, and Diskwarrior, as much as I like it, is not a full fledged utility.
The less competition there is, the worse it is.