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Quicken and Mac OSX Lion

I have been using Quicken 2007 for the Mac since 2007 to keep my financial house in order.  I use it to reconcile accounts, and most importantly, to pay bills online.  Despite the fact that the Intuit CEO sits on the Apple, Inc. board (see detail at end of this post), I received this email from Intuit: Dear Valued Quicken Customer, Apple is scheduled to release a new operating system this summer (Lion Mac OS X 10.7). If you are using Quicken for Mac 2005, 2006, or 2007, and are considering upgrading to this new operating system, please click here to see how it could impact your Quicken Mac product. Sincerely, Aaron Forth GM, Personal Finance Intuit Inc. Clicking the link above took me to a webpage that stated: Is Quicken for Mac Compatible with Mac OS 10.7 Lion? Updated: 7/06/2011 | Article ID: 8207 Will Quicken for Mac work on the new Mac operating system, Lion (Mac OS X 10.7)? Currently, Quicken for Mac 2005, 2006 or 2007 will not work on Lion.  However, Quicken Essentials for Mac will work on Lion. If you are using Quicken Essentials for Mac, make sure you are on the latest Quicken Essentials patch version for full compatibility. Why will [ ... ]
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Trying Out MarsEdit

I am testing out Mars Edit to blog with. Instead of waiting on my server, this lets me compose from a nice and slim OSX app. I really like it so far – especially the Flickr integration and great big drop zone for uploading photos (not sure if it will do that over FTP as it didn’t ask for ftp info, just a Blog Author which makes me think it probably will upload over the blog’s API connection – cool!). I have thrown in a couple images and gotta say, as I write this gets easier and more exciting. As a web author, I dig that I can just code html on the fly in this composition window while seeing a live preview of my completed work (sans a lot of CSS styling, but that’s assumed and actually – part of the fun is the anticipation of waiting for the post to publish and have that pretty veiner that magazine writers no doubt feel upon seeing their work in print). Yeah, I feel that I am sold [ ... ]
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