Tri-Edre, a maker of Mac utilities that’s based in France, has unveiled Clone’X 1.0.1, an update to their protection utility that lets you “clone” the System (Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server or Mac OS 9) that runs your computer in order to repair it if it gets damaged or if there is an installation problem.
Clones are compressed in order to save about 50 percent of disk space and can be saved on any local hard disk (even on the internal hard disk) or CD-Rs if your CD burner is supported by Disc Burner, according to MacTech magazine . Clones are protected and invisible in the Finder to prevent users from inadvertently damaging them.
Clone’X 1.0.1 displays new information dialogs to help users and makes clone deletion easier. There’s a new “Empty Trash” command in the “File” menu; the Finder can’t empty the Trash when it contains protected files or files belonging to other users, while Clone’X is able to delete these files. The “Clone List” window now lets you either move clones to the Trash or delete them immediately. There are also user interface improvements and enhanced information and error dialogs.
Version 1.0.1 is a free update to registered users; for others, it’s US$49. A free demo version that’s fully functional for 30 days is available for download.