Well, there certainly are alternatives to using the Media Go software if you are a Mac OS user (like me), but it seems unfair that we have to go through roundabout methods of having the same experience as a PC user simply because we do not use merchandise from their competitors--whatever the reason. Moreover, accessing the PSN store from your computer requires having Media Go installed, which means that Mac users can't access the store from their computers. Mac users don't really need a media manager, but at least some software that allows us to make purchases away from the console (ps3, psp, etc.) would be nice and more importantly wouldn't divert as many resources as a full version. Just something Sony's management should consider in order to become friendlier with a market that already disapproves of Microsoft.
There are no alternatives to Media Go for Mac users, particularly if you use SensMe Channels. Only Media Go generates the metadata information needed by SensMe Channels. Having just purchased a Macbook Pro, I'd love to see a plugin for iTunes (which runs much better on Mac OSX than on Windows) to support the PSP... a native version of Media Go would be nice. Until those options are available, installing WinXP with Bootcamp and Parallels/Fusion are reasonable alternatives.
I've been a loyal Playstation customer from December 25, 2007! Thats when I got my PSP and my PS3 ( and Wii, )
I've also been a Mac user for a long time.
Please Sony, we need a Mac OSX version!
No we don't. You can make a full backup of your memory stick just fine.
It's the user from which I was cloned! What's up, man?!
I say that not writing a Mac OS X port of Media Go is a lousy mistake on Sony's part. By having to download everything straight to the PSP and re-download any game I had to remove from my stick, I have been left with less time and download than I would have otherwise.
I suppose if I really needed my Macbook to have Sony Media Manager I would just load up Bootcamp and run it there. I already have some windows programs on there already this way.
I also have a sony vaio laptop, and I use that for my sony devices like PSP, cameras, whatever. Seems to make sense for me.
Oh an Media Manager requires Flash, something I hate to use <grumble>