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Apple's recently released 10.5.7 update to Mac OS X is bringing grief to a goodly number of unfortunate souls. MacInTouch readers have contributed multiple posts about multiple problems, some with suggested fixes, some without. MacFixIt has published three separate articles about installation woes - one describing download …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mac's version of the Blue Screen of Death

    Oh dear god it's contagious! NNNOOOOOOOOOO!!!1!!11

  2. Andy

    I've had most of those

    The blue screen when rebooting was kind of worrying, but everything worked after I forced a shutdown. Graphics issues with the 9400M are sadly nothing new.

  3. Eeep !

    Just title it: "fsck" means "fuck"

    Why did you even bother ?

  4. James O'Brien


    So lets see to get to any and all options for Windows for bootup options its F8 not shift for one mode Command+S for another mode, shove a finger up my ass and put my nuts in a vice for another options. But yet again the *nix, OSX fanbois/girls will be crying about how good their systems are and everything they can do to fix all the worlds ills.

    I don't personally care which OS i use so long as it gets the job done for the task at hand.

    Gaming = Windows (dont tell me their are tons of games out for OSX or *nix)

    Doing something shady = *nix

    Looking like a total twat = OSX

    Flames because you know they are coming.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Ran the upgrades to all my Macs here with no issues. Had a couple calls from previous co-workers with a couple minor hiccups but really nothing went sideways for me or any of the people I'm still in touch with.

  6. Anonymous Coward

    Surely the big reason for a Mac

    is it just works - or so the Mac fans keep telling me!

    next they'll be telling us they can after all click on a phising link and be taken in as OS X gives them no special powers after all :-P

  7. LaeMi Qian

    @James O'Brien

    Eek!! I know MacOS is technically based on BSD, but....

    ...well, about 15-20 years back there was a movie called "Misery" about an author abducted by a psychotic fan. When he tries to escape she ties him to his bed, puts a big block of wood between his lower calves and smashes both his ankles in with a sledge hammer so he can't run off again...

    ...that is more-or-less what Apple has done to their "*nix" so it really irks me when people group MacOS in with the real *nixes :-(

    (Having to keep MacOS desktops working on our large mixed environment also irks me - Apple spent months in our server room trying to get it right while we refused to pay them until it was. In the end they gave up and put a Windows server in 'temporarily'.)

  8. Christopher Ahrens


    Finally someone else agrees with me...

    Why is this OS having so many problem? Its not like they have to test their software on thousands of weird configurations with ancient applications, odd drivers and a bunch of other factor.... Yet windows experiences very few problems during install (Maybe a driver hangup or two, but you can't expect that every fucking driver on the planet can be crammed onto a single DVD)

    Don't mind me, just throw more fuel on the fire

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    "If you're not familiar with the command line"

    This is why mac lusers should try a decent OS like linux, or even Windows, where you learn to do things that are useful instead of just clicking on one of apple's preinstalled proprietary applications.

    I want a second icon, so I can use the Linux one too...

  10. Eric Hood


    The best way to upgrade without issues is to download the combo updater and install this rather than the item downloaded through the software update application.

    Problems after installing the combo update are uncommon.

  11. Robert Moore
    Jobs Halo

    Mac's version of the Blue Screen of Death

    Say what you want about the Mac, but the Mac black screen of death is just so much more stylish than the Windows BSOD. I mean that blue is just SO 2000

  12. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    but the Mac guy on TV said

    ...but the Mac guy on TV said it was easy, and you never need to update your MAc !!! wtf ??!!

  13. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @James O"Brien

    I've made a new years resolution to not feed the trolls, so I'll refrain from pointing out what ignorant twat you are. Instead I'll simply say, ODFO.

  14. adnim


    Microsoft should jump on this for an ad campaign. After all Windows is perfect.

    @ James O', giving the average Windows user a choice of keys for boot up options would only confuse them.

    No I don't use OSX or any Apple products. XP for games & Cubase. Ubuntu, Debian, OpenBSD for everything else. If Apple products were around half of their current retail prices I might consider taking them seriously, even if they do break every time the OS is updated. ;-)

  15. Anonymous Coward
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    Update stats

    Problems in past 6 months with Apple update service: 4

    Time spent repairing: 24 man hours

    Problems in past 6 months with a certain Linux distro's update service: 1

    Time spent repairing: 1 hour

    Problems in past 6 months with MS update service: 0

    Time spent in pub: 24 hours*

    Just about says it all.

    *OK, I lie. I wasn't in the pub, I was doing 'other' Win32 specific support calls thus rendering this entire 'study' pointless

  16. Ted Treen

    @James O'Brien

    You don't need OSX to make you look like a total twat, old lad - it appears Mother Nature got there first...

  17. B Ward
    Jobs Halo

    It just works!

    Crash different! -Should be the slogan after I experienced issues with my own mac. No I do not use weird 3rd party apps but Apple's own software. Still at least it looks pretty whilst it crashes unlike a Dell.

  18. Anonymous Coward

    Combo or Update?

    Some issues seem to have been resolved using Combo download rather than Software Update

    (Note to self: try combo download next time?)

  19. ffrankmccaffery

    Bsod icon

    Didnt the mac have an icon for windows with a bsod error message?

  20. jai

    re: YAY!!!!!11oneone

    really Mr O'Brien, is that the best you can do? epic fail

    bring back Webster Phreaky, at least that dude but some thought and effort into his trollin'

  21. Anonymous Coward

    Cut Apple some slack..

    With the phletora of hardware configurations, third party software, motherboards/graphics cards options from multiple vendors such things are bound to happen - oh wait.

    Sorry I forgot: One Apple to rule'em all, one Apple to create'n'sell them.

    Glitches could be expected on a <cough> hackintosh <cough> but on a Designed in Californica Apple? WTF?

  22. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    So you are taking the piss because "safe" mode is entered by holding the shift key at boot, and getting a command line is achieved by holding down command-s. Are you really trying to say that Windows is better because you have to press F8 and select an item on a list? Is remembering key combinations too much for you tiny gamers brain? Tool.

    No problems for me. Makes me wonder what 3rd party software people are running to have theses problems.

  23. s. pam
    Thumb Up

    Upgrade worked flawlessly

    Booted my Macbook Pro in Safe Mode (hold Shift key when rebooting/booting up), logged in as root and downloaded/installed.

    Worked a treat, everything is just as it was before no worries. Tastes Great, less filling, no worries.

  24. Justin Clements

    not like SP ever screw up now...

    Seriously people, its not like a Windows Service Pack ever screws up, or whatever Linux does a package in during an update is it now?

    The only real issue today was the 449M download, but after that it installed perfectly on my Macbook. Quick reboot and we were cooking with fat again.

    As for all the bullshit about MacOS X not being a real unix, get a grip ffs. Anyone who can say that needs a girlfriend and a good hard shag.

  25. vincent himpe

    wtf ? shouldn't that be a green screen ?

    maybe its a screen with a turtleneck..

    [submarine icon] because apple computers and their os are as useful as a screen door on a .. well you know ..

  26. Nordrick Framelhammer
    Paris Hilton

    CrApple strikes again

    Who would have guessed that CrApple would screw up an update for their great and gloriously perfect OS that never crashes. I must admit I never saw that coming at all!

    "It just works" - my fat, hairy, unwashed arse it does.

    And to the editors, please get it right. They are Apple fannibois.

    Paris because according to her people she has gone down less often than a Mac updated with the last two updates from Apple.

  27. Adrian Esdaile
    Jobs Halo

    Apple is perfect

    Unlike the bug-fest that is Microsloth Winslows,



    Apple suggests that if you ARE having "slight" problems with the new software, you should simply THROW AWAY your 8-month old Apple and buy a BRAND NEW SHINY ONE which will work FLAWLESSLY.

  28. Ted

    Another great update...

    I'm up to 14 macs updated and nary a problem... another great update!

  29. Neoc

    And talking of fsck-up...

    What the hell is Apple doing with "KERNAL"? KERNAL was Commodore's name for the ROM-resident operating system core in its 8-bit home computers - might explain a lot about Apple's resistance to modern viruses. ^_^

  30. Daniel Pimley
    Thumb Up


    20+ OS upgrades on 4 Macs over the last 5 years and I have never had a single problem.

    And yes, I do know how to use the shell.

  31. Pavlovs well trained dog

    have done several macs, some new, some (very) old

    All worked 100% fine.

    Every worked as advertised. Speed seems better too.

    On the other hand, had to apply MS Orifice 2007 SP2 to some windoze matcheens and without exception they all vomited at some point.

  32. The Fuzzy Wotnot

    Why I hate Apple ( even though I own one!)!!!!

    Been using PCs since GEM desktop days, worked on *Nix for most of my career, I have a Mac, it's fantastic piece of kit, but I love it just the same.

    Jebus H, I can't stand Apple's sanctimonious attitude! They think they are so fecking great, with their metrosexual, khaki-cargo-pant wearing demographic, who will s**k the **** of Jobs whenever he demands it!

    I will say this one more time you fecking Apple fanbois....IT'S A TOOL (like you!) NOT A FECKING LIFESTYLE CHOICE!!!!!!!

    Let me say it once more, I HAVE A MAC AND I LIKE IT! It has problems, it is no worse or better than Windows, KDE, Gnome, BSD, Linux, Amiga even Atari GEM Desktop!!!!!!


    (Flame icon as I my head catch fire I get any more angry with my sanctimonious, so called Apple using brethren! )

  33. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ Ted

    Yebbut, surely you should have been able to update the first one without having to buy the other 13?

  34. Mick F

    Breaks as it updates - it's Apple!

    "Problems after installing the combo update are uncommon." - It crashed two of my machines, I had to use it because the built in updater stalled at about 2%. My Buffalo USB drive has now stopped working.

    Apple updates - average @ best!!

  35. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    <---- sits in corner chortling to self, where's my ZX81 update tape?

  36. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    @James O'Brien

    You do realise that if you boot Windows with the left shift key held down, it disables your startup programs, right?

    Think your high horse might have just thrown you.

  37. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Halo


    u lot r rong abut macs. Dey r supa specil oresum nd neva hav problems eva!!

    stev jubs is da man nd billygates is fule.

    ne-way must go now.

    kthnx bi



  38. N Silver badge

    Cant see what all the fuss is about

    Took a TM backup then all Macs updated no problems, it downloaded in a few minutes & completed without a hitch.

  39. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    why are people ok with the excuse.

    .. its caused by a 3rd party program installed.

    This is NOT a valid excuse for any OS, linux,windows or OSX. They al have 32rd party programs installed on them and should be able to account for that, the only time this would be valid was if the 3rd party program was replacing system files, but in that case why were they able to do that in the first place!

  40. Tim Walker
    Thumb Up

    Installed flawlessly on my iMac...

    ...just like every other automatic update I've done since I bought it. I'm beginning to feel short-changed.

  41. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    i wonder

    this is happened last time

    a small percentage of OS X user had troubles with the update, but the internet media blew it all out of proportion because it was OS X. and then all the pc-trolls out there get on their soapbox and start shouting about how finally they've found proof that OS X is just as rubbish as their OS of choice, when in fact, the vast majority of users have no problem at all with the upgrade.

    unlike windoze, where if there is a problem with their service pack, it seems to affect most users

  42. Dan Silver badge

    Update went fine

    I downloaded the update, ran the installer, had tea, came back, found the installer asking me to hit OK to reboot.

    Hate to say it, but it feels snappier.

  43. Eddie

    Joining the throng

    With any operating system there is a small chance of an upgrade doing unpredictable things - it could be Windows, MacOS, Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, TOS, whatever, these things happen.

    What matters is whether the company concerned acknowledges any errors, posts fixes, workarounds or if they just turtle and let "the community" sort things for the hapless users.

  44. Geoff Campbell

    Damn it, you took all the good ones.

    So I'll just say:


    Tux, because when Linux screws up, it does it with style and purpose.

  45. Mikey
    Jobs Halo

    A commentard?

    See, this is why I enjoy El Reg. The commentary on either Apple or This Old Box or stories about willies...all bring a "One Foot in the Grave" feel...I just know it's coming and yet I have to keep watching.

    "Oh, I dooon't BELIEVE it!"

    Cheers by the way, the update was lovely thanks.

    And being a app minder daytimes, I do enjoy some eyecandy in my hometimes. ...

    One of those 'oh fekkin arse I'm still a fekkin written in fekkin Visual Basic fekkin sold globally how can that fekkin happen' app minder....

    mmm Leopard eyecandy..oo look at that Expose...shucks and you can spot my Aunty's face in a crowded photo?

    Oh, stop it. And you run faster on the same hardware than the previous version. See, this is why I still come home nights.

    OK, I'm done, carry on gentlemen.

  46. James Robertson

    works fine

    just updated,

    OSX worked 1st time no problems then updated the beta of safari as well again no problems. Just thought I'd mention it.

    And in the interests of being impartial, Not had any problems with my Vista upgrades either. I use both OS depending on what I want to do with my computer.

  47. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    ...and the reason I've got a Mac?

    Because after nearly 15 years working with Windows systems, I realised that I'd be better off ditching them for ANYTHING else. I was even considering getting a Sun!!!

    OK, if once every couple of months you have to boot into safe mode then you're laughing.

    Do you know how many times I had to boot into safe mode on any single one of my PCs? I lost count. One of mine BSODd the first time I plugged my USB scanner in FFS.

    Besides which, having a unix OS (and yes it is, under the hood) is much better than having some ad-hoc POS.

    I'll just say one word to all the MS fantards out there - "REGISTRY" mwah ha ha ha!

  48. Slik Fandango
    Jobs Halo

    Perfect update

    No probs at all. Infact never had a problem with ANY update.

    It just works - but statistically there will be some that fail.

    Strange - in the 8 years since I purchased my angle poise iMac, I have only had two major crashes (one where I powered off an external hard drive by accident), none caused by updates!

    St Steve - I'm ready for you!

  49. Anonymous Coward

    There's nothing wrong with this update!!

    So a very small number of people that have played about with their Macs have had problems... the vast majority have had no problems whatsover.... so yet again a non-event. Most of these comments seem to have come from people who wouldn't know a Mac if it bit them on the backside.

  50. Wrenchy


    > Looking like a total twat = OSX

    I LIKE IT!

    > Doing something shady = *nix


    Apple Mac "It just works" (except when it doesn't).


  51. Anonymous Coward

    @Robert Moore

    If it's the "blue" part of BSoD you don't like...

  52. Anonymous Coward

    What if

    you hold Cmd-Shift-S whilst booting? Does that give you a safe mode command line ? Maybe that would stop the twats fsck-ing up their INTEL PCs running *nix. Oh, how I laugh.

  53. alan

    re LaeMi Qian

    Misery is a book by Stephen King, and in the book she uses an Axe not a sledge hammer :)

  54. Joey
    Jobs Halo

    Four okay

    Updated 4 Macs yesterday from the 10.5.7 combo updater. No problems whatsoever. Since 1984, I've never had a problem updating Mac OS - worked first time every time.

  55. DZ-Jay

    No problems here...

    I just upgraded my Mac Pro and my wife's iMac without a hint of trouble.

    Moreover, I read through some of those posts in the article and some of them seem to be due to user error. For example, at the bottom of the "Time Machine" issue thread, the user acknowledge that he just wasn't giving the program enough time to re-scan the file tree, and that everything went fine after he just left it run overnight.

    Some other issues seem to pertain to specific models having incompatibilities with specific 3rd party extensions; no surprise there.

    I think the problems with this patch have been overstated, as with many others in the past.


  56. Anonymous Coward

    Just updated

    Updated flawlessly - just like every update i've done in the last 8 years.

  57. Juan Inamillion

    Meanwhile, back in the real world...

    I've just spent the last 6 months as a contractor rolling out hardware and software upgrades on around 600 Macs for a very large publishing company. They also have probably twice this number of Windows boxes. By and large it's been seamless, the only problems really have been the occasional old drive failing (some machines are 6-7 years old), bug's upgrading 3rd party software (step forward Adobe) and erm, that's about it really.

    Mind you, for the benefit of the Windows trolls here, this is a proper serious working environment, a multi-million £ international company. Not some spotty twunt who thinks it's necessary that if you use a computer you need to know 'command line to do useful things'. These people get on with their work everyday, some don't even know, and care even less, what system they're using. And why should they as long as they're getting the job done?

    As for the IT dept here (in the London office at least) there's a bout 8-10 support staff most of whom are dealing almost exclusively with the Windows World of Pain. A couple of them have Mac knowledge to whom the occasional Mac related problem is directed. In fact they hired an extra Mac support guy for this roll-out but they let him go early as there wasn't enough work for him.

    Can we get on with life now please?

  58. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    RE: and the reason I've got a Mac? AC 08:32

    "Do you know how many times I had to boot into safe mode on any single one of my PCs? I lost count. One of mine BSODd the first time I plugged my USB scanner in FFS."

    In which case I would strongly recommend replacing your copy of Windows 95 with a slightly more recent version.

    Suck as it might, I've never used safe mode in Vista. And in a house with 4 Windows XP machines I only go into safe mode once or twice a year, if that.

    Somethings definitely wrong with your setup.

  59. Duck_on_Wheels

    Once upon a time....

    Does no one remember the grief many people had with SP2 for XP or the nasty patch they released several years later what was it called .....Vista !!

    oh sorry that wasn't a patch just a poor joke of an OS they released to show the world how not to write, promote support a operating system.

    The problem with Winslows users (much) like the joke OS they use is its they suffer from memory leeks..... please show them some pity.

  60. Yorkshirepudding

    wtf h4x!

    i love seeing mac users suffer haaaw haaaw

  61. Anonymous Coward

    re: above

    Vista was\is groundwork for future MS OS's to come. They had to break the bad stuff by replacing it with new foundations that were more secure and designed better. XP was still based largely on the old NT kernel written in the early-mid 90's - when the future looked a lot different to how it has actually panned out.

    Vista broke lots and pissed a lot of people off - but the fan has been wiped down, OEMs and 3rd parties have adjusted, and we all move on. 7, 8 and whatever else in the future can now build on these new blocks and we'll all be much happier, more secure and quicker going forward.

    Vista was a bold move but don't forget, it had to happen at some point. At least it's done now.

  62. Maliciously Crafted Packet

    @Juan Inamillion... Here Here

    That's exactly why Mac's are despised by IT.

    I remember the same situation when working for a large accountancy firm in the mid 90's. Roughly 2000 Mac's and 2000 PC's. 95 percent of the IT staff were dedicated to keeping the PC's up and running.

    No prize in guessing who one out when it came to standardising on a single platform. Largely thanks to the advice that came from IT.

  63. Anonymous Coward

    I... it... you... but...AGH!

    Windows fails because of third party crap -> WINDOWS SUCKS GUYZ

    Mac fails because of third party crap -> Meh, bound to happen. And my mac which has never left the box it came in updated fine. Maybe don't install crap on your machines next time huh?

    Windows has a simpler interface for selecting boot mode -> Lololol can't even remember commands wintards.

    Mac has a simpler interface for things -> Genius design. "Shit just works".

    I swear comments on these articles are only opened to depress us all. And oh god do they depress me...

  64. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Why does this always turn into a Windows VS OSX VS Linux fight?


    But yes I have had some updates that were painfull recently on Tiger whcih you had to fix by turning the stuffit extract options off because a quicktime update interfered with it...

    Apple have seriously dropped the ball on tesing, which is quite annoying. But no other operating system is being good for thet either.

    Still dosn't beat vistas reboot loop though, where the only way to fix it it to load a linux live cd mount the boot partition and delete the pending.xml file. Doing it from antoher windows install it thinks that the system files are in use ^^ idiot os.

  65. Anonymous Coward
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    ..Apple sell their shit on the premise "It just works" - until you install an update, then it crashes.

    @Maliciously Crafted Packet

    All I can say is you had idiots creating the build. I have a single build for over 400 Windows machines (HP & Dell) and at most have had 1 blue screen in the past 6 months - due to third party software.

    Apple make all their own hardware and software and still crap it all up. Ask owners of Buffalo USB drives.

  66. Manic

    No Probs

    Updated to 10.5.7 last night using the combo installer. Had no problems at all.

    Ran the update, restarted and I went off to make my tea, got back to be greeted with the logon screen, logged on and playing COD4.....good times!!!

    I use mainmenu for mac which keeps my system running smoothly. I suggest you all download it (it actually fixes disk permissions....shhh!).

    My mac is still easier to mantain than my Ubuntu and WinXp set ups.

  67. Anonymous Coward
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    Undeserved rudeness

    How does complaining about the lacking quality of an operating system update make one a ‘squealing fanboi’, you filthy troll.

  68. Anonymous Coward
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    @Anonymous Coward

    "By Anonymous Coward Posted Thursday 14th May 2009 07:41 GMT

    You do realise that if you boot Windows with the left shift key held down, it disables your startup programs, right?

    Think your high horse might have just thrown you."

    I take it you didn't actually read the article did you? Well to point out the obvious:

    A) This is done during the LOGON process, not the boot process.

    B) This only disables startup programs, that is to say it isn't safe mode

    C) Even if it did take you to safe mode how is having 2 ways to get to get there worse than only having one way?

  69. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Oh for fucking fuck's sake

    Who really cares? I mean really, who actually cares? I'm fed up with this childish "my OS is better than your OS" all OSes crap out every so-often, so fucking what. The article is ok, but the comments, are like a bunch of children, worse than that, football fans arguing about the best team.

    I'm off to the pub.

  70. Daniel Hall


    see ya there......

  71. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No problem here

    Downloaded in a few minutes, admin password, a few minutes restarting, then everything working fine.

    Stop bleating about OSX being great/shite. It's as reliable as any other OS and those who use it seem to like it. Who gives a fuck if someone else uses a different system? Use whatever works for you and then walk away from this predictable clusterfuck.

    By my calculations it's <25 posts before someone compares Jobs and/or Gates to Hitler.

  72. James O'Brien

    @By my calculations it's <25 posts before someone compares Jobs and/or Gates to Hitler.

    I have to do this sorry

    Gates/Jobs are the illegitimate butt babies or Hitler......

    /Coat, Hat, Door yes I'm leaving

  73. Anonymous Coward
    Black Helicopters

    WIndows makes me money.

    As usually I update my Macbook Pro with OS X 10.5 update. 8 hours later an el Reg article appears like clockwork with every release of an update and portents doom and gloom. I shake my head, everything works fine.

    Today I go into work, updates for windows pushed down from the IT guys in their ivory tower. Forced shutdown and blue screens my system halfway through the shutdown process. I have to manually intervene and get the system booting up again.

    Feeling brave, I update my Windows VMWARE Workstation software. No blue screen of death. Just took half the day uninstalling its previous version, sitting there forever on the please wait dialogue box. Then finally reboots and .... and .... working! - Boot up Linux in VMWare and now the VMWare Tools need updating.

    Run my linux install and FAIL! -- You can not use the VMWare tools with your LInux you must recompile them. Recompile script FAIL! -- you must download and install all the kernel development tools first.... Download and install. Recompile script! FAIL- all kernel modules but one compile successfully. I have a partial VMWare Tools now running in Linux.

    Thanks to Linux + Windows I got to bill the whole day as a contractor just fecking around with the systems. Billing 120 per hour I don't mind. I made close to a thousand off these two OS.

    Thanks to OS X I had zero headaches and no time waste at home.

    Life, Reality, Deal with it!

  74. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Horns

    @WIndows makes me money.


    10.5.7 fell ass-over-tit on 2 mac's at home.

    At work I regularly upgrade over 400 windows machines using WSUS, not a single blue screen - you obviously have fucking idiots creating your builds.

    Glad you don't work here!

  75. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @ AC 08:15

    " this is happened last time

    a small percentage of OS X user had troubles with the update, but the internet media blew it all out of proportion because it was OS X. and then all the pc-trolls out there get on their soapbox and start shouting about how finally they've found proof that OS X is just as rubbish as their OS of choice, when in fact, the vast majority of users have no problem at all with the upgrade.

    unlike windoze, where if there is a problem with their service pack, it seems to affect most users"

    I'm sorry this is the best post ever, you make a perfectly valid point....... and then go straight into hypocrit land by saying that msot users are affect by service pack issues (when in fact, like with the osx its a small percentage), which is excatly what you were arguing about at first in your post.

    Well done , you fail at IT and at life.

  76. Anonymous Coward

    @Anonymous Coward 13:05

    Mate, take it easy ... you cannot claim that you have never seen a cockup with updates on Windows, that cannot be, lying or inexperienced. I have 9 years professional experience in IT and have seen cockups with all main OS's - that is just a fact of life .... I would say linux is the worst, though. I use linux for work and at home, and linux updates is so fscking annoying that I do not do it anymore ... The worst distribution for updates was Suse ... I came in one morning only to see that I could not start the shell, because Susue thought it would be smart to update glibc, without updating the dependencies ... it happened overnight, so it had to be automatic updates. That is when I switched to ubuntu ... how many times have I had x fail after an update, I dunno in the 20's or even 30's. Now, I have a Quad, and every time I update my kernel, I have to create a new initrd, because it cannot find my HD with the default one??? so I do not update kernels anymore ... but WTF??

    Windows update?? I have had bluescreens, and these are work PC's, no "exotic" software allowed ... on my linux boxes, which I use at home, I have tons of stuff I compiled by hand ...

    I seriously believe, being a longtime Mac user, that Apple is pretty good with updates, but that is because they control the hardware ... I guess that when you install crappy software like Norton on a Mac you will get that - I worked for symantec (not for very long, because their software is shite) and know what I talk about, thanks!

    Then again, why must we always get to this my OS is better than yours ... everyone uses his OS of choice, let it be so ... all OS's are equal, no OS is better than any other ... Solaris is more equal than the others, though! LOL

    The lonely Solaris fanboy! ROFL

    PS: I only took Solaris because I want Webster to come along, where is he when you need him?

  77. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Don't use 3rd party equipment

    Quite a lot of people are having problems with this upgrade.

    Fancy been stupid enough to use my TV as a monitor for a mini-mac, I shouldn't use nasty 3rd party equipment with a mac. The solution was simple use the back-ups and go back to 10.5.6 but it is still something I would rather not have needed to do!

    Paris as she would not think that just because she hasn't had a problem doesn't mean that one doesn't exist!

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