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Apple added another item to its busy day with the release of version 10.6.4 updates for both Mac OS X and Mac OS X server. Combine the OS update with the release of the new Mac mini, the beginning of iPhone 4 preorders, and the availability of the Apple Store iPhone app, and Cupertino is celebrating the 167th birthday of …


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  1. Anonymous Coward


    Well I'm not installing that patch for a while then - I've better things to do than wreck my Mac.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      What's the nature of the problem?

      If you've uncovered a problem with the update, can you share it with us?

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Nothing broken here

    Installed it on an Intel Mini, iMac and MBP here this evening and everything is dandy. No problems.

    1. Gene Poole
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      ...nor here

      Installed on a Mac Pro last night. No problems whatsoever, although somewhat unusually it did require a reboot.

  3. Anonymous Coward

    Does it fix the cifs / SaMBa client?

    Have they unbroken the cifs / smb client that totally caused a load of hastle with certain NAS kit where you couldn't disable unix extensions in the SaMBa server config? Be great if they actually tested interopabiltiy with other OSs before releasing code.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Jobs Halo

    smooth update

    More tethered cameras supported in Aperture yay!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    @GenePoole: Reboot?

    OS level updates always require a reboot, there's nothing unusual about that.

  6. dickiedyce

    SD Sandbox

    Time for judicious use of a sandbox - SuperDuper does a great job of it, and 'uninstalling' a system is only a 3/4 of a cup of coffee job...

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    No problems here

    mark you, 600MB+ is a hefty old download

  8. Juan Inamillion


    ".... that Apple updates — like all updates — have a way of breaking things..."

    Really? In more than 15 years of updating fuck know's how many Macs. I've rarely, if ever, had a problem after an update....

    Shome mishtake surely.

  9. vic 4

    Yet another huge update

    While I think it's great pushing out regular updates, why does everything have to be a huge/complete update. t seems everytime I use my mac (twice a week maybe) there is at least an 50Mb of updates to either the OS or safari (usually safari).

    Can they not produce updates that give the actual updates or is the architecture of the software that bad it's not possible?

    1. Anonymous Coward
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  10. Dan 55 Silver badge

    It comes with Flash 10.0

    If you installed 10.1, check your flash version after installing. It wouldn't be the first time Apple's update has downgraded flash.

  11. Waffles666
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    Wireless Modems

    Hopefully this fixes the intermittent issues with wireless modems from ZTE, MAXON, Sierra Wireless etc... tired of telling Mac users to go to their local shop. Why can't they just buy a normal computer and stop winging about every piece of hardware under the sun not having Mac support

  12. Anonymous Coward


    I started with 10.4.0, so this makes it the 18th update.

    Not a problem with any of them. Hand on heart.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      You youngsters

      I started with System 6.0.7, so this makes it the, er, you work it out.

      Now get off my lawn!

      1. John I'm only dancing
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        Those were the days

        Young wipper snappers don't know they're born...installation off a few floppy discs. How times have changed, now it's install from just one DVD.

  13. fuely

    Fine here

    I've been testing 10.6.4 on my iMac (latest revision) and not experienced any problems thus far. I will be rolling it out across the rest of our office Macs by the end of the week - by that I mean running around last thing at night hitting update and going for a drink!

    As for it being difficult to uninstall OS X updates that's true, but have you tried uninstalling a Windows Service Patch?

  14. Matthew 17


    look at them all, blindly updating their machines because Jobs says so.


    Ubuntu is better

    never buying one of their products.


    1. Barry Lane 1
      Jobs Halo

      @Matthew 17:


    2. Dana W

      reality check

      @ Mattew 17

      Yes I update my Macs.

      I also "blindly" update my Ubuntu box when it wants me to, even the last remaining Winbox in the place gets its updates when prompted.

      So if running system updates makes you a sheep, I will assume your never update your Ubuntu box? Just curious.

  15. Anonymous Coward

    Reset my Desktop

    The update reset my desktop wallpaper, but did not overwrite the Flash player.

  16. Adam Nealis

    Got Safari 5.0 at the weekend.

    On an iMac. And no problems. It didn't even announce itself as v5.0.

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