Lucian, on November 2nd 2005, 12:23 PM, said:
To those people who have problem with Mac OS X updates (not just this one), I wonder what kind of junk you have installed in your system. I have had literally zero problems with Mac OS X updates, dating all the way back to 10.0.
*cough 10.3.8 *cough* Back in the day, one minute something would be supported, the next drivers would be broken for my Audiophile or some new way to crash OS X like the faulty logout bug or introduced or annoying issues like G5 going into constant leaf blower mode. I remember there was one update that'd clean wipe the /users folder in some instances. Yikes. I've been lucky that I've had good luck with this sort of thing but your experience I'd say is far from norm if you truly used OS X full time prior to 10.2. 10.1 crashed almost as much as OS 9.
Quicksilver, on November 2nd 2005, 03:39 PM, said:
Same here . . . and it's frustrating to hear them whine about how it's Apple's fault, not theirs.
Honestly what the hell good is my computer if I can't use it for the tasks I need to? Even when fresh installed 10.4 has been buggy yet ironically 10.3.9 was rock solid. It surely must be my fault some how that I experience unexpected behavior when things were working fine prior to updating
I'd go back to 10.3.9 in all honestly with my absolute hatred for Spotlight and occasional unwarranted behavior but device aggregation is so unbelievably useful (unlike Spotlight/Dashboard) as well is OS level support for RAW that its a mixed bag. I'm not doing anything differently between the OS versions but yet I still experience problems. Tiger by far has been the least impressive OS X update as its slower, glitchier and introduced a blasphemous search engine that lacks the fine tuning of its predecessor Its a gimmick upgrade.. Live searches are retarded when you have five HDs and without a way to disable searching "Within" documents any result returns hundreds of dummy HTML files, docs, RTFs, PDFs and even MP3s with the ID3 tag results. Its a good idea but horridly executed for power users who have oodles of project files. I'm waiting an update that brings back some lost performance, enables Core Image, gives me control of spot light and gets rid of the beachballing.
the IMG audio guy...