Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

cybero's picture

Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0 is now available - addressing hard drive - performance freeze issues - see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3901 - just might help with some , but probably by no means all reported freeze up issues.

Does require a restart.

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gtoledo3's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

Hardy har har. You don't even want to know about .2 do you?

It's nice to dream, but anyone dl'ing this shouldn't get their hopes up :) More of the same.

cybero's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

gtoledo3 wrote:
Hardy har har. You don't even want to know about .2 do you?

It's nice to dream, but anyone dl'ing this shouldn't get their hopes up :) More of the same.

Is that on the basis of current usage experience and further hard drive freezes ? [or just hard worn cynicism cum realism?]

:-)

cwright's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

.2 is certifiably bad (as in, QC is a brick, my DVD drive's a brick, finder still stalls for minutes at a time randomly. my wife's actually starting to yell at the computer (she gets the 10.6.2 machine, of course ;), and I made a diehard mac convert out of her after she "saw the light" after fighting with her windows machine at work every day. It's that bad, and I'm not even joking. There's a reason my production dev machine is still primarily 10.5....)

toneburst's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

I'm on 10.6.1.. and staying there.

a|x

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

See, this is why I don't like always being the "Debbie Downer" on SL, and why I actually TRIED to say some good stuff about it. I don't want to be typecast as a blindly dissing on it.

Yeah without getting too nda-ish, don't expect it to be fixing any bugs, unless something wildly different happens between now and when it's released. I'm not exactly sure what that build before did as far as QC goes, if anything. I don't think the most recent one did anything QC wise either (but did cause tons of other stuff to crap out for people, eg., Chris's DVD scenario). My DVD player may by "f.u.b.a.r" as well, as it seems DVD's don't finalize anymore (or something of that nature... haven't been able to sort it out yet).

cybero's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

DVD not finalising - sounds like it might need a firmware update & by the way - what 10.6.2 update - or am I missing someone's point of irony here ?

gtoledo3's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

ADC Select/Premium memberships get advanced seeds.

Yeah, it may be firmware. Not sure. Dare I say, I shouldn't have to be thinking about it at all.

cwright's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

what george said -- it's a dev seed, and most of the rough spots will get sorted before it's released to the public. Just less than exciting to install it hoping for fixes, only to find regressions... :)

cybero's picture
Re: Snow Leopard and Leopard update Performance Update 1.0

Before your post I'm responding to & having heard there was a problem with 10.6.x DVD performance I just had to give it a whirl and used my skankiest raw rip of Hardware the Band, only to find that it wouldn't mount and couldn't eject - I'm on to something here, I did think, forgetting entirely that I'd been checking out someone's web pages in Windows XP , which OS was already grabbing the DVD for viewing.

Whatever, once the Win OS was suspended, the Mac OS grabbed the DVD and ran with it AOK.

[Select / Premier - clearer on wherefrom the 10.6.2 comes from now]

Sounds rather like 10.6.2 needs that particular drive bug well and truly ironed out.

My biggest gripe about Apple over all my years of Mac usage was specifically about the G5 PPC Superdrive needing to be firmware updated out of the box via a PC , so I know how annoying, inconvenient and daunting that could be to less technically minded users.

That is the sort of thing that Apple can ill afford to have happening again.