Apple released 10.6.2, but there’s a lot of complaints out there.

Recently Apple released OS X 10.6.2 which features an extensive list of updates, fixes, and addresses many issues. It appears as if the update, which Apple stated is supposed to enhance the stability, performance, and compatibility of your Mac, has done the opposite for some less than happy users.

As a recent convert to Mac myself, I haven’t had to deal with the trials and tribulations of a major OS overhaul. But I’d be lying if I said that I haven’t had my fair share of issues with OS X, and have still found no solution to my aching Safari issue. That small little bug has been kicking around for about a month and a half now, and I’ve tried every possible solution you could think of. I had a spark of hope when I read the release notes for 10.6.2 and noticed they listed a few Safari fixes. I was hesitant to upgrade due to the complaints about 10.6.2 but finally took the plunge out of desperation for a solution. As you might have guessed, it didn’t work.

I suppose my hope for the update fixing the problem could be attributed to Apple’s lack of explanation when it comes to release notes. In their rush to push out the latest update, they always slack their way through the notes leaving us users guessing as to what exactly has been fixed.

For example:

an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account

Which issue was causing what data to be deleted?

an issue with the four-finger swipe gesture

What was the issue and how was it addressed?

And my personal favourite:

the reliability of menu extras

Does anyone honestly know what that’s supposed to mean?

For now I’m stuck waiting for yet another upgrade, and many others are stuck with broken, bugged, and glitched software that are making for an unhappy computing experience.

What do you think about Apple’s vague notes, or 10.6.2 in general? Let us know in the comments.

Also, if you think you can help with my Safari issue, shoot me an email. :)

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