Apple is preparing another free update to Mac OS X 10.2, sources said. The company this week provided developers with the first pre-release seed of Mac OS X 10.2.6, labeled build 6L51. According to the seed’s release notes. 10.2.6 will improve graphics and OpenGL, as well as OS X’s Address Book application. Additionally, the update will provide greater compatibility with PC cards and USB hubs.
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2003-04-26 macOS 12 Comments
to Panther. Im all for it.
Back with the 10.1.x series I had problems with certian bug fix releases. For the first several I had a reproduceable (but uncommon) Kernel Panic. Each revision tweaked things a little bit more usable.
10.2 was an impressive upgrade (I will most likely be preordering 10.3 based on 10.2), but the incremental bug fixes to it have done very little for me (aside from 10.2.4 which had a fix specific to Civilization 3). I haven’t even bothered installing 10.2.5.
I see this not a bad thing, but as I sign of the quickly maturing nature of OS X. Also in the same vein is the fact that every major update seems to have one more minor release than the last: 10.0.4, 10.1.5, 10.2.6. Apple is working on polishing an already stellar OS.
i just bought 10.2.5 from apple on CD.
Appletalk: is it just me or does Appletalk really, really suck? I am so tired of my laptop getting completely screwed up whenever I get up and walk away from my Airport with a network volume mounted. This is ridiculous. I’ve taken to using SFTP to talk to my desktop Mac.
FInder SFTP: this of course is the solution to Appletalk, but for some reason it just won’t come!?
Finder: miscellaneous temporary spinning beachballs and temporary mouse freezes. This crap has got to stop. I have never seen RBrowser cause the whole system to grind to a halt, but the Finder does it several times a day.
Maybe Apple should just buy RBrowser, tune it up a bit, and drop the Finder in the trash….
Yes, 10.3 is a major OS version, not an update. There should be an upgrade fee that should be less than the full price.
Appletalk: I’ve never used Appletalk but OS X’s networking code is lacking in quite a few respects. I had similar experiences to yours when using Samba with my Linux box. I’ve since moved over to using NFS and the problems are gone. But, that’s just a workaround and not a suitable fix. I hope they fix these issues and also make interacting with the networking tools a bit more user friendly. There are way too many numbered error codes that say nothing about the nature of the problem.
Finder: Knock on wood but I’ve never had any stability problems with the Finder. Maybe your Appletalk problems are triggering instability within the Finder? All this being said, the Finder is OS X’s weakest link. As much as I love OS X, the Finder is just a nuisance to work with.
I had similar experiences to yours when using Samba with my Linux box. I’ve since moved over to using NFS and the problems are gone. But, that’s just a workaround and not a suitable fix.
Did you update? I had some kernel crashes, relating to samba with 10.2.1, but now I use 10.2.5, and there is no problem anymore
I’ve had samba problems since 10.2.2. All my icons related to samba connection dissapear if I put the ibook to sleep and wake up again. The link is still there, but the desktop icons are gone (so /volumes/sharename is still available).
Another thing that annoys me is the thumbnail/preview display in finder. When I open up a directory with say 50 images, it creates thumbnails and shows them. It’s fast in the beginning, but near the end things slow down a lot! The last few images take minutes to display.
Other than those 2 things I like osX a lot.
Yes, OS X’s Appletalk does suck. I can’t use it. I have total success with OS9’s Appletalk, for example, with docking my Newton but it will NOT work at all with OS X.
As for your Finder complaints…. man, you and me both. I am sick of this crap. I will never pay for an upgrade from Apple again.
Have you seen my previous rants here on the forums about OS X? See “response to appleforever: my problems with OS X.”
I’ve not gotten a response from appleforever, yet. I wonder why…
Samba on my Debian box is rock solid w/ Linux and Windows clients. Sure wish I was rich like all of you guys so I could buy an Apple
I bought a an eMac for $1000 and it came with Appleworks which includes database and presentation tools. It also comes with photo managers, movie editor – much more advanced than MS movie maker, integrated programming environment, Adobe Acrobat, Macromedia Flash, drag and drop burning including mp3 cds, Quicken, encylcopedia, 3d games, etc. I have used Linux but lots of things don’t work right and it is not designed to be easy to use nor does it have any of the features mentioned above. Hardware wise it has DDR RAM, I think a 32 mb video card, flat screen display, combo drive, g4 – equivalent to a pentium 3, and more. For the hardware alone it is worth $1000. If you are paying less than a $1000 for a pc, than it will die very soon. And I run Abiword and Camino – I could run any other X-windows program that I want to. And its got the stability of UNIX.