Apple has just released OS X 10.6.5 for
Mac computers. This latest update for Snow Leopard includes a wealth of security
You can download OS X 10.6.5 from the
Software Update menu in OS X or download it directly here.
quote: Are our lives really that complected?
quote: 1. Apple claims perfection and if you claim perfection your open yourself to scrutiny. It's Apple's own fault.
quote: It just claims they are, on the whole, better.
quote: They don't claim perfection quite as much as you say they do. I recall Steve Jobs saying recently "We're not perfect" around time of Antennae-gate, so I think you're just a bit of a whiner.
quote: In general operation, it tends to work more easily more of the time to Windows 7 IMO, but W7 has also cut down on the unnecessary steps, so it's getting towards parity.
quote: It is interesting that in implementing some of the improvements, MS was subjected to an outcry from Windows users annoyed that their chosen OS was becoming more like OSX. e.g. the 'dock' task bar *sighs*
quote: Having to use multiple platforms is not exactly unusual these days, especially if you work in an IT role.
quote: # improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers # address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture # address stability and performance of graphics applications and games # resolve a delay between print jobs # address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme # resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal # address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide # resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary # improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems # resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts # improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays # resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5
quote: Safari has a lower memory footprint.....
quote: Yes Windows is large and uses more memory than OSX. But it also supports anything and everything. Something OSX can't claim since it only runs on the hardware that Apple dictates.
quote: Best dream of yesterday: get a big fat Vista disk and stick it REAL DEEP into the chicko's sorry little ass and rotate it there for a while so that the fucker feels it. Why? Because of this: http://forum.sysinternals.com/topic16421.htmlI fucking had to reboot my Vista work machine TWICE to get the fucking USB drive out (once in the morning and once in the evening before I went home) since the ugly piece of fucking shit Microsoft's OS just kept locking it by a fucking PID 4 which is a fucking System process so there's no FUCKING WAY TO UNLOCK IT!!!I want Ballmer to rape chicko with his huge fucking shiny bald head, without any lube so that chicko FINALLY SHUTS THE FUCK UP!The only way for chicko to get out of this sweet dream of mine is to fix dumbass stupid MS coders who made Vista but I don't think that chicko will do mass execution for me so... I'll dream fucking on.
quote: there is very little difference between windows 7 and windows vista
quote: Are you using any 3rd party software that might be accessing the drive?
quote: have you tried it in safe mode?
quote: Since when have the System process with PID 4 become "3rd party software"?
quote: www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/?pid-4-system/ ?116646.html
quote: Does your system do this with all thumb-drives or just the one you're using now?
quote: Does this thumb-drive hand in other systems?
quote: The file was not found on the server. Please try again.
quote: So no need to muck with safe mode.
quote: Does this thumb-drive hand in other systems?
quote: Not in Win7, only in Vista
quote: Only with USB HDD, not with USB flash drive.
quote: Try this one
quote: you'd think it'd effect more than just one person
quote: have no desire to try these things
quote: how bout other vista machines?
quote: windows "for the most part" doesn't really differentiate anyway
quote: Doesn't have any relation to my issue. Now PID 4 does more bad things so what? It's unexplainable anyway, why bother?
quote: Google it up and you'll see that it affected way more than one person.
quote: Try what? Safe mode? I don't work in safe mode, I work in normal mode, so if safe mode works this doesn't help.
quote: Never tested and won't test, I have only one Vista machine at work for now
quote: Windows doesn't differentiate between FAT32 and NTFS? I don't believe your buddy, sorry.
quote: You do know process id numbers change right?
quote: you should also be able to google troubleshooting tips
quote: before you can figure out what something is you need to figure out what something is not
quote: you don't have a friend with one or an old test machine you can throw up a quick test load on? does other drives of the same type work on your vista machine?
quote: How do you know it's PID 4 locking it?
quote: worst case up it to 7 at some point
quote: Ya you tell this to my management
quote: sorry Tony, couldn't resist the urge ;-)
quote: Its the people who have an orgasm every time something is reported which could be remotely interpreted to be a possible way to criticize some products they don't themselves actually own that I find insufferably asinine.