Whats the worst "point update" of OS X ever?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by foidulus, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. foidulus macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2007
    I'm not talking about like 10.4 to 10.5, I'm talking about the 10.x.y releases. My vote goes for 10.5.6. 10.5.5 was pretty much working fine, but 10.5.6 seemed to break tons of stuff. Phantom unread messages in Mail, not being able to quit Mail, iTunes not even being remotely stable, Safari randomly ignoring cookies, the list goes on. Its especially bad after Apple criticized Microsoft for not fixing Vista.....

    However, I've only been in it since the late Panther days and have only really paid attention to the updates since the late Tiger days, so I am curious as to what software updates have caused the most headaches for you?
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    I'm sorry that it didn't work for you... it made our computers run far faster.

    10.5.3 sucked because it broke Spaces. 10.5.4 fixed it, though.
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    10.4.11 nearly killed my Intel Mac mini. Slow downs like nothing you've ever seen, constant AirPort dropouts, etc. It now runs Leopard, thankfully.

    Funny though, 10.4.11 works fantastically on my iBook G4...
  4. Turmoil macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    I think they have steadily improved

    I have been using OSX since I upgraded my Bondi I-Mac to the 1st public beta. I've done each upgrade as they have come out. I've never had a major problem with any of them. Ok, the early releases were pretty slow - but pretty much every thing I needed to do always worked. From my point of view, OSX has gotten better, faster and more stable with each release. I am looking forward to Snow leopard, tho I don't think it will be running on the bondi:
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Or any PowerPC computer, for that matter. Please TIMG your image!
  6. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I'd have to say Mac OS 7.5.2 was pretty bad. Boy the way it screwed up the Extensions Manager and the Open Transport TCP/IP extensions were a nightmare on top of the printer driver conflicts! Of course my insane mix of installed Control Panels with other useless boot-up movies and audio files probably wasn't helping.

    Whatever issues have occurred with OS X "point" releases are nothing compared to the headaches the Classic days used to produce. I still to this day have never had any problems with any OS X updates. None.
  7. JML42691 macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2007
    For me it has to be 10.5.6, 10.5.5 worked flawlessly for me, but now I am having an absurd amount of problems, I have to force-quit Safari and iTunes ALL the time to get them to quit, iTunes will only open after like 5 attempts, along with a crapload of other problems. The only good thing it did was cutting down the sync times for my iPod.
  8. ihabime macrumors 6502

    Jan 12, 2005
    As I recall, 10.2.8 was a nightmare, program lockups, kernel panics even data corruption issues on 3 separate Macs. Apple pulled the update and reissued it, but after that 10.2 never seemed to run right for me.

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