With 35.5 percent of respondents reporting some form of complication during or after the upgrade to Mac OS X 10.4.2, our most recent user poll indicates that overall susceptibility to hardware and software conflicts is decreasing with each incremental release of Mac OS X 10.4.2 (Tiger).
64.5 percent of the nearly 1200 respondents indicated no noticeable issues after applying the Mac OS X 10.4.2 updater. 24.5 percent reported minor issues, while 11 percent experienced major problems such as an inability to properly startup or loss of data.
A similar user poll for Mac OS X 10.4.1 resulted in nearly half of the respondents reporting that they encountered some problem when installing the update.
For Mac OS X 10.4.0, the initial release of Tiger, 63.6 percent of users reported some form of malfunction upon update application.Index:
- New repair capabilities in Disk Utility
- Ethernet Connectivity Issues
- FireWire Drives spontaneously unmounting
- General-purpose workarounds (Try these first)
- iChat "Insufficient Bandwidth"
- Mail.app: Problems with IMAP, SMTP servers, sluggish performance
- User poll reveals increased stability in progressive Tiger releases
- Resolution/brightness issues for PowerBooks
- Problems starting up/shutting down
- Release Notes, Download Links, Installation recommendations
- Spotlight cannot find single asterisk filenames
- AirPort connectivity issues
- FireWire/USB volumes refusing to unmount
- iCal search no longer working -- solution
- Installation fails partway through
- Menu items disappearing
- More on malfunctioning network adapters -- ISDN modems
- Remember to repair permissions after performing some workarounds
- Safari conflict with old version of Saft
- Sleep Problems/Solutions (system re-awakens, blank screen on wake)
- "System does not meet requirements" error message
- Misc. third-party application issues
- Widget, TCP/IP security updates