Originally Posted by island hermit
Did you notice the "most likely" part of my post... not all of them were bad... but enough of them were bad for it to be a real problem for a large number of people.
That's the difference between you and I... I know that some people were lucky... quite a few were not... I can see both sides.
You, on the other hand think that just because you got lucky then anyone complaining is a bullshitter.
It's a legitimate beef whether you think so or not.
[ here's one (of several) discussion on the subject - http://discussions.info.apple.com/th...art=0&tstart=1
I have the same or very similarproblem on a White IMac.
Started the very day I moved to 10.6.3. Quite often (every couple of days) the system freezes completely and requires a re-boot. The mouse still works, the radio station keeps playing but can't do anything meaningful. The frequency of the problem has increased with each release.
And even worse once a week or so the screen goes black, the system has to be restarted, and it screws up the backup disk as it does.
There are many posts on this on the Apple support forums.
Lots of suggestions from Combo update, to re-installing safari, to adding new ID, to repairing the disk, to speeding up the fan, but none work.
Am thinking of going back to 10.6.2. but am a bit worried about incompatibility with other new software like safari and app store. Has anyone done this ?
No problem on my new MacBook, no problem on my even older Macbook running 10.4.
looks like if you have an old machine its best not to update to the new OS as it is probably not being tested thoroughly enough.