Andy Ihnatko posed an excellent question on MacBreak Weekly some months ago. Ever since the death of co-founder Steve Jobs glitches like this bring the termites out of the woodpile to complain that quality has gone down. This is patently untrue of course but Ihnatko asks the question, “What would it take for you to abandon the platform?” The griping and complaining comes from all points whether it’s about hardware, software, new features, removed features, altered features, you name it. But what would make you abandon the platform?Let’s here it from the complaining crowd, the “Steve is dead” crowd, the Apple is going down crowd, the ones who incessantly complain about anything Apple does or releases these days. And before the trolls chime in, we know who you are and we know you don’t own any Apple equipment or software.
Captain Obvious said:If they don't address these issues and the slide continues, I will in fact evaluate whether it makes sense to move to Linux. I like the convenience of the Apple "ecosystem", but not at the price of constant stability issues. After this kext issue broke access to some of my applications, I am abandoning using the App Store and the Apple ecosystem for critical applications like 1Password. I rely too much those applications to let them be impacted by Apple's lousy quality control.
"This is crap that Microsoft or Android would do, ."
I would be curious: how many Android devices - from such reputable manufacturers as LG and HTC that is - have you actually owned? ...
"Alternatively, Mac owners who don't have critical data saved on their hard drive can solve the problem by reinstalling OS X via Recovery Mode."
Which versions of OS X does this problem affect? I had automatic "Install of system data files and security updates" enabled (on an iMac Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) running Yosemite 10.10.5 and have experienced no problems. I checked my "Incompatible Kernel Extension Configuration Data" version and it currently is v. 2.13. Why is this version so old if I had auto updating enabled? Is this issue specific to just certain Macs or El Capitan?
jbdragon said: I think maybe there should be a compromise. Say release the updates for Manual Updates for people, and then make it a Auto update 2 weeks later. That way if there's any issues from those that install a new update, it won't be sent and forced install for everyone. Everyone still gets all the updates, but you have a buffer to work with in case of any issues.
When I type in sudo softwareupdate —background to the terminal and restart, I'm still not showing the update. Any idea why?