Mac OS X 10.6.1 to address bugs, crashes in new Cocoa Finder

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  • Reply 21 of 30
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    Originally Posted by Pascal007 View Post


    ? and pretty sad at the same time considering it took 10 years and we now have computers that are (at least) 10 times faster.



    Of course I am happy to see a Finder that is finally fast and responsive and, even more important, a Finder that finally remembers the location and settings of my various windows !



    Don?t get me wrong : Snow Leopard is more than a worthy upgrade. But I guess some people at Apple finally came to realize that some parts of the OS were becoming ludicrously painful to use, and I?m happy they?ve addressed the issue.



    i wish those people at apple would have found it in themselves to fix those things for all mac users though. as somebody that still has the odd powerpc macs kicking around, i'm somewhat underwhelmed by the fact that some of my computers don't get those 'bug fixes'.



    ... and yeah, the 'windows settings' fix took so long, i didn't care about it anymore.
  • Reply 22 of 30
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    Originally Posted by Jdanek630 View Post


    I don't mean to take on the role of Mr. Smarty-Pants here, but I am 22 years old and have been using the Mac OS since 8.1. I remember when I upgraded to Mac OS 8.5, an 8.5.1 update followed shortly thereafter. I believe it was a firmware related update, but it was a 'hundredth' OS point release nonetheless.



    Actually, in your zest to be a 'Mr. Smarty pants' you failed to read the OP comment correctly. He said why start using a 3 decimal point system now and you referenced a two decimal point release as proof that they used a 3 point release number.
  • Reply 23 of 30
    I just ordered Snow Leopard from Amazon and haven't even gotten it yet. I wonder if I should just hold off on installing it until 10.6.1 comes out!
  • Reply 24 of 30
    haggarhaggar Posts: 1,568member
    How about automatically remembering view settings for each Finder window instead of forcing all windows to use the same settings as the last opened window?
  • Reply 25 of 30
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    Originally Posted by Louis_Wheeler View Post


    "Don’t get me wrong : Snow Leopard is more than a worthy upgrade. But I guess some people at Apple finally came to realize that some parts of the OS were becoming ludicrously painful to use, and I’m happy they’ve addressed the issue."



    The important part about Snow Leopard is the future; the opportunities which it can provide. It finally takes advantage of the 64 bit hardware in the Intel Core 2 processors. The Mac will be leaving Wintel in the dust. The Cocoa API's are mature enough that Apple can devote it's efforts on improvements, not correcting past mistakes. 10.7 should be impressive in about 12 to 18 months. Apple has been putting off new features until its foundations were reworked.



    "… and pretty sad at the same time considering it took 10 years and we now have computers that are (at least) 10 times faster."



    It was impossible, 1997, to get Adobe and Microsoft to re-write their applications in Cocoa. Apple was forced to invent a bridge, Carbon, to take the Mac OS to Cocoa.



    Now, we can began to put away the 32 bit Carbon applications, this year, as developers upgrade their code to 64 bit, Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL. We will be seeing some impressive speed boosts from that.



    NeXTstep was the best OS in the world in 1996, but it had few developers and users. Now, Mac OSX is NeXTstep with a Mac like GUI on top. Most of the sharp edges have been worn away. The future looks bright.



    Microsoft will be taking a long, painful migration to 64 bit code. It's weak foundations cause it to be very difficult to secure. Windows malware is not going away.



    Exactly.
  • Reply 26 of 30
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    Originally Posted by nite41 View Post


    It seems like a sub-major upgrade. Does it really deserve a 'point one' upgrade title? 10.6.0.1 would have been better?



    That is retarded.
  • Reply 27 of 30
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    Originally Posted by Jdanek630 View Post


    I don't mean to take on the role of Mr. Smarty-Pants here, but I am 22 years old and have been using the Mac OS since 8.1. I remember when I upgraded to Mac OS 8.5, an 8.5.1 update followed shortly thereafter. I believe it was a firmware related update, but it was a 'hundredth' OS point release nonetheless.



    He is talking about the prior post in which the guy claims the upgrade should be 10.6.0.1, hence three decimal places, which is retarded!
  • Reply 28 of 30
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    Originally Posted by Takeo View Post


    Ya. The 10.6 Finder is awesome. Takes me back to my System 7 days LOL. I think the Mac OS X Finder is finally as fast as the old Classic Finder.



    Well it sure does crash as much as the System 7 Finder! The System 7 finder was just like the 10.0 Finder...it was considerably slower than the System 6 Finder.



    The Finder has plenty of bugs in it, one of the major ones is the painfully slow iDisk access. If you have a lot of items in a folder, it will crash the Finder. iDisk on the web is very fast, but the Finder access is horrible.



    The Snow Leopard Finder is faster than Leopard, but there are problems. They removed the preference hack to disable the lame-ass stripe views in the lists. The other flaw is that now you must have Recent Documents enabled in order for TextEdit to remember Recent Documents. I don't care for recent documents in the finder for everything I open, just want it in particular applications for those documents only.
  • Reply 29 of 30
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    Originally Posted by Takeo View Post


    Maybe so... but in the entire 25 year history of the MacOS... since 1984 with System 1.0 & Finder 1.0... there has never been a three decimal point version. Why start now?



    System 7.5.3r2.



    'Nuff said.
  • Reply 30 of 30
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    Originally Posted by steviet02 View Post


    Actually, in your zest to be a 'Mr. Smarty pants' you failed to read the OP comment correctly. He said why start using a 3 decimal point system now and you referenced a two decimal point release as proof that they used a 3 point release number.





    I stand corrected. I did not think my point through (my apologies). I'm not actually sure why I thought I had made a point there... I will now proceed to take my walk of shame. I think working the third shift zapped a few of my brain cells that morning.



    Anyways, I look forward to the update. Does anyone happen to know if it will include extended support for HP printers? My HP Deskjet F2200 is unusable under SL. I'm not counting on HP to provide a compatability update.



    Edit: 10.6.1 has just been released AS I was typing this.... so disregard my question. HP also recently released an update for my printer, yielding a state of utter shock for me: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...os=219&lang=en
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