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Tue, 17 May 2005
I’ve moaned about my unhappiness with Apple’s vaunted Tiger update to OS X in several fora—in particular a remarkable propensity for all kinds of applications and the OS itself to crash and a completely broken combination of DHCP over WiFi (in place of a very reliable setup under Panther).
Today, I was alerted to the availability of un upgrade to version 10.4.1 and immediately upgraded my Powerbook with the 37+ MB bundle that promised—amongst other things—improvements to DHCP with WiFi. Of course, it’s way too early to announce that everything is perfect, but I’m pleased to be able to say that, so far, nothing has crashed and the wireless networking stuff seems to be back to its old self. This is pleasing, after all the grief I’ve had with Tiger.
It’s good to see that Apple got some fixes sorted out and available fairly quickly, although it rather astonishes me that they chose to deliver something quite so broken first. My laptop has been little more use than a paperweight for the last two weeks. So I’m willing to persevere with my Mac for a bit longer, but I’m still hostile towards Apple.