Tiger Woes part two


Following on from my initial look, being a .mac user and using Apple’s latest version of its operating system 10.4 Tiger has brought some disappointments.

First of all synching of data between your .mac account and your computer seems faster, unfortunately looking at the data itself, the synching does not seem to happen. Then the Virex anti-virus application that comes with .mac is not 10.4 compatiable. There is no information about if or when Virex will be 10.4 compatiable. In the meantime here is a link to a freeware virus scanner courtesy of the Small Dog Electronics newsletter Kibbles & Bytes.

Apple is offering .mac users exclusive widgets in the near future, but I can’t get the ones I already have to work. According to Mossberg the OS ships with over a dozen, I can only find three on my machine, I tried to download more from the Apple site but Dashboard just wouldn’t play nice with them.

Don’t get me wrong MacOS X is a great operating system but there is little reason to upgrade from Panther yet.

3 Replies to “Tiger Woes part two”

  1. The problem with reporting bugs is that the problem may unique to your installation. There have been syncing problems reported at Apple’s discussion site but most seem to be resolved by starting fresh, ie overwriting the current synced records with a new one. And actually, that makes sense. With a new syncing architecture there are likely to be some problems using an old sync. I’ve been syncing my home desktop, notebook, and work desktop for two weeks without issue.

    Again in regard to Dashboard my installation came with about 10 widgets and I’ve downloaded about 10 more. Some are useful, some are not, but all have worked. At present my Dashboard shows a weather radar, extended weather forecast, what’s on TV, and the word of the day. All work just fine, thank you.

  2. Until there are actual viruses for Mac OS X (and not demos that only the antivirus companies seem to have seen), why would you care if you have an antivirus program or not?

  3. I am believer in taking precautions and if the heuristic rules of a anti-virus applicaton like McAfee keep the first real OSX virus off my machine, I think anti virus software is a worthwhile insurance policy.

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