OS X 10.5.7

May 13, 2009

Just finished upgrading to the latest 10.5.7 release for OS X. I haven’t noticed any particular problems or improvements. My favorite part of the patch notes has to be the following line:

  • Addresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into Gmail.

I really hope that’s a WebKit or Safari fix and not something else in the OS. While I’m a big fan of Gmail in particular, I really don’t want it built into my OS. I use Safari 4 beta, webkit nightlies, and firefox as my daily browswers, so I didn’t pick up any revision changes to the production Safari installation. Anyone have any further info? Extra kudos if someone can get me the check-in message that says “Gmail fix” for the offending peice of code.

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Windows 7 Test Drive

May 10, 2009

After celebrating Mother’s Day with the in-laws, I had some time to kill while Yanira was napping. I decided to install Windows 7 under Fusion so I could be thankful for what I don’t have to deal with down the road.

Following the VMware blog here, I got it up and running pretty quickly. Sigh @ having to install anti-virus software for an OS that hasn’t even shipped yet. Microsoft should just include it by default.

I still see the constant rebooting every time something gets installed..yay. It’s 2009, once would think they would have fixed that by now.

Windows 7

Update: After several reboots for patching, I installed a beta version of some anti-virus software. It repeatedly went into a never ending hang, requiring reboots. Anyone else think it’s odd when a single program causes the entire OS to hang?