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Inevitable Mac OS X 10.6.4 update problems surface

'F***ed up' fonts and iTunes lead the list

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There are scattered reports of problems with Apple's Snow Leopard update that was released yesterday. Ah, tradition.

Over on the Apple Discussions forum, early updaters are reporting a series of troubles after upgrading to Mac OS X version 10.6.4:

There's also one thread that details a number of problems, including system crashes, systemUIserver crashing when Spotlight is invoked, problems with iTunes and Microsoft Office, and slushy performance.

If you've ever worked on a Help Desk, you know how devilishly difficult it is to diagnose many of such problems without access to the affected machine — the problems may be due to 10.6.4, unsophisticated users, wonky extensions and third-party apps, a combination of all three, or frickin' gamma rays, for all we know.

But if you're experiencing any of the aforementioned foul-ups, keep an eye on the relevant thread. Some well-informed poster might come up with the magic bullet. ®

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