Several users have noticed a significant performance issue while using Apple's Front Row after upgrading to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.… Read more
When trying to install Snow Leopard, some people are having a problem where the installer will not recognize the current boot drive as a valid destination for Snow Leopard. Instead, it will display the drive with a yellow triangle on it, indicating something is wrong with that drive. When the drive is selected, the installer claims the system cannot boot from the drive.… Read more
Much like the iWork '09 and Adobe CS4 infected install packages we reported on in the spring, these Snow Leopard download sites are enticing users to get a free copy of the popular software, only to add a malicious version of a DNS Changer Trojan to their Mac.… Read more
Many people were relieved to see Apple include support for Cisco VPN in the Snow Leopard version of Mac OS X; however, the implementation in the operation system is limited to TCP connections and does not support the UDP protocol. This has stopped several people from being able to connect using the built-in client.… Read more
Apple has released a couple of firmware updates for certain models of iMac and Mac Mini computers that address problems with noises from optical disk drives during startup and compatibility with memory upgrades.… Read more
Some people who have installed Snow Leopard have found that their printer is not functioning properly, if at all. Many times the printer appears to have been uninstalled after updating.… Read more
Edited by Joe AimonettiIn a recent Apple knowledge base article, Apple warns that Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard may not install properly on volumes that are being, or may have been, used for Time Machine backups.
To be able to install Snow Leopard on your volume, there are a couple steps to follow:Be sure you have your Time Machine backups on a different drive. Start your Mac on the disk you want to install Snow Leopard on. Find the "Backups.backupd" folder and move it to the Trash. You may have to enter your … Read more
Written by Topher Kessler
If you use a variety of system utilities for cleaning your system, resetting caches, or doing numerous other operations to optimize your Mac, be sure to check with the developer before running them in Snow Leopard. Many are system-specific even though the developers may not say so, and could do more harm than good when run on an unsupported system.
You can search for your utility at VersionTracker, and if an update is available after Friday, August 28, then it will more than likely work; however, double-check that the update specifically mentions it works with "… Read more
Written by Topher Kessler
When Apple released Snow Leopard they did not include the ODBC utility that was part of previous versions of OS X. Some people have relied on this for connecting to and administering various databases, and were concerned about it missing from Snow Leopard. In addition, the Administrator tools for Leopard did not function properly with the new OS.
Apple has released version 1.0 of this utility for Snow Leopard, but it is not available in Software Update. Instead, you can download it from Apple's download page (5.3MB): http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/apple/macosx_updates/odbcadministratortoolformacosx.html… Read more