April 17, 2005

Mac OS update 10.3.9 seems safe... Maybe not...

There are reports of 10.3.9 causing various problems, 2 of which have to do with Mail and Safari. That could make this update not worth the trouble until the dust settles and they release an update to the update and... if you are going to upgrade to Tiger (10.4) in early May why bother? As always follow these directions for major system updates.

I'm skipping 10.3.9 for now.

• Make sure your hard drive is in good shape: Boot from the OS X Install CD and run Disk Utility's Repair Disk function (or use a third-party drive utility such as DiskWarrior or TechTool Pro).

• When booted from the volume containing Mac OS X, run Disk Utility's Repair Disk Permissions function.

• Install the update.

• After rebooting, again run Repair Disk Permissions.