Have you upgraded to Snow Leopard?

Have you upgraded to Snow Leopard?

Summary: In this week's episode of Patch Monday, we discuss the experiences, problems and security issues associated with Snow Leopard after a week of usage.


In this week's episode of Patch Monday, we discuss the experiences, problems and security issues associated with Snow Leopard after a week of usage.

Joining Chris this week is James Ho, CBS programmer extraordinaire, with Liam Tung returning to the Patch Monday saddle.

James discusses his adventures in attempting to get a 64-bit kernel running, Liam has had the "wow" factor returned to his computing experience, and we discuss the security implications of the Flash player downgrade.

If you have upgraded to Snow Leopard, let us know your thoughts in the Talkback below.

Topics: Apple, Operating Systems, Software Development

Liam Tung

About Liam Tung

Liam Tung is an Australian business technology journalist living a few too many Swedish miles north of Stockholm for his liking. He gained a bachelors degree in economics and arts (cultural studies) at Sydney's Macquarie University, but hacked (without Norse or malicious code for that matter) his way into a career as an enterprise tech, security and telecommunications journalist with ZDNet Australia. These days Liam is a full time freelance technology journalist who writes for several publications.


Chris started his journalistic adventure in 2006 as the Editor of Builder AU after originally joining CBS as a programmer. After a Canadian sojourn, he returned in 2011 as the Editor of TechRepublic Australia, and is now the Australian Editor of ZDNet.

Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.


Log in or register to join the discussion
  • upgraded to Snow Leopard

    ah... er.... I got Snow Leopard for a father's day present. I, er... haven't been able to tell the wife and kids that it is kinda bug ridden... For me anyway... Please teleport me a month into the future to get the patch.... Please...!
  • upgraded to Snow Leopard

    Indeed. The staff on the help line at Apple suggest 2 ways to go with current Snow Leopard issues. #1 uninstall and #2 wait for a patch, in about a month. That's it. Try it. Simple as that.
  • Didn't work

    I got mine and inserted the disk and it just ejects - Apple have told me they will send a new disk - but still waiting. The I life and I work disks work fine although have not tried to install them at this stage. Will see when I get a disk !!!!!!!!
  • no worries

    I've had Snow Leopard installed for about a week now, haven't noticed any problems so far.
  • Snow Vista?

    Anybody else find it funny that Apple invested so much time and money into promoting that Windows Vista 'upgrade' went so badly...and now Snow Leopard falls flat on it's face?

    My mates and I (stupidly) 'upgraded' to Snow Leopard the day it came out. A week later, we found ourselves desperately searching for our original Leopard install discs.

    Now the $39 price tag seems appropriate.
  • SL goodness

    upgraded 5 macs to Snow Leopard, absolutely no issues, eaiset upgrade ever in the history of the world.
  • Snow Leopard - Wellllllllllll

    Snow Leopard, what a diss-appointment! First disc received was faulty and replaced. I have since reinstalled the new O/s twice because of an going BUG problem. Both times the O/s crashed. Time Machine would not recover, iPhoto crashed, and finally the O/s stopped checking for Updates, error message saying the server was unavailable. Everything has been ok for the last 7 days. I plan to run the new MS Windows 7, on my old PC and do an ongoing comparison.
  • got Snow Leopard Upgrade

    Well, I helped to try out several installs of Snow Leopard on various computer systems and the ONLY one it actually worked on without glitches were the Apple designed and manufactured P.C.s. I know this probably isn't a big help to anyone - but, if you are trying to beat a dead horse with getting Snow Leopard up and functioning without glitches - you have to have an Apple/MacIntosh machine for some reason. I think it may be a good thing going back to the quality of what Apple manufactures - but, probably a Steve Jobs decision to keep Linux and other UNICE's away from his market.
  • Snow Leopard

    ...what kind of computer do you have it installed on? A run of the mill P.C. or a Apple manufactured machine?
  • Have you ditched patch Monday?

    Seems you got bored and stopped making these podcasts - probably a good call!