Sullz (the_sullz) wrote,


Today it occurred to me that I hadn't received any OS updates from Apple since I first got my iMac in October 2008. I do get a nag message from iTunes that it has an update whenever I accidentally start iTunes. But no OS updates. Surely Apple pushes out an update ever now and again. I asked a Mac-using coworkers and they all get updates regularly. "Oh, you must be using the thing that came before Leopard." No, I use Leopard. "Oh, you must have turned off the automatic updates." Um, not on purpose.

I'm looking at the Software Update preferences panel. It says "Check for updates: Weekly". This option is checked. It says "Download updates automatically". This option is checked. It also says "Last check: Sunday, October 12, 2008 1:07 PM". WTF? I guess I'll check manually from time to time.

Second complaint: As it finishes downloading each update, the computer asks me for an administrator password to install each one. Couldn't it download all the updates, then give me a single password prompt at the end? Or even multiple prompts at the end. I don't want to have to sit here and babysit the computer so the two hour download process can complete.
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