An Unencrypted Look at FileVault
Subject:   OS 10 stable? What a joke.
Date:   2004-01-28 15:34:14
When it comes to productivity, yes OS 10 all the way.
but to say it is stable is an out right lie.

I've used a PB12 867Mhz w/ 640MB & PB12 1Ghz w/ 768MB, OS 10.2.8 & OS 10.3.2 respectively. I get occasional crashes stemming from what I suspect is coming from switching between external monitor@work & lcd elsewhere.

Also some programs act up and require that I at the very least log out to get it running again. Or worst case scenerio reboot the computer.

As for for the integrity of FV. I don't know. I did a clean install and patched to 10.3.2 before enabling filevault and restoring my stuff into my home directory. I am noticing some settings getting reset to default (ie the desktop icon in the sidebar keeps popping back up occasionally ... maybe it has something to do w/ the security patches. Bluetooth also gets turned on after a rebooth sometimes. Makes me suspicious if it has something to do w/ the resizing of FV.

I guess I have to use fast user switching and create a "work" account w/o filevault.

OT I thought that logoff scripts are not working yet. I heard the infrastructure is there in library/starupitem but its not implemented.

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  • FJ de Kermadec photo Mac OS X is stable
    2004-01-29 00:34:18  FJ de Kermadec | O'Reilly Blogger [View]

    Hi !

    Would you encounter such issues with Mac OS X, chances are that one of your applications or drivers is interfering with it and therefore, slightly damages your installation over time.

    You may want to be especially careful about disk utilities and "always on" drivers.