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Apple Fixes Bug That Deletes User Accounts

Yesterday's OSX 10.6.2 roll out includes over a hundred fixes. Among them is a fix for a bug that users last month said was deleting their data when they logged in as a guest account. At the time, problem was said to affect users who signed into their computers using guest accounts that were enabled before they upgraded to Snow Leopard. RedOrbit reported that the bug had Snow Leopard recognizing the main account as a guest account, meaning that the profile was deleted when users logged out.

Aside from breaking Atom support for hackintoshes, yesterday's update also fixes this bug, which users first reported seeing nearly a month ago on October 13.

  • STravis
    Seems like a mighty big bug...what the heck happened to the QA team (did they take a looooong lunch break or something?)
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  • maigo
    A Mac is a personal thing, you should be letting other people use it... it's like a tooth brush or a novelty massager
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  • Abrahm
    Over 100 bug fixes? Fixed an issue where all of a user's data is deleted? Seems odd for an operating system that "Just Works" and doesn't come with the "Pain of using a PC". Odd indeed.
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  • aracheb
    It is apple, they don't make mistake, this is most likely user bad use of the system. Base on apple ego lastic testimonial.
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  • Apple with no hassle, bugs, or virus....lol
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  • It's very nice, except they nixed Atom support; no more hackintoshes
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  • AbrahmOver 100 bug fixes? Fixed an issue where all of a user's data is deleted? Seems odd for an operating system that "Just Works" and doesn't come with the "Pain of using a PC". Odd indeed.arachebIt is apple, they don't make mistake, this is most likely user bad use of the system. Base on apple ego lastic testimonial.applefullofliesApple with no hassle, bugs, or virus....lol
    what is this, sarcasm day?
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  • wildwell
    I wonder what took so long with the fix? The OS first came out in August and I know I've seen the guest account problem floating about around the web for at least a month now.

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  • Maxor127
    iloveyourfacewhat is this, sarcasm day?Every day is sarcasm day when these people read a Mac article.
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  • roofus
    So will Mac and PC Guy talk about this on the commercial?
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