Snow Leopard Bug Escapes Apple

Snow Leopard, Mac OS X’s latest arrival which hit consumers in August, apparently carries a large-scale bug that has his some users extremely hard. The chatter on Apple’s forums, as well as other networks Web-wide including Twitter, is publicizing the dismay and, in some cases, outraged betrayal felt by Mac users.

Greg Keizer wrote a story for Computerworld describing how some users of Snow Leopard first upgraded from Mac OS X 10.5, also known as Leopard, then logged in as a “Guest,” and suddenly found that all their personal information had been lost. Keizer’s report wasn’t the first, either; the problem’s been around for weeks, according to Cnet’s MacFixit column, as has been the rumor of a solution. Apple marginally substantiates the rumor when contacted for more information, responding with an automated “We are aware of the issue, which occurs only in extremely rare cases, and we are working on a fix.”

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