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I am too - I just decided to go with Lion for the time being.

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Did anybody try OS X 10.8.4. The update came out very recently.
 
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lo estoy probando en este momento, por ahora ningun freeze, la mac estuvo prendida 2 horas.

im trying it right now, so far so good, my hack as been on for about 2 hours.


My hack: i5 3570K
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Nvidia 460 MSI Twin Forz.
 
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For those who have the freeze issue i've compiled a small app that renders the Quartz screensaver in a small window and uses a fraction of the resources VLC would use, no sound, has play/pause and most importantly - doesn't interfere with the power management (screen dim and sleep). I just put it in my startup list and forgot about it.
Hope it'll be a useful alternative 'till we wait for a fix...
 

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my hack as been on since yesterday at 22 pm, no freeze what so ever since i updated to 10.8.4
 
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Ok, system upgraded to 10.8.4 without problems.

If you are on 10.8.3 or earlier, you can update securely following these steps:

This is what I did to install 10.8.4 and to have the same good functionality as 10.8.2 but with a better overall performance:

1 - In 10.8.3 or earlier, open the Terminal and paste this command:
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sudo kextcache -system-caches

2 - Then paste this command:
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sudo kextcache -update-volume /

3 - If you didn't receive any errors, you can skip this step and the next one, so you can continue from step 5. But if you receive some errors concerning one or more kext files, go to ~system/library/extensions and delete the offending kexts.

4 - Paste again in the Terminal the two commands listed above. Now you should not receive any errors.

5 - Update the system to 10.8.4 using combo update. The installation should now finish ok without errors. Don't restart the system yet.

6 - Go to /system/library/extensions and delete the following kext: AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext (if the file does not exist, it is ok too.)

7 - If you were using a custom AppleACPIPlatform.kext for the system to boot faster, then you should replace the file again. For 10.8.4 you can use the file attached on this post. You can install the kext using Kext Utility.

8 - Use Kext Utility to update cache and repair permissions. You can use Disk Utility too if you prefer.

9 - Reboot the system. Now it should boot without problems, and you are on 10.8.4

10 - If you were on 10.8.3 and you were using nvidia latest drivers for 10.8.3, you should receive an error saying that the drivers are not compatible with the system, and that the OS X default drivers are loaded. No problem with that.

11 - Check if the audio is working. If it's not, you need to install the proper kexts again for the audio.

12 - If you want to activate OpenCL support you need to paste this code in the terminal (even if you applied this before, since the patch were erased with the update):
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sudo perl -pi -e '$c+=s/\x8b\x81\x1c\x0c\x00\x00\xeb\x06\x8b\x81\x20\x0c\x00\x00/\xb8\x02\x00\x00\x00\x90\xeb\x06\xb8\x00\x00\x00\x00\x90/; END { printf "%s: %d substitution%s made.\n",($c==1 ? "Success" : "Error"),$c,(!$c || $c>1 ? "s" : ""); $?=($c!=1); }' /System/Library/Extensions/GeForceGLDriver.bundle/Contents/MacOS/libclh.dylib

Done. :)

If you want to get rid of the random freezes, you can try the patch located here, named freeze fix app: http://www.tonymacx86.com/mountain-...ermi-freeze-back-latest-drivers-10-8-3-a.html
 

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Thanks for the app, I'll give it a try.

As for the 10.8.4 update. I'be been running on it since yesterday without freezes and without any anti-freeze apps running but I've just got one now, though I'll have to wait for another one to confirm it. In any case, if they don't disappear completely with the update, they've become considerably rare (I would usually go ~30 min and freeze).

UPDATE
Looks like a false alarm - i've traced the freeze to the Mail app. It's freezing up but the computer till goes into sleep regardless. So It seems there's a new glitch with this update - the mail app. Dunno if it's unique to me so if anyone has this, please tell.
 
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