I’ve been using 10.5.2 for a couple of weeks now, and maybe I’m alone in this but I’m finding it more unstable than any of the other 10.5 “Leopard” versions:
- Weird Finder bugs when using two monitors, reproducable by dragging/dropping where it ‘locks’ the destination window. Depending on which screen has the focus window in it, the Finder window ‘slides’ back and forth across the desktop.
- Frequently my MacBook Pro fails to wake from sleep or – even worse – doesn’t properly go to sleep leaving the fans going while it’s in my bag (since then I’ve learned to check for this).
- Application switching is a lot slower, there’s a lot more of the coloured ‘please wait’ spinner even when I’ve just got a couple of low-memory applications loaded such as Terminal and Address Book.
- Occasional keyboard failure, still – all seems to be happening in the USB bits of the kernel (com.apple.iokit.IOUSBFamily or com.apple.iokit.IOHIDFamily).
For a machine that’s got 2G RAM and a reasonable CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.3GHz) it seems Apple is still walking backwards. If it wasn’t for Coverflow/Preview I’d probably sod off back to 10.4 this weekend.