In hopes of being a less-jaded Windows user and less of a Mac martyr, I should report my latest computer problem. And for once it was on my Mac.

After installing this most recent security update released from Apple, Apple Mail and iChat refused to work. I did some poking around and it turns out that the OS X Security Update 2006-004 is corrupting the Java-based system Webkit. From my experience, any Apple product that attempts to retrieve information from somewhere on the web.

Thankfully, there’s a relatively quick fix. You only need to reinstall the OS X 10.4.7 patch. Here are links to the Intel patch and PPC patch.

I guess I also can’t trust Apple to release security updates that won’t break my computer. Is this the beginning of the next Microsoft?