40.6 MB? Hefty update. Hate to be those on dial up. Will be updating when I get home. Though I don't use Bluetooth. MacCentral says there are enhancements for Safari, but it doesn't seem that anyone has noticed them.
There have been some problems with some audio
cards that won't work with this update, I'd check with the
card manufacturers first to see if there are any driver
updates before you update your system software, Or at
the very least...Make a backup first before you install
Pamela, whenever there's an OS update, Keychain will ask you to confirm your password permissions - just click on the "always" option. Also, there's been some discussion on other boards about battery life; some knowledgeable-seeming posters have said just let your machine run for a while & the battery life meter should recalibrate.
In any case this update works just fine for me - my FP iMac seems a wee bit snappier overall and I don't think it's just wishful thinking on my part. System Preferences now loads in 2 bounces where it used to be 3 or 4; boots & restarts are much quicker too. Plus a long-standing issue where the first sound played after a cold boot or a restart (whether music or a system alert) would kind of crackle & you'd only get the last half of the sound, seems to be gone now. Gonna experiment a bit to confirm. Anyway, I'm a happy camper with this update.
Same thing happened to me as with emceepj. First thing I noticed was my monitor (Flat Screen Studio Display) didn't look the same. Duller and not as sharp. Check out some preferences and noticed that it defaulted to Thousands of colours after updating. Weird. If you haven't check you may want to. So far I haven't really noticed much difference.
I also just updated to an 80 MB, 7200 RPM, 8 MB Cache HD last week. Smooth transition from my 40/5400/2MB using Carbon Copy Cloner but, again, was disappointed by not really noticing any speed improvements. Guess I'll have to start saving for the G5 and hope that Panther speeds things up on the QS in the meantime.
One last note about Safari. Like ehmax I still have to keep IE around for a few things like internet banking with CIBC (it works technically but I get an annoying plug in error on every page) and, unfortunately, ehmac.ca. Believe it or not, I have Bullets (Option-8) in my Username that aren't recognized using Safari so I can't log in. I could always create a new user on ehMac but that would be my third and I've grown partial to what I've got.