“If you use [Intuit’s] QuickBooks 2006 or 2007 for the Mac – don’t launch it. An apparent bug in the software update code causes the accounting software to throw a vague “you don’t have enough memory” dialog after attempting to download a 100k update while it simultaneously deletes your desktop folder,” Jason D. O’Grady blogs for ZDNet.
“If you’ve already launched QB and it’s asking you to update, force quit the application (command-option-escape),” O’Grady wrties, “If you haven’t launched the application yet, disable the update code in Terminal with this command:
defaults write com.intuit.QuickBooks2006 QBCheckForUpdatesKey NO
Full article here.
Christina Warren reports for TUAW that this is “Just another reminder for all OS X users – whether you use QuickBooks or not – it is NOT a good idea to store files or folders, especially if they are important, on the desktop! I say this because of how system resources are allocated due to windowserver and icon memory usage. It can slow things down tremendously and lead to a less stable system. Use your Home folder or Documents folder instead.”
Full article, with more info about this QuickBooks issue, here.
More info here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Robert T” for the heads up.]