Wired News: Bye-Bye Data: Glitch in Panther: "Mac users are roaring in rage because of a nasty installment glitch that erases data on external hard drives.
After upgrading to Mac OS X 10.3, better known as Panther, they are finding external FireWire drives are no longer recognized by the host machine. In many cases, all the data the drives stores are also gone."
"Apple is working with Oxford Semiconductor and affected drive manufacturers to resolve this issue which resides in the Oxford 922 chip-set," Apple said in a statement posted on its site and discussion forums. "In the interim, Apple recommends that you do not use these drives."
Another example of preferential press; this would be a page 1 scandal if it were MS instead of Apple.