Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.9 Update Released

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By: switchtoamac at: 9:28 AM on March 14, 2007 | Comments (0)

On Tuesday March 13, 2007, Apple Computer released the ninth update to the Mac OS X Tiger operating system that takes Tiger to version 10.4.9.  Client and Server updates are available.  The update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes as well as fixes for the following:

Mac OS X 10.4.9 Client (consumer version)

  • RAW camera support
  • Handling of large or malformed images that could cause crashes
  • Image capture performance
  • Mouse scrolling and keyboard shortcuts
  • Font handling
  • Playback quality, and bookmarks in DVD Player
  • USB video conferencing cameras for use with iChat
  • Bluetooth devices
  • Browsing AFP servers
  • Apple USB Modem
  • Windows-created digital certificates
  • Open and Print dialogs in applications that use Rosetta on Intel-based Macs
  • Time zone and daylight saving for 2006 and 2007
  • Security updates

Mac OS X 10.4.9 Server

  • avoiding AFP connection errors when authenticating Active Directory users who are members of lots of groups
  • preventing SMB/CIFS server deadlocks and service interruptions
  • authenticating Windows clients when bound to Active Directory
  • copying read-only files to AFP shares on Xsan and UFS volumes
  • copying files with extended attributes from an AFP share of an Xsan volume
  • preventing NFS server hangs at shutdown
  • printing too many copies of a document when using the print server
  • using Open Directory authentication when using Ethernet Link Aggregation
  • better TCP performance with Windows clients and servers
  • using rsync to copy files with extended attributes
  • creating and managing VLANs from the command-line
  • time zone and daylight saving time changes for 2007
  • compatibility with third party applications and devices
  • previous standalone security updates

As with all Mac OS X operating system updates, 10.4.9 contains all prior security updates for Tiger 10.4.  Users have the option of installing the update with either a Delta or Combo update.  Users can use the Mac OS X Software Update utility or download a standalone installer.  Only one of these methods are required to update to 10.4.9.

Client Updates

Intel Macs


PowerPC Macs

The Delta update document listed above details the 10.4.9 update in full.

Switch To A Mac Commentary
Is this the last update to Mac OS X Tiger?  The 10.4.9 update comes out more than five months after the release of 10.4.8.  This is one of the longest gaps between releases for Tiger.  It is highly anticipated that Apple will be releasing Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 in the near future.

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