Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8 Update Released

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By: switchtoamac at: 7:35 AM on September 30, 2006 | Comments (0)
On Friday September 29, Apple Computer released the eighth upgrade to Mac OS X Tiger.  The update takes Tiger to version 10.4.8.  The update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes as well as fixes for the following:
  • connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol
  • using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
  • compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs
  • Apple USB modem reliability
  • scanner performance
  • RAW camera support
  • printing documents with Asian language names
  • performance of the Translation widget
  • broadband network performance
  • security updates

As with all Apple operating system updates, Mac OS X 10.4.8 contains all prior security updates for Tiger 10.4.  Users have different options to update their systems, a Combo update or a Delta update.  Furthermore, there are two methods to update to Mac OS X 10.4.8.  One is by using the Software Update utility in Mac OS X, the second is to download the standalone installer.  Only one the two methods is needed to update your Mac.

Intel Macs

PowerPC Macs

Users will be quick to notice the size variance between the Intel and PowerPC builds.  Be sure to read the Delta update document (link above) for a detailed list of updates.

Security Update 2006-006
Apple also released Security Update 2006-006 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther. The update improves security for:

  • CFNetwork
  • Cyrus SASL
  • Flash Player Plug-in
  • QuickDraw
  • WebKit

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