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Apple on Thursday finally released OS X 10.8.3 after months of beta testing, bringing a number of new features to Mountain Lion including the ability to redeem iTunes gift cards for the Mac App Store using a Mac's built-in camera, Windows 8 Boot Camp support and a fix for the "F:///" detection bug, among others.

OS X 10.8.3


Just two days after the latest 12D78 beta build was seeded to developers, Apple has released a public version of the latest incremental update for Mountain Lion in OS X 10.8.3.

Of the various system improvements and bug fixes, 10.8.3 brings a unique iTunes gift card redemption redemption feature that allows users to snap a picture of the physical card straight from the Mac App Store using the Mac's built-in camera. Also added to the OS is Boot Camp support for Macs with 3 terabyte hard drives and compatibility with Microsoft's newest Windows 8.

The release also fixes an obscure detection bug discovered in February that crashed almost any OS X app when the phrase "F:///" was entered into a text box.

Updated features described in the release notes:
  • The ability to redeem iTunes gift cards in the Mac App Store using Mac?s built-in camera
  • Boot Camp support for installing Windows 8
  • Boot Camp support for Macs with a 3TB hard drive
  • A Fix for an issue that could cause a file URL to quit apps unexpectedly
  • A fix for an issue that may cause Logic Pro to become unresponsive when using certain plug-ins
  • A fix for an issue that causes audio to stutter on 2011 iMacs
  • Includes Safari 6.0.3

Apple has provided a complete list of changes in a dedicated article on its Support Webpage.

OS X 10.8.3 is a 540.46MB download (793.69MB for the Combo version) and can be downloaded through Software Update or Apple's Support Downloads page.

In addition to the new version of Mountain Lion, Apple issued security updates for client and server iterations of Lion and Snow Leopard. Those updates are alos available through Software Update, and come in at 31.42MB for Lion, 79.33MB for Lion Server, 316.63MB for Snow Leopard and 391.63MB for Snow Leopard Server.
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And I bet they will announce OS X 10.9 during the Galaxy S4 event.
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They also released a firmware update to 15" Macbook Pro with Retina display.
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Well, so it's here. I really wonder why it took so long, I can only presume because of thorough testing and theirs shouldn't be any hiccups with this version. Hope that is the case. For them, I hardly ever have problems with a .3 release.
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Wow, nice update.
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Sucks.  My $4,200.00 MacPro will not run 10.8.  I was able to modify the os to run but not stable enough for every day use.  Yet the box it came in says Xeon 64 bit workstation and yet the 10.8 os requires a true 64 bit rom.  Contrary in terms.  64 bit workstation and a 32 bit rom on a $4,200.00 computer.

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Been reading a few posts about Safari crashing more.....downloading now to see.

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Fusion Drive support in Disk Utility?  Bueller?

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Sucks.  My $4,200.00 MacPro will not run 10.8.  I was able to modify the os to run but not stable enough for every day use.  Yet the box it came in says Xeon 64 bit workstation and yet the 10.8 os requires a true 64 bit rom.  Contrary in terms.  64 bit workstation and a 32 bit rom on a $4,200.00 computer.
Yeah.
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This makes no sense to me unless you have a MacPro from before 2008. Those aren't supported. Or you may have an unsupported video card.

 

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Sucks.  My $4,200.00 MacPro will not run 10.8.  I was able to modify the os to run but not stable enough for every day use.  Yet the box it came in says Xeon 64 bit workstation and yet the 10.8 os requires a true 64 bit rom.  Contrary in terms.  64 bit workstation and a 32 bit rom on a $4,200.00 computer.

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This makes no sense to me unless you have a MacPro from before 2008. Those aren't supported. Or you may have an unsupported video card.

 

 

Probably has what I have, which is a MacPro 1,1, which until Mountain Lion came out, was touted in every piece of literature Apple could produce as being 64-bit. All of a sudden we're told that it's not really truly 64-bit as it still has some 32-bit code in the ROM, so go ahead and die even though it's a more than capable computer (but not capable enough to run ML, even if you upgrade the video card). 

 

I hacked it to run ML, but it's a big PITA and more of a proof-of-concept-to-my-own-ego; proved to be too unstable to be of daily use. 

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Includes a secret Denial Of Service tool to hit the Samsung Mobile activation servers...

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I think Safari 6.0.3 might have the performance-improved scrolling for the rMBP, seems like it anyway.

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I've got to get a MacBook Air so that I have mountain lion.

I'm running an orig. intel iMac with SL...an iP4s and I think I'm missing out on the capabilities of ML an iCloud...
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Been reading a few posts about Safari crashing more.....downloading now to see.

From when? Mine is from 2009, and has no problem. If it's so old it won't run 10.8, and you don't need cards, a new iMac is much faster.
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Probably has what I have, which is a MacPro 1,1, which until Mountain Lion came out, was touted in every piece of literature Apple could produce as being 64-bit. All of a sudden we're told that it's not really truly 64-bit as it still has some 32-bit code in the ROM, so go ahead and die even though it's a more than capable computer (but not capable enough to run ML, even if you upgrade the video card). 

I hacked it to run ML, but it's a big PITA and more of a proof-of-concept-to-my-own-ego; proved to be too unstable to be of daily use. 

Considering the performance if such an old machine, if there isn't something you need as a plug-in card, a new iMac would be much better, as for one thing, it's far faster. It also has newer interfaces, and an excellent monitor.
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As with previous Apple updates, it appears to include a number of unmentioned improvements:

 

I feel considerably more energetic

My posture seems to have improved

There has been a slight increase of funds in my bank account

My car appears to have been washed

A number of potholes near our apartment appear to have been fixed

The sky also appears to be a little bluer with retina display graphics extended to the real world.

 

However, I'm not sure of this last one. It might just be me.

 

I highly recommend this update.


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Just curious if anyone has confirmed that windows 8 specific drivers (esp. for the trackpad gestures) are included.

I am currently downloading the bootcamp drivers but it does NOT indicate which version / updates I am downloading. 

 

I highly doubt that Apple would improve its trackpad driver just for Windows 8 but one can only dream.

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and password for iCloud does not seem to work anymore after the update. "iCloud" in System Prefs suddenly announces password not valid anymore.  

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Yay.

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Password for logging into Find Friends no longer working .... Hmmm
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Yep, it has buggered up iCloud completely !!!!!!!

 

No longer recognises my password, I have asked iForgot to email me a password reset and still waiting for it after 5 hrs

 

Apple is really making so many mistakes and hardware cockups now

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****!

 

iCloud is really fucked up now, cannot reset password.

 

Don't Apple test anymore before releasing updates, their cock ups are on a Microsoft scale!!!
 

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Finally! I am hoping this fixes the problem I've been having of the system becoming periodically unresponsive for seconds at a time (typing doesn't appear, and then rushes to catch up, trackpad gestures have no effect and then seconds later work).

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Working for me. But I can sympathize. I have an original .Mac address still as my primary Apple ID, then managed to also acquire a .Me and a .cloud as well which caused some problems with my account. I finally had to call Apple directly to get it resolved and merge the accounts into one. Then I had to reset the password. 

 

Correction: It was a while ago but the .Mac/Me/iCloud services don't have phone support only chat support. At least they did when I had my issue which was while .Me existed and before iCloud. 


Apple have just admitted iCloud is problematic since update, Jesus H Effing Christ, I swear they do not test anything anymore before releasing

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Apple have just admitted iCloud is problematic since update, Jesus H Effing Christ, I swear they do not test anything anymore before releasing

Seems there are/were more general iCloud issues, not specific to the 10.8.3 update.

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Yes:

"According to Apple's System Status webpage, the iCloud issues began a little before 2 p.m. Pacific, a few minutes before the company released the latest Mountain Lion update."

 

BEFORE, so separate from a local computer OS upgrade.

 

Per the linked status page all issues are shown resolved.

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Sucks.  My $4,200.00 MacPro will not run 10.8.  I was able to modify the os to run but not stable enough for every day use.  Yet the box it came in says Xeon 64 bit workstation and yet the 10.8 os requires a true 64 bit rom.  Contrary in terms.  64 bit workstation and a 32 bit rom on a $4,200.00 computer.

 

Which means that you have a MacPro 1,1, a model that was discontinued in January 2008. Yes, it would have been nice to be able to run ML, but most people would think that you've had your money's worth out it.

 

Just for the record we have one of these too, although it's still running SL. That's all it needs to earn its keep. I'll likely replace it this year once we see what the MacPro options turn out to be.

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Includes a secret Denial Of Service tool to hit the Samsung Mobile activation servers...

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iCloud working again, after SW update:

need to reset password; beware: can not use previously used password

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Just for the record we have one of these too, although it's still running SL. That's all it needs to earn its keep. I'll likely replace it this year once we see what the MacPro options turn out to be.

We have a couple running Lion. Awesome computers. Bulletproof. Same, don't really need ML and if I do we have machines running it. Only issue is the drives are getting full. We have two 500GB drives. Is adding another drive pretty straight forward? I've never done it on Mac Pro. I only opened the box once right when we first got them to add in some cards. Haven't needed to do anything to them for 5 years. They just keep cruising along.

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Seems there are/were more general iCloud issues, not specific to the 10.8.3 update.


Absolutely, I have the problems on 10.8.2 and on my iPhone.

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Which means that you have a MacPro 1,1, a model that was discontinued in January 2008. Yes, it would have been nice to be able to run ML, but most people would think that you've had your money's worth out it.

 

Just for the record we have one of these too, although it's still running SL. That's all it needs to earn its keep. I'll likely replace it this year once we see what the MacPro options turn out to be.

 

I have no pity for someone with a 5 year old box complaining about EFI 32bit limitations on the firmware of that system. It wasn't until several years later that UEFI 64 bit was adopted.

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it was actually seent out to hundereds of developers over the course of several revisions with no problems reported! Sometimes you just can't catch them all.
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Apple have just admitted iCloud is problematic since update, Jesus H Effing Christ, I swear they do not test anything anymore before releasing
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This makes no sense to me unless you have a MacPro from before 2008. Those aren't supported. Or you may have an unsupported video card.

 

Ya think?!  I can get 10.8 to run on a PC but not on my 2007 MacPro.

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Sucks.  My $4,200.00 MacPro will not run 10.8.  I was able to modify the os to run but not stable enough for every day use.  Yet the box it came in says Xeon 64 bit workstation and yet the 10.8 os requires a true 64 bit rom.  Contrary in terms.  64 bit workstation and a 32 bit rom on a $4,200.00 computer.

That's a 5 year old computer.  Get over it.  If you want to always be able to run the latest version of OS, expect that you have to update the hardware.  The solution to your problem is to sell your Mac Pro and get a Mac mini.  It'll have about the same horsepower and after you sell your machine, it's not going to cost you that much to get the upgrade.  Add in the electrical savings, and you're going to come out ahead.

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Back in October, I posted to MacInTouch the fact that messages such as these...

10/14/12 10:12:42.850 AM mdworker[751]: Unable to talk to lsboxd

10/14/12 10:12:42.956 AM sandboxd[753]: ([752]) mdworker(752) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd

10/14/12 10:12:43.000 AM kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(753) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd

... were showing up on the Console app. I got the following reply (probably from a developer):

I submitted a bug report to Apple on it. Apple responded it was a known bug. Has been happening on 10.8.2. In short, mdworker scans and indexes files for Spotlight and sends a message to lsboxd, but the new security measure does not like a program going outside its sandbox and thus denies it. Several posts on Apple forums have covered this issue.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that after applying 10.8.3, the bug is still there. Sigh...
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That's a 5 year old computer.  Get over it.  If you want to always be able to run the latest version of OS, expect that you have to update the hardware.  The solution to your problem is to sell your Mac Pro and get a Mac mini.  It'll have about the same horsepower and after you sell your machine, it's not going to cost you that much to get the upgrade.  Add in the electrical savings, and you're going to come out ahead.

Spoken by someone who never owned a Mac Pro. I feel the same way about my autos. Once you are spoiled by [insert luxury brand] you can never settle for less.

 

As mentioned earlier in the thread you can load up a Mac Pro with hard drives, memory, cards and drive a 30" cinema. The mini is an entry level machine.

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Apple have just admitted iCloud is problematic since update, Jesus H Effing Christ, I swear they do not test anything anymore before releasing

 

Got any proof of that? Links? Because everybody else says the iCloud outage began just minutes before the release of the OS X 10.8.3 update, merely a coincidence.

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