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post #1 of 143
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It's finally out ! I'm updating in few minutes.

I'm crossing my fingers, with all the video card drivers nasty problems I'm experiencing since two months.

Mac mini 2.53 GHz, 4 GB, NVidia's 9400M.
13" MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz, 8 GB, NVidia's 320M.
OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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Mac mini 2.53 GHz, 4 GB, NVidia's 9400M.
13" MacBook Pro 2.66 GHz, 8 GB, NVidia's 320M.
OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8

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post #2 of 143
Let's party like it's 1984.
post #3 of 143
yeehaaaaa I'm updating, 97mb of pure joy (I hope!!)
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Wowowow! This thing fixed my marriage and resurrected my dog.
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Originally posted by kim kap sol
Wowowow! This thing fixed my marriage and resurrected my dog.

Two more reasons Macs are better than PCs!
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post #6 of 143
After repairing permissions, Exposé and Spotlight are quite noticeably faster and more responsive on my 17" 1Ghz PB G4 with 512MB of ram.
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Originally posted by kim kap sol
Wowowow! This thing fixed my marriage and resurrected my dog.

better than resurrecting your marriage and fixing your dog, i suppose.
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post #8 of 143
this update will be my last effort at getting my home linksys airport network rolling correctly under tiger (long story...). if it still doesn't work, i'm just dropping cat5 down from the ceiling.
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post #9 of 143
OhhhhhhhHhhhhHh!

I can change the teeny-tiny, itty-bitty, way-too-small font in the Mail folders now. R0x0rz AppuL! It also failed to destroy my GPG and Mail Act-On extensions, which still work. Shocked I am, aghast, amazed, and very surprised!

And iTunes is tEh snaPpY again! For those keeping score, iTunes has seriously lacked, uhm, anything approaching speed and beachballed 2 deth since 5.0. Gonna party like it's 4.X again.

Average visualizations frame rate is back up to 30fps where I've capped it, instead of limping along at 12-17fps, which is the pathetic speed it's been going at since 5.X +

Also, iTunes no longer mangles video. It Just Works! Hooray!

I admit, deep down inside, I was hurt and emotionally scarred when my music started to grind to a halt. I mean, I fill up my PowerBook with 2GB, I have my tunes on a FireWire 800 drive going at 7200RPM and *THAT* was how Apple thanked me? Bad Steve, bad, bad, bad Steve.

More super-exciting discoveries as I make them.

<Bowing down to Saint Jobs> We are healed!

10.4.3 did overwrite and erase all of Micro$oft Orfice, but I'm unsure whether or not this is a feature.

Dunno 'bout Airport reception, I have 2GB, works for me. 'Course I'm using a PowerBook 1.5GHz; not upgrading until Rev B. Intels. I think I'll just skip the whole entire, "And there's SMOKE coming out of the screen, everything is broken, nothing works, I h4t3 apPUl!!#@!1!" rev A noise. I do occasionally hafta use the computer to, hmm, what's that word, oh yes: work.

God bless us, everyone. Most of all, those of us who use Apple.
post #10 of 143
Apple on Monday released Mac OS X 10.4.3 Update, which delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

An official set of release notes accompanying the update says fixes are included for:

AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file servicesAirPort and Bluetooth wireless accessCore Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera supportdisc recording when creating and burning media.Mac sync servicesSpotlight indexing and searching Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit ConverterAddress Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail, and Safari applicationsDisk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Updatecompatibility with third party applications and devicesprevious standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit Apple's knowledge base article on the subject.
post #11 of 143
My Pioneer A09XL (FW 1.58 ) is now delivered/supported by Apple.
109 MB combo
post #12 of 143
And the most important thing - any issues with 10.4.3? Also what about the Quartz 2D Extreme - is that on yet?
post #13 of 143
Easy. Got some coffee during the download and then it was a restart.

MOST IMPORTANT: Repair Permissions after the restart - there was a lot more than I have ever had before.
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post #14 of 143
great update, BUT:

the update....

Disables Quartz 2D ExtremeQuartz 2D Extreme is not a supported feature in Tiger, and re-enabling it may lead to video redraw issues or kernel panics.
post #15 of 143
Hope it can make my 40 gb hdd into a 60 ... lol

Stuck in hell^H^H^H^Hwork, any issues with the Mac mini?
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post #16 of 143
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Originally posted by a_greer
Hope it can make my 40 gb hdd into a 60 ... lol

Stuck in hell^H^H^H^Hwork, any issues with the Mac mini?

Yeah and turn my 100GB into 500GB.
post #17 of 143
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X11 windows no longer stay in the background after selecting the X11 application from the Dock or with Application Switcher.

Yes!!! Finally!

And everything else appears fine on PMG5 dual 2GHz and TiBookG4 550MHz.
PM G5 Dual 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM
PB G4 1.67GHz, 1.5GB RAM
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PM G5 Dual 2.0GHz, 2GB RAM
PB G4 1.67GHz, 1.5GB RAM
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post #18 of 143
Does this fix the annoying bug which changes the selected application after being in sleep mode?
post #19 of 143
safari now is DOGSLOW! Scrolling speed 1 frame per second on my 1.5 GhZ Powerbook.
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Geeeeeeeez, after install, it took a good 12 - 15 minutes before my HDD would stop crunching away at full tilt. Is that spotlight at work? Must be journaling my drive or something. All reading, very little writing.

Other then that, I don't see any significant improvments.

As an owner of a Dual 2ghz G5, i hope this is not the last update I will ever see. With the switch to Intel, I guess they will drop support like a crank ho in Jersey.
Here is hoping for 10.4
post #21 of 143
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Originally posted by dacloo
safari now is DOGSLOW! Scrolling speed 1 frame per second on my 1.5 GhZ Powerbook.

Yes, but, LOOK!

http://www.webstandards.org/act/acid2/test.html#top

You can see the happY SmileY Face now. No need to download nightly builds of WebKit anymore.

Safari works the same as it ever has for me, same machine as you. Dunno.
post #22 of 143
PROBLEM SOLVED!

I had Quartz 2D Extreme enabled (from 10.4.2). In 10.4.3 it made the Finder go beserk (everything was drawn incorrectly suddenly) and Safari was very slow. Now I turned it off, I noticed everything is fast again (odd, in 10.4.3 with Quartz2d disabled, it is just as fast as with Quartz2d enabled in 10.4.2!)
Ooooh and watch the minimize-window effect...snappy again!
post #23 of 143
It was only 56MB for me but everything seems to work fine. What is going on here?
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post #24 of 143
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Originally posted by Algol
It was only 56MB for me but everything seems to work fine. What is going on here?

It's 107MB for the combo - 97MB for the older computers (like my PowerBook 1.67 GHz (bought in January) and I assume 56MB for the new iMacs etc. but I could be wrong!

Anyway it's installed on this and no issues so far - photoshop can now create new folders and can save to them with no problems!

Everything else is the same.

Do a permissions repair as someone mentioned earlier there is a lot of stuff to fix.
post #25 of 143
97 MB for me on a 1.67 GHz PowerBook G5 (early '05 model). I previously had all updates installed.
post #26 of 143
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Originally posted by Algol
It was only 56MB for me but everything seems to work fine. What is going on here?

Still at work, but after reading boards for the last few HRS (that is pretty much what I do when i draw evening watch when I get my homework done) I note that pemission repair is a re-occuring theme -- I say repair permittions before running SU then again after reboot, then reboot again for good mesure...then you should be good for another 6 month uptime...(so long as the hardware can take it )
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post #27 of 143
Using a Mac Mini and the machine won't boot after attempted install. First, after completing install, got an error message saying installation failed and to attempt to load from Finder. Did that and now machine starts to load, runs "Loading OS X" and then abruptly goes back to blue screen.

Anyone else experiencing this? Any help would be appreciated.
post #28 of 143
Interesting tid bit from:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301984

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Disables Quartz 2D ExtremeQuartz 2D Extreme is not a supported feature in Tiger, and re-enabling it may lead to video redraw issues or kernel panics.
post #29 of 143
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Originally posted by MacCrazy
Does this fix the annoying bug which changes the selected application after being in sleep mode?

Interesting. That's been happening with 10.4.2 on my iBook G3 but not my eMac and iMac G5.

The 1.4.3 feeding frenzy and its predicable panic reactions of assuming and blaming problems on the update is already in full swing. I'm sticking with 10.4.2 until that settles down and more sensible confirmed reports of potential issues of concern start appearing.
post #30 of 143
Installe fine on this Mac mini - pulled a 56Mb file from Software Update. Not had a chance to check it out properly, but no issues here thus far.

Quick question, when you get info on an app, since when did it list the architecture? Getting info on my apps now tells you it was compiled for PPC. Is that new, or have I just missed it?
post #31 of 143
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Originally posted by MacCrazy
It's 107MB for the combo - 97MB for the older computers (like my PowerBook 1.67 GHz (bought in January) and I assume 56MB for the new iMacs etc. but I could be wrong!

Anyway it's installed on this and no issues so far - photoshop can now create new folders and can save to them with no problems!

Everything else is the same.

Do a permissions repair as someone mentioned earlier there is a lot of stuff to fix.

Yes, but I have a Dual 2Ghz G5 the 8 ram slot model. Anyone else with this model getting a 56MB download? What the heck is going on here lol!
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post #32 of 143
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Originally posted by G_Warren
Quick question, when you get info on an app, since when did it list the architecture? Getting info on my apps now tells you it was compiled for PPC. Is that new, or have I just missed it?

I think that is new... nice catch.

[EDIT] I also got a 56 mb download, 800 Mhz G3 iBook (kickin it old skool)
post #33 of 143
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Originally posted by Algol
Yes, but I have a Dual 2Ghz G5 the 8 ram slot model. Anyone else with this model getting a 56MB download? What the heck is going on here lol!

I got the 56'er too.

Dual 2.5 here.
post #34 of 143
97mb download for my 867mhz 2003 spec PowerBook 12"

And no problems whatsoever in 10.4.3 Although my system icons defaulted, so a swift run (and update) of Candybar was called for to get back to sweet World of Aqua.

After running Disk Utility to repair permissions, I see what you lot have been talking about. Updates forever leave a trail of those. Would be nice if they were fixed automatically as part of the update procedure...

As for the poor fellow with the Linksys wifi router - seriously, I've got an Airport Express running here which I've had since a week after it came out and it "just works", be nice to your Mac and leave your cieling alone!
post #35 of 143
I was 56 as well with an 800Mhz G4 iBook.

After startup, I got the whole welcome to Mac OS X deal asking me to register. Weird, I've never had that before. :/
post #36 of 143
56mb on my 1.33ghz PB G4 12"...Weird.

I have another weird problem with keychains now. It asked me if I wanted to convert the pw keychains to the new higher version in every single program that uses a password. It also forgot the keychain pw i entered for Mail 5 times in a row (had to keep re-entering it). I already repaired permissions... Weird problem...seems buggy.
post #37 of 143
I'm very much liking this update.

Spotlight, after the first search, is extremely fast. I'll actually use it now and even switch on Applications in it's prefs.

Dashboard is faster and they've got rid of the horrible G5 PowerMac background in it's 'dock'. Also seems to be faster at dropping the widgets on the dashboard before the wave starts.

The squeeze buttons on the mighty mouse also seem to fire dashboard more reliably.

iPhoto5 now no longer beachballs if I switch applications (Yeah! that's been like that since 10.3.9). That's my favourite fix.

Safari is even more standards compliant and seems teh snappy

Overall it all feels teh snappy and I'm pretty sure it's not placebo.

My only minus point goes to not fixing the sync menu icon to launch isync before syncing phones.
post #38 of 143
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Originally posted by aegisdesign

Dashboard is faster and they've got rid of the horrible G5 PowerMac background in it's 'dock'. Also seems to be faster at dropping the widgets on the dashboard before the wave starts.

What do you mean?

post #39 of 143
It's pale blue on mine...

post #40 of 143
still like the g5 for mine...
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