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An update to Apple Computer's Mac OS X Tiger operating system due within a matter of days will deliver audio enhancements for several of the company's applications, AppleInsider has learned.

Specifically, people who claim to have tested the latest pre-release builds of Mac OS X 10.4.7 say the update will offer fixes for audio playback in iTunes, Final Cut Pro, Soundtrack and QuickTime. It will also improve Bluetooth file transfers, mobile phone synching and mouse pairings, these people have said.

The update has been under development at Apple for a couple months and saw its latest seedings on Thursday in the form of Mac OS X 10.4.7 build 8J2133 (Intel) and Mac OS X 10.4.7 build 8J133 (Power PC). In Delta update form -- the bare bones install requiring Mac OS X 10.4.6 -- the updates are said to weigh in at a hefty 130MB and 64MB, respectively.

Testers have also disclosed that Apple has implemented fixes into the release for saving Adobe and Quark documents to AFP mounted volumes, syncing files and other data to .Mac, and using iChat to create chat rooms over the AIM protocol.

Additional enhancements will target PDF workflows in applications like iCal and iPhoto, importing files into Keynote 3, ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop, and importing and removing fonts in Apple's Font Book application.

According to testers, the company recently completed the documentation for Mac OS X 10.4.7, suggesting a release within days.
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Does this mean the MacBook kernel panics will go away?
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Does anybody else have that minor issue, with you're mighty mouse cursor? Whereby it suddenly jumps randomly now and then to a screen corner without notice.
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post #4 of 73
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Originally posted by Ireland
Does anybody else have that minor issue, with you're mighty mouse cursor? Whereby it suddenly jumps randomly now and then to a screen corner without notice.

I had that same issue. However, it seemed to go away when using a mouse pad. (Although I didn't get to test it for too long after that because I traded it for a BT Mouse)
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"ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop"

So now if you use the smallest possible font and side-labels to pack your desktop with cluttery goodness (like I do), hopefully the spacing will be tighter than the second-smallest size. Right now the spacing is oddly larger at the smallest font size.
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So, hopefully it be out sometime next week.
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Originally posted by Ireland
Does anybody else have that minor issue, with you're mighty mouse cursor? Whereby it suddenly jumps randomly now and then to a screen corner without notice.

That used to happen with me and a Dell laser mouse... using a good mousepad and a logitech mouse gets rid of it. (Hehe, i even went so far as to think someone was using VNC to get into my computer when it would happen
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post #8 of 73
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So, hopefully it be out sometime next week.

I'll bet it's out today.
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I'll bet it's out today.

If not today then Monday but I feel today being it.
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Then I'm gonna guess Tuesday.
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No, no, Tuesday is the iPhone.

Oops.
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post #12 of 73
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Originally posted by JackSYi
Does this mean the MacBook kernel panics will go away?


If only.
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Originally posted by crees!
If not today then Monday but I feel today being it.

Given how late it's getting to be I'm going to change to next week.
post #14 of 73
What's audio fixes, precioussss, what's audio fixes?
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Originally posted by JackSYi
Does this mean the MacBook kernel panics will go away?

Kernel panics on MacOS X are almost always caused by either buggy third-party drivers or bad RAM. I'd inventory what you've installed, and if you think you haven't installed any hardware drivers, then take it back to the Apple Store and have them check the RAM.
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What's audio fixes, precioussss, what's audio fixes?

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Boom!
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Originally posted by Booga
Kernel panics on MacOS X are almost always caused by either buggy third-party drivers or bad RAM. I'd inventory what you've installed, and if you think you haven't installed any hardware drivers, then take it back to the Apple Store and have them check the RAM.

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Originally posted by JackSYi
Does this mean the MacBook kernel panics will go away?

If you're having kernel panics, test the RAM (extended test). If the RAM is defective, get Apple to replace it. If the RAM passes, do a clean re-install of the system and don't install any third party software. If the panics persist, demand a new machine from Apple.
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ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop

I am hoping this means:
a) the icons no longer jump around from time to time when you drag a new item to an icon view window!
b) the icon spacing (in icon view) is tighter, closer -- like it used to be in ancient OS 9 days. Maybe even 'user selectable.' There's a thought.

Jaguar had closer spacing than Panther \ , Tiger brought icons back closer, to about Jaguar horizontal spacing.
In my mind, having ability or option to put icons closer is a 'good thing' for the folders that I prefer in icon view.

OK, so most of my Finder views are List mode, a few column, but many are in icon view -- so I guess I am 'spatial' oriented. And as such, when the icons all jump around because I drag a new icon into an icon view window, it about drives me to frustration.
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post #21 of 73
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Originally posted by JackSYi
Does this mean the MacBook kernel panics will go away?

What MacBook kernel panics? You speak like it's a known issue?

Never seen one on my BlackBook. And in the forums, I've seen the usual isolated stories of flaking skins, orange palm rests, oversized trackpads, mooing fans, molten computers, and a lot of whiny little bitch owners who make up problems to get attention, but a reputation for kernel panics is a new one to me.

I've seen far more kernel panics on my Dual G5 2.5 (which is hardly ever, and I think was caused by yanking a USB cable at an inopportune time) than I have on my MacBook, which is NEVER.
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I'm hoping that it's the fix for the Apogee Ensemble so they can finally release it.
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Just fix my buzzing CPU on my 2 GHz MBP.
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post #24 of 73
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Just fix my buzzing CPU on my 2 GHz MBP.

Oooooh...*that* audio problem.
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Originally posted by Mr. H

...if you're having kernel panics, test the RAM (extended test). If the RAM is defective, get Apple to replace it. If the RAM passes, do a clean re-install of the system and don't install any third party software. If the panics persist, demand a new machine from Apple.

I've had my 2.0Ghz white Macbook (and self-installed 2GB RAM)for four days.

No problems . I love this machine...
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post #26 of 73
i hope they offer the 2-button tap secondary click option for the MBP's. i doubt it though.
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Originally posted by Booga
Kernel panics on MacOS X are almost always caused by either buggy third-party drivers or bad RAM. I'd inventory what you've installed, and if you think you haven't installed any hardware drivers, then take it back to the Apple Store and have them check the RAM.

It may be true, but sometimes it very well may be the OS itself. Tiger's built in USB drivers seemed to be causing me trouble last year when about one out of every ten scans crashed my PPC Mac. I don't get that anymore, I think it cleared up around 10.4.5 or so.
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Originally posted by michaelb
What MacBook kernel panics? You speak like it's a known issue?

Never seen one on my BlackBook. And in the forums, I've seen the usual isolated stories of flaking skins, orange palm rests, oversized trackpads, mooing fans, molten computers, and a lot of whiny little bitch owners who make up problems to get attention, but a reputation for kernel panics is a new one to me.

I've seen far more kernel panics on my Dual G5 2.5 (which is hardly ever, and I think was caused by yanking a USB cable at an inopportune time) than I have on my MacBook, which is NEVER.

Why don't you actually do some research before questioning me. google: macbook kernel panic headphones and see what comes up.
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post #29 of 73
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Originally posted by JackSYi
Why don't you actually do some research before questioning me. google: macbook kernel panic headphones and see what comes up.

Why don't you get less snarky before posting? You never mentioned anything related to headphones in previous posts.
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So you're telling me your post wasn't "snarky"?? I didn't mention headphones. But try googling: macbook kernel panics, see what you will find.
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i hope they offer the 2-button tap secondary click option for the MBP's. i doubt it though.

Oh no, I think it is coming. I read something at Macworld about the first MacBook test and they swapped the OS with a 15" MacBook Pro using a drive imaging app. Voila, right click goodness. It's just a matter of OS version, as the 17" MBP and MacBooks have a later build of 10.4.6. Presumably 10.4.7 will bring all of them up to date.
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I always anticipate and enjoy new OS X Tiger updates, but I would love it if Apple would actually pay attention to the Apple OS X Tiger comments that I've sent them regarding the exterior color of folders.

All of the folders' exterior colors is the same Blue. I've requested that Apple make the exterior color of folders changable to the already available colors of a folders' title text background, at the least.

I want to be able to change the exterior color of folders; the Blue is Boring!
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Originally posted by JackSYi
So you're telling me your post wasn't "snarky"?? I didn't mention headphones. But try googling: macbook kernel panics, see what you will find.


you said:
"Why don't you actually do some research before questioning me. google: macbook kernel panic headphones and see what comes up."

michaelb:
Well, to me your post sounded snarky.

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Originally posted by aplnub
Just fix my buzzing CPU on my 2 GHz MBP.



Yesss,, the preciousss it buzzes, it does, i tell youusss
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b) the icon spacing (in icon view) is tighter, closer -- like it used to be in ancient OS 9 days. Maybe even 'user selectable.' There's a thought.

Absolutely! I don't for the life of me know why icon spacing is not user definable, or at least give us a "very tight" setting.
post #36 of 73
If I've said it once... I'll say it again... and again... until someone at Apple actually listens!

"Hey Apple! Do you want to know what would be a HUGE improvement? How about you make the OS FASTER! You know. Like it was in OS 9 for example!"

I'm so sick of these bloated OS updates... and with each major version of X the OS just seams to get slower... and slower...

Ok guys. Its stable. Now how about a performance boast already! Sure. Keep on making the computers faster! Faster to keep up with the OS that keeps getting more bloated with each seed that is.

So why was it that my beighe G3 with classic 9 runs faster than my dual 2.5ghz G5 with 10.4.6 with tripple the ram?

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I'm so sick of these bloated OS updates... and with each major version of X the OS just seams to get slower... and slower...

Run 10.1 and then 10.4 on the same hardware and say that again. o.O
post #38 of 73
How about running the last version of 9.... then running ANY version of 10 and saying that again.

10 is beautiful yes. I love it! But its just sloooooow!
post #39 of 73
Yeah. Complete bullshit. Puma, Jaguar and Panther all brought huge speed boosts, while at the same time introducing many new features.

Tiger is probably the first (and so far, only) major update where performance hardly changed, and perhaps in some situations even changed for the worse, mainly due to Dashboard (RAM hog) and Spotlight (I/O hog), neither of which is an essential component. With both of those turned off, Tiger is, again, faster than Panther.

And OS 9? Give me a break. OS 9 doesn't do half the things OS X does. Of course it's faster. The comparison is completely pointless.
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Was Final Cut Pro around for OS9?
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