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Check those Software Updates.

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so how is it ??????????
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if anyone out there has checkpoint client running on 10.4.7 and is willing to test if 10.4.8 breaks it or not i would be very grateful!!

i'm too scared to try...
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Originally Posted by gdog

so how is it ??????????

I never would have thought the transition from a 7 to an 8 would be so astonishing! Words simply cannot do it justice!

Also, here are the notes:

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Printing
Adds support for CDSASSL (Common Data Security Architecture Secure Sockets Layer) printer connections.
Addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.4.7 in which some documents containing some Chinese or Korean language characters might not print as expected.

Finder and Apple applications
Resolves an issue in which a Finder alert message with the buttons "Initialize", "Ignore", and "Eject" might not appear after connecting a partitioned FireWire hard drive.
Addresses a potential issue in which Preview may unexpectedly quit.
Improves reliability of iTunes syncing with certain iPod models.

Networking and modem
Resolves performance issues that could occur when connecting to a Comcast network.
Improves security by adding support for EAP-FAST for AirPort wireless authentication.
Improves Express Card behavior for portable Intel-based Macs.
Improves reliability for connections made in Ireland with an external Apple USB Modem.
Improves connection reliability for external Apple USB Modems when resuming an Internet connection after answering an incoming call.
A computer restart is no longer needed to restart nfsd.
Improves Apple File Sharing client performance by changing the default AFP WAN quantum size.. More...
Windows File Sharing now generates only one process, avoiding an issue that could cause a Mac OS X computer to become unresponsive if it won a master browser election.
Improves reliability when faxing in France or Belgium via an external Apple USB Modem.

Third-party
Resolves an issue for Microsoft Word in which Word might stop responding when saving a file that uses certain OpenType fonts.
Adds RAW image decoding support for these cameras: Sony DSLR-A100, Nikon D2Xs, Fuji FinePix S2 Pro, Fuji FinePix S3 Pro (+Highlights) and Konica Minolta 7.
Resolves an issue in which thumbnails may appear blank when importing RAW images from a Canon 30D camera.
Resolves an issue for Microsoft PowerPoint in which the display resolution might not change as expected after switching from a PowerPoint presentation to a different application via Command-Tab.
Improves compatibility for Canon EOS Utility software after connecting a Canon EOS Kiss Digital camera to a PowerPC-based Mac.
Improves compatibility for the TV Tracker 2 Dashboard widget.

Other
Includes recent Apple security updates.
Improves the accuracy of Rosetta numerics and addresses Altivec translation issues on Intel-based Macs.
ColorSync matching no longer fails when using a V4 ICC profile in an application opened with Rosetta on an Intel-based Mac.
Addresses an issue in which some USB devices connected to a PCI card may not be recognized after starting up or waking the computer.
Resolves an issue in which external USB-based video cameras may not be available after quitting the application that is using it.
Reduces time needed to transfer data from a USB-based image scanner.
Improves responsiveness of the Translation Dashboard widget.
Addresses an issue in which text typed with the Hangul input method may not be visible while the Caps Lock key is active, on PowerPC-based Macs.
Adds support on Intel-based Macs for multiple cores to LAPACK and BLAS routines in the Accelerate framework; the maximum number of threads used by Accelerate BLAS routines is now limited by the environment variable VECLIB_MAXIMUM_THREADS; addresses an issue with some complex BLAS routines in the Accelerate framework that were encountering an illegal instruction.

To be honest, I am disapointed MT OpenGL wasn't included.

- Xidius
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"Windows File Sharing now generates only one process, avoiding an issue that could cause a Mac OS X computer to become unresponsive if it won a master browser election."

This one made me chuckle.
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just did update. seem s a bit snappier. no problems yet. excel and quicken work good. anyone else see any improved speed etc?
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gdog, do you have the ability to test photoshop by any chance?
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sorry no. but internet seems good and the two rosetta apps i tested seemed good so far.
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Apple Computer on Friday afternoon released the eighth maintenance and stability upgrade to its Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system in just 18 months -- Mac OS X 10.4.8.

Mac OS X 10.4.8 Client

The Cupertino, Calif-based company said the update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol, using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word and connecting with 3rd party USB hubs.

Mac OS X 10.4.8 also improves broadband network performance, RAW camera support, scanner performance and Apple USB modem reliability.

Other enhancements in the release include improved performance of the Translation widget and better support for printing documents with Asian language names.

Mac OS X 10.4.8 also bundles previous security updates. It's available as 149MB Combo update or 31MB Delta update for PowerPC Macs. For Intel Macs, Apple offers a 294MB Combo update or 206MB Delta package.

Mac OS X 10.4.8 Server

Mac OS X 10.4.8 was also accompanied by the release of Mac OS X 10.4.8 Server.

The PowerPC version includes over a half-dozen fixes and is available as a 62MB Delta upgrade. A Universal version of the update weighs in at 202MB. Meanwhile, Apple has also posted a 196MB Combo update for the PowerPC version of Mac OS X Server.

Security Update 2006-006

Also on Friday, Apple issued Security Update 2006-006 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 Panther Client and Server. This update improves security for CFNetwork, Cyrus SASL, Flash Player Plug-in, QuickDraw and WebKit. The client version weighs in as a 30MB update and the server version a 43MB download.
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Originally Posted by gdog

just did update. seem s a bit snappier. no problems yet. excel and quicken work good. repair permissions after update. anyone else see any improved speed etc?

You should never, EVER, repair permissions. I've heard stories of people getting their HDs wiped and their gym locker combination erased because they repaired permission. Trust me.
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"Improves reliability when faxing in France or Belgium via an external Apple USB Modem. "

Thank god.
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Wow, what a week.

Just this week I've updated: iTunes, iWeb, iPhoto, and I'm sure something else.
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol

You should never, EVER, repair permissions. I've heard stories of people getting their HDs wiped and their gym locker combination erased because they repaired permission. Trust me.

True. Repair Permissions is only if you are experiencing "issues".
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol

You should never, EVER, repair permissions. I've heard stories of people getting their HDs wiped and their gym locker combination erased because they repaired permission. Trust me.

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS repair permissions.
There are a couple buttons to push when you open Disk Utility...
One that says 'repair permissions', and one that says 'Initialize Disk'.
I think your friends must of pushed the wrong button.

I'll leave it to the pro's here to explain why you always SHOULD repair permissions.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Yohe

"Improves reliability when faxing in France or Belgium via an external Apple USB Modem. "

Thank god.

This is actually the update I'd really been waiting on myself. There's a few things like that in there that make me wonder if this is the official update list. I can see how different national systems could require a difference in faxing software, but it's still funny.
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Repair permissions when something's weird.
Don't repair permissions just because.

End of debate.
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Originally Posted by rain

ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS repair permissions.
There are a couple buttons to push when you open Disk Utility...
One that says 'repair permissions', and one that says 'Initialize Disk'.
I think your friends must of pushed the wrong button.

I'll leave it to the pro's here to explain why you always SHOULD repair permissions.

Wrong-o Batman. Where the heck is that article when I need it? Errr.
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Macbook 2.0 up and running.. It did a little work on the reboot... spun the cog for about a minute or so and then rebooted up to 10.4.8. A couple items changed in airport so I have received a Don't Change or Change All box for the keychain on it.. but that's about it.
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Installed the update (combo).
After it rebooted, HDD went nuts, and still is... a process 'mdimport' is crunching away like crazy.
Photoshop works fine.
When the HDD stops working, i'll repair permissions (which I was told you should always do, by the guru's here), and then restart and watch my baby sing.
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I don't know where those update size numbers come from. My PPC update was 22.3MB, for a dual G5, 2GHz.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Yohe

"Improves reliability when faxing in France or Belgium via an external Apple USB Modem. "

Thank god.

Don't you mean, "Merci Dieu!"?
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Man, it's about time!!! Although, I was very surprised to see it released out in the morning hours though. Normally, they wait until in the afternoon hours. My guess is that they didn't want to waste anymore time on getting it released out!!!
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Originally Posted by crees!

Wrong-o Batman. Where the heck is that article when I need it? Errr.

I would like to read that article. Before you speak your blasphemy, you should back it up. I have never ever had a problem arise from repairing permissions. I have done it thousands and thousands of times. If it is good to do when something is going wrong, then how could it be bad if those problems just haven't shown them themselves yet? I am sorry, I just can't go along with your heresy.

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kim kap, you're an evil, evil man.
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Originally Posted by Chucker

Repair permissions when something's weird.
Don't repair permissions just because.

End of debate.

Since repairing permissions can do no harm, and takes all of 30 seconds to a minute, its a step that, if someone wants to do, let them do it. The "You should never" vs. the "Always do" debate is really pointless.

Now, something like the "You should rebuild your desktop monthly" debates of OS 8 days, or the "Defragging your computer will speed things up immensely!" arguments, those make more sense (as the time it takes to perform the tasks are greater, and certainly can cause as many problems as they cure).

And if you want a "End of debate" item, it would be something like:

"Never, ever, install anything made by Symantec.
End of debate"
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Originally Posted by rain

Installed the update (combo).
After it rebooted, HDD went nuts, and still is... a process 'mdimport' is crunching away like crazy.
Photoshop works fine.
When the HDD stops working, i'll repair permissions (which I was told you should always do, by the guru's here), and then restart and watch my baby sing.

mdimport = spotlight

repairing permissions = retarded
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Originally Posted by techno

If it is good to do when something is going wrong, then how could it be bad if those problems just haven't shown them themselves yet?

Except that it's not even something good to do when something goes wrong. I don't think there's any evidence anywhere that it has ever solved a single problem.

I don't think there's any harm in it, but if you're going to just waste time on something useless, try something fun at least. Like chanting and swinging a dead possum over your head.
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Jesus christ.. stop arguing about repair permissions.... You don't have to do anything... especially if there are no problems... If there is a permissions issue preventing you from booting.. you can always boot to your Tiger CD and run Disk Utility and repair the permissions! Apple has never said to repair permissions after an update, and only mention it as a possible step in troubleshooting a problem.

Most issues that arise with updates, have nothing to do with permissions.
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what does repair premissions mean
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You should always repair permissions before AND after repairing permissions.

Do what you will, but harm none.

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Originally Posted by chris v

You should always repair permissions before AND after repairing permissions.

You forgot during.
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Why does Apple not take an official position on repairing permissions instead of a bunch of folks on a forum?
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I've just repaired permissions on this thread. Please let me know if this has caused any issues.
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Something interesting taking place with my Macbook... I've never noticed the Apple logo on the back laptop display being illuminated upon closing. Almost all the time the display kills the backlight the moment that I close the lid... it took at least an extra second to second and a half to shut off..
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Originally Posted by chris v

You should always repair permissions before AND after repairing permissions.

I laughed out loud when I read this. Thanks.

BTW, i can't remember the last time I repaired permissions on my computer.
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Originally Posted by Matthew Yohe

Something interesting taking place with my Macbook... I've never noticed the Apple logo on the back laptop display being illuminated upon closing. Almost all the time the display kills the backlight the moment that I close the lid... it took at least an extra second to second and a half to shut off..

That's a 'feature'.
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol

You should never, EVER, repair permissions. I've heard stories of people getting their HDs wiped and their gym locker combination erased because they repaired permission. Trust me.



Sol, look what you've done to the thread! Brilliant! I wouldn't have thought that repair permissions could have made me laugh so much.

For those that haven't been around so long:

About every-other-time there's an OS X update, the AppleInsider thread devoted to said update becomes a massive long debate about whether you should repair permissions before running an update or not. In versions of OS X prior to 10.4, repairing permissions took a very long time, so pointlessly repairing permissions before every update wasted a significant amount of time in total.

However, now 10.4 doesn't take so long to do it, I can't see the harm. I don't bother myself, but I'd say the probability of it helping or making no difference is higher that the probability of it causing a problem.
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Originally Posted by kim kap sol

You should never, EVER, repair permissions. I've heard stories of people getting their HDs wiped and their gym locker combination erased because they repaired permission. Trust me.



kim kap sol you're an absolute legend!
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Originally Posted by rafa

what does repair premissions mean

Repairing permissions does not actually repair anything. It resets permissions to their values stored in each file's respective receipts bundle. This is useful when misbehaving installers change permissions without restoring them when they finish. Repairing permissions cannot help you lose weight, win the big game, hit the lottery, or get the head cheerleader to give you the time of day. In the vast majority of cases, it is probably a waste of time, but it cannot do anything to damage your system. .
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