Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.6 Update

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in macOS edited January 2014
...waiting for the combo...



The 10.4.6 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:



- login and authentication in a variety of network environments

- file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing

- network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files

- connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec

- using Bluetooth wireless devices

- searching iWork '06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight

- saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory

- creating Automator workflows for iPhoto 6

- synchronizing contacts and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones

- mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes

- compatibility with third party applications and devices

- previous standalone security updates
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  • Reply 1 of 74
    crampy20crampy20 Posts: 68member
    clap clap, well done for noticing. (no sarcasm)



    i thought it was ment to be 100mb +



    seems as if appleinsider/thinksecret is loosing its touch
  • Reply 2 of 74
    g_warreng_warren Posts: 713member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by crampy20

    clap clap, well done for noticing. (no sarcasm)



    i thought it was ment to be 100mb +



    seems as if appleinsider/thinksecret is loosing its touch




    The download size is dependent on various factors now though - if you have all of the security updates it will be smaller I believe, and it is also system dependent. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that could account for some of the difference. I'm downloading the 45Mb now.
  • Reply 3 of 74
    g_warreng_warren Posts: 713member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by crampy20

    clap clap, well done for noticing. (no sarcasm)



    i thought it was ment to be 100mb +



    seems as if appleinsider/thinksecret is loosing its touch




    'Losing' their touch right?
  • Reply 4 of 74
    crampy20crampy20 Posts: 68member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by G_Warren

    'Losing' their touch right?



    O.O



    (character formation = face)
  • Reply 5 of 74
    g_warreng_warren Posts: 713member
    Oooo, iSync now syncs calendar events up to a year in advance, that always used to bug me. I don't remember an update the required two restarts, but maybe I wasn't paying attention before.



    Incidentally, we often get updates around releases. Can anyone who knows more about these things than me see if there are any hidden hints about future hardware?
  • Reply 6 of 74
    dglowdglow Posts: 147member
    Curious. Has anybody else noticed this on Apple's About 10.4.6 page?

    Quote:

    ? With the Mac OS X 10.4.6 system software update, PowerPC-based Macs will restart twice, instead of once, after the initial installation.



    Hmm, do I smell a bundled firmware update?

    What forthcoming Apple goodies would this include support for?



    I ask you all: 30th birthday anticipation, RDF-induced paranoia, or just healthy suspicion?



    About to restart - ahem, twice - right now...





    [edit: typo]
  • Reply 7 of 74
    AppleInsiderAppleInsider Posts: 64,610administrator
    Apple on Monday released Mac OS X 10.4.6, an update to its Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" operating system that is recommended for all users.



    The release (Intel (163MB), PowerPC (65MB), Server (92MB)) includes general operating system fixes, as well as improvements while using Bluetooth wireless devices, searching iWork '06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight, and creating Automator workflows for iPhoto 6.



    It also offers fixes for saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory, synchronizing contacts and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones, and mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes.



    Other enhancements in Mac OS X 10.4.6 target file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing, login and authentication, connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec, and network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files



    The 45MB update is available from Apple's Web site or through the Mac OS X Software update mechanism. Additional details of the release are also published in a knowledge base article on the company's site.
  • Reply 8 of 74
    crampy20crampy20 Posts: 68member
    firmware upadte... ohh goodies on the horizon..



    the first time i had a computer screw up was becuase of firmware, i hope this doesnt screw my comp up.
  • Reply 9 of 74
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    - EXIF data is now exported with TIFF images in Aperture.



    - Aperture will no longer unexpectedly quit when exporting a file with keywords that contain twelve or more Cyrillic characters.



    Yippee, Aperture fixes! I'll take what I can get until 1.1





    Still waiting for the combo.



    Update: Combo Ho! (off the main Support Download page).
  • Reply 10 of 74
    johnnykrzjohnnykrz Posts: 152member
    On my PowerPC the update was 45.3 MB. On an Intel Mac Mini it was 160+ MB. Obviously a good portion of the update was Intel/Rosetta realted.
  • Reply 11 of 74
    xoolxool Posts: 2,460member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by crampy20

    firmware upadte... ohh goodies on the horizon..



    Sounds good to me.
  • Reply 12 of 74
    sandausandau Posts: 1,230member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Xool

    Sounds good to me.





    I smell Fresh Fruit on Tuesday. ;P
  • Reply 13 of 74
    irelandireland Posts: 17,798member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by sandau

    I smell Fresh Fruit on Tuesday. ;P



    I can smell it too! (Swawshank) I hope, I hope.......

    "Fresh fish, fresh fish, fresh fruit, fresh fruit, fresh fruit.....
  • Reply 14 of 74
    mrsinmrsin Posts: 163member
    I just installed the update, and my iBook did in fact restart twice. I was a bit concerned but all came up fine, once again, allowing me to breath easy .
  • Reply 15 of 74
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    Hm, fresh fruit.

    Hope they bring a bunch.
  • Reply 16 of 74
    Any word on what devices (if any) have been added to the list of those officially compatible with iSync? I'm getting a Sony-Ericsson W600i tomorrow, and I'd be thrilled if it was officially supported now.
  • Reply 17 of 74
    Has anyone noticed if any of the MacBook Pro problems have been solved with this update, specifically the CPU whirring?



    Thanks.

    Jordan
  • Reply 18 of 74
    agnuke1707agnuke1707 Posts: 487member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MrSin

    I just installed the update, and my iBook did in fact restart twice. I was a bit concerned but all came up fine, once again, allowing me to breath easy .



    My iMac restarted twice also ... made me almost freak out, cause it took a long time to start up the first time, but I restarted again after it wa sup and running and all's well. They could very well have bundled in a firmware update. They also seemed to emphasize the iSync update.



    ALSO!!!!



    Try doing a permissions repair ... disk utility no longer fills the repair screen with 3 pages of Widget and DVD changes!!! My permissions repair looks like this:



    Repairing permissions for ?Macintosh HD?

    Determining correct file permissions.



    Permissions repair complete

    The privileges have been verified or repaired on the selected volume



    YAY!!!!
  • Reply 19 of 74
    hadrianhadrian Posts: 40member
    My iMac G5 (PowerPC) restarted twice after update.



    My MacBook Pro (Intel Core Duo) restarted once after update.



    Both installed without issue using software update.
  • Reply 20 of 74
    deapeajaydeapeajay Posts: 909member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by JoGro123

    Has anyone noticed if any of the MacBook Pro problems have been solved with this update, specifically the CPU whirring?



    Thanks.

    Jordan




    what CPU whirring? I don't hear anything. My MBP so far has been incredibly quiet.



    downloading now, 108MB
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