OS X 10.4.6 Now Available

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    MacRumors

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    Now available via Software Update:
     
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    Yes!!! Ive been waiting for a couple weeks... hooray!!!:D
     
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    Oooh, connecting to Cisco VPN servers. I hope this means that I can unistall the stupid Cisco VPN client and use Tigers built in client.
     
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    We wanted iBooks. We wanted Video iPods. We wanted video iTMS. We get a Mac OS X 10.4 update! Now, that's what Steve meant for the 30th birthday :D What more could you want ;-)

    Anyway, some interesting stuff in there and thanks again Apple (seriously). If Apple can do .x fixes once every few months, it is amazing it takes Microsoft several years for a service pack!
     
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    Now I'm hopeful that there might be some form of new hardware tomorrow. The last few updates have come alongside new Macs being announced or shipping.
     
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    Software update running now

    45.3M may take a while on a busy Monday night net.

    Anyone installed yet?
     
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    iPhone credibility

    Regarding the reference to iCal & contacts syncing with mobile phones in the 10.4.6 update, has that always been the case or does this add any credibility to the iPhone chatter of late?
     
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    yippy

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    45.3Mb, not fair, mine is 65.8.

    I have 15" PowerBook running 10.4.5. Will be installing it shortly.
     
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    Time to backup my home directory.:)
     
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    Finally!!! Hopefully I'll be able to connect to my Campus WiFi Tomorrow
     
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    alexstein

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    - mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes

    It's about time that they do something about this issue. I'm still at work so I have to wait a little bit before I can do my update.

    Good Luck with your Restart peoples.
     
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    damn... its a biggie... i had better get the dial up connection going :(
     
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    Installing on the iMac now... hmmmm.... where is my powerbook?

    108mb for the Intel builds...
     
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    boncellis

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    Ah, so this refutes my previous suspicion that everyone at Apple had spent this weekend binge drinking, at least we get an update! Could this be a necessary precursor to something Apple plans to release in the near future?

    10.4.6 is a pretty high number, I really wonder if we'll get all the way 10.4.9 with the anticipated release of Leopard creeping up. I, for one, can't wait.
     
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    Notice this statement on the update page about using iSynch

    Instructions here on what you need to have done if you don't want to bork your synching...
     
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    PCMacUser

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    Uh, 10.4.x updates are not the same as MS service packs. A Microsoft service pack is the equivalent of a 10.x update. They release bug fixes and security updates just as frequently as Apple.
     
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    I'm up and running again...so far so good. Reboot was a little scary as it often is...three minutes of apple and spinner followed by an automatic reboot (as noted would happen in the online documentation), slight hang upon appearance of the Mac OS X "progress bar" window, and slow loading off menu bar, but it's all there now!
     
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    Improvements:

    Finder, networking, and logging in

    802.1X login authentication configurations created in Internet Connect can now be used at the Mac OS X login window, too.

    Addresses an issue in which, when at the login window, the computer would not shut down automatically at a time specified in Energy Saver Schedule preferences; for more information, see this article.

    Prevents a potential issue in which Mac OS X might stop responding when trying to log in as a FileVault-protected user if the protected Home image file has been damaged or moved; instead, a "You are unable to log in to the user account (name) at this time." alert message appears.

    Addresses an issue for home directories on AFP servers in which, after failing to burn a disc, an "error -61" alert message would appear when trying to delete the Burn Folder related to the unsuccessful burn.

    If you change your login password at the Login window, you will now be given an opportunity to apply the same change to your default keychain.

    You can now copy folders with files to an SMB-based server instead of only the folder being copied and this alert message appearing: "The operation cannot be completed because you do not have sufficient privileges for some of the items."

    Addresses an issue that could prevent MacBook Pro from printing to wireless printers via AppleTalk.

    Improves iDisk (WebDAV file system) performance.

    File and folder names that contain colon or forward slash ( "/") characters in the main directory of an iDisk or WebDAV volume no longer cause issues.

    Resolves potential issues that could occur when using automatic proxy configuration (PAC) files.

    Apple applications

    Resolves an issue in which Mail could unexpectedly quit when lowering the quote level within a reply message.

    Addresses an issue in which iChat, on an Intel-based Mac with a built-in iSight camera, could sometimes stop displaying video from the iSight camera until the computer was shut down and started up again.

    Dragging a movie clip into iMovie 6 on an Intel-based Mac will no longer potentially cause some of the iMovie window to turn black.

    Disk Utility's repair permissions feature will no longer report "We are using special permissions for..." messages.

    Updates Calculator so that the percentage button ("%") will no longer divide, under certain circumstances, when you expect it to calculate percentage—this could happen in Mac OS X 10.4.3 through 10.4.5.

    Resolves an issue that could cause Help Viewer to sometimes display a blank window.

    Addresses some issues that could cause DVD Player to unexpectedly quit when playing a movie disc on an Intel-based Mac.

    Terminal windows will no longer fail to open when using the /bin/zsh shell.

    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.

    Resolves potential issues with several iPhoto Automator actions, such as Import Photos into iPhoto.

    Includes iSync 2.2 which provides support for additional mobile phones. For more information, see iSync 2.2: Read before updating to Mac OS X 10.4.6 or later, or before first sync.

    Third-party applications

    Resolves an issue in which Blizzard World of Warcraft character graphics could be distorted on an Intel-based Mac with a built-in graphics processor when vertex shaders are enabled.

    The Command-H key combination now hides QuarkXPress 6 as expected when it is the front application.

    Addresses an issue for Aspyr Media's True Crime: The Streets of LA game in which game movies are very dim on Intel-based Macs.

    Addresses an issue for Microsoft Word 2004 in which Word would display a "Word cannot complete the operation because too many files are open" alert message when autosaving a document to a network-based home directory.

    Improves character graphics appearance for Aspyr Media's The Sims House Party when running with Rosetta on an Intel-based Mac.

    Other

    Makes Mac OS X aware of United States Daylight Savings Time (DST) changes enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

    Clicking an unmounted iDisk icon in the Save As dialog window of an application running with Rosetta no longer causes the application to stop with a spinning cursor.

    Spotlight is now better able to search the content of older Microsoft Word documents.

    Addresses an issue in which some third-party applications might stop responding or unexpectedly quit when running on an Intel-based Mac if you disconnect or connect a display while the computer is on.

    Addresses potential vnode reference count mismatches that could lead to a kernel panic.

    Addresses USB audio issues for PowerPC Macs; for example, latency is improved.

    Addresses several AppleScript issues, including: Preservation of property values in Script Menu, a potential Bonjour issue with "choose remote application", an invisible "choose application" dialog issue, and improved compatibility with Dashboard widgets and applications.
     
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    PCMacUser

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    It looks like the update hasn't reached the UK yet? I'm getting 'your software is up to date'...
     
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    external drive precautions

    I recently bought an external hard drive for space/backups/etc. I've read stories about folks who, after updates, couldn't see their drives, had problems, etc.

    What, if any, precautions should I take when dealing with my backup drive? (in addition to backing everything up first)
     
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    mine is 65.8.....PPC version if that makes a dif....
     
  22. macrumors regular

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    I have 10.4.5 and 10.4.6 is 108MB for me (Intel)... wow...
     
  23. macrumors 68000

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    It looks to be a sizable update, which is great given the consistent quality issues in Tiger.

    Here's hoping 10.4.6 marks the OSX team's transition to Leopard full time. I'm hoping 10.5 is a landmark upgrade, not in the history of OSX, but in the history all OS's.

    Installing now...let's hope this doesn't hose my Macs...
     
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    I first posted the update and I am in the UK
     
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    WildCowboy

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    That should make some people on here happy. I've seen a few "WTF is this?" threads about this recently.
     

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