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Apple preps Mac OS X 10.4.8 for release

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Wed September 27, 2006

Apple preps OS X 10.4.8

Apple is gearing up to release its eighth maintenance update for Mac OS X Tiger, which will increase performance as well as stability. Mac OS X 10.4.8 is currently free of any known issues, according to a report from AppleInsider, and Apple posted a 30.8MB PowerPC update (build 8L2125) on its developer website alongside a 206MB Intel Mac update (build 8L2125). Apple is also said to have put out a call to developers, requesting that they extensively test scientific applications with the new Rosetta PowerPC emulation environment, which is rumored to feature performance improvements. The update will also include enhancements to AFP, DVD Player, Graphics as well as Graphics applications, iCal, iPhoto, Mail, Microsoft Word along with OpenType fonts, Modem usage, Networking, Printing, Safari, and USB support. Mac OS X 10.4.8 is also likely to provide support for new Core 2 Duo-based Mac laptops due for shipment near the beginning of the holiday shopping season.




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  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Hoping for RAW updates

    I just bought a Canon Digital Rebel XTi and am eagerly awaiting an OS X update to add support for the RAW image files. Here's hoping that 10.4.8 is that update...

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh, Please...

    Dear God, let it be more snappy. I will bow to the East, to the SnapGod Ra, bow quickly three times, and pray for some more snap.

  1. denim

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: oh, please

    Maybe it'll have latex in it for more snap!

  1. JohnMelone@sbcglobal.net

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    My Wish is:

    A Quick loading Safari. On the old iMac 333 using 10.3.9 Safari is twice as fast as 10.4.7 on a core duo Mac

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