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Apple begins testing Mac OS X 10.4.11

updated 11:10 am EDT, Wed August 1, 2007

Apple testing OS X 10.4.11

Apple has begun testing a future release of Mac OS X Tiger after issuing several fixes to repair bugs introduced in previous system updates. The forthcoming update -- Mac OS X 10.4.11 -- repairs bugs in numerous parts of the operating system and, as yet, introduces no new known issues. Yesterday the Cupertino-based company released an AirPort Extreme update for all Intel-based Macs, fixing a bug that caused many MacBook Pro users to crash when using their wireless networking, and issued a different patch in early July to stifle a strange popping sound experienced by some Intel-based Mac owners who updated to Mac OS X 10.4.10. A minor security update for both Tiger and Panther was also issued, resolving potential flaws in the 10.4.10 release.

The 10.4.11 update, reportedly in relatively wide testing, makes changes to a number of key Mac OS X components, including the AirPort subsystem, Bluetooth interfacing tools, CoreGraphics, the USB input/output family, Safari, the WebKit HTML rendering engine (used by Safari, Mail.app and others) and the AFP filesystem. The Dock, FireWire audio drivers, and various networking services are also revised in this update.

With regard to specific fixes and enhancements, the update resolves issues with enabling/disabling Bluetooth, a problem with CoreAudio when used in conjunction with Safari, an issue with decoding iTunes Plus files and problems related to daylight saving time and New Zealand time zones. Problems with Cisco VPNs, UDP packets transmitted over the network, and HFS accessing non-existent blocks have also been fixed. Finally, enhancements have been made to interaction with Directory Services, searching of Zip disks and the text service manager.




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  1. Darwiniandude

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Searching of Zip disks??

    Zip Disks? What the? Does anyone still use these? I can't imagine why, with the click of death, and the physical size (big) and the storage size (small) and the large drive to carry around and, well... We have pocket hard drives for big things, and USB Flash drives for everything else.

  1. Chris CA

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: Searching of Zip disk

    Perhaps they meant searching of ZIPped archives/files?

  1. johnblommers

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I have zip disks!

    Hey, I have an Iomega ZIP drive installed in my faithful dual-CPU Quicksilver, thank you very much, and Apple has taken the trouble to keep the support current. This is what being a Mac owner is all about, great support - for free! All turn towards Cupertino and say ye your worship words - thrice. - in thanks to the Jobs most high. Thank the readers for their indulgence and sense of humor.

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