updated 05:40 pm EDT, Thu October 25, 2007
Apple posts updates
Apple today posted updates for its iLife and iDVD software, as well as certain iMac models. Apple's iLife Support 8.1.1 update supports system software components shared by all iLife '08 applications, and improves overall stability. The download also addresses numerous other minor issues, and supports general compatibility issues. The company's iDVD 6.0.4 update improves overall stability as well as Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard compatibility, while the iMac MXM Update 1.0 improves video compatibility with Boot Camp on certain 24-inch iMac models. All three updates are available via Apple's website for free, but hold different system requirements: iLife Support 8.1.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later, iDVD 6.0.4 requires Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later, and iMac MXM Update 1.0 requires Mac OS X 10.4.10 or later.
The iMac MXM Update 1.0 includes an installer that places the iMac MXM Update firmware updater in the /Applications/Utilities folder on the target Mac. Running the updater in the Utilities folder installs the update, which Applesays takes only a few seconds. Apple details the update in the support section of its website:
"Some iMac (Late 2006 24-inch) computers may display a black screen when booting from the Windows XP installer CD, instead of the standard blue installation screen. The computer will respond to the correct setup key presses and continue the installation even though the built-in display has no video."
- Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
- Boot Camp
- iMac (Late 2006 24-inch)
"If you experience this issue, download and install the iMac MXM Update 1.0 update from Apple Support Downloads."