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OS X Server, Safari, iWork updates join Mountain Lion [u]

updated 10:34 am EDT, Wed July 25, 2012

New Server just $20 add-on

(Updated with Safari security notes) Accompanying today's launch of OS X Mountain Lion are a number of parallel software updates. Amount these is OS X Server for Mountain Lion, a $20 add-on. The release marks another price drop for Server, which in its Lion form cost $49; before that it cost several times more still.

Apple has also updated the core apps of the iWork suite -- Pages, Numbers, and Keynote -- to complement Mountain Lion's new features. This includes deeper iCloud integration, specifically the expansion of Documents in the Cloud, as well as Dictation support. The programs have additionally received graphical updates to match the MacBook Pro's Retina display.

One component of Mountain Lion, Safari 6, has also been ported back to OS X Lion, minus features exclusive to Mountain Lion such as iCloud Tabs and integrated sharing. That leaves the Smart Search Field, Do Not Track, the offline Reading List, and the Password pane as Lion additions, alongside Baidu search support for Chinese users.

Update: Safari 6 for Lion also fixes a number of security flaws. Among these are bad handling of of feed:// URLs, passwords autocompleting even when a site says the feature should be disabled, and an HTTP header glitch allowing unintended access to files on a server. Numerous WebKit vulnerabilities have likewise been closed.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. dronkert

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    Joined: 06-07-07

    Safari 6 no longer does RSS :-(

  1. testudo

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    Joined: 08-06-01

    Safari 6 also throws out the ability to set your own font. Gee, thanks Apple!

  1. testudo

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    Joined: 08-06-01

    Originally Posted by NewsPosterView Post

    Safari 6 for Lion also fixes a number of security flaws. Among these are bad handling of of feed:// URLs, passwords autocompleting even when a site says the feature should be disabled, and an HTTP header glitch allowing unintended access to files on a server. Numerous WebKit vulnerabilities have likewise been closed.



    I personally hate having a web site tell me, the user, whether I should have the ability to auto fill a password or not. It's my freakin' browser. Let me do what I want to do, not what you think is 'safer'. Which of course isn't safer at all, since one then either uses a stupid insecure password (doubful these days) or use one with so many stupid rules (gots to have a couple upper, lower, numbers, special characters that have nothing to do with making it more secure, but it makes the web site operators feel better about themselves) that the user ends up keeping a list of passwords they use just laying around for anyone to see.

    I just don't understand why everyone should be punished because there's a few idiots out there too stupid to realize that maybe they shouldn't be checking their bank balance from a public computer!

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