Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.2 Update

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.4.2 Update which delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users. It is available via Software Update or as a standalone installer (see links below) and includes fixes for:

• file sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services
• single sign-on authentication and reliable access to Active Directory servers
• autologin for managed user accounts
• AirPort and wireless access
• Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
• Finder updates including finding on Kind and using Slideshow
• synchronizing your iDisk with .Mac
• installation reliability
• managing Dashboard widgets
• Address Book, Automator, iCal, iChat, Mail, Safari, and Stickies applications
• compatibility with third party applications and devices

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  1. d00d!

    I just ran an XBench, and the Quartz text rendering is about three times faster now – even faster than 10.4.1 was when I enabled Quartz 2D Extreme.

  2. god i can’t wait to get home and install this update on my emac and 12″pb 1.5 ghz. why do i have to be at work?! oh yeah, to get a paycheck to pay for my powerbook. blah!!! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  3. This is really cool. But you cant open a widget without installing it. It makes it harder to develop without your widget in your desktop. Oh well. The widget maneger is way cool.

  4. Well, damn. My one & only must-have fix didn’t get fixed. Still cannot choose Eject (either from the Finder menu or the volume’s contextual menu) for an internal non-boot hard drive. In every version up to Tiger, this was available. WHY did they remove this???? I’m ticked.

  5. Right there with ya, “i love updates” – the good folks at work (where I also have a Mac, thankfully) might also be more willing to let us upgrade more quickly now that SMB is working properly!

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