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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. Why would you want to Eject an internal, non-boot hard drive? Got some porn on there you don’t want your wife seeing? Or some kiddie porn? Or stolen secret plans for the Death Star?

  4. Forgot to mention that 10.4.2 not only taste great, it is also less filling!

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