Report: Apple to release Mac OS X 10.4.3 soon

“With nearly all of its hardware introductions now out of the way, Apple for the rest of the year will focus on completing a few select software updates destine for all of its Macintosh customers. The first of these updates will be Mac OS X 10.4.3, which represents the third maintenance release to the company’s Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system,” AppleInsider reports.

“According to sources and reports already present on the Internet, Apple over the weekend seeded Mac OS X 10.4.3 build 8F45, which weighs in just shy of 100MB in Combo Update form. The pre-release software appears free of issues and could be released in a matter of days,” AppleInsider reports.

More in the full article, including which builds of Mac OS X the new PowerBooks and Power Macs are running, here.


  1. In the Windows world, I am used to waiting a few weeks or more when a service pack is released. Having used OS X for a few years now, I don’t find that to be the case. Am I just sucked into a false sense of security, or do most people update OS X ASAP like I do?

    MDN word: leave

  2. “Am I just sucked into a false sense of security, or do most people update OS X ASAP like I do?”

    I usually update right away. Why wouldn’t you? I mean if you are wanting updates to make the system run better, those ARE the updates. By your rationale, no one would ever update.

  3. I always update immediately. I’ve never had a problem. I read all about the horror stories. I think many of those problems are caused by diddling with the system and file structure too much. I don’t do too many tweaks to my system.

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