Apple to release Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.4 as early Christmas present?

“Engineers at Apple Computer have recently compiled the first builds of Mac OS X 10.4.4, the fourth in a series of several maintenance updates planned for the company’s Mac OS X 10.4 ‘Tiger’ operating system over the next 10 months,” AppleInsider reports. “While few, if any, details of the operating system update have yet to surface, some Apple developers have reportedly been told to expect the first pre-release external seeds of the software during the last week of November or first week of December.”

AppleInsider reports, “Apple has historically completed and released to the public a maintenance update to its Mac OS X operating system just prior the Christmas holiday and the company’s short winter vacation.”

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  1. Apple is once again trying to get their latest OS up to speed. This is a week attempt to create a stable and functional OS. More updates, more often is the standard workflow for all Apple users… and yet the faithful still insist on using the non-standard, obsolete and over-priced Apple OS.

    Meanwhile the leading technology supplier and developer in the world is rolling out the most advanced OS ever. With ground breaking features like a new standards compliant browser. Additionally the Vista OS will take advantage of the superior .NET frame work and the newly introduced Live environment (note: Apple users will not be able to access this new digital frontier).

    With less then 1% of the operating PC’s in the “real IT world” why would anyone want to put any capital into the Apple hardware, let alone even consider making a switch to an OS that needs to be constantly updated.


  2. Tiger works great for me but then again I don’t bloat my system with a bunch or third party crap. Maybe people should start looking at the man in the mirror for their OS problems. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. The only complaint I have about Tiger … well, the only two complaints (and they could be related) has to do with my .Mac account.

    1) Shutdown/logoffs are sometimes interrupted or take forever due to iDisk synchronization or other .Mac synchronization. Now, I love the synchronization of my “stuff” because I have three Macs. I can access all my important info on any of them. But, when I say “SHUTDOWN” or “LOG OFF” – the machine needs to KILL whatever is running (gracefully, of course) and SHUTDOWN or LOGOFF.

    2) The opening of dialog boxes since Tiger is a DRAG! Takes forever sometimes to open a SAVE AS dialog box or and OPEN dialog box – does not matter which application I am running, it takes forever. That, I suppose could have something to do with iDisk/.Mac, but not sure.

    Other than that the OS is very stable and I would rather deal with these inconveniences than go back to a previous version.

  4. sputnik,
    >ground breaking features like a new standards compliant browser

    I suppose if you’ve got the MS/Windows blinders on, you might think that a standards-compliant browser is ground-breaking. For the enlightened among is, this is just Microsoft catching up to virtually all of the other browsers, which have been standards-compliant for years.

    Q. How many Microsoft engineers does is take to change a light bulb?
    A. None–they just redefine darkness as the standard.

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