Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.5, Mac OS X 10.4.5 Server Updates

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.4.5 Update for both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs via Software Update which is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

– iChat video conferencing
– Safari rendering of web pages
– usability of Dashboard and widgets
– viewing of QuickTime streaming media behind a firewall
– printing to some Epson printer models
– iDisk and Portable Home Directory syncing
– time zone and daylight savings for 2006 and 2007
– VPN connections to Cisco servers when using NAT
– compatibility with third party applications and devices
– previous standalone security updates

This update offers many improvements, including:
• Internet, iDisk, and networking
• Safari no longer quits unexpectedly when deleting AOL mail messages via AOL webmail.
• Apple’s IPSec VPN client now works with Cisco servers whether or not NAT is used.
• Addresses an issue in which you could not sync with an iDisk larger than 4 GB.
• Files copied across a network via Portable Home Directories are now copied as temporary files until the transfer is complete, in case the network connection is interrupted before the transfer finished.
• Addresses an issue in which some Epson printers could not successfully print via AirPort Extreme.

Other:
• Allows the rotating cube effect to appear as expected on both a primary and a mirrored display, when switching users via Fast User switching.
• Addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.4.4 in which background columns of text within the RSS Visualizer screen saver are sometimes superimposed over one another.
• Dragging a widget out of the widget bar while the desktop picture is changing (automatically, for example) no longer stops the animation on an Intel-based Mac.
• On an Intel-based Mac, Telestream Flip4Mac now installs correctly.
• Prevents the Setup Assistant from unexpectedly quitting if Kotoeri is selected as the keyboard type following an English language installation of Mac OS X.
• Allows applications that run using Rosetta on an Intel-based Mac to successfully open files that are located via an Open window’s “search” field.
• Addresses an issue in which Rosetta-translated applications running on Intel-based Macs would not correctly receive Keychain notifications.
• Console no longer reports a series of “Quartz Composer QuickTime Component” messages for iMovie ’06 when applying a Ken Burns clip or image.
• Addresses an issue for iMovie HD and Mac OS X 10.4.4 in which iMovie could unexpectedly quit when switching themes.
• Eliminates some potential video redraw issues when using Front Row on Intel-based Macs.
• Updated the rules for time zones and Daylight Savings Time to conform to changes in the law for the United States, Australia, and other locations, for 2006 and later.
• Addresses a potential issue that could cause the system process “configd” to unexpectedly stall.
• Addresses an issue when viewing streaming media behind a firewall on Intel Macs.

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n303179

Mac OS X Server 10.4.5 Update info: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosxserver1045.html

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36 Comments

  1. I did it too, and all is well. Also, I noticed a slight bump in speed doing the Java Test Page at:
    http://www.24fun.com/downloadcenter/benchjs/benchjs.html

    Pontiac’s web site still doesn’t work 100% (the Build Your Pontiac page – can’t choose color on a Solstice) but still is usable. I don’t know of another page I’ve been to in quite a while that doesn’t work as expected, and I’ve been to many.

    And who is this chick to the right of my edit window??? Yikes!

  2. Hey Dave H, glad Stockport won, Liverpool scraped through against Arsenal with a lucky goal from Luis Garcia. Still, a win is a win!

    MacMDStudent, not sure what a portable home directory is, but a network home directory allows users to access their account anywhere on their local network, instead of your Home being in /Users/yourhome, it’s on NetworkDrive/Users, giving you access from anywhere on your local network. Only works with 1000BaseT systems though.

  3. Jim

    The stakes are so high for different reasons. For you, the Champions league, and for us, not having to play Burton Albion and Kidderminster next year. A good night all round I think.

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