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.

• 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:

Mac OS X Server 10.4.5 Update info:

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  1. biggieG – your credibility is blown completely if you choose to use AOL.

    I simply can’t remember when my last problem with OSX was.

    Loooking forward to reading your reply to BuriedCaeser’s perfectly apt question.

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