Mac OS X 10.4.7 due soon with improvements to Mail, Safari, iChat AV, more

“A forthcoming update to Apple Computer’s Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system will deliver improvements to the company’s Mail.app and Safari Web browser applications, AppleInsider has learned. According to sources, the first external pre-release copies of the update, Mac OS X 10.4.7, began making their way into the hands of Apple developers on Monday,” Prince McLean reports for AppleInsider.

“Mac OS X 10.4.7 will be the seventh maintenance and security update to Mac OS X Tiger since Apple first shipped the software last April. Already sources claim the early builds of the update have patched “over 60″ significant issues not addressed by Mac OS X 10.4.6, the most recent release of Tiger. Specifically, Apple is reported to have asked developers to focus their testing efforts on Mail.app, Safari, Syncing, and iChat… Apple is expected to release the software update later this spring,” McLean reports.

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35 Comments

  1. Seven updates in just under two years. Apple has proven that with a UNIX based OS, they can move far faster than can Microsoft.

    Its nice when your OS takes up 15 million lines of code, vs the competition that takes a little over 50 million lines of code (and can’t equal the ease of use, security or feature set).

    Does bloatware come to mind?

  2. “FIRST! :D”

    Every proclamation of “first” (adjacent to ‘post’) is a resounding shout of “I’m an idiot”.
    Welcome to the idiot’s club utzaki.

    MW= ‘out’ as in.. well as the opposite of ‘in’ actually.

  3. Is it just my simple mindedness or does it stand as perfectly reasonable that, an OS with 50,000,000 lines of code would be more susceptible to problems of every kind, compared to an OS with less than a third of those lines.

    Engineering-wise, isn’t one of the pinnacles of true engineering genius to do more with less, to accomplish great feats with minimal expended energy?

  4. Has anyone seen the UK magazine PC Pro that’s out at the moment?

    It has the following feature:

    “Vista vs Apple
    There’s never been a better time to switch to an Apple Mac, yet Microsoft’s Vista promises an exciting Windows-based future. PC Pro dissects the two operating systems to reveal which will be the next dominant OS.”

    Early on it congratulates Apple on finally seeing sense and joining the PC world.

    The article goes on to compare Tiger to Vista which I thought strange as Tiger was released last April and Vista is still not out. Anyway if I remember correctly Vista wins every comparison except security where it’s a draw. Something like that anyway. I remember it stating that the only reason viruses etc haven’t been a problem for OSX is because of the small market compared to Windows and Apple will have to work harder on security.

    I found it quite an amusing read due to the misleading information.

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