Apple’s release of Mac OS X 10.4.7 imminent (with release notes)

A little birdie has told us that Mac O SX 10.4.7 is coming very soon now:

The 10.4.7 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies. It includes fixes for:

– preventing AFP deadlocks and dropped connections
– saving Adobe and Quark documents to AFP mounted volumes
– Bluetooth file transfers, pairing and connecting to a Bluetooth mouse, and syncing to mobile phones
– audio playback in QuickTime, iTunes, Final Cut Pro, and Soundtrack applications
– ensuring icons are spaced correctly when viewed on desktop
– determining the space required to burn folders
– iChat audio and video connectivity, creating chat rooms when using AIM
– importing files into Keynote 3
– PDF workflows when using iCal and iPhoto
– reliable use of Automator actions within workflows
– importing and removing fonts in Font Book
– syncing addresses, bookmarks, calendar events and files to .Mac
– compatibility with third party applications and devices
– previous standalone security updates

We’ll have more info when it becomes available…

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Related articles:
Report: Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.7 due ‘within a matter of days’ – June 19, 2006
Mac OS X 10.4.7 due soon with improvements to Mail, Safari, iChat AV, more – May 17, 2006


  1. As always!

    Clone your present functioning boot drive to a external drive before runiing the update.

    Then uninstall third party OS hacks and root level installs, before running the update.

    If you don’t know how to clone, visit the free Carbon Copy Cloner forums.

  2. utz030303,

    Okay, I’ll bite. Where else are the release notes for Mac OS X 10.4.7 posted?

    Also, did you see the related articles? Obviously, MDN has been covering this for over a month – is that what you think this is “old news” when it’s not?

  3. “A little birdie told us…”

    This is not your strong suit MDN.

    Trying to pawn off rumors you read elsewhere or are making up is beneath you.

    Looprumors, MacOSRumors, MacOSXRumors, Spymac, etc., do this, and they are going nowhere. Those sites are terrible and sad.

    My advice to the owners of MDN:

    Stick to what you are great at MDN. Reporting news found elsewhere and adding funny and sharp commentary. It works.

    (And dump the ads in the text.)

  4. imminent as in about to happen ??? which means on a Saturday??

    it has been ready for a week. They will probably wait until Tuesday, which is when
    Apple usually releases updates. I’d like it to happen today, but I doubt it.
    Apple’s sources are playing the rumor press like fools.

  5. these incremental updates are all well and good but do i really care?

    nope. my day to day working with my mac simply wont change.

    there’s such a whooo haaaa about .1 changes that do things like ‘fixed problem where previous problems weren’t fixed in previous fixed problems updates’ that all i’m left thinking is… why are there not more LEOPARD rumours?!?!?!?

  6. Instead of Carbon Copy Cloner try SuperDuper, it is excellent.

    And in other news Windows users are getting excited about the latest update from Microsoft which may, or may not, protect them from the NudeWorm and other World Cup come-on’s to make sure someone in a third world country takes complete control of their pc’s..!

    So, thank gawd for Apple Mac

    ..and SJ.

    I like MDN at the weekend. Why? NIET TEXTI ADSKIS.

  7. (And dump the ads in the text.)

    Look it’s so darn easy to avoid the text ads and MDN needs to make money.

    sudo pico /etc/hosts arrow down to the bottom and add

    control x, y and press return. Quit and reload MDN.

    You can go further with this by learning how to block your computer from visiting websites by editing your hosts file. Search online, it’s rather easy and you’ll get to be more geeky.

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