Report: Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8 Update due soon

The soon-to-be-released Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8 Update that will offer increased stability and some performance enhancements according to AppleInsider.

“Under development since the summer, Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update will represent the eighth such maintenance release issued to users of Tiger since the system made its debut in late April of 2005,” Kasper Jade reports.

“As part of the ongoing development of Mac OS X 10.4.8, Apple has asked developers to extensively test scientific applications under the Rosetta PowerPC emulation environment for Intel machines, which is said to sport some noticeable enhancements in the area of performance,” Jade reports. “According to those familiar with the impending update, Mac OS X 10.4.8 will also introduce improvements to AFP, DVD Player, Graphics and Graphics applications, iCal, iPhoto, Mail, Microsoft Word & OpenType fonts, Modem usage, Networking, Printing, Safari, and USB.”

Jade reports, “Additionally, the release is likely to bundle support for new lines of Core 2 Duo-based MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks, which are due for release prior to the start of the holiday shopping season in late November.”

Full article here.

Related MacDailyNews article:
RUMOR: Apple to update MacBook, MacBook Pro to Core 2 Duo in time for holidays – September 19, 2006


  1. Bloat is coming, just like in iTunes 7.

    Forcing PowerMac G5 Duallies to upgrade to the Dual Quad Mac Pro’s coming very very shortly.

    Are you ready to pay through the nose?

    8 cores should keep the upgrade cycle monster away for several years.

    Until the 80 core Mac Pro comes out in 2011 that is. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”raspberry” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I’ve had no problems with 10.4.7 on a G5 and an Intel iMac. I use them both heavily as well. Am I lucky? I repair permissions before and after an update. Run Onyx every week ro so. Backup everything every other night. No problems whatsoever.

    BTW, as far as the iChat problem goes, make sure the font Helvetica Neue (Truetype) is activated. iChat won’t work without it.


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