Apple releases Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8

Apple today released Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8 Update which is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:
• connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol
• Apple USB modem reliability
• using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
• compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs
• scanner performance
• RAW camera support
• printing documents with Asian language names
• performance of the Translation widget
• broadband network performance
• security updates

Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.8 Updates and Security Updates 2006-006 (10.3.9 Client and Server) are available via Software Update and also as standalone installers:
Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update (Intel) – 206MB
Security Update 2006-006 (10.3.9 Client) – 30MB
Security Update 2006-006 (10.3.9 Server) – 43MB
Mac OS X 10.4.8 Update (PPC) – 31MB
Mac OS X 10.4.8 Combo Update (PPC) – 149MB
Mac OS X 10.4.8 Combo Update (Intel) – 294MB
Mac OS X Server 10.4.8 Update (PPC) – 62MB
Mac OS X Server 10.4.8 Combo Update (PPC) – 196MB
Mac OS X Server 10.4.8 Update (Universal) -202MB


  1. Morgan,
    Why??? Does 10.3.9 run better for you? I agree that it was the best version of Panther released (with 10.3.6 at #2), but Tiger runs WAY better on my Cube than Panther ever did, and Dashboard has become indispensable to me. I couldn’t imagine going back to Panther.

  2. Miro: Spotlight is “a disgrace”?

    May I diffidently suggest that you haven’t got it working properly? This happened to me twice. There are command-line statements for ditching each volume’s spotlight directory and forcing the OS to rebuild them all. Once that’s done, Spotlight performs incredibly well (as opposed to before that maintenance, when all it could do was vaguely remember filenames).

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