Apple releases Mac OS X 10.7.3 and Safari 5.1.3

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.7.3 which is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:

The OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update includes Safari 5.1.3 and fixes that:

• Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support
• Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X
• Address compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows file sharing
• Address an issue printing Microsoft Word documents that use markup
• Address a graphics performance issue after sleep on some earlier iMacs that use ATI graphics
• Resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep
• Address an issue that may prevent Safari from opening before joining a wireless network
• Fix a potential issue authenticating to an SMB DFS share
• Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras

Directory Services:
• Improve binding to read-only Active Directory Domain Controllers
• Improve binding and login speed for Active Directory users in a domain whose name ends in “.local”
• Improve reliability of Dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates by Active Directory clients
• Allow login with an Active Directory username that contains a space
• Improve compatibility with Active Directory schemas that have been extended with the “apple-user-homeDirectory” and “apple-user-homeurl” attributes
• Fix home directory Dock item for Active Directory users with mobile accounts
• Allow NIS users with MD5-hashed passwords to log in

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5048.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

More info and standalone links here.

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35 Comments

    1. YES!!! Safari updating open pages is VERY annoying. I’m on the verge of dropping Safari. Still hoping Apple will get rid of it, or at least allow users to option out of it.

      1. To stop or minimize the “updating open pages”: Via Safari Menu>Empty cache and Safari reset>remove all Web Page Preview images (unless you like using top sites). Quit Safari. Then open the Finder and navigate to ~/Library/Caches/com.apple.safari/ Cmd i for both cache.db and WebPage Preview folder (if you don’t want to use Top Sites). Click on “lock”. Restart Safari.

        No more unnecessary writes to the cache, or accumulation of inane web page previews.

    2. Hmm I have a Mac Pro 2008 with 2x4GB and 6×512 MB. The 2X512MB DIMMS on the same board as the 4GB DIMMS are now no longer recognised. Not a big deal but I think it is from the upgrade and I didn’t see a warning. Just so you know.

    1. No kidding…bringing back Save As as an option would be the single biggest thing..at least for me…I simply will not ever use “versioning” which is annoying at the very least. Duplication wouldn’t be that much of an issue..just another way except that Preview and TextEdit crash all the fsking time…Completely stupid step that assume all workflow is accomplished inside the Apple bubble. It isn’t.

      1. I hate versioning and wish Apple would stop dumbing down the OS for the PeeCee switcher crowd. As to the snarky reply about the floppy drive, I just consider the Fanboi source.

      2. The loss of Save As may not affect everyone. But it is sure making a difference among my clients. Realtors absolutely hate the loss of Save As. Imagine having to sort through different versions of long contracts trying to find the correct version for a specific client.

        As it stands right now, among my clients – 300+ there is a total boycott of Lion. Many are already making plans to return to Windows if Apple doesn’t provide a satisfactory fix. Which is a shame because Lion does have some nice features.

        1. re the SAVE AS “missing” in Lion … Is having to do the following not quick enough or elegant enough?
          (Have the file open on screen)…
          FILE–>DUPLICATE
          When new file appears on screen with COPY at end of file name, choose
          FILE–>SAVE…
          Then re-name the file (and choose destination).
          Perhaps a keyboard shortcut for the DUPLICATE command would be handy. The Cmd+S keyboard shortcut will work as a “SAVE AS…” but only after the file has been Duplicated.

          1. Some people can’t learn, hence the “return” to windows comments.

            Lion rocks, after the wifi issues was fixed, which wasnt really lion.. All is well.

            Except the “natural” scrolling bs apple did. At least you can fix that.

  1. Likely one of the few, but I still use iCab quite a bit. I particularly like the iOS version. But I’ve used the Mac version on and off for some years. My default on the Mac is Safari until it destroys everything. Then I have to restart to fix what’s broke. My “default” on iOS (even though I have to manually open it – Stop that, Apple!) is iCab.

  2. I finally gave up on Safari – too slow, too buggy, too much of a memory hog. I switched after waiting a long time to see if Safari got better, and now I’m very happy with Chrome. Sorry I waited so long now 🙂

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