Newsletter #357 Preview: 10.4.8 Update Delivers Lots of Fixes and a Brand New Feature

October 2nd, 2006

Well, maybe it’s not a new feature, but most of you haven’t seen it before. But I’m getting ahead of myself. In the meantime, I do not believe it’s the last Tiger update, as there’s plenty of time between now and the expected release of Leopard to allow for another fixer-upper or two.

If you are using 10.4.7 on your PowerPC or Intel-based Mac, you’ll have the pleasure of downloading the Delta version. Otherwise you need a humongous Combo update, which is 149MB for PowerPC Macs and 294MB for MacIntels.

As usual there are different versions of what has been fixed. At it’s most basic, the Mac OS 10.4.8 updater addresses the following issues:

  • 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

And, as usual, there’s still another, more comprehensive list of changes, which you can find at Apple’s support site. That may seem to be quite enough to chew over, but the list doesn’t end there.

Story continued in this week’s Tech Night Owl Newsletter.

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2 Responses to “Newsletter #357 Preview: 10.4.8 Update Delivers Lots of Fixes and a Brand New Feature”

  1. brent lee says:

    Great Newsletter!

  2. Paul says:


    Thanks for pointing out the new zoom feature. Otherwise I would have never known about it. As you mentioned it does get blurry as you zoom in, and in applications like Quark XPress the text is completely illegible, (I just use my wacom tablets touch sensitive touch strips for that anyways). However still a neat tip for a quick zoom in apples apps.


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