Mac OS X 10.4.8 update released

Apple have released a Mac OS X 10.4.8 update. Probably of interest to many are the sharing changes, Airport, Microsoft Word autosaving to newtork homes (Word plus network homes are always a bugbear) and searching MS Office and iWork files. As well as various other application updates:

The 10.4.8 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:

– sharing using AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP file sharing protocols
– reliable access to Open Directory, LDAP and Active Directory services
– login and authentication in a variety of network environments
– file access and byte range locking with AFP file sharing
– network access when using proxy server automatic configuration files
– connecting to Cisco VPN servers using IP/Sec and NAT
– AirPort including connectivity to EAP-FAST networks
– Bluetooth wireless connectivity
– RAW camera support, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers
– usability of Dashboard and widgets
– searching iWork ’06 and Microsoft Office documents with Spotlight
– saving Word documents automatically when using a network home directory
– viewing of QuickTime streaming media behind a firewall
– 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
– synchronizing contacts, bookmarks, and calendars to .Mac and mobile phones
– mounting and unmounting iDisk volumes
– time zone and daylight savings for 2006 and 2007
– using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word
– Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iChat, DVD Player, Keynote, Mail, Preview, Safari, and Stickies
– Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
– compatibility with third party applications and devices
– previous Mac OS X updates and standalone security updates

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n304201.
For detailed information on Security Updates, please visit this website: http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n61798.

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