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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.7 Update

Apple Computer on Tuesday released Mac OS X 10.4.7, a maintenance and security update to its Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger operating system.

The 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 and 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

  • 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


  • Download Links

    Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Combo Intel (215MB)

    Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Intel (131MB)

    Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 Combo PPC (145MB)

    Mac OS X Update 10.4.7 PPC (64MB)

    Mac OS X 10.4.7 Server

    Also on Tuesday, Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.7 Server, which is recommended for all servers. The update includes fixes for:

  • AFP server deadlocks and dropped connections

  • saving Adobe and Quark documents to AFP mounted volumes

  • resharing NFS mounts with AFP

  • configuring up to 64 NFS server daemons in Server Admin

  • virus filtering and quarantine; update to ClamAV version 0.88.2

  • updating Kerberos keytab files when using changeip

  • periodic rolling of Password Server log files

  • configuration issues affecting MySQL performance

  • preallocating files when using tar, cp and mv with Xsan volumes

  • rebooting SAN clients without causing other clients to hang

  • reporting software RAID rebuild status in Disk Utility

  • compatibility with third party applications and devices

  • previous standalone security updates


  • Download Links

    Mac OS X Server Update 10.4.7 Combo (192MB)

    Mac OS X Server Update 10.4.7 (95MB)