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Apple seeds Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger build 8A171

Apple Computer today provided developers with the first update to Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger" since introducing the next-generation Macintosh operating system back in June.

The minor 152 KB update was provided to select Apple developers via Tiger's Software Update mechanism and was labeled "Mac OS X Tiger Seed Update 1."

According to a developer note accompanying the software, the system update adds functionality for searching vCards using Spotlight and a transmits a short ReadMe file to test the Software Update mechanism in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Although the update provides only a minor feature addition, it reportedly updates Mac OS X 10.4 from build 8A162 to build 8A171.