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Monday, May 16, 2005, 04:00 pm PT (07:00 pm ET)

Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.1 Update

Apple unleashes the first maintenance update to its new Tiger operating system.

Apple this evening released Mac OS X 10.4.1 Update, which delivers overall improved reliability for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

The release includes improvements to:
  • file sharing using AFP and SMB/CIFS network file services

  • using DHCP in wireless networks

  • user login when accessing LDAP and Active Directory servers

  • core graphics including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers

  • synchronization with .Mac

  • Address Book, iCal, Font Book, Mail, and Preview applications

  • Dashboard widgets: Address Book, Flight Tracker, Phone Book, and World Clock

  • creating and burning disk images using Disk Utility and System Image Utility (Remove)

  • compatibility with third party applications and devices

More detailed information and a specific list of fixes included in the release can be found in an Apple Knowledge Base article.

As of press time, Apple had yet to make Mac OS X 10.4.1 available via Tiger's Software Update Mechanism. The 37MB release is currently available from this page.