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Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.4 Update

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.4.4 Update, which delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

In a brief set of release notes, Apple said the software update includes fixes for:
  • SMB/CIFS and NFS network file services

  • Bluetooth wireless access

  • Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, RAW camera support, including updated ATI and NVIDIA graphics drivers

  • Spotlight indexing and searching

  • AppleScript, iChat, DVD Player, and Safari applications

  • Dashboard widgets: Calendar and Stocks

  • Software Update and Sync Services

  • compatibility with USB and FireWire devices and third party applications

  • previous standalone security updates

The software weighs in at 27.6 MB in Delta update form. More detailed information on the Mac OS X 10.4.4 Update is available in an Apple Knowledge Base article

Earlier today, Apple also announced that Mac OS X 10.4.4 for Intel is shipping on the first Intel iMacs.