Apple releases Mac OS X 10.4.10 Update

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Apple on Wednesday afternoon released Mac OS X 10.4.10, a free maintenance update recommended for all PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers running versions of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

Mac OS X 10.4.10 Client

The update (72MB download for Intel Macs and 25MB download for PowerPC Macs) includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific enhancements to RAW camera support and third-party application support.

More specifically, Apple lists the following improvements, which apply to both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs unless otherwise noted:

  • Addresses an issue in which a Bluetooth headset may show up as an available device for sound output in the Sound preference pane after it had been removed from Bluetooth preferences.
  • Adds RAW image decoding support for the following cameras: Panasonic DMC-LX1, Panasonic DMC-LX2, Leica M8, Leica D-LUX 2, Leica D-LUX 3, Fuji S5 Pro, Nikon D40x, and Canon EOS 1D Mk III.
  • Resolves an issue in which some DNG images may appear tinted or distorted.
  • Improves compatibility of Mathematica 6 with 64-bit Macs.
  • Improves reliability when using the IR remote control after waking from sleep.
  • Improves reliability when mounting external USB hard drives.
  • Resolves an issue in which a TomTom GO 910 may not be recognized when connected via USB to an Intel-based Mac.
  • Improves responsiveness when using the Control-Eject key combination to display a shutdown dialog.
  • Addresses a specific issue in which users importing video from a DV camera may experience dropped frames.
  • Includes recent Apple security updates.
  • Addresses issues with calendar calculations in certain applications.
  • Addresses issues when rounding decimal numbers for display in certain applications.
  • For Motion, addresses an issue in which some texture corruption could appear in Motion if VRAM is full.

Mac OS X 10.4.10 Server

Accompanying the release was a similar update to Mac OS X 10.4 Server, which delivers the same set of enhancements as its client cousin, sans those improvements relating to calendar calculations, decimal displays and Motion.

The Mac OS X Server 10.4.10 Update is available as a 58MB download for PowerPC-based Tiger servers and a 391MB download for their Intel-based equivalents.

Combo versions of both the client and server updates, which allow users to upgrade Macs running pre-Mac OS X 10.4.9 builds, are also available from Apple's support site.