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10.4.1

Apple update their 'Tiger'. Already.


Apple have released their first update to OS X 10.4 'Tiger'.

The official blurb says:

'Meet the world's most advanced operating system. Again. Instantly find what you're looking for. Get information in an instant with a single click.

'Mac OS X Tiger delivers 200+ new features which make it easier than ever to find, access and enjoy everything on your computer.'

A number of 'improvements' are mentioned but as yet no word on the systemic flaws exposed by the 'piggyback exploit', Stephan Meyer's Zaptastic, or the research of Aaron Harnly.

Former Apple exec David Sobotta writes:

'For the first time since 1982 when I started using an Apple II+, I am questioning if my love affair with Apple hardware and software is a good thing or a bad thing.

'I have one concern building in my mind. Is the extra effort required to stay a current member of the Mac world offset by the benefits? Before Tiger, my vote would have definitely been in the 'yes' column.'

For the first time interest is growing in alternative platforms for the Apple PPC, in particular Yellow Dog Linux and Ubuntu.

Stay tuned.

See Also
Apple Insider forum
Apple Knowledge Base 10.4.1
Apple Support Announcement 10.4.1
Apple Direct DMG Download (37 MB) 10.4.1


Ubuntu Linux
Terra Soft Solutions (Yellow Dog Linux)
Macdev Center: Introducing Mac Worm X
Boston Globe: Apple gives identity thieves a way in
Apple Insider: Tiger update to patch Dashboard vulnerability

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