Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:01 UTC
Mac OS X Apple released the fifth version for Mac OS X Tiger 10.4. A number of bugs are fixed and upgrade is recommended for all PPC, x86 and Server OSX users. This update focuses on iChat's video conferencing, Safari's rendering engine, usability of Dashboard widgets, iDisk syncing, and much more. It's available as a stand-alone download (delta | combo), and through Software Update.
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on the same day...
by nivenh on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:08 UTC
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.. as osx 10.4.4 was hacked by Maxxus.

I bet a loud yell echoed through his neighborhood today.

Edited 2006-02-14 22:12

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RE: on the same day...
by fredb1974 on Wed 15th Feb 2006 06:47 UTC in reply to "on the same day..."
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It is one of of the smallest update I've ever seen for a system update : 7 mb !

I was running 10.4.4 before ;)

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RE[2]: on the same day...
by Riba on Wed 15th Feb 2006 07:59 UTC in reply to "RE: on the same day..."
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It probably wouldn't be if you had an Intel Mac. Look at the size of the Intel upgrade - almost 100 MB. I think this update was released mostly to fix the issues discovered on Intel Macs...and the list of changes only proves it.

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RE[3]: on the same day...
by fredb1974 on Wed 15th Feb 2006 08:21 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: on the same day..."
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Indeed. But if you look at 10.4.5 combo (at least for ppc), it is around 125 Mb.

Tiger for ppc is alright, Tiger for x86 is going the same way, but with a little more time for it ;)

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by rockwell on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:09 UTC
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As a non-Mac user ... did each of these releases (.1, .2, .3, .4, .5) cost money for owners of Mac OS X?

Or, are they free updates?

Just curious. (i couldn't tell from the link)

Edited 2006-02-14 22:09

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RE: Price?
by nivenh on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:14 UTC in reply to "Price?"
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10.x.0 you pay for.
10.x.x you do not.

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RE: Price?
by Punktyras on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:16 UTC in reply to "Price?"
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I guess these minor updates are for free as I could download them though I don't use OSX products.

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RE: Price?
by neowolf on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:17 UTC in reply to "Price?"
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The major point releases of Mac OS X. ( 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, etc. ) you pay for. The minor ones. ( 10.4.1, 10.4.2, etc.) you don't. The first are best comparable to completely new OS versions and tend to have signifigant changes implemented. The later are point upgrades, better compared to service pack updates. They tend to fix/improve a variety of things, but for the most part they're maintainence releases.

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by Roguelazer on Wed 15th Feb 2006 01:41 UTC
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Did anyone else experience an odd bug trying to log in after installing this? I rebooted, and typed in my password, and it wouldn't let me in. I am pretty sure that it wasn't just me mistyping. I clicked the restart button, and then everything worked fine after the second reboot...

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RE: Bug?
by protagonist on Wed 15th Feb 2006 02:01 UTC in reply to "Bug?"
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I didn't have a problem with that, but I did have to manually turn off power on the restart. I got to the blue screen with the spinning lines and after about 5 minutes I manually shut it down. The reboot did take a lot longer than normal, also, even longer than after the previous updates.

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No problems here...
by bigmarlin on Wed 15th Feb 2006 02:23 UTC
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No problems here... yet.

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by tiiim on Wed 15th Feb 2006 11:07 UTC
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there is been reports that this new update has speeded things up. It seems every update apple do they speed the system up. Apparantly when you first lauch an app is is normal speed but once you shut down and re-launch it is far more snappier almost like they have improved the cache. My PB is working a lot faster.

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by cutterjohn on Wed 15th Feb 2006 15:12 UTC
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actually 10.1 was a free upgrade to the adventurous 10.0 owners. 10.2 should've been as well as it was the first relatively speedy OSX release, and is pretty much the oldest OSX release still supported.

10.X etc. all will remain pay for "upgrades" (usually have new features, although the features may not really be features to some, and usually add support for newer hardware configurations, e.g. Quartz extreme for 16(or was it 32)M plus 3D cards(also required a particular acceleration feature, which I forget offhand so not all 32M+ cards can run Quartz extreme...) etc.)

10.X.1-Y are "minor" point upgrades which usually do not include new "features", but only bugfixes and security updates. Oh yes, support for new model macs USUALLY comes in the point releases as well.

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