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Mac OS X Apple has released OS X 10.8.3. The biggest improvement is Windows 8 support in Boot Camp - although Windows 7 drivers seemed to work fine as well for running Windows 8 on Macs (or so I've read). You know how to get it.
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by Lazarus on Fri 15th Mar 2013 04:32 UTC
Lazarus
Member since:
2005-08-10

It is irritating that despite having the computer set to check for, download and install updates automatically, I often only discover that there is an update available via OSnews.

So, thanks for posting things like this that many folks would consider to be a non-newsworthy story. You seem to be a critical resource wrt keeping my computer up to date.

Seriously Apple... I shouldn't have to get news of updates from external sources.

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by shotsman on Fri 15th Mar 2013 07:26 in reply to "File:///"
shotsman Member since:
2005-07-22

Funny that, my MBP told me that an update was available within a couple of hours of it being released.

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by _txf_ on Fri 15th Mar 2013 11:31 in reply to "RE: File:///"
_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

My notifications sometimes appear weeks after they have been posted....

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by MOS6510 on Fri 15th Mar 2013 07:27 in reply to "File:///"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Yet another reason to keep visiting OSNews.com!

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by REM2000 on Fri 15th Mar 2013 11:47 in reply to "File:///"
REM2000 Member since:
2006-07-25

i must admit since the lion/mountain lion era the update notification has been a little sporadic. Ive been using Mac OSX since tiger and the update notification has always been pretty much on the ball and pretty much instantaneous for me.

Since lion and mountain lion sometimes they come up right away sometimes a week or two can pass before it pops up.

Same for application updates, i thought that having them go through the apple store was meant to bring about better notifications, however it seems that only when i remember and open the app store application that i get presented with a list of apps that need updating.

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by capi_x on Fri 15th Mar 2013 12:47 in reply to "RE: File:///"
capi_x Member since:
2012-08-29

From snow leopard, OSX sucks a lot.

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by dulus on Mon 18th Mar 2013 09:02 in reply to "File:///"
dulus Member since:
2006-07-14

It is quite common that not ALL macs on planet get update availability info at SAME time, right after release because massive DDOS will happen. So in fact notification lasts about week to reach all macs on planet. But of course you can always force it by checking manually.

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by MOS6510 on Mon 18th Mar 2013 09:44 in reply to "RE: File:///"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I do get the impression that updates from the software updates arrived quicker than the ones from the app store.

For me it's no big deal, because I get notified of new updates from my RSS feeds or via Twitter anyway.

There are way more iOS devices out there than OS X ones. If Apple can cope with iOS updates I'm sure they can also handle OS X.

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