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Apple launches updates for Tiger

Apple has signalled the start of a new round of updates by giving owners of the Mac OS X 10.4 a software patch that will several issues and bugs in the Tiger OS, something akin of a service Pack for Windows.

The download is available either through Software Update or through Apple's Website.

The list of 41 updates (opens in new tab) includes the new Safari 3 browser (which incidentally is now out of Beta), support for Virtualisation software VMWare, security updates as well as improving the reliability when mounting an external USB drive and the compatibility with third party wireless WAN devices.

Apple has also updated the combo update for all Mac OS X 10 from version 10.4.1 which was released back in May 2005. The combo download weighs a hefty 321.5MB, half a CDROM worth of code.

Several other updates to Applications (opens in new tab) like DVD Studio Pro and iPhoto have also been released which will improve general performance issues rather than close security holes.

There's also a new Safari 3.0 Beta Patch (opens in new tab) which fixes code execution vulnerability in the browser on Vista and XP platforms.

The first update to Mac OS X 10.5.1 (opens in new tab) is expected to come before the end of November.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.