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Tiger and Leopard upgrades

Apple released in the last days upgrades to it's Tiger (10.4) and Leopard (10.5) versions of OS X.

For those unfamiliar with Mac OS X: this isn't just security patches, it somewhat comparable to what Microsoft calls a service pack. As such it can include stability fixes, features, etc. and security fixes.

10.4.11 includes a long list of security fixes. Since it's a all or nothing deal, there's very little real use in discussing all of them individually. Just take the plunge: there are a few bad ones in there, so you'll need it anyway. Some readers wrote us that there might be some issues with it all, so be careful. That said, I'm running it for a bit already and have not seen a single bad thing so far.

10.5.1 includes some security fixes too, all centered around the application firewall:

Apple also released patches for the beta of safari, but hey, it's beta software!

Swa Frantzen


760 Posts
Nov 16th 2007

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