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#1 Phantom Helix

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 21:00

Posted Image OS X 10.8.4 available, sports tons of network fixes Posted Image

  • Compatibility improvements when connecting to certain enterprise Wi-Fi networks
  • Microsoft Exchange compatibility improvements in Calendar
  • A fix for an issue that prevented FaceTime calls to non-U.S. phone numbers
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent scheduled sleep after using Boot Camp
  • Improves VoiceOver compatibility with text in PDF documents
  • Includes Safari 6.0.5, which improves stability for some websites with chat features and games
  • A fix for an issue that may cause iMessages to display out of order in Messages
  • Resolves an issue in which Calendars Birthdays may appear incorrectly in certain time zones
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent the desktop background picture from being preserved after restart
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent documents from being saved to a server using SMB
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent certain files from opening after copied to a volume named "Home"
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent changes to files made over NFS from displaying
  • Resolves an issue saving files to an Xsan volume from certain applications
  • Improves Active Directory log-in performance, especially for cached accounts or when using a .local domain
  • Improves OpenDirectory data replication
  • Improves 802.1X compatibility with ActiveDirectory networks
  • Improves compatibility when using mobile accounts

Apple Support Page Offline Combo Update Package Direct link: http://support.apple...Combo10.8.4.dmg Source TUAW


#2 The_Observer

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 22:25

Cheers

#3 Mr.XXIV

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 22:30

Nice, this one seems sort of minor, personally, since it was 10.8.2 and 10.8.3 that gave huge fixes for my Mac Mini. :)

But, that iMessage fix may do me well.

Cheers!

#4 .Neo

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 22:44

Thanks for the heads-up! Just finished installing it.


FYI, the operating system's name is "OS X". Apple dropped the "Mac" part.

#5 PyX

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 23:38

I heard reports about iMessage being as buggy as it has always been.
We'll see if it takes a 10.9 for Apple to fix such trivial bugs.

#6 OP Phantom Helix

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 00:16

FYI, the operating system's name is "OS X". Apple dropped the "Mac" part.


heh, yeah, im just so used to it that way

anyway, the Direct Combo package is now live

Info page

Direct Link


The FULL installer for 10.8.4 is also available on the MAS, im downloading it now and will verify that it is 10.8.4

with 10.8.1 and 10.8.2 even thought the MAS said it was those versions it still took a week or so for the actual file download to update from the previous version, 10.8.3 took 2 days

#7 OP Phantom Helix

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 02:33

The FULL installer on MAS is indeed 10.8.4, Nice!

#8 Richard C.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 06:57

So version 4 and STILL not boot time improvements? Still I'm installing now because the iMessage order thing is really annoying.

#9 goodbytes

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:21

iMessage has worked great for me apart from the odd failed message, i narrowed it down to slow syncing. If i receive a message on my iphone and try to reply from the mac without letting the message hit my mac first then it usually fails... it will either take several attempts to send it, or eventually the incoming message hits my mac then it will send.

Still no word on the slow shut down, it should be instant on SSD macs

#10 Brian Miller

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:25

Why wasn't this posted on the home page?

#11 Northgrove

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:28

Unusually useful for a release like this. Both out of order messages in iMessage and the desktop background choice not sticking have been pretty widely reported issues. I'm happy they caught both.

#12 goodbytes

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 07:49

That's funny! I ran the update and within 5 minutes of me using it Safari crashed.. i hope this isn't a sign of things to come, it hasn't crashed for me in like ever.

#13 Richard C.

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 09:28

Well I've not seen Safari crash but the boot time has gotten worse from ~24 seconds to ~29! Seems to time out between finishing FIPS or something and DSMOS has arrived for about 5 seconds.

#14 OP Phantom Helix

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Posted 06 June 2013 - 20:04

Well I've not seen Safari crash but the boot time has gotten worse from ~24 seconds to ~29! Seems to time out between finishing FIPS or something and DSMOS has arrived for about 5 seconds.


I've got an early 2009 imac and it has made nearly everything for me faster including boot time and resource heavy apps like parallels and Xcode

#15 Richard C.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 20:38

I have the 2011 iMac very strange!