Mac OS X 10.4.5 Released

On Tuesday, Apple released the fifth minor update to Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger". Tiger, which delivers its users over 200+ new features from it predecessor "Panther", is the world's most advanced operating system, featuring Spotlight, Dashboard, Smart Folders; a new version of iChat, QuickTime, and Safari; Automator, VoiceOver; Core Image and Core Video, 64-bit memory support for G5 systems, updated Unix utilities, and extended permissions system using access control lists.

The 10.4.5 update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:




  • iChat video conferencing


  • Safari rendering of web pages


  • usability of Dashboard and widgets


  • viewing of QuickTime streaming media behind a firewall


  • printing to some Epson printer models


  • iDisk and Portable Home Directory syncing


  • time zone and daylight savings for 2006 and 2007


  • VPN connections to Cisco servers when using NAT


  • compatibility with third party applications and devices


  • previous standalone security updates

Download: Mac OS X 10.4.5 | 16MB


View: Release notes


View: Apple.com

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