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10.4.8 Released


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As we had all predicted, Apple has just released the Mac OS X 10.4.8 update which is available through Software Update. Apple's info:

The 10.4.8 Update is recommended for all users and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for the following applications and technologies:


- connecting to wireless networks using the EAP-FAST protocol

- Apple USB modem reliability

- using OpenType fonts in Microsoft Word

- compatibility with 3rd party USB hubs

- scanner performance

- RAW camera support

- printing documents with Asian language names

- performance of the Translation widget

- broadband network performance

- security updates

Speaking of updates, has anyone else noticed their bountiful number this past week?

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Guest bikedude880

No, you cannot install it on you iHack yet. There are certain key files in the update that need to be patched before it will work with your system. Give it some time, it will happen.

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After I installed 10.4.8 on my MacBook I can't boot it up!?!?!?! I do have BootCamp and when I boot up it skips the OS X partition and goes to Windows. When you hold the Option key and select Macintosh HD it gives me a folder with a question mark. Any ideas? Man I really need my notebook tonight! Don't know what is going wrong.



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Anyone else with a sucessfull update of this? I have several Macs to update, but can't test because of the importance of the files I have stored.


And for the one with the f***ed MacBook... try booting off your Mac OSX Install disk and running First Aid via Disk Utility... it probably won't do much but might be the key ;)



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just installed.


update seems to have enhanced my xbench scores, notably opengl and user interface.



i cant remember if i have beamsync on or off, but even with it off my scores have never been this high.


i havent run xbench in a while tho, so correct me if i am wrong



Results 122.30

System Info

Xbench Version 1.2

System Version 10.4.8 (8L2127)

Physical RAM 2048 MB

Model iMac4,1

Drive Type ST3160023AS

CPU Test 71.21

GCD Loop 238.44 12.57 Mops/sec

Floating Point Basic 83.30 1.98 Gflop/sec

vecLib FFT 41.71 1.38 Gflop/sec

Floating Point Library 62.49 10.88 Mops/sec

Thread Test 177.03

Computation 162.48 3.29 Mops/sec, 4 threads

Lock Contention 194.43 8.36 Mlocks/sec, 4 threads

Memory Test 105.73

System 92.03

Allocate 90.70 333.07 Kalloc/sec

Fill 94.71 4605.10 MB/sec

Copy 90.78 1875.07 MB/sec

Stream 124.22

Copy 119.31 2464.20 MB/sec

Scale 119.11 2460.77 MB/sec

Add 131.29 2796.86 MB/sec

Triad 128.11 2740.52 MB/sec

Quartz Graphics Test 114.24

Line 101.69 6.77 Klines/sec [50% alpha]

Rectangle 115.27 34.41 Krects/sec [50% alpha]

Circle 113.25 9.23 Kcircles/sec [50% alpha]

Bezier 108.94 2.75 Kbeziers/sec [50% alpha]

Text 137.91 8.63 Kchars/sec

OpenGL Graphics Test 127.14

Spinning Squares 127.14 161.29 frames/sec

User Interface Test 304.08

Elements 304.08 1.40 Krefresh/sec

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