Mac OS X 10.7.4 Update Launched
Almost two two weeks ago, Apple had seeded OS X Lion 10.7.4 Build 11E52 to developers. Now the update is here.
If you are a Mac OS X Lion user, it is time for you to click the Apple Logo at the bar which at the top of your Mac desktop monitor. Click Software Update and check for updates.
Here you will find an update for Mac OS X (version 10.7.4) available for download.
The update was launched this past Tuesday, on 9 May 2012. The new update addresses some minor issues with the operating system, which are listed here:
– Addressing an issue where “Reopen windows when logging back in” option was always enabled
– Improves compatibility with third party British keyboards
– Addressing an issue that could keep files from being correctly saved to a server
– Improves reliability with copying files to an SMB server
– Includes RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras
– Enables automatic login for NIS accounts
– Improves performance when connecting to a WebDAV server
– Improves printing to an SMB print queue
– Improves using a proxy auto-configuration (PAC) file
– Improves Internet sharing of PPPoE connections
– Addresses permission issues that may be caused if you use the Get Info inspector function “Apply to enclosed items…” on your home directory
– Improves the reliability of binding and logging into Active Directory accounts
– Passwords no longer stored in plain text
– The OS X Lion v10.7.4 Update includes Safari 5.1.6, which contains stability improvements
– Other stability improvements
Mac OS X 10.7.4 comes with an update to Safari (version 5.1.6). However you can find an even newer version of Safari (version 5.1.7) from Apple’s Web site which removes any outdated versions of Adobe Flash player from your system and basically forces you to install it manually from Adobe’s site. This, keeps your Mac secure from the many fake Adobe Flash player update prompts that have led to Trojans and other nasty malware in the past. Once you enable Flash again, the updates will work as usual.
Depending on the type of Mac computer you have, the size of the update will vary and download speeds will vary depending on your Internet connection. The update is recommended for all Mac OS X Lion users because the update brings improved stability to your Mac and it will keep the great user experience of Mac OS X to a maximum. No major changes have been reported at the moment.