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lil
10-31-2005, 06:01 PM
Hiya,

Quickie, 10.4.3 is now available.

Searched the forum and no previous posts announcing this being available were found, so hope this isn't a duplicate!

Vicky

menace3054
10-31-2005, 06:30 PM
Hiya,

Quickie, 10.4.3 is now available.

Searched the forum and no previous posts announcing this being available were found, so hope this isn't a duplicate!

Vicky

thanks for the heads up. i hope it makes my computer run smoother!

iWhat
10-31-2005, 06:38 PM
The update went fine for both of my macs. Both of my macs took awhile to boot up after the installation, which made me kind of nervous, but all is well.

scooter
10-31-2005, 06:45 PM
so what is this update supposed to fix?

edgefusion
10-31-2005, 06:47 PM
Bugs as usual, nothing interesting. Although the splash animation for widgets seems to be a lot smoother and quicker loading though.

lil
10-31-2005, 06:59 PM
MacHelp is still broken. Still can't get the OS X help :(

And yes you can delete preference files but it breaks after a day or two for me every time....

Disappointing that this still is an issue (and not just my PowerBook)...

Vicky

badmojo
10-31-2005, 07:00 PM
Fyi, from the software updater:

"The 10.4.3 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

It includes fixes for:

- AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file services
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support
- disc recording when creating and burning media
- .Mac sync services
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit Converter
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail, and Safari applications
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates"

schweb
10-31-2005, 07:02 PM
I'd strongly recommend downloading the combo updater directly from Apple's site rather than using the update through Software Update if possible. There's a ton of stuff fixed and you want to be sure that you get everything.

Benjamindaines
10-31-2005, 08:20 PM
I just updated and all is well (I took Schweb's advice and got the combo updater)

hellfried
10-31-2005, 10:16 PM
whats the difference between the combo and the regular software update? i just updated using the software update. what if i also download the combo from the apple website? do i just run the combo update on top my already updated system?

Sobe
10-31-2005, 11:59 PM
I stopped the Software Update 30mb into it, in order to d/l the ~97mb Combo Update.

Do I have to go somewhere in particular to delete the 30 or so MB I started to d/l?

dtravis7
11-01-2005, 12:49 AM
I followed Schweb's excellent suggestion and downloaded the 105MB Combo uptate of 10.4.3. All worked great. The Network not always showing from the GO is fixed. Safari totally passes the AcidTest2. I checked it side by side with the reference and it's perfect. Before this Opera was the closest but on my Mac Mini Safari 2.0.2 is 100% perfect. I read some on OS news saying it was not and the nose was different. Not here. Not at all. Maybe it's because I did the Combo update. Am very impressed so far.

A note to Vickie, Mac Help works perfectally here. I do not know what is up on your Powerbook.

lil
11-01-2005, 03:13 AM
I downloaded via Software Update, it was 97MB and everything that seemed to be updated with 10.4.3 has been e.g: Safari is now 2.02 and iCal is 2.05 and so on..

As for Mac Help, I have seen this happen on other Al PowerBooks from the Jan 05 refresh. It works for around a day or so but soon thereafter breaks; and I am at a loss as to what is causing it, maybe the CD has a corrupt Mac Help file that just breaks.

I also kept an eye on what I installed but there was nothing I could pinpoint that I installed which lead to Mac Help breaking.

Ahhh well..

Vicky

James
11-01-2005, 01:40 PM
I tried it both ways. On the Pm i used the update and it installed just fine and seems to be working great. Safari seems to be a bit quicker, but so far i really don't see much difference, of course i wasn't having any problems with 10.2

On the iMac i downloaded the dmg and ran it, it too installed just fine and it too seems to be running just fine. But, once again it wasn't having any problems with 10.2 either.

dlisle20
11-02-2005, 12:19 PM
i just noticed that on the info of a document ot now says 'arcitechture: PowerPC' does this mean the new intel's will be here soon?

sursuciofla
11-02-2005, 12:24 PM
What is the kind of Mac that "lil" uses as avatar? my parents still have theirs and it looks like that. I guess I could always call.

dtravis7
11-02-2005, 01:29 PM
What is the kind of Mac that "lil" uses as avatar? my parents still have theirs and it looks like that. I guess I could always call.


That is one of the origional Macs from the 1980's like the 128, 512k or Plus.

lil
11-02-2005, 01:42 PM
The 'happy mac' has been with the Macintosh since the very first 1984 Macintosh 128K.

Happy mac has been sorely missing since Jaguary where it is alleged Steve Jobs was only to glad to get rid of the 'smirking' happy mac. Of course its cousin Death Mac passed on many years ago. On some later Power Macintoshes, Happy Mac became colour.

However, on my Power Macintosh 8500 and IIfx, it's the lickle black and white happy 128K Mac on a dithered background. Always a nice little thing to have pop up. Shortly after Happy Mac said hello, if a disk was in the drive or boot disk found, you'd get the Welcome to Macintosh box with the arty Macintosh logo (the abstract looking one in the primary colours). My IIfx still does as it's on 7.5.3.

As for my PowerBook G4.

Imagine BootX 2 :flower:

The happy mac has gotten rid of the dreary grey apple, and welcomes with a smile :flower: A rather longwinded load of stuff, but you know -- Happy Mac has a place in my heart hehe

Vicky

h46it
11-04-2005, 06:34 PM
Hello,

I was wonderin if anyone has had any problems with the update. I just installed it on my G4 400 yesterday thru the software update. Its was running fine until i had to just shut down my computer. For some reason it wouldn't start up at all. I would be stuck on the startup bar. It would just freeze. I had to safe boot it get the computer running even. I'm going to d/l the 97mb file and install that too see that will clear things up! I'll keep everyone posted!

Tris...
11-04-2005, 10:02 PM
The happy mac has gotten rid of the dreary grey apple, and welcomes with a smile :flower: A rather longwinded load of stuff, but you know -- Happy Mac has a place in my heart hehe

I must admit to missing the Smiling Mac when I log on in the morning. Scarily I reckon I first saw that icon on an orginal Mac Classic we used for CAD design in the late 80s. Was sad when they removed it from the boot up screen.

Are you saying there is a way of getting it back?

Tris...

witeshark
11-04-2005, 11:09 PM
The update went fine for me :alien:

lil
11-05-2005, 06:44 AM
I must admit to missing the Smiling Mac when I log on in the morning. Scarily I reckon I first saw that icon on an orginal Mac Classic we used for CAD design in the late 80s. Was sad when they removed it from the boot up screen.

Are you saying there is a way of getting it back?

Tris...

Oh goody, I'm not alone in missing the Happy Mac :flower:

What you need is a program called Imagine BootX 2. Is purports to be only up to 10.3 compatible but has worked fine on my PowerBook G4 running 10.4.

Download it plus search on Google for 'Happy Mac' and switch to image results and tada! Now you can choose a colour Happy Mac from the late 90s or the original (and best) black and white happy Mac like my avatar (do a control click and save image to desktop)

Ensure the background of the Happy Mac is transparent (GIF 89a or PNG, I used Photoshop to do that) and just drag and drop it on to the Imagine BootX window. Then click install.

That's it, and the happy mac will be back :) Of course you can use any picture.

The only issue is that if you change boot disk often (with startup disk in sys' pref's) then it will be reset to the dreary grey apple... (I like the plain coloured apple, but grey...)

If you want I'll provide the transparent Happy Macs as an attachment.

Vicky

lil
11-05-2005, 06:47 AM
http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~harimac/cellphone_wallpaper.html

http://farm.tucows.com/images/2005/05/happymac.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/95/Happy-mac.gif

and

http://midr2.under.jp/icon/happy_mac.gif (looks to be transparent already)

--

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Happy_Mac - almost like a cult thing :flower:

Vicky

Tris...
11-05-2005, 02:58 PM
Oh goody, I'm not alone in missing the Happy Mac :flower:

Thank you Vicky,

that has really made my day!

Tris...

TTheInfamous1
11-07-2005, 08:01 PM
Does anyone have the problem when you first start your Mac up or turn it on, does your drive bay and tray open?

h46it
11-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Does anyone have the problem when you first start your Mac up or turn it on, does your drive bay and tray open?

Not having that problem...i'm having a **** of time to get the mac even to boot! I can't get pass the start up bar? No one else is having this problem?

TomyDingo
11-08-2005, 11:35 PM
when i try to install the combo, it says my hard drive does not meet the requirements for the update. Is this because I already used Software Update to install the 93MB update?

TTheInfamous1
11-09-2005, 12:03 AM
I installed the combo and now my drive bay is fine. Only issue I have now is the d@mn keychain access thing. I guess that's better than all the other issues I was having. Although, it'd be nice to have an update without any bugs. ;)