Yesterday the 10.4.3 update to Mac OS X was released. The official info is kinda dry, here are the most interesting items of note :
- Spotlight is a lot more responsive
- Safari passes the Acid 2 test (nobody really cares, but it’s a nice bullet list item)
- Rounding errors in Calculator are fixed
- X11 windows no longer stay in the background when you switch to X11 (yay)
Of course, we’re more interested in the fixes that are not mentioned in the list :
- Lots of people mention that the system feels a lot more responsive overall
- Safari now supports ATOM 1.0
- Expose is noticeably smoother and faster, as well as the “minimize” animations
- Some people are reporting that iTunes (and other apps like iPhoto) feel noticeably faster, but I didn’t notice any slowdown before, so it’s hard to tell. I guess “older” machines will benefit most from this.
- Fixes in Mail mean that a lot of workarounds are not needed anymore
Of course, other people have their slew of problems :
I must say that on my machine everything is very spiffy and works well.