When asked a few years ago if they might someday offer a Mac that works like a Microsoft entertainment PC, Apple executives joked that they were instead focusing on the convergence of computers and toasters.
The basic concept of a PC powering a living room multimedia hub -- as pushed by Microsoft Corp., at least -- was flawed, they said.
People simply don't interact with a TV the same way they do with a computer, said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Improvements to Spotlight searches, AirPort, Bluetooth, and RAW camera support are a few enhancements Apple reportedly has planned for an early winter release of Mac OS X 10.4.4 Update, a routine maintenance update to the Mac OS X "Tiger" operating system.
Earlier this week, Apple provided developers with the third external pre-release build of the update, according to sources and reports present on the Internet. With the build, reportedly labeled Mac OS X 10.4.4 build 8G14, Apple expanded developer testing areas to cover AirPort, iSync, Disk Utility, and others.
Apple has warned that the Mac OS X operating system contains 13 security flaws, some of them serious. The company issued a cumulative patch for the bugs today.
The flaws could allow remote code execution, security breaches, spoofing, cross-site scripting, denial-of-service attacks and other problems, according to Apple. Some of the flaws can be exploited from the Internet.
It looks like Maxxuss has done it once again and cracked the latest 10.4.3 8F1111 build of OS X. From the Win2OSX posting:
Here are the patched 8F1111 oah750 & oah750d files:
It took a little longer because I was working on the new kernel.
I hope Rosetta works flawlessly, however please give feedback.
Thanks, and enjoy.
The SANS Institute last week issued its list of the Top 20 vulnerabilities across all operating systems, including details of what it considers to be critical vulnerabilities in Mac OS X. The company wrote: "Although Mac OS X has security features implemented out of the box such as built-in personal firewall, un-necessary services turned off by default and easy ways to increase the OS security, the user still faces many vulnerabilities."