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OS X 10.8.4 Build 12E52 Seeded to Developers

As noted by 9to5Mac, Apple today seeded build 12E52 of OS X 10.8.4 to developers. The release comes seven days after the previous build 12E47 and marks the seventh beta iteration of OS X 10.8.4.

12e52
As with previous beta releases, Apple continues to ask developers to focus on Wi-Fi, Graphics Drivers, and Safari.

The update is available through the software update tool in the Mac App Store and Apple's Developer Page.

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16 months ago

So far does 10.8.4 fix the slow shutdown times?

Do you use your Mac for real work, or just for startup/shutdown benchmarks?
Rating: 29 Votes
16 months ago
FFS, let's not start a shut down vs sleep argument again. You never ever in your life shut down your Mac? Good for you! That doesn't mean shutdown times should be that long. Period!
Rating: 15 Votes
16 months ago

Do you use your Mac for real work, or just for startup/shutdown benchmarks?


i agree man. everyone bitching about startup and shutdown times is crazy. like how many times a day do you turn off your mac??:confused:
Rating: 9 Votes
16 months ago
Those people who don't care about shutdown times, and leave their Macs in a sleep mode all day, probably don't take the Macs out of their houses. They also aren't aware that even if the Mac is encrypted with FileVault2, if a thief gets hold of the Mac in sleep mode, it is not as secure as if it were stolen when totally shut down.

Given this fact, those people who rather pompously brushed aside those who value fast-shutdown times, need to reconsider their stance.

Fast shutdown times encourage me to shut down when I'm not using it since it takes minimal time to start up and shutdown.

But when that process takes more time, the lazy approach is to just leave it in sleep mode, which leaves your Mac more vulnerable to data theft it is stolen while in sleep mode.

To those who lazily just put their Macs to sleep -- and, in their ignorance, BRAG about it -- educate yourself and do this google search:

mac vulnerable sleep shutdown filevault 2

And whilst Apple are at it fixing ML 10.8.4, they might address this security issue that sleeping Macs have.
Rating: 9 Votes
16 months ago
Well, I care about the shutdown time because I often reboot to Boot Camp because OSX is still lacking in some aspects. :cool:

Come on, not everyone uses Macs the same way as you do. :mad:

And, even if it may not bother you, this is still more of a bug.
Regardless of the purpose which may have been to prevent iCloud sync issues or what not.
Rating: 8 Votes
16 months ago

I fixed it.


Great! I just want my favorite Mac site to be correct.
Rating: 8 Votes
16 months ago
I can't remember the last time I shut down my Mac. Lol
Rating: 7 Votes
16 months ago
CUDA Driver 5.0.59 is compatible with OS X 10.8.4 : http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-cuda-5.0.59-driver.html

New NVIDIA Quadro & Geforce MAC OS X 10.8.3 display driver v313.01.01 now available : http://www.nvidia.com/object/macosx-313.01.01f03-driver.html
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago

I did not make a purchase because the device shuts down quickly. I bought my machine for the numerous other features it provides.


But for some of us, we bought our machines working a certain way, then Apple took something away (quick reboots/shut downs).

We aren't bitching about feature changes like merging iOS with OSX - those are by design and are inherently going to happen. We're talking about a blatant, easily replicable and totally ignored "oversight" in the code.

Granted, it's been many years since I've developed or coded but I do know this... if you can repeat a bug every time and have system logs that easily pinpoint where the problem is, you simply squash it - and don't ignore it. Perhaps coding ethics have changed but I could never work this way.
Rating: 6 Votes
16 months ago


Fast shutdown times encourage me to shut down when I'm not using it since it takes minimal time to start up and shutdown.

But when that process takes more time, the lazy approach is to just leave it in sleep mode, which leaves your Mac more vulnerable to data theft it is stolen while in sleep mode.

To those who lazily just put their Macs to sleep -- and, in their ignorance, BRAG about it -- educate yourself and do this google search:

mac vulnerable sleep shutdown filevault 2

I can only upvote the above comments once but they're worth quoting again for all to see.

Also, I'm on the road a lot and people forget that "sleep" consumes battery power. Throughout the day and between stops, the difference in powering off and rebooting is about 10-15% power savings for me (vs. sleep). And of course, you can't bootcamp into windows without restarting.

Is the bug a show stopper? Certainly not. But people actually excusing and defending it is... well, it's mind-boggling. :eek:
Rating: 5 Votes

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