Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.4.9 and iPhoto 6.0.6

Apple has finally released the Mac OS X 10.4.9 updater to users through the Mac OS X Software Update tool:

The 10.4.9 Update is recommended for PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers currently running Mac OS X Tiger version 10.4.8 and includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes or compatibility updates for the following applications and technologies:

- RAW camera support
- Handling of large or malformed images that could cause crashes
- Image capture performance
- Mouse scrolling and keyboard shortcuts
- Font handling
- Playback quality, and bookmarks in DVD Player
- USB video conferencing cameras for use with iChat
- Bluetooth devices
- Browsing AFP servers
- Apple USB Modem
- Windows-created digital certificates
- Open and Print dialogs in applications that use Rosetta on Intel-based Macs
- Time zone and daylight saving for 2006 and 2007
- Security updates

More detailed information is available at Combo updater is also available.

The 10.4.9 update has been long anticipated with an increasing frequency of 10.4.9 developer seeds being released on a weekly basis.

Apple has also provided a small update to iPhoto which "addresses issues associated with EXIF data compatibility and Photocasting."