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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 http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n304821. 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."