Apple releases Mac OS 10.8.4, the last version of Mountain Lion?

Apple releases Mac OS 10.8.4, the last version of Mountain Lion?

Summary: 10.8.4 includes Microsoft Exchange and Calendar compatibility improvements and a fix for iMessages displaying out of order. It's probably the last version of Mountain Lion before 10.9 is announced at WWDC next week.

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Apple releases Mac OS 10.8.4, the last version of Mountain Lion? - Jason O'Grady

Apple today released the OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.4 Update which is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users. The update includes a fix for iMessages displaying out of order and Microsoft Exchange and Calendar compatibility improvements. 

According to the release notes: 

  • Compatibility improvements when connecting to certain enterprise Wi-Fi networks
  • Microsoft Exchange compatibility improvements in Calendar
  • A fix for an issue that prevented FaceTime calls to non-U.S. phone numbers
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent scheduled sleep after using Boot Camp
  • Improves VoiceOver compatibility with text in PDF documents
  • Includes Safari 6.0.5, which improves stability for some websites with chat features and games
  • A fix for an issue that may cause iMessages to display out of order in Messages
  • Resolves an issue in which Calendars Birthdays may appear incorrectly in certain time zones
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent the desktop background picture from being preserved after restart
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent documents from being saved to a server using SMB
  • Addresses an issue that may prevent certain files from opening after copied to a volume named “Home"
  • A fix for an issue that may prevent changes to files made over NFS from displaying
  • Resolves an issue saving files to an Xsan volume from certain applications
  • Improves Active Directory log-in performance, especially for cached accounts or when using a .local domain
  • Improves OpenDirectory data replication
  • Improves 802.1X compatibility with ActiveDirectory networks
  • Improves compatibility when using mobile accounts

The 10.8.4 update is available in the Mac App Store (instructions) and as a direct download (342MB Delta or 810MB Combo).

Topics: Apple, Operating Systems, Software

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  • Wow...

    ...that's a lot of bugs.
    jmagzdnet
    • It isn't a remarkably long repair list

      Read the release notes for the patch to any software product, let alone an OS, and you'd likely find a repair list about that long.
      Mac_PC_FenceSitter
      • I understand...

        ...I was just being ignorant. The greater public constantly touts Mac OS as infallible, yet it's no different than any other piece of complex software. It's written by people and it has bugs.
        jmagzdnet
        • infallible

          ((( "The greater public constantly touts Mac OS as infallible..." )))

          That's not something Apple users say, that something anti-Apple people say that Apple users say.
          buddhistMonkey
          • Come on let's be honest!

            I had a hard core apple fanboi in our shop telling me how bad Windows PC's are (mind you in the 6 years they had the computer it's only had issues twice both times cause by him stuffing around with it) and that his talked his mum in to buying a Apple Mac cause they never have any issues! SO in his case your plain wrong!
            martin_js
          • Wow! You've found one example!

            I guess if one does it, so does everyone else.
            msalzberg
  • Now onto 10.9

    They'll surely fix the shutdown problem with 10.9!
    Michael Alan Goff
  • No

    The whole premise is wrong. There will be more versions of 10.8, as 10.9 hasn't even been shown to developers yet - it's some way off. Clearly there will be updates between now and the release of 10.9
    jeremychappell
    • Possibly

      But we know that the developer preview will be shown off at WWDC next week.

      We also know they mentioned a yearly release.
      Michael Alan Goff
  • Errr.....

    If Apple generally supports the current and previous OS release then you will see a lot more updates to the OS for another year or so. I guess until 10.10.0.
    Maybe it's time for Apple to ditch this versioning scheme - although it's better than what Google does to its Chrome browser!
    Gisabun