Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

Summary: Apple has begun pushing Mac OS 10.7.3 out to users via Software Update. Here's what's changed and why you should care.

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Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3 - Jason O'GradyApple today released Mac OS 10.7.3 via Software Update. (Direct downloads: 997MB client, 1.2GB client combo).

Here are the details:

The 10.7.3 update is recommended for all OS X Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac including fixes that:

- Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support - Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X - Resolve issues authenticating with directory services - Address compatibility issues with Windows file sharing

The client update -- the version that comes from Software Update -- can only update Mac OS 10.7.2, while the client combo (my preference) can upgrade 10.7.0, 10.7.1 and 10.7.2.

From the full release notes.

What's included?

The OS X Lion v10.7.3 Update includes Safari 5.1.3 and fixes that:

  • Add Catalan, Croatian, Greek, Hebrew, Romanian, Slovak, Thai, and Ukrainian language support
  • Address issues when using smart cards to log into OS X
  • Address compatibility issues with Microsoft Windows file sharing
  • Address an issue printing Microsoft Word documents that use markup
  • Address a graphics performance issue after sleep on some earlier iMacs that use ATI graphics
  • Resolve a Wi-Fi connection issue when waking from sleep
  • Address an issue that may prevent Safari from opening before joining a wireless network
  • Fix a potential issue authenticating to an SMB DFS share
  • Include RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras
  • Improve binding to read-only Active Directory Domain Controllers
  • Improve binding and login speed for Active Directory users in a domain whose name ends in ".local"
  • Improve reliability of Dynamic DNS (DDNS) updates by Active Directory clients
  • Allow login with an Active Directory username that contains a space
  • Improve compatibility with Active Directory schemas that have been extended with the "apple-user-homeDirectory" and "apple-user-homeurl" attributes
  • Fix home directory Dock item for Active Directory users with mobile accounts
  • Allow NIS users with MD5-hashed passwords to log in

UpdateA few observations:

  1. It's a big update: the delta update is a little over 1.0 GB – the combo update is 1.2 GB.
  2. It takes a while to run the update – a fully patched Core i7 MacBook Pro 15-inch took 45 minutes.
  3. The biggest compatibility issue appears to be Symantec's PGP Whole Disk Encryption. Beta versions of Mac OS 10.7.3 were incompatible with PGP WDE and there's no reason to believe that the release version will be any different. More information.
  4. Compatibility with other supported applications (Apple applications, Adium, Adobe Reader, dataComet-Secure, Fetch, FileMaker Pro, Firefox, Flash Player, Microsoft Office, SEP, etc.) seems generally good.
  5. There are a profusion of fixes for directory services.

Update2: Mac OS 10.7.3 has a number of security updates, which are also available for Snow Leopard users in a separate security update. (thanks Julian)

Topics: Software, Apple, Operating Systems, Security

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  • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

    Any news on when they will fix the .local domain problems? Spent ages trying to get a new Mac added to our network.

    It just works, my a*se!
    wright_is
    • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

      @wright_is I haven't had any .local domain problems. What are they?
      StandardPerson
      • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

        @StandardPerson In Lion, you have to jump through several hoops, including editing a bunch of .plist files, disabling IPv6 and otherwise messing around in the terminal.

        It took a lot of searching. In the end, the Centrify tip, plus Scott Lowe's tip got it working.

        https://www.centrify.com/downloads/public/centrify-directcontrol-for-mac-local-domain-workaround.pdf

        http://blog.scottlowe.org/2006/01/04/mac-os-x-and-local-domains/
        wright_is
    • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

      @wright_is Here's a fix: http://simultaneouspancakes.com/Lessons/2004/12/26/fixing-the-local-problem-in-mac-os-x-103/ Hope it helps.
      themarty
    • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

      @wright_is . Improve binding and login speed for Active Directory users in a domain whose name ends in ???.local???

      From above.
      Snooki_smoosh_smoosh
      • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

        @Snooki_smoosh_smoosh That doesn't work. Apple messed up something badly with Lion. Tiger and Leopard were sometimes a pain to configure, but at least they worked afterwards, Lion breaks it so badly that you need to edit .plist and resolve files and a lot of terminal commands to change settings which don't have GUI equivalents.

        Afterwards, you are left with a partially broken Lion installation, but at least you can access your data.
        wright_is
  • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

    Very keen to see if this actually resolves the MacBook Pro wi-fi issues that are plaguing many MacBook owners!
    si.cruse@...
  • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

    Hmmm, read thru the whole list and saw NOTHING that would affect other than a few. 45 minutes to download on a fast machine10.6.8 ust worked! Haven't found ANYTHING that 10.7 IMPROVED. Just changes some social juveniles thought users were unable to do for themselves but preferred it that way.
    n781lc
    • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

      @n781lc I'm guessing that you've never left a bunch of apps open and restarted a Mac running Lion. With a full restart or power off/power on, Lion reopens almost all programs at startup.
      Champ_Kind
  • Until they fix

    The horrible performance and data destroying behavior of versions and autosave Lion is still DOA for me. Oh, and bring back all windows expos?? and grid layout for spaces.
    baggins_z
    • No surprise that Lion is commonly referred to as "Apple Vista"

      @baggins_z
      It is that bad.
      toddybottom_z
      • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

        @toddybottom_z

        Can you be more specific? I've been running Lion since it was in developer Beta and just don't seem to have any issues.
        gribittmep
      • That doesn't matter

        @gribittmep<br><i>I've been running Lion since it was in developer Beta and just don't seem to have any issues</i><br><br>People have been running Vista without issue, but it doesn't stop the naysayers.
        William Farrel
    • RE: Apple releases Mac OS 10.7.3 with Safari 5.1.3

      @baggins_z

      What applications are you having problems with? I personally have not seen any issues but that does not mean they do not exist.
      gribittmep