News Flush

Stuff that found its way into my inbox today:

Via pfig, 10.4.3 is out (Software Update lists it at 56.8MB):

The 10.4.3 Update delivers overall improved reliability and compatibility for Mac
OS X v10.4 and is recommended for all users.

It includes fixes for:

- AFP, SMB/CIFS, NFS and FTP network file services
- AirPort and Bluetooth wireless access
- Core Graphics, Core Audio, Core Image, and RAW camera support
- disc recording when creating and burning media
- .Mac sync services
- Spotlight indexing and searching
- Dashboard widgets: Dictionary, Flight Tracker, Stickies, and Unit Converter
- Address Book, AppleScript, Automator, Dictionary, Font Book, iCal, iSync, Mail,
   and Safari applications
- Disk Utility, Keychain Access, Migration Assistant, and Software Update
- compatibility with third party applications and devices
- previous standalone security updates

My favorite fix (right after the Acid2 support): "Addresses an issue in which high ASCII characters in a password could lead to a blue screen at startup, or prevent log in.". A blue screen? Oh boy.

I'm going to try it on my iBook first, just in case. More news: