Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.7.3 & Safari 5.1.3

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Apple updated Mac OS X “Lion” to version 10.7.3 on Wednesday, an update that includes several bug fixes and changes to Lion’s Directory Services. The update also includes Safari 5.1.3, which itself includes bug fixes—the Safari update apparently requires Mac OS X 10.7.3, as it is not being offered as a separate download.

The patch notes for the update:

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

There are also several changes to Directory Services in the update, including:

  • 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

You can find the update in Software Update, where it is a 730.6MB download (don’t try and download it at Starbucks!).

The standalone download is 997.01MB, or you can download the combo updater, which is 1.2GB.

Mac OS X 10.7.3 Server is a 1GB download, while the combo updater for Lion Server is 1.34GB.

There is also an update for Server Admin Tools 10.7.3 that is a 202.59MB download.

Comments

palenoue

Did they do anything to make it perform better on older powerbooks?  I tried 10.7 when it came out and my three year old powerbook started running slowly, crashing at least twice a day and randomly slowing internet speeds down to zero for several minutes (and I tested to see where the problem was coming from).

Until I hear they addressed older powerbook problems I’m not updating.

jbruni

Until I hear they addressed older powerbook problems I?m not updating.

Really? Here is the link to the security content of the update.

geoduck

Really? Here is the link to the security content of the update.

Looks to me that most of those security updates will apply to 10.6.8 as well.

1stplacemacuser

Seems like I got both the 10.7.3 and the 5.1.3 in one download of 730.6MB.  (Ah, I can even remember the time when floppies held 750K!)

TedTedank0

5:06 PM:

Did they do anything to make it perform better on older powerbooks?  I tried 10.7 when it came out and my three year old powerbook started running slowly, crashing at least twice a day and randomly slowing internet speeds down to zero for several minutes (and I tested to see where the problem was coming from).

Until I hear they addressed older powerbook problems I?m not updating.

5:06 PM: 

Mac OS 10.7, Lion will not run on a PowerBook or any Mac with a PowerPC processor.  An Intel processor is required.  Apple Intel laptops began with the Mac Books and Mac Book Pros.

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