What's New - Nov 21, 2007

By: Benjamin D Martin - Revised: 2008-01-10 richard

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What's new for the Mac in the previous month:
  • General issues, workarounds and fixes
  • New Software and hardware
  • Software and hardware updates/patches
  • Apple Inc. related news


  1. Leopard Dock
  2. OS X Client 10.5.1
  3. OS X Server 10.5.1
  4. OS X Client 10.4.11
  5. OS X Server 10.4.11
  6. Aluminum iMac Freeze
  7. German iPhone Legal Issues
  8. Non Leopard Apps
  9. Utah's Apple Store
  10. Apple Retail News

Leopard Dock

One of the big visual complaints that has plagued Leopard is the new dock ...

Luckily you have a plethora of options:
Or you can just have the side style dock (which I find sufficient and unobtrusive)
  • In terminal type:
    • defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES
    • killall Dock

OS X Client 10.5.1

  • Airport 802.1x issues; saved passwords etc.
    • My laptop continues to have issues even after the patch
  • Firewall security updates; code signing of third party applications; rewording of firewall settings
  • The highly publicized Finder data loss bug fixed
  • The not so highly publicized "core data" data loss bug still at large ...

OS X Server 10.5.1

  • Open Directory
    • Added non-ASCII username support
    • Addressed intermittent password server errors
  • Netboot
    • Addresses issue in which 10.5.x-based software images could lead to unresponsive net boot clients
  • SMB File Service
    • Addressed issue in which Windows clients misinterpret ACL settings

OS X Client 10.4.11

  • Includes Safari 3
  • Improves VMWARE Fusion support
  • Improves USB hard drive / flash drive support
  • Improved AFP Bonjour support
  • Improved AFP Kerberos support

OS X Server 10.4.11

  • Membership issues for users in > 16 groups
  • Registering servers on the local network via Bonjour
  • ACL access using chmod
  • Memory panic bug for 2GB and 4GB configurations

Aluminum iMac Freeze

German iPhone Legal Issues

  • Germany's legal system granted a preliminary injunction against T-Mobile
    • Exclusive contracts a no-go in Germany
    • Phones must be allowed to be unlocked and unlocked versions must be available
    • T-Mobile will sell unlocked iPhones for: $1,470
  • http://www.appleinsider.com/

Non Leopard Apps

Average Q3 2007 Apple Store Revenues

Utah's Apple Store

Retail News

  • New online Apple store: Mexico and Portugal
  • Third San Francisco store to open on black friday
  • Warner Music chief Edgar Bronfman has a change of heart ... and praises apple?
  • This and more ... http://www.appleinsider.com/