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Apple Announces OS X 10.7.3 Update for Lion

According to Macrumors, the Cupertino-based tech giant has released an updated version to its operating system for Mac computers, dubbed OS X Lion 10.7.3. The updated version is launched with support for many new languages and also addresses many bugs. The latest version also includes Safari 5.1.3, an updated version of the Apple’s web browser.

Following is given a description of improvements and additions made in OX X LION v 10.7.3:

  • 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 camerasDirectory Services
  • 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

The update can be taken direct from running Software Update on your Mac, or you can download it manually from here. However, the users who are keen to know more about the update, they can read the full release note here.

Apple has not just updated its standard version of its OS X Lion OS, but it has also updated its OS X Server edition as well as Server Admin Tools to 10.7.3. The Cupertino-based tech has also announced an update to its Remote Desktop Client to 3.5.2.

However, all these updates vary in depth, depending on the improvements and additions they received. For instance, the Lion Server edition gets the most, such as fixes pushed for regular Lion.

As for OS X Lion Update 10.7.3 (Server), it receives some general bug fixes that improve the stability, compatibility, migration and security of your server and enhancements of the various services and apps. A full list of enhancements can be seen here. Similarly, Remote Desktop Client update addresses couple of fixes.

As far as Snow Leopard, Apple has released a security update for them as well, including couple of fixes released with OS X Lion 10.7.3. Click the links for regular version and server edition.

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