About the Mac OS X 10.4.11 Update

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The Mac OS X 10.4.11 Update updates Mac OS X Tiger (versions 10.4 through 10.4.10) to version 10.4.11.

Important: Please read before installing

  • You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you've modified the operating system through other means. (This does not apply to normal application software installation.)

  • The installation process should not be interrupted. If a power outage or other interruption occurs during installation, use the standalone installer (see below) from Apple Downloads to update.

  • It is recommended that you backup your computer prior to installing any updates.

  • If issues occur during installation--for example, Software Update quits unexpectedly--please see this article.


To update to Mac OS X 10.4.11, use Software Update or the standalone installer. You only need to use one of these methods to update your computer.

Software Update

Software Update, located in the Apple menu, will automatically check for the latest Apple software using the Internet. (Software Update might have linked you to this article to learn more about the update.) If your computer is not up to date, software updates for your computer will appear that you can install. Note that an update's size may vary from computer to computer when installed using Software Update. Also, some updates must be installed prior to others, so you should run Software Update more than once to make sure you have all available updates.

Standalone installer

Download the update installer and run it manually. This a useful option when you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once. These versions of the standalone installer are available from Apple Downloads.

What's included?

The following modifications are included in this update:

Includes Safari 3 PowerPC, Intel Internet
Adds RAW image decoding support for the following cameras: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50, Leica V-Lux 1, Olympus E-400, Olympus EVOLT E410, Olympus EVOLT E510, Canon EOS 40D
PowerPC, Intel Third-party
Improves compatibility when using OpenType fonts in QuarkXPress
PowerPC, Intel Third-party

Improves reliability when running VMWARE's Fusion

Intel Third-party
Improves support for using Image Capture to import pictures taken on your iPhone

PowerPC, Intel iPhone
Improves syncing between iPhone and Yahoo! address books

PowerPC, Intel iPhone
Addresses an issue copying files from a Mac OS 9 AFP sharepoint
PowerPC, Intel Networking
Improved reliability advertising an AFP sharepoint over Bonjour
PowerPC, Intel Networking
Addresses an issue which could prevent the use of port mapping when sharing your Mac's internet connection
PowerPC, Intel Networking
Improves reliability when trying to authenticate to an AFP share using Kerberos
Intel Networking
Improves compatibility with third-party wireless wide-area network devices

Intel Networking
Improves reliability when mounting external USB hard drives.
Intel USB
Adds support for Microsoft Presenter Mouse 8000
PowerPC, Intel Bluetooth
Addresses an issue in which selecting two rows of album art within the iTunes artwork Screen Saver may cause System Preferences to unexpectedly quit
PowerPC, Intel Other
Includes updated Daylight Saving Time information for customers in Australia, New Zealand, and the United States state of Indiana
PowerPC, Intel Other
Allows the use of the special keys on aluminum Apple Keyboards to control Aperture slideshows
PowerPC, Intel Other
Addresses an issue in which help content for some applications may be displayed in English when using the computer in another Mac OS X language
Intel Other
Addresses issues with certain Apple Dashboard widgets: Unit Converter, Calculator, Stocks PowerPC, Intel Other
Includes recent Apple security updates PowerPC, Intel Other

Combo updates: The combo update delivers many improvements. It includes modifications delivered above as well as these previous Mac OS X 10.4.x updates.

Important: Information about products not manufactured by Apple is provided for information purposes only and does not constitute Apple's recommendation or endorsement. Please contact the vendor for additional information.

Published Date: Oct 10, 2016