Mac OS X Tiger

Mac OS X Tiger
Version of Mac OS X
Mac OS X Tiger logo.svg
CodenameMerlot (PPC)
Chardonay (Intel)
Preliminary name
ArchitecturePPC, PPC64, i386
Latest build8S525
Release date2005-04-29
Support end2009-09-04
Mac OS X Panther
Replaced by
Mac OS X Leopard

Mac OS X Tiger, or Mac OS X 10.4, is the fifth major release of Mac OS X that was released on 29 April 2005. It was first announced on 28 June 2004 at WWDC. It introduced 64-bit support for Unix binaries (excluding the Mac OS X API) and was the first version of Mac OS X to support Intel x86 processors. It was the last version to support PowerPC G3 processors and below (603/604 only via kernel patching) and the last version to ship with Internet Explorer as an optional component.

Early Tiger versions, including all boxed retail releases, only supported PowerPC processors. The first available build to support Intel is build 8B1025, which was pre-installed on the original transition kit. After the introduction of the first proper Intel Macs, the client version of Tiger for Intel was only included with Mac hardware that required it and no boxed retail versions of it exist. However, the Universal Server Edition, which was compatible with both Intel and PowerPC, did have a boxed release.

New features and changes[edit | edit source]

  • Spotlight, a search feature included in the menu bar and Finder.
  • The Dashboard, a collection of widgets for the Desktop, has been introduced. It is comparable to the gadgets of Windows Sidebar and Desktop Gadget Gallery.
  • Automator, which can be used to create automated actions.
  • A feature comparable with Windows Media Center, called Front Row.[a]
  • Photo Booth, an application for taking photos and videos with the iSight camera.[b]
  • Safari 2, which added private browsing and support for viewing RSS feeds.
  • iChat 3, which adds support for up to four participants in a video conference and ten participants in an audio conference.
  • Built-in Dictionary/Thesaurus application.

List of known builds[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]

Updates[edit | edit source]

10.4.1[edit | edit source]

Confirmed build 8B9

10.4.2[edit | edit source]

10.4.3[edit | edit source]

Confirmed build 8F8

10.4.4[edit | edit source]

Confirmed build 8G7
Confirmed build 8G9

10.4.5[edit | edit source]

Confirmed build 8H3
Confirmed build 8H5
Confirmed build 8H9

10.4.6[edit | edit source]

10.4.7[edit | edit source]

10.4.8[edit | edit source]

10.4.9[edit | edit source]

10.4.10[edit | edit source]

10.4.11[edit | edit source]

Security Updates[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 10.4.2 for the iMac G5 (iSight) and future models.
  2. 10.4.2 for Macs with an iSight camera.