After spending the last couple of months in the testing stage, the third update to Mac OS X Lion has finally been released to the public through Apple Software Update. OS X 10.7.3 is a recommended update for all Lion users and features a small number of tweaks and fixes aimed at smoothing out those niggling creases in Apple’s core operating system.
Apart from Safari 5.1.3, the update has provided support for more languages in Lion (including Catalan, Greek, Thai and Ukrainian), fixed a graphics performance issue in iMacs that utilise ATI graphics and sorted out a couple of other issues, such as WiFi connection issues and smart card authentication issues. OS X 10.7.3 also fixes “compatibility issues with Windows file sharing” (some Apple users have been waiting for pretty much since Windows came about) and adds RAW image support for a select handful of digital cameras.
Apple also quietly released a security update for any users still on Snow Leopard, although the change list for this has not yet been published.
To grab the new version of Lion then head over to Software Update where it should be ready and waiting for you. Always remember to back up your machine before updating should anything go pear-shaped, however!
The full change log is available on Apple’s website here.