Apple releases Mountain Lion update to fix a few bugs

Apple has released the first update for OS X Mountain Lion today. The new update takes Mountain Lion users from OS X 10.8 to 10.8.1. With that update, which requires an update I’ll point out, fixes a few issues such as iMessage, Thunderbolt issues as well as battery life issues on MacBooks.

To get the update you can either wait for Apple to prompt you (normally takes a few days), or just click on the Apple in the menu up top and click on Check for Updates. When there, you’ll see a download available which is just shy of 25MB and will quickly install. I pointed out above the reboot just so you can be prepared if you are in the middle of work and don’t want to reboot just now.

As for the list of bug fixes:

The 10.8.1 update is recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users and includes general operating system fixes that improve the stability and compatibility of your Mac. The 10.8.1 update also includes fixes that:
– Resolve an issue that may cause Migration Assistant to unexpectedly quit
– Improve compatibility when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server in Mail
– Address an issue playing audio through a Thunderbolt display
– Resolve an issue that could prevent iMessages from being sent
– Address an issue that could cause the system to become unresponsive when using Pinyin input
– Resolve an issue when connecting to SMB servers with long names
– Address a issue that may prevent Safari from launching when using a Proxy Automatic Configuration (PAC) file
– Improve 802.1X authentication with Active Directory credentials.

As can be seen, nothing too exciting here although for those running MacBooks, reports of better battery life have been given although Apple [AAPL] doesn’t specifically state this on the change log above.

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