In the wee hours of the morning, Apple released OS X 10.8.1, the first update to OS X Mountain Lion. The update doesn't provide any new features. Instead, it concentrates on fixing bugs that got past the developers and Apple's beta testing process. The bugs have been the source of more than a few complaints among Mac users.
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- Resolves an issue that may cause Migration Assistant to unexpectedly quit
- Improves compatibility when connecting to a Microsoft Exchange server in Mail
- Addresses an issue when playing audio through a Thunderbolt display
- Resolves an issue that can prevent iMessages from being sent
- Addresses an issue that can cause the system to become unresponsive when using Pinyin input
- Resolves an issue when connecting to SMB servers with long names
- Addresses an issue that may prevent Safari from launching when using a PAC (Proxy Automatic Configuration) file
- Improves 802.1X authentication with Active Directory credentials
The update is available through the Software Update service, located under the Apple menu. You can also access it by launching the Mac App Store and selecting the Updates tab.