AppleInsider reports that Apple will release a second update to version 10.4 of Mac OS X (popularly known as "Tiger"). Tiger was released a little over a month ago.

Already sources say the current build of Mac OS X 10.4.2 includes well over two-dozen new bug fixes to Tiger, in addition to those delivered in the mid-May release of Mac OS X 10.4.1. Some of these fixes pertain to new user accounts not showing up properly in the system, issues with smartcards not functioning in certain situations, and blank media failing to mount.

Apple is also reportedly working on a fix for users who saw their modems crippled by the release of Tiger. Meanwhile, several additional fixes target .Mac notification, iDisk functionality, Weather widget crashes, and video conferencing frame rates.

Considering the general lack of actual new features (cosmetic changes do not count) in Tiger, it is surprising that there seem to be so many problems. Nobody seems to be saying this, but I would like to note that a certain company in Redmond had released a version of their operating system that required them to make two major updates in less than a month, certain elements on the Internet would be having a field day.