Apple is working hard to deliver the next Mac OS X system update for Tiger.

Developers report that an initial pre-release build of Mac OS X 10.4.8 has begun circulating. The release is described as a maintenance and bug fix update.

AppleInsider claims the software offers stability and performance improvements, and enhances AFP, DVD Player, iCal, iPhoto, Mail and Safari.

Fonts, graphics, modem usage, networking, Rosetta emulation and printing fixes have also been reported in the software.