Apple Releases Update to Mac OS X 10.5.7

Just as Windows Vista has its second Service Pack (it’s gone gold and should release soon), those of the Mac camp have a brand new update to download to bring their OS X installations to a whole new number.

Apple today released an update to bring Leopard to 10.5.7 – what many believe to be the last major update before the release of Snow Leopard.

Apple lists the following as general fixes and improvements:

  • Includes latest security fixes.
  • Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
  • Improves performance of video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics.
  • Resolves an issue with Dvorak keyboard layout in Mac OS X 10.5.6.
  • Improves the reliability and accuracy of Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather and Movies Dashboard widgets.
  • Addresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into Gmail.
  • Improves reliability when syncing contacts with Yahoo!.
  • Expansion Slot Utility for Mac Pro now reports the correct PCIe slot configuration.
  • Improves network performance when connected to certain Ethernet switches that have Flow Control enabled.
  • Improves stability for network home directories hosted by Mac OS X Server v10.4.
  • Improves Finder search results for network volumes that may not support Spotlight searching, such as Mac OS X Server v10.4, Time Capsule, and third-party AFP servers.
  • Includes several improvements to Directory Service and Client Management, which are described in the About Mac OS X Server 10.5.7 Update article.

There are also other fixes for iCal, Mail, Parental Controls and Printing. Check out the full list here.

If you have a Mac running 10.5, you can get the update from Software Update or you can download them separately from Apple’s Support Downloads. The base update from 10.5.6 will run 442 MB.

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  • cadder
    According to Apple commercials on TV, Apple computers do not require updates to their operating systems.
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  • ag3nt smith
    Ok...

    Includes latest security fixes.
    > I thought they didn't need security fixes? I thought Macs were the PERFECT creation ever!
    Improves the reliability and accuracy of Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather and Movies Dashboard widgets.
    > What kind of OS can't do math or read stocks or maps?
    Improves reliability when syncing contacts with Yahoo!.
    > Reliability? So Macs crash?
    Expansion Slot Utility for Mac Pro now reports the correct PCIe slot configuration.
    > Sounds like a bad hardware issue to me.

    I'll stick with my W7 RC until Apple 'creates' the real 'perfect' creation.
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  • acecombat
    Marcus YamImproves performance of video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics.


    So Macs can finally render a mouse cursor smoothly?? Looks like everything is coming up apple
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  • cadder
    According to Apple commercials on TV, Apple computers do not require updates to their operating systems.
    17
  • norbs
    acecombatSo Macs can finally render a mouse cursor smoothly?? Looks like everything is coming up apple

    lol tho whole OS looks more fluid then any MS os as it is, it's just making it better...
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