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.