Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update

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Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2009, 04:22
Category: Software

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Late Wednesday, Apple released Mac OS X 10.5.8, the latest version of the Mac OS X operating system. The new version, which varies in size per its download, offers the following fixes and changes:

* Upgrades Safari to version 4.0.2.
* Improves the accuracy of full history search in Safari 4.
* Resolves an issue in which certain resolutions might not appear in the Display pane in System Preferences.
* Dragging an Aperture image into Automator now invokes an Aperture action instead of incorrectly invoking an iPhoto action.
* Resolves an issue that could prevent importing of large photo and movie files from digital cameras.
* Improves overall Bluetooth reliability with external devices, USB webcams and printers.
* Addresses an issue that could cause extended startup times.
* Improves iCal reliability with MobileMe Sync and CalDav.
* Addresses data reliability issues with iDisk and MobileMe.
* Improves overall reliability with AFP.
* Improves overall reliability with Managed Client.
* Improves compatibility and reliability for joining AirPort networks.
* Improves Sync Service reliability.
* Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
* Improves compatibility with some external USB hard drives.
* Includes latest security fixes.

The Mac OS X 10.5.7 update is available via Mac OS X’s built-in Software Update feature and is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard. A combo updater, weighing in at a hefty 759 MB download, is also available for those upgrading from versions of Mac OS X 10.5.

If you’ve installed Mac OS X 10.5.8 and have any feedback to offer about it, let us know in the comments!

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3 Responses to “Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update”

  1. It took about 15 minutes to reboot after installing the update (new AL 13″ MacBook, new Mac mini, and 2008 AL model iMac). All used software update app.

  2. I upgraded my previous gen MBP 15 to 10.5.8 and all of sudden I'm having issues using my airport exress at home and the wireless network in my office. connection to either network is running really, really, slow. anyone else having this issue? a unibody macbook user in my office is doing just fine though….

  3. I upgraded my previous gen MBP 15 to 10.5.8 and all of sudden I'm having issues using my airport exress at home and the wireless network in my office. connection to either network is running really, really, slow. anyone else having this issue? a unibody macbook user in my office is doing just fine though….