Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update
Article by George Norman
On 06 Aug 2009
Following in the footsteps of the Mac OS X 10.5.7 update, Apple has released Mac OS X version 10.5.8 as an update that is meant to make the operating system a more stable, compatible and safe platform. Apple advised all customers that are currently using Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to upgrade to this latest version.

You can grab it as a standalone download (check the link at the bottom) or you can grab it via Software Update. Just select “Software Update” in the “Apple” menu – just make sure not to interrupt the update process once it starts. The Mac OS X 10.5.8 update applies to: AirPort, Bluetooth, Mac OS X 10.5, Safari 4 (Mac OS X 10.5), iCal 3.x, MobileMe iDisk, Mac OS X 10.5.8 , Mac OS X v10.5.1, v10.5.2, v10.5.3, v10.5.4, v10.5.5, v10.5.6, v10.5.7


Please note that Mac OS X 10.5.8 will upgrade your Safari browser to version 4.0.2. This includes Safari 3 users.

According to Apple, the Mac OS X is meant to address a few core issues, like compatibility and reliability issues when joining AirPort Networks, Bluetooth reliability issues and monitor resolutions performing a vanishing act in Displays System Preferences issue. A closer look at what it is included in the update revels that Mac OS X 10.5.8 comes with the following:

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.

If you would like to get Mac OS X 10.5.8, a download location is available here.

Update: Check out the security side of the update

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