Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.7

Final update before Leopard gets covered in Snow?

Well, this is almost as exciting as if Snow Leopard had just launched… if Snow Leopard proves itself to be nothing more than a mildly useful array of performance tweaks and bug fixes (which it might).

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.5.7 and Leopard owners should be getting the update winged to them as we speak. If not choose Software Update from the Apple menu to manually go and get it. The size will vary from computer to computer (dare I say ‘PC to PC’ or hacked netbook to hacked netbook) depending on how up to date you keep your OS.

What does it do? Well, to please the completists amongst you here’s the official list:


  • 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.


  • Improves overall reliability with CalDav.
  • Improves reliability when automatically syncing with MobileMe.


  • Addresses reliability and sync issues with Notes.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the BCC field to populate incorrectly when redirecting a message from the Sent mailbox.

Parental Controls

  • Improves consistency with Parental Controls and application restrictions.
  • Addresses an issue in which time limits may not work properly with full-screen games and Fast User Switching.


  • Resolves an issue that may cause certain third-party printers to print to the incorrect paper tray.
  • Non-admin user accounts can now be allowed to add and remove printers by enabling Parental Controls and selecting “Can administer printers”.
  • Includes other printing reliability and stability improvements.

Thrilling no? No.

Heaven help me WWDC 2009 better bring something good…

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