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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 3:51 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.5 Reply with quote

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.5
Monday, September 15, 2008
Posted by: Fran

Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update via its Software Update utility and on the Web. According to the company, the 10.5.5 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac. This includes the following improvements:

General
- Includes recent Apple security updates.
- Addresses stability issues with video playback, processor core idling, and remote disc sharing for MacBook Air.
- Addresses an issue in which some Macs could unexpectedly power on at the same time each day.
- Resolves a stability issue in TextEdit that could be found when accessing the color palette.
- Improves Spotlight indexing performance.
- Fixes an issue in which contacts might not sync properly with PalmOS-based devices.
- Improves iPhone sync reliability with iCal and Address Book.
- Includes improvements to Active Directory.
- Improves Speech Dictionary.
- Fixes Kerberos authentication issues for Mac OS X 10.5 clients that connect to certain Samba servers, such as Mac OS X Server version 10.4.
- Includes extensive graphics enhancements.

Address Book
- Addresses stability issues that may occur when creating a Smart Group.
- Resolves a printing issue with address cards containing information that spans more than one page.

Disk Utility and Directory Utility
- Improves reliability when rebuilding a software mirror RAID volume in Disk Utility.
- Improves reliability of server status displayed in Directory Utility.

iCal
- Updates iCal to more accurately handle repeating events.
- Improves performance when choosing meeting attendees.
- Resolves an issue in which the "Refresh All" option may be dimmed ("grayed out") in the contextual menu for certain calendars.
- Fixes issues with read-only calendars.
- Addresses an issue that prevents an invitee from moving an event to a different calendar.
-Resolves an issue with syncing published calendars.

Mail
- Addresses performance issues related to displaying IMAP messages.
- Resolves an issue with SMTP settings for AIM, Compuserve, Hanmail, Yahoo!, and Time Warner Road Runner email accounts.
- Addresses stability issues that may occur when dragging a file to the Mail icon in the Dock.
- Addresses an issue with the "Organized by Thread" view in which the date does not appear when the thread is collapsed.
- Resolves an issue in which RSS feeds could temporarily disappear from the sidebar.
- Improves Mail robustness when sending messages.
- Improves reliability when saving drafts that have attachments.

MobileMe
- Improves overall sync reliability.
- Improves Back to My Mac reliability.

Time Machine
- Time Machine can now back up iPhone backups that are on your Mac, as well as other items in ~/Library/Application Support.
- Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.
- Addresses performance issues that may affect initial and in-progress backups.
- Fixes an issue in which an incorrect alert message could appear stating that a backup volume does not have enough free space.

The Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update weighs in at 316MB, and requires Mac OS X 10.5.4 or later. A Combo update for Mac OS X 10.5.5 is also available here.



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No trouble here. Everything seems to be running smoothly so far.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope this means that some new Macs are coming out tomorrow.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problems to report here. I think everything dealing with Time Machine feels faster. That might be in my head though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could be wrong, but I thought there were rumors about Safari 4 being released with 10.5.5. What happened? I was looking forward to it coming out. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fazzy wrote:
I hope this means that some new Macs are coming out tomorrow.

Any reason you would assume that?

SlipperyRock wrote:
I could be wrong, but I thought there were rumors about Safari 4 being released with 10.5.5. What happened? I was looking forward to it coming out.

Safari 4 is being released with Mac OS 10.6. If you scout around you can quite easily download the developers preview of it.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just installed the 10.5.5 update on my G4 Mac mini, but I'm going to hold off on updating the other two. At least until the next iTunes update comes out. Everything is just working so well together. I'm also having fun playing with my new toy. Who has the time? Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.5 Reply with quote

admin wrote:
- Includes extensive graphics enhancements.

I wonder if that includes specific enhancments for the Intel 950 and x3100? It would be nice to have some for Leopard.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

trustory wrote:
Any reason you would assume that?


Well.... I found this string in the update. "N4" = "New+Macs+Tomorrow.091608" Wink

It's just wishful thinking on my part. I have been waiting for a Mac mini update for the last three months or so. My G4 iMac finally went up and died on me.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Installed and running great. Very Happy

And hey now, the combo update is up to 601MB. That's really getting up there.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The update was around 150mb for me, did a double restart as well but all seems to be working well.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I installed the big combo update on my Intel iMac after first repairing permissions. Everything seems fine except for one small thing. The Sync menubar item didn't work at first, and when I went to sync mobile me manually from the preference pane, it encountered a problem with the iCal portion of the sync. The sync of my addressbook also took a long time, but it was apparently OK. After doing the sync, my menubar sync works again, and a retry synced my calendar.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep getting the following on a permissions repair:

Warning: SUID file "System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/OwnerGroupTool" has been modified and will not be repaired.
Warning: SUID file "usr/bin/lppasswd" has been modified and will not be repaired.

Apple says it is a non-issue but, it is annoying nonetheless. Anyone else have this?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several people reported it on MacNN.com. At least one said it went away when they subsequently ran the combo installer. That's why I never do a system update from the Software Updater. You might want to try that combo and see what happens.
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Fox wrote:
Several people reported it on MacNN.com. At least one said it went away when they subsequently ran the combo installer. That's why I never do a system update from the Software Updater. You might want to try that combo and see what happens.


You are correct. It went away. The thing is, I knew better. This is the first update I have done through Software Update since about 10.4.1. I guess my excuse is my MacBook is less than a month old and I'm still a little "over-eager". Many thanks for the info.
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