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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.5.7
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 4:15 PM EST
Posted by: Brian

Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update via its Software Update utility and on the Web. According to the company, the 10.5.7 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. So here's what's new and improved:


  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.

The Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update weighs in at 442MB and requires Mac OS X 10.5.6. A Combo update for Mac OS X 10.5.7 is also available here. It weighs in at 729MB.

[Update:] Apple also released the Safari 4 Public Beta Security Update and Safari 3.2.3 for Leopard, Tiger and Windows. According to the company, these updates are recommended for all Safari users and include the latest security updates.

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