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There was a lot of buzz that it might come today, and it has. Apple just released Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.7 for download via Software Update. As one, let us install and restart our computers. Maybe the Internet will pause for a second in our […]

software-updateThere was a lot of buzz that it might come today, and it has. Apple just released Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.7 for download via Software Update. As one, let us install and restart our computers. Maybe the Internet will pause for a second in our absence.

Here are some highlights from the new release:

  • Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
  • Improves performance of video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics.
  • 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.
  • 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.

For a complete list of fixes and enhancements, check out Apple’s official support article detailing the release. As always, let us know if the update brings any unpleasant surprises.

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  1. I’ll be waiting a bit before I download this… always seems like there’s a few bugs to work out.

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  2. Good update, i apply in my macbook pro unibody now :)

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  3. “Addresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into Gmail”. Anybody has an idea what the situation was or is?

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  4. I wasn’t able to download the update this afternoon. Kept getting checksum errors stating the download file had been changed since signed.

    Giving it another try tonight… I haven’t been able to sync notes with my iPhone since beta 4 and am looking forward to having that functionality back :)

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  5. I’ve got it going on my Macbook and iMac. Haven’t tried notes syncing with iPhone beta 5 yet, but OS X finally recognizes my Windows partition with Win 7 installed in Startup Disk prefpane, which is awesome. Good update.

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  6. Seeing on Twitter that 10.5.7 might break USB audio. Let us know if that’s happened to you, too.

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  7. Craig Elliott Wednesday, May 13, 2009

    Can’t seem to download 10.5.7. Digital something has been altered after signed by apple. I think I will wait until they work out the bugs. It seems a lot of people have been having problems with this already. When upgraded to 10.5.6 I got a tun of repair permission issues. My Imac seems fine so I will drive on. AND BACK UP!

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  8. 10.5.7 Updater and Combo Updater both produce a non-sleep condition on closing my Macbook Pro 17. System freezes upon opening; requiring a restart. May need to go back to 10.5.6….

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  9. @Catmanrog My Black plastic Macbook is successfully sleeping on lid close, though it seems to be taking a lot longer to do so.

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  10. Here’s more troubling news about 10.5.7 from VMware: http://www.macworld.com/article/140609/2009/05/fusion.html

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