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I was just installing the Garage Band update on my Mac mini, when lo and behold, upon checking again at completion for updates, the 10.5.8 cumulative update appeared. I’ve yet to update my mini to 10.5.7, because of reported issues with outputting to 720p resolution, which […]

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I was just installing the Garage Band update on my Mac mini, when lo and behold, upon checking again at completion for updates, the 10.5.8 cumulative update appeared.

I’ve yet to update my mini to 10.5.7, because of reported issues with outputting to 720p resolution, which is the resolution of the TV I have it connected to. 10.5.8 appears to fix display resolution issues, as stated in the update description itself.

It also claims to bring the usual bug fixes and security enhancements we’ve come to expect from incremental updates, in addition to solutions for AirPort connectivity and reliability issues, Bluetooth connectivity problems, and sluggish startup times. My iMac has had some AirPort hiccups from time to time, which I’ve actually just learned to live with, but hopefully 10.5.8 gets rid of even those minor annoyances.

It’s available now via Software Update, and you can read more about it at this Apple Support article.

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  1. Apfelmag.com ….read it! Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    [Apple] MAC OSX 10.5.8 ist da!…

    Apple hat soeben das Mac OS-X Update in Version 10.5.8 veröffentlicht. ThatsMacster twitterte diese News als erstes für mich lesend über das Netz. Einige Bugs wurden behoben. Das Update ist 165MB groß und kann über die “Aktualisierungs Funktion…..

  2. Andrew Bednarz Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    Oh yay, the screen resolution and bluetooth drops outs have been bugging me. What a nice suprise to wake up to on a thursday morning (here in Aus.)

  3. Darrell Etherington Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    Just to confirm for everyone, I installed the update on my mini and my iMac and so far, so good. Resolution is definitely fixed on the mini.

  4. I have the same problemo as the first comment

  5. Bradley Greene Wednesday, August 5, 2009

    so now i have 1280×720 back but the image doesnt fit my phillips 32″ lcd tv…. going back to 10.5.6… ugh

  6. Nope – still hasn’t fixed my display issues – same as above Philips 32″ LCD TV – I had been waiting for Apple to fix this and low and behold – they haven’t!

  7. Andrew Bednarz Saturday, August 8, 2009

    I can now confirm that 10.5.8 has fixed the two issues I’ve had with 10.5.7 – namely bluetooth mouse connectivity issues on my MBP and tv HDMI resolution missing on my mac mini. Yay.

  8. I have just gone through the headache of finding my Leopard disc (job in itself) and restoring my install since 10.5.hate bombed my iMac out completely… would not boot in at all!!! Will wait and see if 10.5.9 comes out in the next couple of days…

  9. I’ve updated to 10.5.8, everything seems to be ok until I plug my Wacom tablet. After a few minutes of using it w/ Photoshop, my keyboard becomes unusable. Mouse works no app seems to lockup. I have to reboot to get keyboard functionality. I’ve done updates on Photoshop, Wacom driver and reset PRAM. None have fixed the issue.

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks

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