Apple Ships OS X 10.5.3

ScreenshotToday Apple released another free minor update for users of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”. Depending on which version you’re coming from, it weighs in at somewhere in the 200 to 400MB range, which is pretty frightening for something that’s mostly fixes rather than new features. It will take a few days for people to figure out what’s significant here, but the release notes do indicate some fairly major changes. I for one am hoping that the fixes to Airport and Time Machine for Time Capsule users get rid of some of the lingering issues that I’ve seen in that area.

As with other OS X updates, you can grab it by choosing “Software Update” from the system menu, or just wait for it to show up the next time your system automatically checks for updates. On my laptop, the installation was painless – but Apple suggests that you back up prior to installing the update, which is generally good advice.

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