Apple Releases Mac OSX 10.5.1

by Karthik on November 16, 2007 · 2 comments

software_update_logoWhoa! that was fast wasn’t it. Apple just released Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1 for the general public that fixes a lot of nagging problems with the initial release of Leopard. Mac OSX 10.5.1 comes out after about 20 days since the official launch. Considering the time Apple had in developing this update, it looks like a rock solid upgrade and improves the stability of Leopard comprehensively.

According to Apple, the update is recommended for all 10.5 users and the 110MB download includes ‘general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac’.

Most notably the fixed issues include issues with data loss when moving files, some firewall stuff, and some of the Time Machine problems. Actually the update includes quite a few improvements for both PowerPC and Intel-based Macs. Official list is after the jump.

AirPort

  • Allows password-protected accounts on AirPort Disks to show up on in the Finder’s Shared Sidebar.
  • Resolves an issue with saved passwords for wireless networks.

Back to My Mac

  • Improves the reliability of Back to My Mac-enabled Macs appearing in the Finder’s Shared Sidebar.
  • Improves compatibility with D-Link NAT gateways.

Disk utilities

  • Restores the functionality of the progress bar during permission repairs in Disk Utility.
  • Addresses an issue that could produce an alert when creating disk images using Disk Utility or Terminal.
  • Improves disk partitioning when multiple RAID sets are created on the same disk.

iCal

  • iCal alarms are now more reliably delivered via email.
  • Resolves an issue when inviting attendees via a CalDAV account.

Mail

  • Improves stability when resizing columns in the message viewer or switching between Stationery templates in email messages.
  • Addresses an issue in which attachments enclosed inside an HTML link may not be clickable in email messages.
  • Fixes an issue with email accounts added using the “Simple Setup” feature in which messages cannot be sent due to an SMTP connection failure.
  • Improves Smart Mailboxes compatibility with .Mac Sync, and addresses an issue with To Do’s disappearing when using Smart Mailboxes.
  • Resolves an issue with syncing Mail accounts with .Mac in which multiple On My Mac folders appear in the Mailbox pane.

Networking

  • Addresses an issue in which Microsoft Windows shared folders may be read-only when connected via SMB.

Printing

  • Resolves an issue in which user-selected values on Paper Feed PDE are reset to default while saving a custom preset.

Security, Firewall

  • Addresses a code signing issue; third-party applications can now run when included in the Application Firewall or when whitelisted in Parental Controls.
  • In Security preferences’ Firewall tab, the “Block All” option is now called “Allow Only essential services”
  • Includes recent Apple security updates.

System and Finder

  • Addresses a potential data loss issue when moving files across partitions in the Finder.
  • Resolves an issue with login after turning off FileVault for a specific user account.
  • Improves compatibility with Adobe Flash-based uploaders used by .Mac Web Gallery and certain other websites and applications.
  • Resolves a potential text drawing issue with certain Adobe Flash-based websites and applications.

Time Machine

  • Addresses formatting issues with certain drives used with Time Machine (specifically, single-partition MBR drives greater than 512 GB in size as well as NTFS drives of any size and partition scheme).
  • Resolves an issue in which files restored in Time Machine may be restored to the backup hierarchy rather than the folders to which they belong.

Check out Apple’s official release announcement for more info.

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munggur November 19, 2007 at 8:25 pm

That Mac OSX 10.5.1 is awesome. Yet, is it better to wait for 2008 to get final release of the OS. It is not practical for Mac user without fast internet connection to get that 110 MB file.

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