Mac OS X 10.5.8 released

Not too long ago, Apple released their update for Leopard, bringing it up to version 10.5.7. This update brought many bug fixes and optimizations, as there's no point adding new features with Snow Leopard on the horizon. Whilst the Apple community expected this to be the last update before the aforementioned operating system release, the Cupertino based computer company suddenly began distributing builds of a new patch, 10.5.8. Today, however, Apple has quietly added the final product to Software Update, making it available to all Leopard users.

The patch notes state the following:

The 10.5.8 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, as well as specific fixes for:
compatibility and reliability issues when joining AirPort networks.
an issue that could cause some monitor resolutions to no longer appear in Displays System Preferences.
issues that may affect Bluetooth reliability.
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3606.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

If you're not one for Software Update, we've included download links below. Let us know how the update goes!

Download: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Update
Download: Mac OS X 10.5.8 Combo Update
Download: Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 Update
Download: Mac OS X Server 10.5.8 Combo Update

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kaldato said,
As explained here :Wireless problem
it seem that this update bug the airport.

Do you guys have some problems after updating?

I haven't, and I rely on wireless daily. I hardly ever connect my MBP via ethernet.

kaldato said,
Hi,
what's the difference between combo and standard update?

Combo includes all prior updates also. If you are up to date just download standard.

You know, comments should be disabled for articles like this, because no one here seems to have the mental capacity to post something constructive these days.

what said,
You know, comments should be disabled for articles like this, because no one here seems to have the mental capacity to post something constructive these days.

+1

wow the combo update is 759 MB... and people complain about MS's windows service packs being big at 300MB..... (yes im aware its a "combo" update... the standard one alone is 274MB... heck MS can make Vista SP2 with 5 language packs about that same size....)...

bandwidth cap alert for users with a cap!

I noticed that :P You have a bandwith cap and you're going to eat it up quickly :/

Hey let's download this with my 3G dongle, where they charge me extra when I exceed my allowance :D

Doesn't it download itself in the background too?

After applying this, my machine now shuts down quicker than it did.

neufuse said,
(yes im aware its a "combo" update... the standard one alone is 274MB... heck MS can make Vista SP2 with 5 language packs about that same size....)...

Good for Microsoft. This updates includes all 18 languages Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard has been translated in...

Which makes me think... if Snow Leopard has become so small, I believe these combo updates will also be a lot smaller when they're released. It's languages that took the most part of the storage in applications, remember all those nib files... I can't wait to see what happens.

Usually, you don't download the Combo update, unless you're a company and want to unleash it to multiple computers that are 2 releases back at least.

neufuse said,
wow the combo update is 759 MB... and people complain about MS's windows service packs being big at 300MB..... (yes im aware its a "combo" update... the standard one alone is 274MB... heck MS can make Vista SP2 with 5 language packs about that same size....)...

bandwidth cap alert for users with a cap!

It was only 100MB for my Mac. Also the standalone 274MB one includes stuff for all Macs and 18 languages. The one for my machine specifically was nice and small and delivered through Software update.

I remember when Apple released Safari, Jobs said it was "elegant", as compared with IE6...
Well, Google Chrome has been out for almost a year now and Safari has had a major upgrade. I wonder why Safari doesn't look as "elegant" as Chrome...

.Neo said,
Especially when applying those amazing Chrome themes Google just released! It really redefines elegance.

It's almost as if Google used one of those MySpace theme things for Chrome. I can't wait to see the themes in Chrome OS.

I'm surprised at the lack of service pack comments now that one is released! Oh wait, those are saved for Snow Leopard to be unleashed in fury when that's out. :S

ahhell said,
Apple releases this the day before Win7 because legally available.

SHOCKING.


What has a regular system maintenance update to do with Windows 7's release?

ahhell said,
Apple releases this the day before Win7 because legally available.

SHOCKING.

You've single handedly foiled Apple's plot of luring all potential Windows 7 customers. All of them were going to drop everything Windows and jump to the Mac because Apple released an update to Leopard. You ruined it all.

NeoTrunks said,

You've single handedly foiled Apple's plot of luring all potential Windows 7 customers. All of them were going to drop everything Windows and jump to the Mac because Apple released an update to Leopard. You ruined it all.

And they would have gotten away with it if it wasn't for those darn kids...!

ahhell said,
Apple releases this the day before Win7 because legally available.

SHOCKING.


lmao, I don't think that's why... Look for Snow Leopard timing compared to the general availability of Windows 7 for that

dead.cell said,
Actually, Windows is made of win. Get it? Windows?

macs:scam

Playing with words is fun.


At least the Neowin population is often still at that stage.

Strike X said,
Why this news here??

Why is this comment here?
This is neowin, not neowhine :P
Instead of whining, you should rather work on improving your English.

Downloaded and Installed. So far haven't noticed any major changes. They changed the iDisk icon from Purple to Blue just like in Snow Leopard.

leo221 said,
come on, apple's stuff are perfect. there's no need of patches

You win the prize of the person who said this for the 1 000 000 000 th time. Congratulations to you!

virtorio said,
One of the Apple users' favorite catch-phrases.

And Microsoft users, if it's about IE. Mozilla fans if it's about Firefox, etc.

Jugalator said,
And Microsoft users, if it's about IE. Mozilla fans if it's about Firefox, etc.

Really? Never seen anyone claim Firefox is faster after installing an update for their operating system.

virtorio said,
Really? Never seen anyone claim Firefox is faster after installing an update for their operating system.

Not sure I've seen anyone say it about IE either, after a patch.