Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update released with 39 changes

Mac OS X Leopard

Apple today released the sixth update to Mac OS X Leopard, making the version to 10.5.6. This update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard, it includes 39 different changes, improvements, and bug fixes, including fixes for Time Machine, syncing improvements, graphics performance improvements, AirPort connections reliability improvement, Mail, iChat, MobileMe, and a variety of other changes.

Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update includes fixes and improvements for both PowerPC and Intel-based Mac. For more detail about improvement on each component, please refer to About the Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update (Article: HT3194) and About the Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 Update for information on Mac OS X Server version.

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The 10.5.6 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.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3194.
For detailed information on security updates, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Mac OS X 10.5.6 also adds Trackpad System Preference pane for Apple notebooks released before recent MacBook and MacBook Pro release (late 2008 models).

Trackpad in Mac OS X 10.5.6 System Preferences

The four fingers controls for Exposé and Switch Applications are not available on MacBook family released before recent late 2008 release. October 2008's release of new MacBook and MacBook Pro come with Trackpad System Preferences pane and four fingers controls.

Trackpad settings on Mac OS X 10.5.6 (on older version of MacBook Pro)

Mac OS X LeopardFor details and to download the updates,
Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update (316MB)
Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update (668MB, combo)
Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 Update (469MB)
Mac OS X Server 10.5.6 Update (729MB, combo)

Updating from Software Update may be less in file size.

Apple also releases Security Update 2008-008 for Mac OS X Tiger (v.10.4.11) today. Security Update 2008-008 for Mac OS X Leopard is included in this Mac OS X 10.5.6 Update.

Apple released Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard on 26 October 2007, the first update was released in mid November 2007, the second update was released in mid February 2008, followed by Mac OS X 10.5.3 in late May, Mac OS X 10.5.4 in late June, and Mac OS X 10.5.5 in mid September. Leopard is packed with over 300 new features, installs easily, and works with the software and accessories users already have.

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Posted by Antony at December 15, 2008 3:21 PM

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