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Mac OS X 10.5.6 update may be coming soon

updated 11:25 pm EST, Thu December 11, 2008

Mac OS X update soon

Apple is reportedly polishing the last details for its Mac OS X 10.5.6 update, suggesting that a public release may be imminent, according to Apple Insider. Developers were provided with build 9G55 on Wednesday, less than a week after receiving build 9G52. Sources have claimed that the two builds do not include any noticeable differences, which could indicate that the formal release is right around the corner. Other sources reported that Mac OS X 10.5.6 Server now parallels the client software, with both now sharing the same build number.

The upcoming OS X update will likely address problems with MobileMe, Time Machine and Mail, with over 100 improvements overall. MobileMe should offer improved syncing when used on notebooks or high-lag networks. Time Machine reliability should also be improved, with the ability to detect conditions which could corrupt a Time Machine image, along with automatic ejection of an AFP volume before the image can be affected.

The update is also reported to expand support for international character sets, such as Arabic, Chinese, Latin and Hebrew. The exact date that OS X 10.5.6 will go public still remains unknown, although it will include a broad range of maintenance and security enhancements.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Time Machine Reliability?

    Is it just me or does the whole idea of an unreliable back-up procedure scare the bejesus out of people? I've never initiated Time Machine and I don't think I ever will. Something like that should be buttoned up from day one, not gradually dragged towards functional reliability. Sheesh!

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Time Machine

    You apparently haven't used computers much so let me enlighten you. Backup software is among the least reliable you'll ever use. You can't trust any of it. You need to keep multiple backups using multiple procedures to even have a chance at recovering data after a disaster.

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I, for one... positively giddy with excitement. I cannot believe that possibly in just a few short days, my 'puter will pop out of its plastic skin with more Snap!

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    snap for xmas

    Just remember. If you start hearing a snapping coming from under the xmas tree, you've got a new computer for the holidays!

    Either that or someone forgot to water the tree and it just caught fire, which means you were going to get a Powerbook 5300 for xmas!

  1. bleee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Live Mesh

    I hope they fix the syncing with iDisk... I've switch to Microsoft's Live Mesh, yes you heard it. Even in beta I find Live Mesh more reliable and faster... "it just works" so far. My documents sync and the Mac software is quite good very simple and easy to use.

    My problems with iDisk... I can never be sure it actually syncd.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Hey! I've got a PB5300 at home...and I think it still works. What's it worth on eBay -about $2?

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    backup software

    i love backup software, i always use it. I use time machine and I use Superduper! on different drives.

    I have never used restore, so who knows? I do know someone who lost 14 years worth of data when her hard drive failed. Her backup software didn't fail though -- she didn't have any, which you could argue is a failure of the imagination.

    I think after this discussion I'm going to plug my little thumb drive in and back up my main folders onto that, too.

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969


    cancel vacation

    ooo, a point increase of the OS may be coming out soon -- cancel your vacation plans!

    What about Snow Leopard? Will it have to snow in New Orleans before we see the Snow Leopard?

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Snow Leopard might be...

    early, possibly first quarter in 2009.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Had a 5300ce

    I had a 5300ce that I sent in to Apple WELL after the repair extension program and they fixed it up without any problems! I installed MKLinux via my Apple CD 300e SCSI hard drive. The active matrix on that screen was amazing! All 800x600 pixels of it. I just gave it away to a friend to collects old junk. I mean - uh - pieces of computer history.

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