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Mac OS X 10.5.7 fixes bugs, expands hardware support

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Tue May 12, 2009

Mac OS X update

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.5.7, adding a variety of bug fixes, security updates and expanded hardware support. The update provides additional RAW image support for cameras such as the Canon EOS Mark II, EOS 50D, Nikon D3X, Nikon D90 and Sony DSLR-A900, among others. Video playback and cursor movements have been improved for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics components, while the expansion slot for the Mac Pro now correctly reports the PCIe slot settings.

An issue relating to the Dvorak keyboard layout has been improved from 10.5.6. The Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather and Movies widgets offer enhanced accuracy and reliability, while bugs have been fixed with Gmail and Yahoo contacts sync. Users without administration privileges can now add and remove printers by enabling Parental Controls.

The update improves iCal reliability with CalDav and automatic MobileMe syncing. Issues involving data sync between Mail and Notes have also been addressed, along with a problem that caused the BCC field to populate incorrectly when redirecting a message from the Sent mailbox.

Mac OS X 10.5.7 is available through a standalone installer or Software Update, with file sizes ranging from 286MB to 449MB depending on the particular system.

by MacNN Staff



  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Sounds minimal

    Gotta love how these updates are fixing more and more obscure things. Most people won't even notice a difference with the update!

  1. tonewheel

    Joined: Dec 1969


    New Mail Sound...

    ...still not fixed.

  1. VinitaBoy

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Gotta say that 10.5.7 and the new Safari beta is absolutely screaming on my iMac (3.06GHz, 24", Core2Duo).

    Congrats, Apple!

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Mail sound...

    D*MN IT!! I mean seriously.. why cant they fix this?

  1. bleee

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Fix the bugs in mail like RSS feeds...

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Bring back the panther mail icons. get rid of those damn capsules.

  1. zimbardo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    Just want to clarify that the 5D Mark II (in addition to the 50D) is now supported - It is mistyped in the article.

    Comment buried. Show
  1. jay3ld

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Waste of time... download something that doesn't sound like it is fixing anything important. I don't use widgets, I don't have issues with cameras, I don't use Dvorak, My network printers are all setup and working fine (Like I am going to let a user manage it and break them), I don't use iCal or MobileMe, and I don't use the notes feature of Mail.

    So this is a waste of an update, unless they are bundling some other things not mentioned. I did look at the update page and none of the updates seem like it.
    But who knows, they could be hiding something in that update.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    You mean a new update fixes bugs? I thought all those maintenance releases were done for the fun of it...

  1. ff11

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Waste of time...

    Apparently downloading a maintenance update is a waste of time, but writing 2 paragraphs about how the update doesn't benefit you personally isn't.

    Thanks for wasting our collective time jay3ld.

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