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Mac OS X 10.5.8 upgrades Safari, fixes connectivity

updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed August 5, 2009

Mac OS X 10.5.8 update

Apple has posted an anticipated v10.5.8 patch for Mac OS X, updating a number of components in the operating system. The list begins with Safari, which has been upgraded to v4.0.2, and should now be more accurate when running full history searches. Connectivity problems have been smoothed out in several areas, for instance in terms of better reliability when linking with AirPort networks or Bluetooth devices.

The patch similarly improves compatibility with external USB drives, and aids in Sync Service reliability. Data reliability has been targeted for MobileMe and iDisk, and iCal should now function better with MobileMe Sync and CalDAV.

Imaging-related updates solve troubles with resolutions being omitted from the Display pane, and two photography-related bugs, which would block larger camera files from being imported, or Automator from running Aperture actions instead of iPhoto ones.

Miscellaneous fixes improve AFP and Managed Client reliability. The patch is a 274MB upgrade from Mac OS X 10.5.7, or a 759MB download for all other Leopard owners. It is available through Software Update.

by MacNN Staff



  1. MacAssemble

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Updating Now...

    I am downloading the Combo update now, I will let you all know how it goes!

  1. lockhartt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    HDMI issue?

    Does it fix the HDMI display issue?

  1. chotty

    Joined: Dec 1969


    So far...

    Ran combo updater on Pbook G4, hung @ the 2 minute remaining mark. waited & it finished. iMac 2.4Ghz finished but would not restart, did a hard reboot via power button, rebooted twice (as usual), back up & testing.

  1. tonewheel

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My update was in the area of 165MB.

  1. MacAssemble

    Joined: Dec 1969



    COMBO update installed on 2 of my Mac's so far:

    1: PowerMac G5 Single 1.6Ghz, installed fine but hung for 45 min at the "2 Minutes Remaining" install script step while the processor was maxed out.

    2. Black MacBook Late 2007 2.2Ghz C2D model, also installed fine and also hung extra long at the 2 Min mark, but because it is a faster machine it completed much quicker than the PowerMac.

    Will try 2009 Mac Mini, and our 1st Rev Intel iMac CD withing the next day or so.

    As a side note, I think the installer may be doing something with Spotlight when it 'hangs"

  1. Raman

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Late 2008 iMac?

    i2.4gC2D 24" iMac upgraded to 4 gigs of RAM.

    Downloaded and installed fine. Next up is plastic MacBook and 1st gen MacBrick Pro 15".

  1. dslund

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Working good here.

    Installation was fast with no deleay at the 2 Min mark on my iMac 2.4 GHz Aluminum. Testing now and only thing I've had to do is update 'Leopard Cache Cleaner'.

  1. resuna

    Joined: Dec 1969




    "Impact: Users are not warned before opening certain potentially unsafe content types"

    b*******. This kind of "security by pissing people off" just trains people to click the "go ahead and infect me" button when it DOES matter. It provides negligible real security - and in my experience as a windows network admin I had to clean up WAY too many computers infected when someone "clicked the wrong button" in some security dialog because they were just used to always approving them. And they disabled the documented mechanism for turning this off, as well, so that people who don't want to be part of a Pavlovian conditioning experiment can't opt out.

  1. andydg

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Macbook wireless slow

    After installing the update on all my machines, noticed the wireless through my airport on the Macbook is about 1/3 the speed it should be. Haven't changed any settings, can only conclude 10.5.8 is the cause.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    So apparently Apple sees Safari as a critical core component of the OS and must be updated to Safari 4.0. How nice. I guess if you didn't want 4.0, you can't have security updates for the rest of the issues.

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