Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.8 Out Now

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Apple's just squeezed out OS X 10.5.8—the last major update to ole' lame duck Leopard before it gets totally replaced—and it's loaded to the brim with bugfixes and minor updates. Check the full changelog below.

This is characteristically a maintenance update, tying up a few loose ends before 10.6 arrives. For perspective, a few of the more substantial changes: CalDav support has finally been fixed in iCal, BlueTooth and Wi-Fi stability has been tightened up, while native RAW viewing has been expanded to a few more cameras' formats. So yeah, recork that champagne. Let us know how your upgrades go in the comments—or if Apple's tucked away any surprises for us.

• Upgrades Safari to version 4.0.2.
• Improves the accuracy of full history search in Safari 4.
• Resolves an issue in which certain resolutions might not appear in the Display pane in System Preferences.
• Dragging an Aperture image into Automator now invokes an Aperture action instead of incorrectly invoking an iPhoto action.
• Resolves an issue that could prevent importing of large photo and movie files from digital cameras.
• Improves overall Bluetooth reliability with external devices, USB webcams and printers.
• Addresses an issue that could cause extended startup times.
• Improves iCal reliability with MobileMe Sync and CalDav.
• Addresses data reliability issues with iDisk and MobileMe.
• Improves overall reliability with AFP.
• Improves overall reliability with Managed Client.
• Improves compatibility and reliability for joining AirPort networks.
• Improves Sync Service reliability.
• Includes additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
• Improves compatibility with some external USB hard drives.
• Includes latest security fixes.


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