Apple has just released 264 MB in size software update for its Mac OS X Leopard operating system. According to Apple, this new OSX 10.5.7 update is recommended for all 10.5.6 users. With the update, Apple promises to fix a number of issues including security issues and adding fixes that improve overall system performance, compatibility and stability. However, it seems no major features is added by update, although there are reports that speed does improve.

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The full list of features for Mac OS X 10.5.7 Update as published on apple.com.

General

  • Latest security fixes.
  • Additional RAW image support for several third-party cameras.
  • Performance improved for video playback and cursor movements for recent Macs with NVIDIA graphics.
  • Resolves issue with Dvorak keyboard layout in Mac OS X 10.5.6.
  • Improves reliability and accuracy of Unit Converter, Stocks, Weather and Movies Dashboard widgets.
  • Addresses a situation that may cause issues when logging into Gmail.
  • Improves reliability when syncing contacts with Yahoo!.
  • Expansion Slot Utility for Mac Pro now reports the correct PCIe slot configuration.
  • Improves network performance when connected to certain Ethernet switches that have Flow Control enabled.
  • Improves stability for network home directories hosted by Mac OS X Server v10.4.
  • Improves Finder search results for network volumes that may not support Spotlight searching, such as Mac OS X Server v10.4, Time Capsule, and third-party AFP servers.
  • Includes several improvements to Directory Service and Client Management, which are described in the About Mac OS X Server 10.5.7 Update article.

iCal

  • Improves overall reliability with CalDav.
  • Improves reliability when automatically syncing with MobileMe.

Mail

  • Addresses reliability and sync issues with Notes.
  • Addresses an issue that may cause the BCC field to populate incorrectly when redirecting a message from the Sent mailbox.

Parental Controls

  • Improves consistency with Parental Controls and application restrictions.
  • Addresses an issue in which time limits may not work properly with full-screen games and Fast User Switching.

Printing

  • Resolves an issue that may cause certain third-party printers to print to the incorrect paper tray.
  • Non-admin user accounts can now be allowed to add and remove printers by enabling Parental Controls and selecting “Can administer printers”.
  • Includes other printing reliability and stability improvements

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