News: 10.5.2 Update to Be Huuuuuuge

Posted on December 19, 2007

Just two months after Mac OS X Leopard hit stores and just a few weeks after the 10.5.1 update was release, Apple is hard at work prepping yet another update to their latest operating system. This one could be the largest update in a few years, at 354MB for the delta build (for 10.5.1 users) or 362MB for the combo updater.

AppleInsider reported this news and that the list of fixes was over 37 items long including Data Detectors, the Dock (new and improved Stacks?), the Finder, grammar checking, iCal, iChat, Mail, Parental Controls, Quick Look, Rosetta, Safari, Time Machine, and AirPort. There have been over 76 fixes already finalized, with printing being a huge area for improvement, especially the CUPS components.

Don’t get your hopes up yet that you’ll be ringing in the new year with 10.5.2, as this was the first external distribution of the update, strictly for testing. The final version should hit in a few weeks, with many expecting it to coincide with a new hardware release during Macworld San Francisco in January.

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