Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2007 22:35 UTC, submitted by SK8T
Mac OS X Apple has seeded the first build of Leopard 10.5.1. "Apple details a number of issues addressed in the seed. Specifically, there have been fixes to Mail Sync, Spotlight Index, Disk Management, DesktopServices and moving files across partitions, Text Drawing, iCal and CalDAV syncing, Keychain login, Read-Only Issue with SMB, AirPort 802.1X, Application Firewall, To-Do Notes, and Smart Mailboxes. This list of issues, however, is never exhaustive, so other bugs may have also been addressed in this seed."
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RE[3]: So, 10.5 was a flop?
by rayiner on Thu 8th Nov 2007 05:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: So, 10.5 was a flop?"
rayiner
Member since:
2005-07-06

In terms of code changes, not that long (not as long as Windows). Monthly bug-fix releases stop shortly after the new release (eg: 10.4.11 will be the last Tiger build likely), and security fixes stop around the release after that (eg: security updates to Jaguar stopped soon before the Tiger release). Software support varies somewhat. Most frequently-released free programs tend to support only the latest couple of releases --- commercial software usually supports further back.

As for forums, macnn.com is a good Mac forum, as is the Machintosh Achaia on ArsTechnica.

Edited 2007-11-08 05:16

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RE[4]: So, 10.5 was a flop?
by wanker90210 on Thu 8th Nov 2007 15:38 in reply to "RE[3]: So, 10.5 was a flop?"
wanker90210 Member since:
2007-10-26

This is why I really don't like that Apple had their rant about "All versions $129, haha look at windows license mess". I've had my windows XP fully upgraded for five? years. The big thing in Vista (.net etc) is available, although with a somewhat crippled rendering engine. And I can still run a win32 program from over a decade ago.

If they feel the need to mock windows, there are other areas that actually are motivated to mock.

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Chicken Blood Member since:
2005-12-21

This is why I really don't like that Apple had their rant about "All versions $129, haha look at windows license mess"

'Rant'? it was a light-hearted jibe at most and a valid one at that.

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RE[5]: So, 10.5 was a flop?
by rayiner on Thu 8th Nov 2007 18:11 in reply to "RE[4]: So, 10.5 was a flop?"
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

The "rant" makes more sense if you consider what Jobs cares about: complexity, not cost. Keeping OS X up-to-date may very well have a higher cost in terms of $/feature than Windows, over the period of the last 5 years. But there is no denying that the licensing scheme is simple. On October 28, I went into the Apple Store, grabbed the box with the big "X" on it, and one of the clerks checked me out right on the spot. Buying Vista isn't so simple. Indeed, without actually looking it up on the internets, I wouldn't even know which version to buy.

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RE[4]: So, 10.5 was a flop?
by camo on Sat 10th Nov 2007 02:24 in reply to "RE[3]: So, 10.5 was a flop?"
camo Member since:
2007-10-08

Thats heaps for that rayiner! Gratefull.

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