Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th May 2009 20:51 UTC, submitted by REM2000
Mac OS X After a long gestation period, Apple has updated its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system to version 10.5.7. This latest update comes packed with lots of bug fixes for several components of the Mac OS X operating system. Update: Various security updates for Tiger and Safari:Win were also released.
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Meh
by Adam S on Tue 12th May 2009 21:02 UTC
Adam S
Member since:
2005-04-01

This is what I wrote at TUAW:

Who cares? I keep getting excited for Apple's releases, but the truth is that after X.x.1 and X.x.2, there's nothing but stability tweaks. 10.5.6 is running just fine for me. There's nothing in this package that makes me want to run home and download it. It would be nice if Apple added a nugget here and there of additional feature. Even Windows Service Packs often introduce new features.

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RE: Meh
by Blomma on Wed 13th May 2009 06:21 in reply to "Meh"
Blomma Member since:
2005-07-06

Dear lord, have we become so jaded by the constant churning of inane feature bloat that we go meeh at stability fixes. Im pretty sure that everyone that is affected by what is fixed in this patch is very happy that it is released. With that said, there is nothing forcing you to download this patch and i would even recommend not applying it unless it fixes some problem you are having.

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RE: Meh
by renhoek on Wed 13th May 2009 21:42 in reply to "Meh"
renhoek Member since:
2007-04-29

but the truth is that after X.x.1 and X.x.2, there's nothing but stability tweaks

and this is as it should be. both windows an linux suffer from the "we need to change things even if they work" syndrome. i love apple for keeping things thesame so i know where to look and how to do stuff. this makes me more productive and a happy user.

take the ribbon from office or the configuration panel differences in 2000/xp/vista for example, that sucked!

oh, and for the record, the update installed just fine.

Edited 2009-05-13 22:00 UTC

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