Apple releases 10.5.3, Security Updates

Mac OS X 10.5.3, a massive update weighing in at well over 400MB and containing even more changes than 10.5.2 (itself sporting the largest changelist in Apple software update history) has been released along with a separate package for Tiger users containing only the relevant security updates.

Coming almost exactly when predicted by the grapevine, 10.5.3 and these Tiger Security Updates are packed to the gills with fixes and new functionality that many readers have been clamoring for since before Leopard had even shipped….

From the 10.5.3 release notes (


*Fixes a font issue that could result in Helvetica Narrow being used in applications instead of Helvetica.

*Addresses an issue with stuttering video and audio playback in certain USB devices.

*Resolves stability issues with Word of the Day, iTunes Artwork, and Slideshow screen savers.

*Fixes an issue in which certain attached hard drives may not show up in the Finder.

*Addresses an issue with .Mac syncing of Dashboard widgets over multiple Macs that use different screen resolutions.

*Includes additional RAW image support for several cameras.

*Improves the accuracy of the Software Update progress bar indicator.

*Addresses an issue in which Finder may not be available if the computer name is blank in Sharing preferences.

*Improves Active Directory binding and login.

*Eliminates a delay when logging in as an Active Directory user in a .local domain.

*Improves Spotlight searches on a AFP file server volumes.

*Clients can now change their password at the login window when bound to a Mac OS X 10.4 Open Directory server.

*Improves Safari reliability when connecting to the Internet through a Microsoft ISA proxy.

More details follow on the next page….

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