Apple releases Mac OS X 10.2.5

Apple has posted Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update (39.9MB) via the System Preferences Software Update pane.

The 10.2.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, services and technologies: AirPort, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, FireWire, Graphics, Image Capture, Mail, and OpenGL.

The update includes improvements to AFP, web services, dial-up connections over PPP, and Windows file services, as well as audio, disc recording, graphics, and printing improvements.

The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest security updates.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:

Standalone Installers
An installer is also available from Apple Featured Software ( There are two versions of the update installer available:

– Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update updates Mac OS X 10.2.4 to the new version. This document describes how to use this installer.
– Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update Combo) updates Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.2.4 to version 10.2.5.


  1. I installed 10.2.5 update on a completely stable 10.2.4 installation on a Titanium PowerBook 550GHz.

    Now I am getting kernel panics after having the machine up and running for 10 minutes (almost exactly). I have disabled all third-party drivers and all log-in items. Still getting a full kernel panic after a relatively short uptime after reboot.

    I’ve turned off Rendezvous, Sharing, Screen Effects, Energy Saver, etc… and I’m not using any apps, it just kernel panics all on its own after rebooting.

    I’ve noticed that there are some odd occurances in the Process Viewer that shows processes with strange single character names appearing, like a process named with infinity symbol and no owner or load.

    In contrast to the problems on that machine, I’ve had no significant issues with 10.2.5 on my Titanium PowerBook 1GHz.

  2. I installed 10.2.5 today and my G4 733 kept crashing about 10 minutes after booting. I had to get my 10.2 disk out and completely reload the OSX system. I haven’t loaded any updates to 10.2 and don’t plan to until some one tells me what the problem is and Apple corrects the update problem.

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