Apple preps Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.5

“Apple this week is preparing to equip its developer community with the first pre-release builds of the next maintenance and security update to its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple Developer Connection members and other high-profile software makers could receive the first test builds of the software prior to the start of the weekend. The first seedings will almost certainly arrive by the middle of next week, they say,” Marsal reports.

“While details of the release are few and far between, a build train of the upcoming Leopard update will most likely include support for a new wave of Mac notebooks due later this fall,” Marsal reports.

Full article here.

15 Comments

  1. Wow, Apple are really firing out the updates this time, aren’t they? 10.6 couldn’t be that far off, now! Tiger updates were 3-4 months apart, I recall.

    I do hope though, with Snow Leopard, they modify the interface (with just different effects, perhaps) to differentiate it from 10.5. Nothing drastic, but just a visual clue that you are, indeed, using 10.6, hmm?

  2. @ Sir Gill Bates

    That’s exactly what I was thinking of! How did you know!?

    The computer ought to occasionally growl too, or roar (especially when you open an MS app!) to make it seem like there’s a cat in the machine…

  3. Has Apple made Leopard able to see my older white Airport base station yet? Having to lay my PowerBook on top of it just to get two bars made me go back to Tiger. I’m hoping that a future update will improve this so I can take advantage of Apples last PowerPC OS.

  4. Rudge, I’m with you. This is the one thing that keeps me from staying in Leopard on my dual boot G4s. It’s the same in any hotspot with my Powerbook too, only half the signal strength in Leopard compared to Tiger.

    It’s too bad also, as I like to see instantly which networks that I’m seeing are “open” in the Airport menu rather than having to find out the hard way in Tiger. Is it the same with Intel Macs?

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