Apple prepping massive Mac OS X 10.5.6 update

“Apple this week began testing Mac OS X 10.5.6, the next in a running series of updates planned for the Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard operating system, which could prove to be the most extensive yet,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“The first test build, which reportedly arrive Thursday, is said to contain a sprawling laundry list of system components in need of evaluation. This list, which totals nearly six dozen, names almost every major component,” Lane reports.

“In its bare delta form, Mac OS X 10.5.6 is said to weigh in just shy of 350MB,” Lane reports. “Last week, Apple stepped up its testing efforts behind Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, providing a handful of its partners with a glimpse at new builds featuring a Finder completely re-written in Cocoa, the beginnings of Microsoft Exchange integration, and a new ImageBoot function.”

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32 Comments

  1. Let’s hope there’s a fix included in their for the Aiport Express 2008-003 “update” Apple pulled last week which removed the “n” from a/b/g/n on wireless cards and has been causing havoc with the ability to even turn on Airport. I’m surprised this hasn’t even been mentioned on MDN yet. It’s all over the support forums.

  2. Yeeeeeesssssss…. the repair dollars will be flowing in….

    Ring… “Uh, something is wrong with my system. I put the disk in, clicked update, and now it won’t boot.”

    Seasonal income you know.

    You can tell clients over and over and over “Back your system up completely, do a clean install of OS X Snow Leopard. Put your files back as needed.”

    Will they listen?

    Nope.

    Thank god.

  3. I hop this fixes my auto update . . . EFI Firmware and that DVD thingy they just released keep popping up as items i need to install. They’ve been installed, and in the case of the EFI, 3 times.

  4. Comment from: clinicaltechmaster

    Now don’t be snappy.
    ~~~
    better “snappy-guy” than “snippy-guy.” if the time ever comes when our computers start getting snippy with us, it’ll probably be too late for us to watch our backs…

    matrix, here we come!

  5. Do the EFI Firmware update via the web site, NOT Software Update. It requires a bit of hand-holding that S.U. won’t walk you through. I finally got it to run on my MacBook after months of S.U. telling me to download and install it.

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