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All posts tagged "leopard"


Monday, March 29, 2010

Security Update 2010-002

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.macworld.com/article/150...l?lsrc=rss_main

"In addition to rolling out an update to Mac OS X 10.6 on Monday, Apple also issued a security update for users of its operating system. Security Update 2010-002 is included with the Mac OS X 10.6.3 update; Leopard users can download the update separately for client and server versions of Mac OS X 10.5."

The client update can be downloaded here, and the server update here. If you want to know all about the changes with Security Update 2010-002, you can check out the release notes from Apple here. Mainly the update "focuses on closing would-be vulnerabilities that could have subjected your Mac to remote attacks, malicious code, or applications quitting unexpectedly." Seems like a no-brainer update if you need the client or server editions for OS X 10.5, otherwise it is part of the update earlier in the week.


Friday, December 4, 2009

Java Update for Leopard and Snow Leopard

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/144...l?lsrc=rss_news

"If you thought you just heard a disturbance in the Force-as if millions of voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced-then take a deep breath and relax: it's just a pair of Java software updates for Mac OS X."

Java for OS X 10.6, update 1 as well as Java for OS X 10.5, update 6 are both available via the software update feature, or direct from Apple. From the article,"The Leopard update, which requires Mac OS X 10.5.8 brings J2SE 5.0 to 1.5.0_22 and Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_17; J2SE 1.4.2 is disabled by default in this update, as it's no longer being updated. The 78MB Snow Leopard update brings Java SE 6 to 1.6.0_17 as well, and requires Mac OS X 10.6.2."

Apple has also posted a support info page for Leopard and Snow Leopard.


Thursday, October 29, 2009

1Password 3 Beta Open to Public

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/143...ss_products_mac

"Encumbered by passwords? Eager to try unreleased software? Want to help out some classy Mac developers in their quest to kill bugs dead? If you missed out when Agile Web Solutions was offering a private beta of 1Password 3 to customers on Snow Leopard, there's good news! 1Password 3 is now available as a public beta for one and all. Yes, that means you. Feel special? You should!"

Image Credit: 1Password

I've found this very useful especially since it has an accompanying app for the iPhone/iPod Touch. This is a beta so you are forewarned (backup your keychain!), but I haven't had any problems with it so far and I like the much improved interface for the desktop. Also, this requires you to have at least OS X Leopard installed. They have added several new features, more info on that available at their website.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Enhance Your Performance With This Update

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.appleinsider.com/blogs/m...0_for_os_x.html

"This week Apple released an update for Intel-based systems running Mac OS X versions 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard). Performance Update 1.0 is available direct from Apple for Snow Leopard and Leopard. It can also be downloaded via Software Update."

Basically this fixes the hard drive pausing issue that some are experiencing. Not sure your Mac is affected? You can go to the support page from Apple and see if it is on the list. If you need it, you can get it via Software Update on your Mac or go the Leopard or Snow Leopard update pages and download manually. This does require Mac OS X 10.6.1 or Mac OS X 10.5.8.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Home Directory in Cross Hairs When Upgrade to Snow Leopard

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:00 AM

http://arstechnica.com/apple/news/2...tm_campaign=rss

"A serious data-loss bug is affecting a small percentage of users who have upgraded to Snow Leopard and use guest accounts. Though Apple says the bug is "rare," it is working on a solution."

This was creeping up in reports in September, and what has happened isn't too much fun. If you update from Leopard and your guest account is enabled, then you run the risk of your home directory being wiped clean. Apple says they are aware of the problem and are working on a fix. No real fix other than making sure you don't have your guest accounts enabled when you upgrade, and to make sure you have a back up of all your data before you do the upgrade. You do have a back up line ready don't you?


Friday, August 14, 2009

Update Smorgasbord!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 07:00 AM

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-1...subj=News-Apple

"It was a busy Tuesday for Apple's software team. The company released updates for its Safari Web browser, its wireless AirPort client, and the Multi-Touch trackpad for users who have Windows installed on their Mac."

On the same day as the Safari update, Tuesday to be exact, Apple also released a few more updates. One was for the Airport client in models of the MacBook and MacBook Pro line, which is aimed at Airport problems while running on battery power. Another update was for users of Bootcamp, which will improve the Multi-Touch Trackpad performance when running Windows XP or Vista. And yesterday there were several updates for Tiger (Intel, PPC, Server Universal and Server PPC) as well as one for Leopard. Whew! Busy week for updates!


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Rumor: 10.5.7 Coming Friday

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.maclife.com/article/news...our_macs_friday

"If you've been champing at the bit for the magic of 10.5.7, according to a super-secret Apple source, your champing can cease on Friday. The newest version of Leopard is slated to fix a slew of networking, syncing and bluetooth issues."

I'm not really having a lot of issues with the current build of Leopard aside from a weird freeze up issue on occasion when I plug and unplug the mini DisplayPort adapter, but other than that, I'm not dying for 10.5.7. Anyone out there hoping it drops before the weekend?


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