Leopard 10.5.2 and graphics update now available

2008/02/03 |

The latest release for Mac OS X Leopard, 10.5.2 is now available The update, which weighs in at a whopping 343 megabytes if you choose to download the combo update from Apple.com or a slightly less mammoth 180 megabytes from within Leopard’s Software Update tool.While the full list of changes are available here (and more detailed security update information, here), these are the highlights:
Resolves Airport issues that result in kernel panics when running certain programs (we’ll let you know if this means Azureus won’t kernel panic on us anymore)
Updated Stacks option adds “folder view” for all of us annoyed at seeing a document or file instead of our folder of choice.
You can turn off menu bar transparency (that should thrill many) and overall menu translucency has been reduced.
Fixed an issue where set-up assistant could randomly start up
Adds a menu bar option for accessing Time Machine
Additional RAW and iSynch support for new devices
All in all, it looks like a more than worthy update. Several of us have already installed it on our machines and are enjoying tinkering with the new features.As always, we recommend making back-ups of any critical or important files before upgrading your system. After installing 10.5.2, users are encouraged to download the 48.9 megabyte Leopard Graphics Update 1.0.