Update adds numerous stability and security updates to the latest Mac OS

Windows users aren’t the only computer users that need to apply security updates to their machines. Apple has released an update to its Mac OS that brings the OS to version 10.5.3.

The 10.5.3 update is recommended for users of Mac OS X 10.5, 10.5.1, and 10.5.2 Leopard. Apple says the update adds operating system improvements to enhance the stability, compatibility and security of the Mac.

The update affects not only the operating system of the Mac but also address issues with Mail, iChat, iCal, Airport and other features as well. General features of the update include a fix for stuttering video and audio playback in certain USB devices, fix for some attached drives not showing up in Finder, resolves stability issues with Word of the Day, iTunes Artwork and Slideshow and adds RAW support for several more digital cameras. Several other general updates are included as well.

Updates specifically for address book include improvements for reliability when searching for contacts with built-in search and resolved issues with mapping address using an ampersand. Also included in the update are improvements for 802.1X behavior and reliability on AirPort and improvements for reliability using Time Capsule.

Updates for iCal include the ability to mark events as private, reliability improvements for meeting alarms, invitations and attachments, and resolved issue where iCal could send cancellation notices when a past calendar was deleted.

In all the update address issues in the Mac address book, AirPort, Automator, iCal, iChat, Mail, Parental controls, Spaces, Time Machine, and Voice Over.

Apple first launched its Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in October 2007. Leopard mauled the sales numbers of its predecessor OS X Tiger.

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