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Apple release Mac OS X 10.5.5 Update – Nothing to report


We have a nice selection of Macs all now updated to 10.5.5 without fanfare.
Each machine is quite different and has a very different selection of software installed and hardware connected.

  • Mac Mini (Intel 1.83GHz Core 2 Duo) – Mac OS 10.5 Server
    • Server version of Mac OS X
    • External Firewire storage
    • USB Memory Card Reader
  • iMac 24″ (Intel 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo)
    • Vista under Boot Camp
    • Various large video and graphical editing packages.
    • MS Office
    • Firewire 800 RAID storage
    • USB Card Reader
    • Firewire Scanner
    • Graphical Pen Tablet 
  • 12″ Powerbook (PPC 1.5GHz)
    • MS Office
  • Power Mac G4 Cube (PPC 1.4GHz) 
    • MS Office
    • Zend Studio for Eclipse
    • Entropy PHP on Apache Package
    • Scanner
    • Printer
    • Graphical Tablet
  • iMac 15″ (PPC 700MHz, dome shaped effort)
    • MS Office
I have upgraded all to Mac OS X 10.5.5 from 10.5.4 without a hitch, directly from Apple Software Update.
Now, there are some seriously arcane steps recommended by MacFixIt Macintouch and a few other sites,
such as booting into Safe Mode, disconnecting everything but the mouse and keyboard, standing up and turning around thrice before touching your nose with a rose scented towel, etc.
But I’ve never, once bothered with them. If I ever encounter a problem, or I suspect that a problem has occurred I just run the complete Combo Update from Apple Downloads.
p.s. 10.5.5 Combo is about 700MB in size.
Anyway… the reboot process took longer than usual, with a what might once have been disconcerting restart half way through.
All came back to normal, fine. No apparent differences in day to day operations. Goodness knows what the “extensive graphical updates” were. Probably just bug/stability fixes.
Will see if crashes get less of a problem with this OS…
Just thought you might want to know, since everything you tend to read on line is about problems people are having. Well, luckily for me, this time (touch wood) there were no problems.
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  1. Eric
    October 21, 2008 at 12:17 pm

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