TECH 10.5.6 released

Pitt

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- Improves reliability of Address Book syncing with iPhone and other devices and applications.
- Improves the reliability of AirPort connections, including improvements when roaming in large wireless networks with an Intel-based Mac.
- Resolves an issue in which pasting text from a Microsoft Office document could insert an image rather than text.
- Includes general improvements to gaming performance.
- Includes graphics improvements for iChat, Cover Flow, Aperture, and iTunes.
- Includes fixes for possible graphics distortion issues with certain ATI graphics cards.
- Mail: Includes overall performance and reliability fixes.
- MobileMe: Contacts, calendars, and bookmarks on a Mac automatically sync within a minute of the change being made on the computer, another device, or the web at me.com.
- Improves reliability and performance for AT&T 3G cards.
- Fixes issues that could cause Time Machine to state the backup volume could not be found.
- Improves Time Machine reliability with Time Capsule.
- Safari: Improves compatibility with web proxy servers.​

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deusexaethera

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If OSX is based on *nix, why aren't these packages downloaded and installed automatically in the background, instead of released as an "OS update"? The only time Kubuntu ever bothers me is when there's a kernel upgrade that requires a reboot.
 

Deepsix

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wow, my mouse is jumpy as fuck now. both my BT mouse and my trackpad feel like they're losing sync for a little bit.



this computer isn't even usable now :madfawk:
the mouse is so shitty and intermittent
 
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Pitt

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wow, my mouse is jumpy as fuck now. both my BT mouse and my trackpad feel like they're losing sync for a little bit.



this computer isn't even usable now :madfawk:
the mouse is so shitty and intermittent

my mbp trackpad and might mouse are fine :dunno:
 
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hurleyint1386

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If OSX is based on *nix, why aren't these packages downloaded and installed automatically in the background, instead of released as an "OS update"? The only time Kubuntu ever bothers me is when there's a kernel upgrade that requires a reboot.


Have you ever done sudo apt-get update/upgrade in the terminal? That's a manual update. Also, Ubuntu has the updates that they tell you about with the Update Manager, and it pops up in the top right.
 

mobbarley

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If OSX is based on *nix, why aren't these packages downloaded and installed automatically in the background, instead of released as an "OS update"? The only time Kubuntu ever bothers me is when there's a kernel upgrade that requires a reboot.

because then if I had a problem I'd be looking at the version numbers of spotlight, mail, finder, dock, airport driver etc etc to see what hasn't updated. looking at a version like "10.5.6" is a lot easier.
 

JCrev

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On my MBP the update has removed the option to switch from Better Performance to Better Battery Life from the menu bar. I can't really think of a reason for removing that feature.
 

mobbarley

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On my MBP the update has removed the option to switch from Better Performance to Better Battery Life from the menu bar. I can't really think of a reason for removing that feature.

yup. i am still :wtf: over this. you can do it in the power control panel but not from the menu where I do it all the time? wtf.
 

iridium130

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The update hung on my work computer...after browsing around it seems like it was a fairly common problem. I'm downloading the combo update now and burning it to CD, since I have a shitload of computers to update it to.
 

JCrev

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dumb to remove it but really i always let OSX choose for me. if i was plugged in - performance, if i was on battery - better battery

I usually just leave it on the default, but there are a few programs, with vmware fusion being the most notable one, that run like absolute crap under better battery life. So when I need to run fusion or want to play a game under battery power in the past I'd switch to better performance.

I've read comments on forums from people that think the only change "better performance" mode made were to the amount of time before the computer sleeps, but it actually does affect the way the computer handles throttling the CPU (at least with the G4/G5 based macs and the Santa Rosa based MBP's it does)

It looks like the intel chip in my MBP can be throttled from 800 to 2400mhz and when under better performance, either it is at 800 or at 2400mhz with no steping done in between, but under better energy savings under different loads it appears to step between 800-1200-1400-1600-2400mhz.

You can download the free copy of CoolBook Controller (http://www.coolbook.se/CoolBook.html) to take a look at this.

edit: One of my friends thinks that they removed the option because on the newer apple laptops they handle throttling more efficiently and that there will be no difference in stepping between the two modes.
 

Deepsix

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my mbp trackpad and might mouse are fine :dunno:
seems like it might be video issues. there is video lag as well as mouse lag. can't seem to find the problem though. so far i've disabled all startup apps, repaired permissions, reset pram, tried both video card modes, tried a new user login, installed the combo update.


*edit* seemed to have found the problem. when my external monitor is hooked up for an extended display, all animations for mouse or video are laggy.
 
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Peyomp

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If OSX is based on *nix, why aren't these packages downloaded and installed automatically in the background, instead of released as an "OS update"? The only time Kubuntu ever bothers me is when there's a kernel upgrade that requires a reboot.

Because people get really upset when you upgrade their commercial operating system without asking them. Solaris, OS X, Redhat, Microsoft, etc. all push updates the way every other software vendor does: they ask. Its only polite.
 

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