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Apple releases first set of fixes for Leopard

Appleinsider (opens in new tab) reports that developers have been asked by Apple to test the first update to the Mac OS X Leopard operating system.

Amongst the applications targeted are Firewall, Spotlight, iCal, Keychain and Finder.

Leopard has been launched a few days ago and already, Apple has been busy trying to weed out any major issues that have affected the Operating System.

The update, codenamed 10.5.1 9B13 are scheduled to be released before the end of November and will probably be available as a free 267MB download for Leopard users.

Amongst the 24 or so fixes that the update pack brings to Leopard, two serious bugs that are expected to be eliminated: there's the data-loss bug Finder issue whereby the application did not check the integrity of the content being moved across partitions before deleting it.

There's also a bug that affected Time Machine (opens in new tab) which caused it to scramble as it tries to save more than 10GB.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.