Nishtha KanalSep 13, 2013 11:53:44 IST
After an excruciatingly long period of beta testing with developers, Apple has finally released the OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion update for Mac users. If you’re using OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4, it has been recommended you install the update.
Of course, there’s a ton of changes and improvements Apple has brought along with the update and has made the changelog available on its Support website. The Cupertino-based company recommends you update to the OS as it improves stability, compatibility and security of your Mac.
One of the most important improvement the update brings along is that it fixes an issue that may have prevented Mail from displaying messages. There’s also a fix for improving AP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Apple has also resolved an issue that may have prevented a screen saver from starting automatically.
The update brings more improvements to reliability on Xsan, when transferring large files over the Ethernet, performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server and addresses an issue that prevented a smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences. The Mountain Lion update also contains the improvements included in MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0
Along with the OS X 10.8.5 update, Apple has released security updates for OS X Snow Leopard and Lion that are a few-hundred MB in size. The update for Snow Leopard will also contain Safari version 5.1.10 that contains crucial security fixes.
Apple has announced its next version of OS X, called Mavericks at the WWDC in June. The OS will showcase features like tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitors, Safari improvements and new apps for Maps and iBooks. The OS is expected to roll out in Fall this year.
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