Does this mean no more secuirty updates for Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by acidfast7, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. acidfast7 macrumors 65816

    acidfast7

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    Just curious if Leopard will receive any more security updates? Even if they're not released by Apple, is it possible to get them from a third party resource?

    Thanks from a guy with two machines with 10.5.8.
     
  2. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    I'm not sure but I know security updates were still showing up for Leopard when all the rest of the machines in the house were running Snow Leopard. I would imagine some security updates will be "high priority" and get pushed all the way back to Leopard but it wouldn't surprise me if regular Leopard updates stopped coming now that it's 2 versions old.

    I'm curious as well because my wife's old G4 Mini is sitting at 10.5.8. If updates were to stop, I'd be inclined to consider replacing it with an Intel Mac.
     
  3. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty sure Leopard got left out of the Mac Defender patches. Although I don't know if that means MD did not affect Leopard, or if Apple is just not supporting it for all security issues.
     
  4. interrobang macrumors 6502

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    Apple has never had a public support policy, but that's the way it's always worked.

    Current version (call it 10.x) gets point upgrades (eg. 10.x.1, 10.x.2...) which may add features or fix non-security bugs, as well as security updates. That's Lion now.
    Previous version (10.x-1) gets security updates only, no other fixes. That's Snow Leopard now.
    Older versions (10.x-2 and older) get nothing. That's Leopard now.
     

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