is 10.5.3 safe to download for the (Jan 08) Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fluidedge, May 28, 2008.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure it's not a disaster, but has anyone done it yet?

    I might just give it a week and see what others say just to make sure.
     
  2. lamina macrumors 68000

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    This has always puzzled me.

    Why would it be unsafe to download and install a software update from Apple?? They wouldn't release it if there were problems, right?

    Just install it. Worked fine for my MacBook and iMac.
     
  3. aibo macrumors 6502

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    yes... but if you don't believe apple's thoroughly tested it, why would you believe us?
     
  4. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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  5. Timan macrumors member

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    Working fine so far, using the 8800GT aswell. Will report if I notice anything out of the blue.
     
  6. netdog macrumors 603

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  7. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    No issues here on a MacBook, iMac, or Mac Pro.
     
  8. G4DP macrumors 65816

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    NO DON'T IT WILL KILL YOUR MACHINE AND BLOW YOUR POWER SUPPLY.

    oh wait that lemonade, oops, nevermind, carry on.

    It's fine, just ignore the smoke coming out the exhaust fan afterwards.
     
  9. mogrefy macrumors member

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    Installed tonight, no problems running on 10.3.5 thus far; it doesn't fix the Office/Spaces issue(s) for me though :(

    I did have problems with the Software Updater as it kept giving me an error that "The Installer could not validate the contents of the 'MacOSXUpd10.5.3' package." I tried it a few times and then finally gave up and downloaded the disk image from the Apple site (also 420MB) - that mounted in disk utility and verified fine (I was paranoid by that point), and then it installed fine.
     
  10. Spikeanator6982 macrumors 6502

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    worked fine for me. and.i tested cinebench 5 times before and 5 after, the average was a bit over 100 more after than before. this is with the 8800.
     
  11. dchao macrumors 6502a

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    No problem for me too. (Combo Updater used)

    Time Machine continues to backup/open AirDisk on my AEBS.
     
  12. sash macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I've downloaded the 10.5.3 combo and installed it on G4, G5, MBP and MP. Everything fine, although I haven't seen any noticeable improvement yet. I've used to have an issue with mail app crashing in the background quite frequently (under 10.5.x), hope it's been worked out.

    sash
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    That's because its a Microsoft problem (non-standard windows).
     
  14. darthraige macrumors 68000

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  16. ekwipt macrumors 6502a

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    I've read that it is better to download the combo update rather than use the software update on OSX. How do they dioffer once they are installed?
     
  17. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    Standard 10.5.3 update went without hitch on both MP & MBP.
     
  18. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    Just updated my Mac Pro without any problems. :)
     
  19. sash macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I don't think they differ in any way (once installed); combo just contains all the previous updates and thus is a bit more practical thing to have in case you'll need to reinstall your system in the future, especially if you do it more or less frequently.

    sash
     

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