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This AppleStore link (may expire) details the Mac OS X 10.2.5 Update CD for $19.95 (Requires 10.2):

The 10.2.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, utilities, services, and technologies: Address Book, AirPort, AppleScript, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, Disk Copy, Disk Utility, Finder, Help Viewer, iChat, Image Capture, IP Firewall, Kerberos, Mail, OpenGL, Print Center, Rendezvous, and Sherlock.

The update includes improvements to AFP, Web services, dial up connections over PPP, and Windows file services, as well as audio, disc recording, graphics, and printing improvements and USB, FireWire and SCSI device compatibility enhancements.

It also refers to this Knowledge Base document -- which is not yet posted. The Apple Store page also indicates that 10.2.5 will be available as a free download via Software Update.

10.2.5 seeds have been ongoing and an update is expected soon.
 

mac15

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why would it get pulled?, its for dialup users or people with no internet access. It will be like the iLife package, there was no need for it only to make it easier on everyone. I'd rather pay the money than download 1.5GB worth of stuff via a dialup connection.


Expect this to be in SW update tomorrow or even on monday along with the new Safari Beta v71
 
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SoonToGetAMac

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Originally posted by mac15
why would it get pulled?, its for dialup users or people with no internet access. It will be like the iLife package, there was no need for it only to make it easier on everyone. I'd rather pay the money than download 1.5GB worth of stuff via a dialup connection.


Expect this to be in SW update tomorrow or even on monday along with the new Safari Beta v71

I meant pulled if 10.2.5 wasn't supposed to come out for another week or 2.
 
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MacsRgr8

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The last 10.1 update was 10.1.5.
I wonder if this will be the last 10.2 update....

As it's available on CD, does this mean it's big? As in > 100 MB? Or will they aslo include iLife (except iDVD) on the CD, and maybe Safari...?
 
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G4scott

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I think this will be a bigger than normal update. It will also be a good way for people with computer labs that aren't connected to a high speed connection to update from 10.2 to 10.2.5, covering all the updates up to it. It's a great idea, IMHO. It will probably also have some features or updates that were waiting for a bigger update, but are ready to go now.

I just hope it's available for download soon.
 
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zedwards

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Mac15: The disk requires 10.2, therefore it installs all 10.2 updates, so...

10.2.5=35 MB
10.2.4 (Combo)=97.1 MB
Total=132 MB

This is a pretty hefty dl for someone on a dialup modem. Id say its worth the $20.
 
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Spike Spiegel

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I may have missed a detail somewhere, but if they are charging $20 for the update cd, why then, are they going to offer it as a free download later?
 
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Mr. Anderson

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Originally posted by Spike Spiegel
I may have missed a detail somewhere, but if they are charging $20 for the update cd, why then, are they going to offer it as a free download later?

That's the big question - and we're all waiting to see when it gets posted. I don't see them expecting everyone to jump at buying a $20 CD to get the upgrade. Hopefully we'll see it real soon.

Has anyone purchased it yet?

D
 
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Dirgothboi

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All i am truly hoping for in this update, or at least my major desire, is for faster startup. It takes just way to long on my new powerbook to start up
 
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alset

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I'm still waiting to updates to CoreAudio, CoreMIDI and Audio Units. Has anyone seen a shred of evidence that Apple has been developing these techs?

Dan
 
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howard

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Originally posted by alset
I'm still waiting to updates to CoreAudio, CoreMIDI and Audio Units. Has anyone seen a shred of evidence that Apple has been developing these techs?

Dan

yeah i'm waiting for those too. core midi is so slow, thats what you get for writing it in java...
 
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It's still available in the Apple store, under Apple Software:

Mac OS X v10.2.5 Update CD $19.95

The 10.2.5 Update delivers enhanced functionality and improved reliability for the following applications, utilities, services, and technologies: Address Book, AirPort, AppleScript, Bluetooth, Classic compatibility, Disk Copy, Disk Utility, Finder, Help Viewer, iChat, Image Capture, IP Firewall, Kerberos, Mail, OpenGL, Print Center, Rendezvous, and Sherlock.

The update includes improvements to AFP, Web services, dial up connections over PPP, and Windows file services, as well as audio, disc recording, graphics, and printing improvements and USB, FireWire and SCSI device compatibility enhancements.

The update also provides updated security services and includes the latest Security Updates.

For detailed information on this Update, please visit this website:

http://www.info.apple.com/kbnum/n25406

Requirements:
Mac OS X v10.2
Update 10.2.5 will install on Mac OS X v10.2 through v10.2.4

Note: The Mac OS X v10.2.5 Software Update is also available as a free download via the Software Update preference.
 
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bousozoku

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If they've finally fixed the dialup connections, it would be worth more than $20 to me. Since 10.2.4, I've had to restart the system several times because of a disconnect loop.

There are also the negotiation failures which have been around since the public beta.

I wonder how many printers will start to work again after this update arrives. I noticed that my Epson SC900 was again compatible when 10.2.4 was working on my system.
 
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Rocketman

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Originally posted by dukestreet
That's the big question - and we're all waiting to see when it gets posted. I don't see them expecting everyone to jump at buying a $20 CD to get the upgrade. Hopefully we'll see it real soon.

Has anyone purchased it yet?

D

People with crippled connections will buy the CD because it will cost LESS than pay-per-call dial-up.

Everybody look for early indications of 64 bit support in various menu selections. If the 970 is imminent this release is likely to be the one WWDC users upgrade FROM for whatever steeviepoo has in store for them.

Have you noticed Apple is slowly prepping to have proper hardware and software for even Pixar to buy?

Apple is about to rock.

Rocketman.
 
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