- Mar 24, 2006
So i'm guessing Apple has nailed Leopards coffin at 10.5.8 and we won't see 10.5.9 or more like we did with Panther and Tiger right? or has anything been seeded to devs recently?
IIRC they came out with at least one maybe two 10.4.x updates after Leopard came out.I'd be surprised if apple releases a 10.5.9. I do think they'll issue a security patch or some other small fix, but for a 10.5.x fix, no they're done with 10.5 now that 10.6 is out the door.
IIRC they came out with at least one maybe two 10.4.x updates after Leopard came out.
But unless you are having a problem it's not like there is something to look forward too.
Waiting for 10.6.5 is overkill. The only annoyance I have with SL is that third party apps cant take exclusive control of an Apple Remote any more (it can control apps, but will also control iTunes / Front Row / QuickTime at the same time). It was very stable for most at 10.6, even more so at 10.6.1, although some people who didnt clean install seem to be having a few issues. Id say 10.6.2 should be fine, 10.6.3 at the latest.I have a couple of issues with 10.5.8. Reported them to Apple and they were closed as "Duplicated". Maybe Apple fixed them in 10.6 but I won't upgrade ('til 10.6.5) since I don't want to trade them for a myriad of new ones.
Fortunately I know how to avoid most of them.
According to Apple, this is by design. When SL first came out they talked about how it wasn't s necessary update (though at $30 they hoped most people would). There isn't a lot that SL can do that Leopard can't do when it comes to the end-user experience.Leopard is still totally viable, I hope to see support for another couple of years.