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Mac OS X 10.5.8 update is out

A new batch of fixes improves security, Bluetooth compatibility, connection issues with AirPort networks, and increases RAW image support.

Mac OS X 10.5.8 update
Screenshot by Rafe Needleman/CNET

Apple released an update to its operating system Wednesday, version 10.5.8.

The update is said to fix issues related to compatibility and reliability when trying to connect a Mac to an AirPort network, as well as restore Display System Preferences, and Bluetooth reliability. The latter will likely bring a sigh of relief to users who have complained of their Bluetooth keyboard or mouse periodically disconnecting from their Macs.

Also included in the update: an upgrade to Safari 4.0.2, with improved accuracy of search history; a fix for importing large photo and movie files from cameras; better iCal, iDisk, MobileMe, AFP, Managed Client, Sync Service reliability; more support for RAW images from third-party cameras; and improved compatibility for external USB drives.

My colleague Elinor Mills has a separate post on the security updates contained in 10.5.8.

As always, let us know if you have any problems with this update.