Registered developers have had access to the Mac OS X 10.8.5 update for quite some time now. The update brings a number of crucial bug fixes for Mail, Wi-Fi and other features. Apple has finally released OS X 10.8.5 update to the public.
This particular OS X Mountain Lion update was put through an extensive beta program. Developers were told to test out the software prior to its public release and report any bugs or problems to Apple. OS X 10.8.5 is now available through the Software Update section of the Mac App Store. Apple recommends that all Mac users who’re currently on OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 install this update.
The changelog notes that this update improves stability, compatibility and security of a Mac machine. An issue in the Mail app that prevented it from displayed messages has been fixed. A number of bugs that prevented smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences and prevented screen saver from starting automatically have also been taken care of. OS X 10.8.5 improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Xsan reliability, performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server and also improves reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet. This update also contains improvements that were included in the mid-2013 MacBook Air Software Update 1.0.
Yet another Mac software update is going to be released in the near future. Its going to be OS X Mavericks, Apple’s latest OS X variant which brings a plethora of new features for Mac machines. No concrete release date is available as yet, it is believed that Mavericks will be released next month.