Apple released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to public with a number of new features and improvements. The developers enrolled in the beta testing program had access to the latest OS for some time now. OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 brings number important bug fixes for WiFi, Mail, screen savers and other improvements. The update is available via Mac App Store and should be installed by any user who is on the older version.
Before installation, make sure you create a backup of your system and go to Apple Menu > Software Update to download the update.
Here is the complete changelog:
– Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
– Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
– Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
– Improves Xsan reliability
– Improves reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet
– Improves performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server
– Addresses an issue that prevented a smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences
– Contains the improvements included in MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0
If you don’t know, Apple is also expected to release OS X 10.9 Mavericks later this fall. The operating system is currently under beta testing and is available for developers. Rumors suggest that Apple will unveil OS X 10.9 Mavericks by the end of October.
There is no official word from the Cupertino company about the launch of Mavericks OS, but we hope to hear an announcement soon.