Apple has been seeding developers with plenty of Mountain Lion 10.8.5 betas, improving and fixing things. Now, the fruit company has stopped with the betas and released the final version to the public. If you’re on Mountain Lion 10.8.4, it is highly recommended that you upgrade to the latest 10.8.5 release.
Most of the bugs that users faced in Mountain Lion 10.8.4 have been taken care of in the new release. Apart from bug fixes, there’s plenty of improvements in stability, security and performance. The OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 update is available through the Mac App Store. Here’s 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
Apple is also testing OS X 10.9 Mavericks, so this could be the last update to Mountain Lion before the new OS is released next month. Anyway, it is important that you update to the latest version and not waste any time.