So... does anyone care about OSX 10.8.5, and it's improved features?
Not as much with Mavericks ~2 months away.
be on the watch for a new Safari, faster and encorporating some Mavericks style stuff in Mountain Lion. Developers got a Beta last week for testing against extensions
I have to concede, there's probably a grain of truth in that. lol
I should revise that to, anyone who uses the word "pedantic" has a sense of humor!
Mail badly needs fixing and a lot of it. I am now getting the bug where Mail freezes and does not show typing. Then it unlocks and the text spills out in a rush. I had this two updates ago, and then it was fixed. Now it is not fixed.
Maybe instead of concentrating on Mavericks they could put more effort into making the version they've released work. As they once did.
So why is it that when you go to an authorized reseller after the launch of a new point update they're still running several point updates behind? I'm sure THAT isn't part of their agreement, but it's the case every time.
It is part of their agreement unfortunately. Apple gives the resellers special builds to run on the demo machines. They contain various demo software from third parties (most of it customized in one way or another for demo purposes) along with video demos that run as screensavers. The resellers aren't allowed to modify these installs in any way (i.e. can't put any of their own software on them, logos, update them, etc.). Apple gets cranky if you haven't placed the Macs on the display stand in the right order so lord knows what they'd do if you modified their demo software! These builds are only replaced by Apple when there is a new hardware release or major OS release. They have similar builds for the demo iPads as well.
As for the point releases, Apple supplies the factory builds to the resellers but only if they are also a Authorized service center or member of the Apple Consultants Network. These are typically used for restoring the factory OS onto repaired hardware. Unfortunately these are sometimes a point release or two behind.
Apple is just taking it's time releasing it. They are pretty cautious these days.
So where is it? Is Apple waiting until Sept. 10th now to release it?