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Apple Mac OS X G5 Updater updates Mac OS X 10.2.7 (G5) to version 10.2.8 (G5).

What's New

Version 10.2.8 adds the following:
  • The computer will now wake from sleep if both an AirPort Extreme card and some kinds of PCI cards are installed.
  • iChat works better on AirPort networks.
  • Adds support for these third-party disc burners: Logitech Corp. LCW-E48F 48x24x48x, MCE Lucid-SD DVD-R/RW Drive, Formac Devideon FWD1496-3DVD-R 4x, TDK DVD+/-R/RW Drive - DED+440, LaCie d2 CD-RW more...

Requirements

PowerPC G5, Mac OS X 10.2.7.

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After downloading and installing, I noticed that all of the files created by the Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) were showing up as "document" instead of related to the application that created them. The exceptions were non-Microsoft application-created files. Haven't figured out how to correct this. Regardless, I still cannot use the Airport for long because the line drop frequency continues--and has continued for several months now. Had hoped this upgrade might have addressed this but...

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Version 10.2.8
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Although many of the problems reported with the OS X 10.2.8 update are due to issues with the update itself, it's important to point out that, as with most OS updates, many are due to issues with the user's own system. Minor disk and/or permissions corruption can prevent an update from updating properly, and sometimes changes from an update can reveal existing issues that were previously dormant.

Although it would be nice if there were no "maintenance" needed when installing an update, experience dictates that such maintenance can and does make the update process go more smoothly, and in fact has allowed users to avoid many such minor problems. Due to the high volume of problem reports with the pulled Mac OS X 10.2.8 update, now seems like a good time to retrace recommended steps for applying system updates:

1) Before running the update, check your startup drive for damage and repair it, if necessary. The easiest way to do this is to boot from the OS X Install CD and run Disk Utility (from the Installer menu). Click the First Aid tab, select your startup volume, and click "Repair Disk." (If you know how, you can instead start your Mac in single-user mode and use fsck, as this runs the same repair routines.) If you have a third-party disk utility such as Alsoft's DiskWarrior or Norton Disk Doctor, you can also run that for good measure.

2) Before running the update, repair permissions on your boot volume. To do this, launch Disk Utility, select your startup drive, click the First Aid tab, and then click "Repair Disk Permissions."

3) Install the update.

4) After running the update, again repair permissions.

5) If you still have problems, try applying the combo updater for the current release


These steps take only a few minutes, but can dramatically reduce the number of minor problems experienced. In addition, it's always a good idea to back up before installing an update. If you have problems, you can easily restore your previous system from the backup.

(from MacFixit.com, edited and with emphasis added)

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Version 10.2.8
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Could not download this properly with Mozilla (failed checksum). After downloading it with Safari, which took a very long time, the image mounted but Safari could not stop trying to decompress it. When i run the installer it doesn't see my hard drive so i can't install it. It also doesn't show up in Software Update. I'm still at 10.2.7 and there is no receipt for this update, but i also don't have any of the issues this update supposedly fixes. I think i'll stick with my current version until Apple sorts this one out.

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Version 10.2.8
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Since upgrading to 10.2.8 on my new G5 1.8, I have lost my HD icon in Disk Utility.. which means I can NOT repair permissions. Icon does not show up in Cocktail either... nor on any Application Install widow!

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Version 10.2.8
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Anonymous
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Now my finder doesn't freeze up as much ... but now my computer makes a lot of buzzes and clicks :-(

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Version 10.2.8
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Anonymous
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It's very good. Fixed many Issues now my G5 is really helping good me. Mac I love!

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Version 10.2.8
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Anonymous
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Does not show up for my Dual G5 in Software update.

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Version 10.2.8
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As of this post, my G5 does not pick up the 10.2.8 updater via Software Update. Has anyone else successfully retrieved the G5 10.2.8 update?

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Version 10.2.8
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Downloads 4,825
Version Downloads 2,936
Type Utilities / System
License Updater
Date 03 Oct 2003
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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