After a couple of months of beta testing, Apple has finally deemed the v10.8.5 update for OS X Mountain Lion ready for public release.

All OS X Mountain Lion users are encouraged to download v10.8.5 by simply going to the Update section of Mac App Store Software page. Released last Thursday, the update resolves issues that sometimes make Mail unable to display messages and the screen saver unable to start automatically. File transfer performance on either the 802.11ac Wi-Fi or the Ethernet have also been improved.

Other enhancements cover Open Directory server authentication and Xsan reliability. The update also includes previously released improvements that are found in the MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0. More information about the update is listed in Apple’s support and security updates pages.

This latest version may be the last non-security update for Mountain Lion, as Apple is expected to release the next major version, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, sometime later in October. New features in that upgrade include battery life improvements and apps imported from iOS.

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