Difficulty upgrading to Leopard 10.5.1

I upgraded my PowerBook G4 to [OS X “Leopard”](http://www.apple.com/macosx/) yesterday. (Thanks, Kasandra!) Looks pretty cool, but one of the first things it tried to do was auto-update to 10.5.1. The system would present a “You must restart to apply this update” message, but upon restarting the system would hang while displaying “Configuring Installation”. After three attempts (and concomitant reboots) I finally gave up and asked Google for help. It turns out that there is a (much larger!) [“standalone” 10.5.1 upgrade](http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=16133&cat=60&platform=osx&method=sa/MacOSXUpd10.5.1.dmg) available from Apple’s [Mac OS X 10.5.1 Update](http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/macosx1051update.html) page. This did the trick, so now I can actually start exploring Leopard!

The best new feature I’ve seen so far is the [Cover Flow view in Finder](http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/finder.html), a very slick way to browse your files!

About Jim Vanderveen

I'm a bit of a Renaissance man, with far too many hobbies for my free time! But more important than any hobby is my family. My proudest accomplishment has been raising some great kids! And somehow convincing my wife to put up with me since 1988. ;)
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