Dell U2412M as an external display for my MacBook Pro mid 2008, the clarity of fonts are absolutely unimpressive.  The settings do not detect the Dell U2412M (which is grayed out), are there any drivers that need to be installed ?

Dell U2412M as an external display for my MacBook Pro mid 2008, the clarity of fonts are absolutely unimpressive.  The settings do not detect the Dell U2412M (which is grayed out), are there any drivers that need to be installed ?

I have posted this annoying Robles to Hope I can get locution (although Apple normally will not respond):
On a software name Appfresh, it alerted me to update my MBPr 15 inches running latest OSX 10.8.2, with Chinese Word List Update 1.2. When I clicked on Software Pdate, app Store return No update available.
My system have Chinese Word List Update 1.0 installed, and on October 5, 2012, Chinese Word List Update 1.1 was released by Apple, as alerted through AppFresh. However, this update never get updated on m system. I have to manually download chinesewordlistupdate.pkg from and install it manually. By doing so, I have Chinese Word List Update 1.1 on my system.
The same problem occurred again today on November 5, 2012, where Chinese Word List Update is released by Apple. again, it fail to update from Software Update menu.
Can you please:
1. Explain why this problem occurred. This is so annoying.
2. Advise me how can I get this Chinese Word List Date to update to version 1.2. Can you please send me the chinesewordlistupdate.pkg for version 1,2 so that I can manually install it on my system?
3. How can I prevent similar problem with he subsequent version?
Why Apple don't make this update standard as other update?
Support please. Thank for response in advance

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