Apple has released the long-awaited third incremental update to its Snow Leopard operating system, Mac OS X 10.6.3. Weighing in at 719MB for desktop computers, and around 430MB for notebooks, the update is available for free download via the Mac OS X built-in Software Update mechanism, and from Apple’s Support Downloads section.
Last updated in November 2009, Mac OS X 10.6 - dubbed Snow Leopard - is the latest version of Apple’s Mac operating sytem. Currently at its third incremental update, the software is now receiving changes in areas like QuickTime X, Open GL, wireless connections, Rosetta, Time Machine, Xsan and more.
A summary of the key enhancements included in this update is provided on Apple’s Downloads area, where the Mac maker stresses that “The 10.6.3 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.” According to Apple, this is how the changes affect Snow Leopard:
- improve the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X- address compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications- address an issue that causes background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail- resolve an issue that prevented files with the # or & characters in their names from opening in Rosetta applications- resolve an issue that prevented files from copying to Windows file servers- improve performance of Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2 when running in 64-bit mode- improve sleep and wake reliability when using Bonjour wake on demand- address a color issue in iMovie with HD contentimprove printing reliability- resolve issues with recurring events in iCal when connected to an Exchange server- improve the reliability of 3rd party USB input devices- fix glowing, stuck, or dark pixels when viewing video from the iMac (Late 2009) built-in iSight camera
Softpedia will soon offer a more detailed look at the entire set of changes listed by Apple over at its Support section. In the meanwhile, Mac users are encouraged to let others know how their update process went by using the comments. As usual, in tandem with the 10.6.3 update, Apple also released an installer package containing new patches for the security issues plaguing Snow Leopard.
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Download Mac App Store & Mac OS X 10.6.6. Because the Mac App Store is part of the 10.6.6 update, you must download that system update to get the Mac App Store, you will not see it as an individual download. Go to the Apple menu. Select “Software Update”. Be sure that the checkbox next to “Mac OS X Update” is checked. Apple on Monday morning released Mac OS X 10.6.3, the latest update to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The update is recommended for all users of Snow Leopard, and brings a number of fixes, improvements.
Security Update 2010-002 can either be applied on its own, or alongside Mac OS X 10.6.3, by downloading and installing the full Mac OS X v10.6.3 Update. To grab the latest updates available for your Mac, visit Apple’s web site here, Softpedia's Mac downloads section, or fire up your system’s Software Update mechanism from the Apple menu.
The 10.6.3 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that: – improve the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X. Apple has just released the final version of Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard. It is a recommended update and it implements hundreds of fixes since the last few updates, 10.6.5 (November 2010), 10.6.4 (June 2010), 10.6.3 (March 2010) and 10.6.2 (November 2009). Also included is the much anticipated Mac App Store.You can get the update from Snow Leopard’s Software Update, or directly from the. Even Snow Leopard's updates are faster and sleeker. Mac OS X 10.6.1 is out with minor fixes for Apple Mail, Flash security, and printer drivers. A few unacknowledged errors seem to have disappeared, too, although other problems remain. Or at least prosaic.
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Two weeks into the release of Mac OS X 10.6, Apple has issued the first incremental update to the software, bringing Snow Leopard to version 10.6.1. The maintenance release, available for both Client and Server users, contains mostly fixes, while addressing a single security issue – the outdated Adobe Flash Player plug-in.
As usual, Apple uses the Support section of its website to inform OS X 10.6 Client users that the 10.6.1 Update is highly recommended, as it includes general operating-system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of their Mac. The fixes include:
- compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems;- an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly;- some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser;- an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock;- instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work;- an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message;- Motion 4 becoming unresponsive.
For one reason or another, the Support page listing the changes with OS X 10.6.1 doesn’t mention Flash being updated. However, an additional Support document looks at these changes more thoroughly, and also reveals that Mac OS X 10.6.1 “includes an update to Adobe Flash Player plug-in version 10.0.32.18.” Under the same Support tab, Apple has posted a security note on the respective update.
“Multiple issues exist in the Adobe Flash Player plug-in,” Apple says, “the most serious of which may lead to arbitrary code execution when viewing a maliciously crafted web site,” the description goes. “The issues are addressed by updating the Flash Player plug-in to version 10.0.32.18,” Apple explains.
The Mac OS X Server 10.6.1 Update is also available. Servers currently running Snow Leopard Server version 10.6 will benefit from general operating-system fixes that enhance stability, compatibility and security. The release also addresses the reliability of services using Grand Central Dispatch and duplicate serial number alerts on servers with multiple network interfaces.
Mac OS X 10.6.1 is the first incremental update to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. To download and install the update, Mac users can either employ their Mac’s built-in software updaters (as pictured above), or download the 10.6.1 PKG file and do a manual install of the software.
Download Mac OS X 10.6.1 (Free)Download Mac OS X 10.6.1 Server (Free)