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Snow Leopard 10.6.2 is now available via Software Update

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Before you install this or any other software update, be sure to read our Software Update/Upgrade Warning Page which can be found here.

Here’s the text from the Apple Software Update window:

The 10.6.2 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 for:

An issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly

A graphics distortion in Safari Top Sites

Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts

A problem that prevented authenticating as an administrative user

Issues when using NTFS and WebDAV file servers

The reliability of menu extras

An issue with the 4-finger swipe gesture

An issue that causes Mail to quit unexpectedly when setting up an Exchange server

Address Book becoming unresponsive when editing

A problem adding images to contacts in Address Book

An issue that prevented opening files downloaded from the Internet

Safari plug-in reliability

General reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk

An issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3874.

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Written by Dana Stibolt

November 9th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Apple releases Leopard 10.5.8

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Apple released Leopard 10.5.8 today. MacMedics always recommends that you don’t install Apple software updates right away. See all of the details on our software update warnings webpage for the reasons for that advice.

10.5.8 DOES include some security updates, so it is an update that we’d like to see get installed as soon as it’s clear that it’s not going to cause any major problems. And, it should probably be noted that 10.5.8 includes Safari 4.0.2. If for some reason anybody has been avoiding Safari 4, they would not want to apply this update.

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Here’s what Apple posted in Software Update regarding 10.5.8:

The 10.5.8 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac, as well as specific fixes for:

Compatibility and reliability issues when joining AirPort networks.

An issue that could cause some monitor resolutions to no longer appear in Displays System Preferences.

Issues that may affect Bluetooth reliability.

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3606.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

Written by Dana Stibolt

August 5th, 2009 at 5:48 pm