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  • Mac OS X 10.6.3 Unleashed

    Today brought with it the arrival of Mac OS X 10.6.3, a software update to the Snow Leopard operating system. In addition to a host of bug-combating fixes, the update also serves up a variety of tune ups in terms of compatibility issues with QuickTime X and OpenGL-based applications.

    Today's update is the first major update to Snow Leopard since Mac OS X 10.6.2 arrived last November. As you may recall, that particular update primarily addressed the phantom bug that attacked guest accounts and frequently resulted in the deletion of primary user account data. The freshly announced 10.6.3 update, according to Apple, is recommended for all Snow Leopard users.

    Packing a hefty punch at 437.2 MB and available now via Software Update, Mac OS X 10.6.3 delivers a ton of tweaks, including some of the following much-needed improvements (in addition to the compatibility issues addressed above):

    * Improves the reliability of 3rd party USB input devices
    * Fixes the problem that led to background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail
    * Corrects the bug that prevented files with certain characters (like # or & ) in their names from working properly in Rosetta applications
    * Squashes the bug that prevented files from copying to Windows file servers
    * Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2 received a performance tweak for when they run in 64-bit mode
    * The reliability of photo screen savers is improved
    * Color issues addressed with regard to iMovie with HD content
    * Printing reliability improved

    Overall, Mac OS X 10.6.3 delivers general operating system fixes for: AirPort and wireless networking, Date and Time, Directory Services, File Services, iCal, Mail, Mobile Accounts, MobileMe, Parental Control, Rosetta, System Imaging, Time Machine, and Xsan.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Mac OS X 10.6.3 Unleashed started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 42 Comments
    1. monadzback's Avatar
      monadzback -
      I'll get that asap.
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      They stop putting in new features now days, we get big fixes untill 10.7 and 4.0

      come on apple give us one new feature
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      I'll bet the USB thing affects jailbreaking again. Remember 10.5.6?
    1. z3r01's Avatar
      z3r01 -
      this update date is a BBW , interesting...downloading now
    1. shagster40's Avatar
      shagster40 -
      Can we have confirmation about JB phones with this update??
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      just installed and it reset my background :-(
    1. omnipresent's Avatar
      omnipresent -
      anny info about JB phones guys? i'm about to download...
    1. SchmilK's Avatar
      SchmilK -
      Safe for hackintosh? I'll be trying soon either way
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      just saw this prior. ive got a hefty punch with my pro apps as well.
    1. ekidd's Avatar
      ekidd -
      DLing now
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      +1 to hackintosh/OSX86

      Will it just install or do I need to mod?

      [UPDATE] - If you have a Hackintosh/OSX86 then do not install 10.6.3!! (as per insanelymac.com)
      Many of the hardware kexts you have installed on your 10.6.x build will not be compatible. continue to use your 10.6.x build until a proper walkthrough/support can be created for 10.6.3

    1. Rob2G's Avatar
      Rob2G -
      I have a dell xps 410, cham 2 rc4 bootloader all non vanilla kext in the extra folder and 10.6.3 installed with out issue from delta installer here http://support.apple.com/downloads/D...ombo10.6.3.dmg

      If you need help with hackintosh Message me, please include system info.
    1. omnipresent's Avatar
      omnipresent -
      jailbroken iphones are ok with this update
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Downloading now
    1. sailingaction's Avatar
      sailingaction -
      Yeah, good with JB iPhones, but what about jailbreaking????
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ I will try to jailbreak a spare iPhone once the update is complete
    1. sailingaction's Avatar
      sailingaction -
      Ok, Post here when you done, Thanxs
    1. Ryfly's Avatar
      Ryfly -
      755.3MB update for me on the new imac....
    1. joec2's Avatar
      joec2 -
      Shows my update a WHOPPING 757mb for my new Macbook Pro!!!!!!
    1. Cer0's Avatar
      Cer0 -
      Saw that it was up earlier but didn't have time to wait for it on my iMac so I will be dl it when I get out of work.