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  • Atom Support in 10.6.2: It's Ba-aack...


    A new Mac OS X 10.6.2 update build restores support for a popular netbook processor that had been removed in the previous build. Though nothing will be known until the final version is released, the sign that Apple may not be directly targeting the hackintosh community is a relief to many.

    Developer stellarola had previously noted that the last Mac OS X 10.6.2 developer test build had different CPU related information. Disabling support for the Atom chip meant that the updated Snow Leopard could not be loaded on those netbooks using current methods.

    He updated his earlier post with the news that Mac OS X 10.6.2 build 10C535 restores support for the Atom processor:

    Wow, didn't expect to get linked all over the internet for this damn post. Anyways, in the latest development build Atom appears to have resurrected itself zombie style in 10C535. The Atom lives another day, but nothing is concrete until the final version of 10.6.2 is out.
    The update reportedly contains fixes for AirPort performance issues on newly released iMacs and "resolves a problem with plugging and unplugging to an Apple TV," whatever that might mean. There's fixes for VMWare, USB, Apple Filing Protocol, and tweaks to nearly 150 OS X components, including AppleBacklight, Battery Menu, Dictionary, Expose, FileSync, Family Controls, Fonts, Front Row, HFS, Inkwell, iPhoto, MobileMe, OpenCL, Parental Controls, QuickTime, Screen Sharing, Spell Checker, Spotlight, and Time Machine.

    The final release is expected to be rolled out sometime in November.

    image via stellarola
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Atom Support in 10.6.2: It's Ba-aack... started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      What's going on with this OS? It seems like they are pushing updates more and more and more. Reminds me of when XP came out heh.
    1. GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL's Avatar
      GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL -
      What's going on with it?

      Random logouts

      Finder crashing constantly for absolutely no reason

      Forgetting private wireless networks when coming out of sleep.

      I could go on. But to put it simply, Apple is getting sloppier with age. Their new OS releases have always been nothing short of buggy for at least someone.
    1. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
      iPhoenix3g -
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChaos View Post
      What's going on with this OS? It seems like they are pushing updates more and more and more. Reminds me of when XP came out heh.
      More like when vista came out, I remember the good old days of windows 2000. How nice and stable it was compared to 98. lol
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      i noticed several crashes and weird things in snow leopard, but I would not consider them major problems. if the OS was perfect then somebody would be out of a job.
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      Snow leopard is not even 3 months old and already another update.
    1. nighthawk283's Avatar
      nighthawk283 -
      Quote Originally Posted by iPhoenix3g View Post
      More like when vista came out, I remember the good old days of windows 2000. How nice and stable it was compared to 98. lol
      Right the good old days with windows 2000
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      SL needs a new update!!! I've started getting the rainbow beach ball spinning for like a minute after I've logged on and can't do anything until it disappears, so annoying.
    1. mikerlx's Avatar
      mikerlx -
      ^Happened to me 10 mins ago
    1. jiniej's Avatar
      jiniej -
      nuff said
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      So how do these updates work? Is it like with Windows where it downloads and installs them automatically?
    1. GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL's Avatar
      GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL -
      No.. you buy the disk and it updates your system files and whatever. I had to do it twice because the first installation was making EVERYTHING hang.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      You have to buy updates?
    1. GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL's Avatar
      GIRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL -
      OS updates yes. 10.4 -> 10.5 -> 10.6.
      10.6.X updates are free. Snow leopard 10.6 was pretty cheap, only $30 vs the usual $129.
    1. CaptainChaos's Avatar
      CaptainChaos -
      Ah I see. I was like hell no! Lol