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Apple Releases Revised Mac OS X 10.6.8 With Patch for Existing Users

Apple today released a series of Mac OS X 10.6.8 releases, apparently revising the original version as well as offering a "supplemental update" to patch systems that have already been upgraded to the latest version of Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
The Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and resolves issues with:

- Transferring personal data, settings, and compatible applications from a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to a new Mac running Mac OS X Lion
- Certain network printers that pause print jobs immediately and fail to complete
- System audio that stops working when using HDMI or optical audio out
Available downloads include:

- Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update (10.19 MB) - for users already on Mac OS X 10.6.8
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update v.1.1 (453.55 MB) - delta release for users who have yet to update to Mac OS X 10.6.8
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 (1.09 GB) - combo release for users who have yet to update to Mac OS X 10.6.8

- Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server Supplemental Update (10.23 MB) - for users already on Mac OS X Server 10.6.8
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update v1.1 (518.28 MB) - delta release for users who have yet to update to Mac OS X Server 10.6.8
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update Combo v1.1 (1.18 GB) - combo release for users who have yet to update to Mac OS X Server 10.6.8

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39 months ago
If you have a revision nomenclature, stick to it.

This is going to be very confusing. Imagine the support call "What OS? " 10.6.8. "Which One? " Huh?
Rating: 21 Votes
39 months ago

Been busy in Cupertino. I better check out Software Updater....


They're being pretty sloppy in Cupertino, that they have to patch the patch so quickly....

Apple's secrecy burns its customers, again.
Rating: 9 Votes
39 months ago

If you have a revision nomenclature, stick to it.

This is going to be very confusing. Imagine the support call "What OS? " 10.6.8. "Which One? " Huh?


This. Now we sysadmins have to worry about which version of 10.6.8 is installed on each workstation. ARD won't be of help; it will report both patched and unpatched as 10.6.8. Just what I needed; more work. :confused:
Rating: 8 Votes
39 months ago

I can't wait for a Lion update... I've had a few crashing issues lately.


I don't have crashing issues, but I do think Lion is pretty buggy.
Rating: 8 Votes
39 months ago
I can't wait for a Lion update... I've had a few crashing issues lately.
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago

They're being pretty sloppy in Cupertino, that they have to patch the patch so quickly....

Apple's secrecy burns its customers, again.


I'm just amazed so many people installed Lion on their prime machine within days of the OS launching. Talk about incompetence! I have zero sympathy for people complaining about bugs & other teething problems. They should have waited until at least .1 or a .2 update.
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago
back to snow leopard for me i think. now im just getting beach balls every time i click on something in the itunes store. did i mention that my display doesnt sleep anymore?

i also asked apple for a refund which they have agreed to.

Lets be clear that just because you don't have problems with your installation it doesn't mean other people are having major issues with theirs.

mac os x lion in my opinion just has too many bugs. Maybe i'll try again when .1 or .2 has dropped.
Rating: 6 Votes
39 months ago

Way to be snarky.

Not everyone has a perfect experience. Just like not everyone has Lion crashing and having apps that worked fine under Snow Leopard.

Your experience is not everyone's.


My experience is that Snow Leopard works fine. Why would I want to install Lion and be a beta tester for Apple? If you have no reason to run 3rd party apps and just like to play with the OS, then have at it. But the test for any OS to prove it's worth, is how well it gets along with other applications.
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

overall happy with lion but i have to say i have found another bug.

if I'm streaming something to my appleTV2, the display doesn't sleep even after resting the PRAM, SMC and rebooting.

if i leave iTunes open and stream nothing, the display sleeps. bad for the display not letting it sleep……

i'll give it until 10.7.1 before i un-install. i hate to say it but lion has to be the buggiest release yet!


I was an early adopter of both Leopard and Snow Leopard, and I have to agree... Lion is the buggiest. Snow Leopard introduced some incompatibilities that caused some problems with apps, but I wouldn't classify that as a bug.
Rating: 5 Votes
39 months ago

Again. What bug?


The standard support for TRIM that isnt working in third party SSDs.
Rating: 5 Votes

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