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Apple Releases Software Installer Update 1.0 for Mac OS X 10.6.8

Apple today released Apple Software Installer Update 1.0, a small update intended to address an issue that could prevent Apple software from installing under Mac OS X 10.6.8.
About Apple Software Installer Update 1.0

This update addresses an issue that may prevent certain Apple software from installing. This update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X 10.6.8.
Apple does not, however, specify exactly what the issue is or what Apple software is affected by it. The release weighs in at 1.34 MB and requires Mac OS X 10.6.8.

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33 months ago
iCloud support next on SL please.

Kthx apple. Not everyone has lion nor wants it.
Rating: 17 Votes
33 months ago
Snow Leopard is great, its far better optimized than Lion and thus runs much smoother. That and the fact that Expose is there that works the way it should.

I don't use iCloud, so a 10.6.9 update isn't a priority for me unless it brings even greater optimization. But for all those who do use iCloud, Apple really needs to pull its head out of its a$$ and give its customers some support.
Rating: 10 Votes
33 months ago
'weighed in' at 365Kb for me; requires a restart.

Thanks from me too for continued SL support.
Rating: 10 Votes
33 months ago

Highly unlikely.

Apple does not typically add new functionality to previous operating systems. They only actively develop for the latest and greatest operating system, whether it be OS X or iOS. This is typical behavior for Apple.

Snow Leopard is in maintenance mode, eligible for showstopping support issues and critical security upgrades. Note that OS X 10.5 Leopard has been deprecated, no updates whatsoever these days.

If you are unwilling to upgrade to Lion, well, you are in Apple's rear view mirror. Adios.


iCloud is not 'new' functionality, it is a replacement for MobileMe which is currently part of SL. If Apple thinks that can force upgrades like this then they are very wrong, this is what keeps people on Windows XP (30%) versus Mac (9.1%)
Rating: 9 Votes
33 months ago



I don't know why there are so many Lion haters, I have not had any issues. Is it about the software or not wanting to spend the $$$$?


1) Mission Control sucks at content management.
- You can only see one Space at a time
- Windows overlap and Spacebar hide-n-seek is stupid
- Can't drag Windows around very easily

2) iCal looks like ass
- removed mini-calendar
- pop-up Calendar's obscure content
- very difficult to change the time of events if they overlap

3) Address book sucks
- can only see two columns of information at a time
- looks like ass. Why does my digital address book, which could look like anything and should only be limited by the designer's imagination, be crippled just so that is looks like my grandfather's address book?

Lion added a lot of new nice new features, but the crippled Content Management scheme that is Mission Control makes Lion too much work to bother using unless I have to. I might as well be running Windows for how much Mission Control frustrates me.

I hate using Mission Control, I hate using iCal, and I hate using Address Book. The four Apple programs I use on a daily basis: Expose/Spaces, Mail, iCal, and Address book. Of those four programs, only Mail has improved my workflow in Lion, all the rest are harder to use.


Until ReSpaceApp comes out and has Expose capabilities, I'm sticking with Snow Leopard. I can just move my calendars and address book to google if necessary. Heck, at least google is steady, Apple has changed and broken their Syncing service three times now.
Rating: 9 Votes
33 months ago

If you are unwilling to upgrade to Lion, well, you are in Apple's rear view mirror. Adios.


Spoken like a faithful member of the cult.
Rating: 9 Votes
33 months ago

I don't know why there are so many Lion haters, I have not had any issues. Is it about the software or not wanting to spend the $$$$?


Not everyone is in your situation. Some people have older hardware that they cannot upgrade to Lion, meaning they have to go out and spend the bucks on a new computer when the one they have now works perfectly fine. Just so they can use iCloud? That shouldn't be needed.

Other people use additional hardware or software that requires an older version of OS. Locking them out of iCloud as well.

So just because you have no issues, doesn't mean that other people are not in very different situations.


The fact is that Apple stops actively developing for an operating system when a newer version is released. This has been the case through OS X's entire life.


The difference here though, is the iOS upgrade on my iPad broke the EXISTING FUNCTIONALITY of syncing that I once had with my Mac. Telling me I have to upgrade my computer's OS just to get that functionality back that I once had is a little different situation then the one you describe.
Rating: 8 Votes
33 months ago
I am just going to say it, OSX lion and smegma are synonymous in my humble opinion.
Rating: 7 Votes
33 months ago
I agree with tigress, iCloud support next on SL would be great
Rating: 6 Votes
33 months ago
iCloud with SL, please. I've been using .mac and MobileMe for 4 years now. I'd hate to lose it, but I'd hate even more to not have SL.
Rating: 6 Votes

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