Mac OS X 10.6.8 Build 10K540 Seeded to Developers

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Apple has seeded another Mac OS X 10.6.8 seed to developers this evening. This one comes less than 4 days from the previous seed.

Apple seems to be accelerating releases, and it seems likely this will be pushed out to users before long.

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Itakou Avatar
125 months ago

Why do people assume this has to be out before Lion?


Wasn't one of the highlighted changes for 10.6.8 to prepare a system to be able to upgrade to lion via the mac app store.
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tkermit Avatar
125 months ago

Apple has seeded another Mac OS X 10.6.7 seed to developers this evening.

Should probably say 10.6.8?
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cav23j Avatar
125 months ago

Why do people assume this has to be out before Lion? It's a Snow Leopard update and has nothing to do with Lion. Apple has released previous OS updates after new releases on several occasions in the past. Tiger got updated after the Leopard release and so did Leo after Snow Leo.

The only real reason I want Lion is for it's better 64-bit code. Besides that it offers nothing but senseless eye candy.

Snow Leopard is a very good OS and already has 64-bit about 90% right.



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Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
125 months ago

To be fair there has never been a situation like this before so I apologize if not knowing 1 fact makes me a fraud. It's not exactly a bad idea for me to base my logic on 18 years experience.

When in the past have we ever needed to update our previous OS before we upgrade to the new one? None that I can ever remember and I have been using Macs since 1994.

Sorry for offending you.. work on that.


well this is just 1 fact that has been rumored for many months. It was a pretty big deal to hear that it is solely distributed on the Mac App Store, so most followers of MR should know. It's just surprising that someone who was so quick to diss Lion as "senseless eye candy" didn't know that.

I wasn't talking about not knowing that you had to update to 10.6.8. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if 10.6.8 isn't a requirement for Lion, it just makes the OS better prepared for it.
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zen.state Avatar
125 months ago

Wow, from your previous "know-it-all" post I assumed you were somewhat informed. In the future, before you act like you know everything, check to make sure you know anything about anything.

Yes Lion will be distributed solely through the app store. Lion will have a very small partition (I believe about 700MB) that will allow the OS to be reinstalled for any reason. Do you think Apple wouldn't have thought this through?

To be fair there has never been a situation like this before so I apologize if not knowing 1 fact makes me a fraud. It's not exactly a bad idea for me to base my logic on 18 years experience.

When in the past have we ever needed to update our previous OS before we upgrade to the new one? None that I can ever remember and I have been using Macs since 1994.

Sorry for offending you.. work on that.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mad Mac Maniac Avatar
125 months ago

I didn't realize they were moving to an app store based install. That just sounds strange.

From that info and logic you could never do a fresh install of Lion. It seems you would have to install SL and then do the app store update or whatever they are calling it. Seems more like Lion is an OS update rather than a totally new release.


Wow, from your previous "know-it-all" post I assumed you were somewhat informed. In the future, before you act like you know everything, check to make sure you know anything about anything.

Yes Lion will be distributed solely through the app store. Lion will have a very small partition (I believe about 700MB) that will allow the OS to be reinstalled for any reason. Do you think Apple wouldn't have thought this through?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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