Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.8 Ahead of Lion Debut

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As hinted at earlier this week, Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March.

The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

- Enhance the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion
- Resolve an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit
- Improve support for IPv6
- Improve VPN reliability
- Identify and remove known variants of Mac Defender

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4561.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

The public release is the same Build 10K540 that was seeded to developers one week ago.

Direct links for the various downloads on Apple's support pages include:

- Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update (474.2 MB)
- Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo (1.09 GB)

- Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update (542 MB)
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update Combo (1.27 GB)

- Security Update 2011-004 (Leopard) (256.4 MB)
- Security Update 2011-004 (Leopard Server) (499.8 MB)

- Server Admin Tools 10.6.8 (255.9 MB)

Thanks to MacUpdate for the heads-up!

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Top Rated Comments

motulist Avatar
169 months ago
PLEASE DONT POST COMMENTS THAT SAY "I'M DOWNLOADING IT NOW."

Every time there's an OS update we get like 3 pages of people saying things like "I'm downloading it now" and "It says 30 more minutes till my download is done" etc. Please just wait until your download has been finished and fully installed and you have something worthwhile to say about it. Even if you're just saying "I've installed it and everything is running fine and I see no changes" at least that gives us some small amount of relevant info.

Thanks. :)
Score: 66 Votes (Like | Disagree)
minchman Avatar
169 months ago
Lion is not a major release, it's a point release. A major release would be going from OS 9 -> OS X, or sometime in the near future OS X -> OS XI

Sorry, you're wrong.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MikeCa Avatar
169 months ago
Lion is not a major release, it's a point release. A major release would be going from OS 9 -> OS X, or sometime in the near future OS X -> OS XI

No way, Apple treats 0.1 as a major release.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roadbloc Avatar
169 months ago
It's getting old for me. I've been running Lion DP as my main OS for the longest time. :D

Surprised you're not using OS 10.8 already.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Small White Car Avatar
169 months ago
I don't know why this is something offensive to all of you, it wasn't an insult.

Apple: Every few years comes out with a new OS with many changes that they charge money for. Offer minor free updates in between.

Microsoft: Every few years comes out with a new OS with many changes that they charge money for. Offer minor free updates in between.


Looks the same to me. I don't care WHAT you call them, the point is they're the same. Call them major, call them points, call them pudding. I don't care. The "offensive" part is that you said Apple's are "not major" and then said that Microsoft's are major.

I don't care what term you use, but to call them different things does sound a lot like an insult to Apple.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kariya Avatar
169 months ago
You lose. Do you wanna try again?
???

Why would he play some dumb game you've apparently just conjured up from the ether. You're wrong. Deal with it.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)