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

snow leopard boxApple 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

Top Rated Comments

jetlife2 Avatar
126 months ago
Why not 10.6.9?

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?
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ktappe Avatar
126 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:
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wikus Avatar
126 months ago
Again. What bug?

The standard support for TRIM that isnt working in third party SSDs.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimUSCA Avatar
126 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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BJonson Avatar
126 months ago
sticking with snow leopard. Found way to many bugs in Lion to use it. Its frankly a total mess.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
andyroochoo Avatar
126 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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