Apple releases long-awaited Mac OS X 10.6.5 update

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Date: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, 16:22
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After months of beta versions and development, Apple has released its Mac OS X 10.6.5 update for its Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” operating system. The update, which varies in size depending on your presently installed version of the operating system, personally weighed in at over a 500 megabyte download.

The update offers the following fixes and changes:

– Improves reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers.

– Addresses performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture.

– Addresses stability and performance of graphics applications and games.

– Resolves a delay between print jobs.

– Addresses a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme.

– Resolves an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal.

– Addresses an issue in which dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide.

– Resolves an issue in which Wikipedia information may not display correctly in Dictionary.

– Improves performance of MainStage on certain Macs.

– Resolves spacing issues with OpenType fonts.

– Improves reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays.

– Resolves a VoiceOver issue when browsing some websites with Safari 5.

– Improves Bluetooth pairing with Magic Trackpad.

– Resolves performance issues with third-party displays that use InstaPort technology.

– Add SSL support for transferring files with iDisk.

– Resolves an issue when opening 4-up Photo Booth pictures in Preview.

– Addresses keyboard responsiveness issues in the Dock when Spaces is turned on.

– Resolves an issue syncing Address Book with Google.

– Fixes an issue when replying to a Mail message sent by a person whose name contains certain characters such as é or ü.

– Improves performance for users bound to an Active Directory domain.

– Improves reliability of Ethernet connections.

– Systems with a Mac Pro RAID Card (Early 2009) installed can now be put to sleep. For more information, see Mac Pro RAID Card (Early 2009): Enabling system sleep.

– Improves reliability of fibre channel connections, resolving a potential Xsan volume availability issue.

– Adds RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.

As usual, just open Mac OS X’s Software Update feature to locate, snag and install the update. The Mac OS X 10.6.5 update requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later to install and run.

If you’ve installed the update and noticed any major changes, either positive or negative, please let us know.

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3 Responses to “Apple releases long-awaited Mac OS X 10.6.5 update”

  1. Running the iOS 4.2 GM and this, and am not able to print to a shared printer. Tried both shared connected via IP and shared connected through USB.

  2. Apparently it breaks mail plugins like Letterbox and Widemail. I’m waiting until the developers update their plugins. Its crazy that Apple Mail doesn’t provide a vertical view like every other modern email client, and users have to use third party plugins for basic functionality.

  3. Has anyone noticed audio noise coming from the MacBook pro when using headphones after the update? Mine is doing this and I’m certain it was fine before the update