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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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