Posted by: Chris Barylick
Date: Wednesday, November 10th, 2010, 16:22
Category: News, Software
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.