Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard now downloading

Apple Mac OS X 10.6.2 update is available today. According to Apple this 10.6.2 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 for:

  • an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
  • a graphics distortion in Safari Top Sites
  • Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts
  • a problem that prevented authenticating as an administrative user
  • issues when using NTFS and WebDAV file servers
  • the reliability of menu extras
  • an issue with the 4-finger swipe gesture
  • an issue that causes Mail to quit unexpectedly when setting up an Exchange server
  • Address Book becoming unresponsive when editing
  • a problem adding images to contacts in Address Book
  • an issue that prevented opening files downloaded from the Internet
  • Safari plug-in reliability
  • general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk
  • an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account

For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3874. For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.

The 10.62 update to Snow Leopard can be downloaded via the Software Update within Mac OS X.

Apple Snow Leopard to make early UK debut

Apple's latest version of  OS X, Snow Leopard, will ship in the UK this Friday, 28th August. The price is £25 with free shipping from the UK Apple Store. This is good news for Apple Mac users who are looking forward to finally getting true 64-bit performance from their Intel-based Macs. Finder, Safari, Mail, iCal and iChat are now 64-bit native but Grand Central Dispatch and Open CL will make the most difference to your Mac's performance.

For a detailed overview of the benefits of the Apple Snow Leopard upgrade please take a look at my preview.

Meanwhile, I'm off to order a big beautiful cat for my MacPro!