Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Apple Launches Mac OS X 10.6.7 to the Public

Client and Server versions of Apple’s newest incremental update for the Snow Leopard operating system are now officially available for download from the company’s servers.

Tested by Apple developers internally for over two months straight, Mac OS X 10.6.7 is finally available to the masses, with general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of Macintosh computers, according to Apple.

Cupertino says the fixes included in the Client update improve the reliability of Back to My Mac, resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers, and address various minor Mac App Store bugs.

On the Server side, “the 10.6.7 update is recommended for all servers currently running Snow Leopard Server. This update includes general operating system fixes, as well as specific fixes for [a number of specific issues],” Apple says.

Those include:

- properly displaying videos in Wiki pages that have special characters in their URL
- reliability of availability of Wikis after rebooting
- improved Wiki server cache verification
- reliability of Web Server restarts
- iChat Server now behaves correctly with .local domains
- reliability of capturing videos using Epiphan devices with Podcast Producer
- allowing correct display of 12 digit hardware serial number with Server Admin.

As usual, Apple has addressed a flurry of security issues in both editions of Snow Leopard.

Components in need of patching under Mac OS X 10.6.6 and older versions of Mac OS X include AirPort, ATS, ClamAV, File Quarantine, HFS, ImageIO, Installer, Kernel, libxml, PHP, QuickLook, Terminal, and X11.


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