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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:30 pm    Post subject: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.3 Reply with quote

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.3
Monday, March 29, 2010
Posted by: Glenn

Apple has released the Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update via their Software Update utility and website. According to the company, this 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. This would include all of the following fixes and improvements listed down below.

General operating system fixes and improvements for:
- The reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X.
- performance of Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2 when running in 64-bit mode.
- Printing reliability.
- Sleep and wake reliability when using Bonjour wake on demand.
- A color issue in iMovie with HD content.
- Glowing, stuck, or dark pixels when viewing video from the iMac (Late 2009) built-in iSight camera.
- An issue in which the Finder reports a -36 error when copying directories to a drive formatted as FAT32.
- Reliability of photo screen savers.
- Compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications.
- An issue in which shadows in PDF of Aperture book are black instead of gray.
- An issue in which the microphone level in iChat may not increase the volume after reducing it to prevent a feedback event.
- The reliability of certain third-party USB devices.
- The Accounts preference pane can now limit login to members of groups hosted by a non-Apple directory service, such as Active Directory.
- DNS server ordering as specified in Network Preferences and DNS reliability.
- Mac OS X v10.6.3 can collect diagnostic and usage information from your Mac and send it to Apple for analysis automatically. The information is only collected with your explicit consent, and is submitted anonymously to Apple.

AirPort and wireless networking fixes for:
- General reliability for wireless connections.
- Improvements to 802.1X reliability, including closed network connections , and WPA2.
- Sleep/wake reliability for current iMac models when connected to 2.4GHz wireless networks.

Date and Time fixes for:
- Daylight Saving Time rules to reflect recent changes in areas including Argentina, Fiji, Pakistan, and Antarctica.

Directory Services fixes for:
- An issue that could cause the system to become unstable or unresponsive when bound to an LDAP server using SSL.
- An issue in which the 802.1X Loginwindow Profile is in place, but the wireless network is not available, directory authentication over Ethernet will now succeed.

File Services fixes for:
- An issue that could prevent saving files from Microsoft Office 2008 to an SMB server volume.
- Issues copying, renaming or deleting files on an SMB server volume.
- Clear-text authentication enabling to an SMB file server.

iCal fixes for:
- Changing the invitation list for a single instance of a recurring event will no longer "un-book" the location of the meeting.
- An issue in which new invitations on a Microsoft Exchange server might not appear in the Notification pane.
- Properly showing recurring Microsoft Exchange events which have a set end date.

Mail fixes and improvements for:
- An issue that causes background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail.
- Signing and encrypting messages, such as when using an Entrust PKI (Public Key Infrastructure).
- Synchronization of the "Sent" mailbox on a Microsoft Exchange server.
- An issue that could cause Mail to delete mailboxes on a Microsoft Exchange server that is hosted behind an Internet load balancer.

Mobile Accounts fixes and improvements for:
- Home directory synchronization when the home directory is stored on an SMB file server.
- Properly warning mobile users in an Active Directory domain about upcoming password expiration.
- Creating a Mobile Account that uses smart card authentication, without using a command-line tool.
- Reliability in background synchronization.

MobileMe fixes and improvements for:
- An issue in which movies could not be viewed in Safari when visiting www.me.com/gallery.
- Reliability of iDisk Sync.
- Reliability of syncing calendars.

Parental Control fixes and improvements for:
- Restoring Safari bookmarks functionality to parental controls users.
- Better handling of Safari bookmark management when using Parental Controls.
- More reliable application launch restrictions when using Parental Control.

Rosetta fixes for:
- An issue that prevented files with the # or & characters in their names from opening in Rosetta applications.

System Imaging fixes and improvements for:
- The asr command, which now accepts the "--allow fragmented catalog" option, for restoring images that have a fragmented catalog file. For details, type man asr in Terminal.
- The installer command, which can now be used to upgrade a Mac OS X v10.5 system with a QuickTime 7 Pro key installed to Mac OS X v10.6.

Time Machine fixes and improvements for:
- Reliability from Time Machine-to-Time Capsule backups, including multiple computers.
- An issue with Time Machine in which system backups could be restored onto unsupported Mac configurations.
- An issue in which a Time Machine backup might not work using an AirPort connection.

Xsan fixes and improvements for:
- The reliability of Fibre channel connections to an Xserve RAID.
- An issue that could cause the size of certain Fibre channel LUNs to be mis-reported.

Downloads:
- Mac OS X v10.6.3 Update (719.23MB)
- Mac OS X v10.6.3 Update (Combo) (784MB)
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.3 Update (831.31MB)
- Mac OS X Server v10.6.3 Update (Combo) (897.32MB)



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay! That's a big update though. I might hold off a couple days.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that's a big one. It might take me a while on my slow connection. Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:19 pm    Post subject: 10.6.3 Reply with quote

Well, Usually I take the plunge, but I download it separately this time and I wait what people say if they found any problems after some days... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the download links, I'll grab the combo update in a couple of hours when my bandwidth throttling period turns off.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I downloaded the normal update, as I did all my updates through automatic updating sofar...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to wait a couple days. I want to hear about any issues with Plex, Boxee and EyeTV before taking the leap.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 1:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far the biggest things I noticed is that my desktop background is no longer grainy, I had to turn the brightness on my display way down, and I had to re-choose my custom color profile in display preferences.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That has got to be the biggest combo update I've ever seen, 822MB unpacked. So far no problems that I have noticed. Now to install it on the MBP.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the largest combo update I ever remember seeing. I think 10.5.8 came in just a little lighter. Oh well, I'll be updating when I get home from work.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything seems fine to me. Bring on iTunes 9.1 and the iPads!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only thing I have updated with 10.6.3 so far is my Dell netbook. I'm waiting a few days on my Mini's.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TonyMontana wrote:
The only thing I have updated with 10.6.3 so far is my Dell netbook. I'm waiting a few days on my Mini's.

It was a netbook for me. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I upgraded my MBP and call me crazy but I think the desktop picture is twice as clear as before. It just looks so sharp. Well at least I didn't say it seemed faster now did I? No, it really does look better.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About time! Oh, well, it looks like have a lot for us...
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