Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.1, the first update to the Snow Leopard operating system

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By: switchtoamac at: 11:09 PM on September 10, 2009 | Comments (0)

On September 10, 2009 Apple released the first maintenance update to the Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system.  The update comes less than two after the Snow Leopard's debut.  Users can obtain the update via Software Update and/or the following download page.
According to Apple, the 71.47 MB update "includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac." It is available via Software Update or direct download from Apple.

About Mac OS X v10.6.1 Update
The 10.6.1 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:

  • compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
  • an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
  • an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
  • Motion 4 becoming unresponsive
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3810.

Mac OS X 10.6.1 Server update

Also released Mac OS X Server 10.6.1, a 71.57 MB update to the server variant of the Snow Leopard operating system.

About Mac OS X Server v10.6.1 Update
The 10.6.1 update is recommended for all servers currently running Snow Leopard Server version 10.6 and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your server, as well as specific fixes for:

  • reliability of services using Grand Central Dispatch
  • duplicate serial number alerts on servers with multiple network interfaces
For detailed information about this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3811.

Security Update 2009-005

Apple also released security updates for prior generation operating systems received security updates. Security Update 2009-005 is available for the following:

  • Security Update 2009-005 (Leopard) (93.14 MB)
  • Security Update 2009-005 Server (Leopard) (93.14 MB)
  • Security Update 2009-005 (Tiger Intel) (169.75 MB)
  • Security Update 2009-005 (Tiger PPC) (77.95 MB)
  • Security Update 2009-005 Server (Tiger Univ) (206.43 MB)
  • Security Update 2009-005 Server (Tiger PPC) (132.53 MB)

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