Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.3 Update

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By: switchtoamac at: 3:15 PM on March 29, 2010 | Comments (0)
Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.3, the third maintenance update to the Snow Leopard operating system for Intel-based Macs.  The update included numerous fixes since the November 2009 10.6.2 update and it also includes the January 2010 security update.  The update is recommended for all Snow Leopard users (client and server) and can be obtained via Mac OS X Software Update or downloaded directly from Apple. 
Thumbnail image for snow_leopard_box.pngAbout the 10.6.3 update
The 10.6.3 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 that:
  • improve the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X
  • address compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications
  • address an issue that causes background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail
  • resolve an issue that prevented files with the # or & characters in their names from opening in Rosetta applications
  • resolve an issue that prevented files from copying to Windows file servers
  • improve performance of Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2 when running in 64-bit mode
  • improve sleep and wake reliability when using Bonjour wake on demand
  • address a color issue in iMovie with HD content
  • improve printing reliability
  • resolve issues with recurring events in iCal when connected to an Exchange server
  • improve the reliability of 3rd party USB input devices
  • fix glowing, stuck, or dark pixels when viewing video from the iMac (Late 2009) built-in iSight camera
Complete details are included in the following support knowledge base article

You can install the update via Software Update of with an Update Installer

Security Update 2010-002 for users on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

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