Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.8

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    As hinted at earlier this week, Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March.
    Direct links for the various downloads on Apple's support pages should be going live shortly.

    Thanks to MacUpdate for the heads-up!

    Article Link: Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.8
     
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    I'm throwing this out there, July 5th, seems like the perfect date.
     
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    Sure would like a 10.7.0 release date. July 1 or 2 would work nicely.
     
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    I'm installing it now. This is my first time that I'm installing an update for Snow Leopard 10.6 so I'm a little excited lol.

    :cool:
     
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    it must be nice to not have to worry about app compatibility before upgrading to a major OSX release... i don't care when Lion comes out because i know it'll be months before i'd be able to touch the thing.

    [but the sooner the better, don't get me wrong]
     
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    Hmm...just noticed the MBP is still on 10.6.2....time for an upgrade me thinks!
     
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    Screw Lion, hopefully new MacBook Air is coming early July!:)
     
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    PLEASE DONT POST COMMENTS THAT SAY "I'M DOWNLOADING IT NOW."

    Every time there's an OS update we get like 3 pages of people saying things like "I'm downloading it now" and "It says 30 more minutes till my download is done" etc. Please just wait until your download has been finished and fully installed and you have something worthwhile to say about it. Even if you're just saying "I've installed it and everything is running fine and I see no changes" at least that gives us some small amount of relevant info.

    Thanks. :)
     
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    Wow - are you upgrading by a full 0.0.8 or did you get a Mac that had something later than 10.6 installed and you're just updating for the first time since you got it? Between your signature and your username I'm guessing you've had your computer for a while.
     
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    Are others having trouble getting to the support article with details? I'm curious as to what the IPv6 improvements are.
     
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    I'm figuring first week seeing as the free upgrade period surely wouldn't be much more than 30 days. Do we do these things on Tuesdays? That would make it the 5th - I guess it doesn't make any difference in AppStore world.

    It would certainly be a nice change from Apple's usual announcement for LAST DAY OF THE MONTH. Oh well, meantime I love a good update more than most, so here we go. And I still have my 10.3 and 10.5 t-shirts so will handle no merchandise with digital Lion release ... maybe even go in search of one with a lion on it just for kicks :D.
     
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    The articles are down

    I wanna know the VPN ajustments!
     
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    Any PGP users wanna weigh in on if this release breaks anything?
     
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    I haven't tried it but hopefully this will address couple issues

    1)vpn issue. Last upgrade broke vpn. (once you are on vpn, no other internet works except vpn'd stuff. (it used to work before last upgrade).

    2)external monitor flickering issue. Whatever happen to this? My external monitor STILL flickers.. wth is going on apple?

    Hopefully when I get home, I will try this out(unless someone already tested these).
     
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    Just to confirm like others I'm not downloading this now.
     
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    I love this, and I totally agree, but the reason I would never post that is because people don't like to be told what you do. Now everyone is just going to quote you and reply with something they think is clever and funny.
     
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    Oh come now. It could always be worse... someone could post updates in 60 second increments.

    "I'm downloading it now - 30 minutes to go."

    "Hmm. It's been 60 seconds but it says 26 minutes left. What gives?"

    "Whoa. Another 60 seconds, and now it says 45 minutes to go? I don't understand."

    And so on and so on. Hee.
     
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    No lol. I've been running Snow Leopard 10.6.7 on both the iMac and MacBook Pro since I've had them. I just tend to get excited for no reason at all.

    Mainly, it's because I've been saying "10.6.7" when I talk to my Mac friends, but now I get to say "10.6.8."! :D
     
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    Wouldn't 7/7/11 make much more sense for 10.7?

    When it happens, you'll remember this post!
     
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    Is there any reason why Apple can't implement TRIM into a Snow Leopard update?
     
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    There don't seem to be any problems after this update, everything is working as it should. There don't appear to be any noticeable changes to the App Store and VPNOD is still working, albeit slower than normal. That doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the update, sometimes it's just slow.
     
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    Oh boy. The biggest features of this release is that it gets you ready to upgrade to another version of the operating system. What does it do? Install docking clamps to the warp drive, power up the transporter and set phasers to stun? :D

    Enjoy it folks. There will be no more updates to Snow Leopard except for security updates. This will be the last version of OSX period for some. I certainly see no pending reason to upgrade (at least until software I use/need requires it). Most of the new Lion features are pointless at best (namely all the iOS ones; my desktop is not a giant iPad and shouldn't be treated as one).
     

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