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Apple is rapidly seeding new versions of Mac OS X 10.6.3 to developers as they prepare for its release. The latest version was released to developers today and represents build 10D558. Changes listed are detailed by iPhone in Canada:
- Performance improvements for 64-bit Logic
- Addresses compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications
- Includes changes to QuickTime X that increase reliability and enhance security
- Improves printing reliability and compatibility with 3rd party printers
- Addresses issues that cause background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail
- Issues that caused machines using BTMM and Bonjour Sleep Proxy to wake unexpectedly
- Issues with recurring events in iCal when connected to Exchange servers
The list of changes is identical to the previous build, so the actual changes are likely much less notable. We'd expect Apple to be releasing Mac OS X 10.6.3 to end users in the near future.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Mac O X 10.6.3 (Build 10D558) to Developers
 

kolax

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Mar 20, 2007
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Release Candidate. I'm guessing we'll see this on Wednesday next week.
 

zedsdead

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Jun 20, 2007
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I find 10.5.8 to be more stable than Panther was... Leopard is doing fine for me.

10.5.8 was pretty good, but there are still too many beach-balls across the OS. It might honestly not even be Snow Leopard, but the other Apple apps, such as iTunes, which is overly bloated.

Way too many crashes as well.
 

Spinnetti

macrumors regular
Apr 26, 2005
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So, no mention of a sev1 that is been there for years... if you have a core duo imac, using sleep kills airport. Have to reboot to get it back.... Drives me nuts since I have to either shut down all the time or waste electricity (I also have a quad core i7 27")..... I've found snow leopard to be a lot more buggy than just Leopard, for instance, under bootcamp (XP), my machine no longer can see external drives. I get regular (weekly) hard drive corruption and have to "repair disk" every few weeks. so much for focusing on quality improvements... Ah well, I'm still one of the "faithful" ... still beats winbloze.
 

tbobmccoy

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Jul 24, 2007
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So, no mention of a sev1 that is been there for years... if you have a core duo imac, using sleep kills airport. Have to reboot to get it back.... Drives me nuts since I have to either shut down all the time or waste electricity (I also have a quad core i7 27")..... I've found snow leopard to be a lot more buggy than just Leopard, for instance, under bootcamp (XP), my machine no longer can see external drives. I get regular (weekly) hard drive corruption and have to "repair disk" every few weeks. so much for focusing on quality improvements... Ah well, I'm still one of the "faithful" ... still beats winbloze.

Kinda glad I waited to upgrade reading that... hopefully when the new MBP comes out, it'll be built with Snow Leopard in mind and be back to quality. Snow Leopard is still -relatively- new, it's only on its .3. :cool:

As a sidenote- I've never had to repair the disk in my MacBook. The corruption problems with your machine sound like another issue besides OSX, might be something with XP? I dunno.
 

inkswamp

macrumors 68030
Jan 26, 2003
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Come on Apple. Bring stability back to the OS...Panther/Tiger style:cool:

Strange. I have found Leopard and Snow Leopard to be light-years ahead of Panther and Tiger in terms of stability. God, especially Panther with its abhorrent "Hold on... I'm doing something that involves networking so I'm going to make everything stop functioning for... oh, gimme 10 minutes, okay? Go have some coffee or something."

I just don't see anything even close to that anymore, and haven't since the later Tiger updates.
 

Jacquesass

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May 6, 2003
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Im on 10.6.2 Mbp, and it's always waking up from sleep in the middle of the night everyday.

Make sure that System Preferences -> Energy Saver -> Wake for Ethernet Access is NOT checked - that can give you random wake from sleep issues...
 

teknishn

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Nov 16, 2006
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I've found Snow Leopard in its current rev to be one of the most stable ever. The very last Leopards were awesome as well, but thats to be expected that late in its cycle.

I'm not sure if it matters, but I have been running the 64bit kernel from day 1.
 

cmChimera

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Feb 12, 2010
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I've had Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard is definitely the most responsive, and speedy (except for bootup, nothing has booted as fast as Tiger did for me), but I honestly have not had any severe stability issues that I haven't been able to tag a specific application or plug in to. That said, Snow Leopard has been incredible for me.
 

teknishn

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Nov 16, 2006
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I've had Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard is definitely the most responsive, and speedy (except for bootup, nothing has booted as fast as Tiger did for me), but I honestly have not had any severe stability issues that I haven't been able to tag a specific application or plug in to. That said, Snow Leopard has been incredible for me.

Yeah, I forgot to mention speed. SL just crushes Leopard/Tiger in performance. And even more so under 64 bit depending on what you're doing. Can't wait for developers to start leveraging Open CL
 
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