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Apple today seeded a new version of Mac OS X 10.6.2, termed Build 10C540, to developers. The release comes one week after the release of the previous build.

As with the previous two developer seeds, Apple lists no known issues in the new build. Approximately a half dozen areas of change since the previous seed are documented, including fixes for issues related to AirPort on Apple's latest iMac models and VMware, as well as graphics-related issues affecting certain graphics cards and the Apple TV.

Mac OS X 10.6.2 reportedly addresses a serious bug involving Guest accounts that has resulted in some users losing all data from their regular user accounts. It also appears to bring full native support for Apple's new multi-touch Magic Mouse, allowing future purchasers of the mouse once the update is released to the public to skip the step of installing a separate software update to enable full Magic Mouse functionality.

Developer seeds of Mac OS X 10.6.2 have received significant attention this week after it was revealed that Apple had apparently disabled support for Intel's Atom processors that are power many netbooks modified by users to run OS X in a build released two weeks ago. Last week's released build, however, appears to have restored Atom compatibility, although the reasons behind the changes remain unknown.

Article Link: Mac OS X 10.6.2 Build 10C540 Seeded to Developers
 

UltraNEO*

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Great!! Looks like I won't be upgrading to snowy for a further year! I'm still using rock stable Leopard, apparently that's a good thing judging from the number of early adopters; well I hope this release is a massive improvement for the rest of you guys.
 

melchior

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fingers crossed that the vmware and usb mentions refer to the fact that usb audio devices are full of static in any virtualisation environment under 10.6

bring it home baby.
 

arkmannj

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My fingers are crossed that there will be a fix for Duel Adaptors.
(Worked perfectly in 10.5, and Apple was even the one to provide the drivers)
 

NightStorm

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As with the previous two developer seeds, Apple lists no known issues in the new build. Approximately a half dozen areas of change since the previous seed are documented, including fixes for issues related to AirPort on Apple's latest iMac models and VMware, as well as graphics-related issues affecting certain graphics cards and the Apple TV.

Anyone know how an update to 10.6 that runs on a host computer could solve graphic-related issues on an AppleTV?
 

Richard1028

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As with the previous two developer seeds, Apple lists no known issues in the new build.
Ok, so how do developers who get these seeds know what to look for then?

I actually don't understand the whole seeding process but that's no surprise.
 

Aadhil

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It looks like 10.6.2 might be everything Snow Leopard should have been on day one.

Everything should ideally be perfect from day one; but the way the world works is that they aren't. The next best thing is to speedily fix issues as they come up.

also you get to appreciate the frequent bug fixes compared to windows. When Microsoft does an update, they're extremely vague as to what problem the update fixes and they force the update on you rather than you choosing to accept the update.
 

Eidorian

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also you get to appreciate the frequent bug fixes compared to windows. When Microsoft does an update, they're extremely vague as to what problem the update fixes and they force the update on you rather than you choosing to accept the update.
Apple is rather vague about their updates as well. You're going to have to dig through the knowledge base links for specific details regardless of the provider. The average consumer in the software updater is going to see a gross oversimplification.

Better late than Windo.. er.. never.
I hate to say this but the Windows 7 Beta worked, so did the RC, and the RTM does as well.

Regretfully I can't say the same for Snow Leopard. Leopard is still great and I prefer it over 7 and Snow Leopard. It was annoying to be without printer drivers for over a week in Snow Leopard too.
 

A Macbook Pro

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Can't wait. Hope this makes SL rock stable, just eliminating the few issues I've had (app crashing, blue box in expose.)
 
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