Mac OS X 10.6.4 (combo)????

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hassoon, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. hassoon macrumors regular

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    hi, what's the different between the 639 Mb mac os x update and the 800+ Mb one that apple offers at their website? i checked if there's any additional fixes but they're the same. Plus it's written that it a must for all mac users and not servers, so that u don't tell me it for the mac servers. Ty.. :apple:
     
  2. simplebeep macrumors member

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    In Mac OS X, in any given “major” version, (10.4, 10.5, 10.6…) there will be a series of sub-versions (10.6.0, 10.6.1, 10.6.2…).

    When Apple releases a software update, they actually send out two kinds of packages. One is an update that covers the changes from one minor version to the next (10.6.3 to 10.6.4), and won’t work for two or three steps (10.6.2 to 10.6.4 = cannot).

    The other kind is a smart update, or “Combo Update.” This package is larger, but can update your computer from any version to the current version, as long as it doesn’t cross a major version boundary. So it could update 10.6.1 to 10.6.4 in one go (but not 10.5.x to 10.6.x). They always send out combo updates in the standard Software Update application, since it’s more universal.
     
  3. Corbin052198 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_1_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7E18 Safari/528.16)

    If you use Software Update, it will give you whatever version you need.
     

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