Mac OS X 10.6.8 to Remove MacDefender, Get Mac App Store Ready for Lion

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    Apple seeded developers with Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K531) on Friday. As first noted by, the 10.6.8 update will offer a number of interesting enhancements.

    First, Apple will use the 10.6.8 to identify and remove known variants of the Mac Defender malware. Apple released a support document last week detailing the Mac Defender malware and promising a software update to remove it. It appears 10.6.8 will be the update that accomplishes it.

    Next, Apple is said to be "enhancing the Mac App Store" to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion. Lion is believed to be offered to customers via the Mac App Store. It is presently distributed to developers via Mac App Store downloads, so it's no stretch of the imagination that Apple will also be offering it to customers in the same way. Apple is expected to provide more details about Mac OS X Lion at the annual Worldwide Developer's Conference which kicks off on June 6th.

    Article Link: Mac OS X 10.6.8 to Remove MacDefender, Get Mac App Store Ready for Lion
  2. kk1ro macrumors regular

    Jan 31, 2008
    I really want to buy Lion through the App Store as soon as it comes out, but I wonder if we'll be able to burn a Lion DVD, using the downloadable version.
    There are occasions when a bootable OS DVD is the only way to format your Mac and I really don't want to install Snow Leopard and then upgrade to Lion every time I decide to format my HDD.
  3. 1080p macrumors 68020


    Mar 17, 2010
    Planet Earth
    I just hope it comes via DVD too. I run a Hackintosh PC, so I think updating to Lion via Mac App Store might break something.
  4. Flaxxx macrumors newbie

    Jul 11, 2008
    I came here to ask that same question. I wonder if I'd be able to put it on an external hard drive, pen drive, etc...
  5. Yamcha macrumors 68000

    Mar 6, 2008
    Awesome, guys this probably means that OS X Lion will infact be released whenever WWDC2011 is..
  6. asdf542 macrumors 6502

    Oct 26, 2010
    I hope there's a disk release so that if I have to restore/clean install I won't have to install Snow Leopard, download 10.6.8 then download and install Lion.
  7. Detektiv-Pinky macrumors 6502a


    Feb 25, 2006
    Berlin, Germany
    Improve support for IPv6

    Wow, does anybody know more about the improved IPv6 support - will we finally get DHCPv6?
  8. Deflorator macrumors member


    Mac Defender

    Mac Defender here, Mac Defender there, i feel i should give it a try. Really miss those old days before i switched. Btw. i am sure i will buy Lion via App Store.
  9. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2005
    Installing via the App Store will be Apple's preferred option, however there will be the option to install via traditional media.

  10. petvas macrumors 601


    Jul 20, 2006
    Mannheim, Germany
    I downloaded the dev preview 3 version from the Mac store and I was able to make a bootable DVD out of it, however there was no utility to do that. I had to find the dmg file in the package. Hopefully Apple will provide a better way to do that.
  11. KnightWRX macrumors Pentium


    Jan 28, 2009
    Quebec, Canada
    I'll probably just buy the optical media again since I have 2 Macs to upgrade. I really need to get to buying an external DVD writer for my MBA too, so I can use the digital copies of my Blu-ray movies too.
  12. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I hope lion comes on a DVD too! I have to wait 3 days to download Xcode via the App Store at home. Pretty pathetic. It a 4.5GB file. Funny, because Xcode 3 via Safari takes about 4 hours. It seems that downloads via the App Store are slower than downloading stuff using Safari.

    If my Mac crashes, having to reinstall OSX 10.6.3, then update to 10.6.8, then get Lion via the App Store will be a pain in the ass. I HOPE its on a DVD, so should my Mac crash, I just pop in the DVD, wipe the hard drive, and install!
  13. OllyW Moderator


    Staff Member

    Oct 11, 2005
    The Black Country, England
    That's a week tomorrow.
  14. irchs macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2008
    Hopefully it's an IPv6 capable firewall!
  15. Pentad macrumors 6502a


    Nov 26, 2003
    Not to rain on anyone's parade, but Lion is nowhere near ready for release.

    The betas are flaky at best.

    No developers have had time to build against Lion for testing.

    If Apple released Lion without going through normal development cycles it would be suicide.

    Look, I teach CS and Software Engineering outlines development cycles for a reason. I want Lion as much as everyone else but I was a STABLE version that runs all my software. Not a version that is riddled with bugs because Apple is so secret that don't even let developers test their software on the new OS.

    Finally, at the risk of being hated, I sure hope Lion doesn't disappoint. Nothing I seen so far in Lion makes me go "Wow!" like previous full versions have (SL does not count).

    Oh, and I too would like a DVD...

  16. Risco macrumors 68000


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Quick question, if I buy a Mac before its release will I get a free upgrade?
  17. Full of Win macrumors 68030

    Full of Win

    Nov 22, 2007
    Ask Apple
    Pretty much why I'm sticking to physical media. Fresh install on a completely reformatted drive, sans special sectors/partitions, is what I want.
  18. NorCal Explorer macrumors newbie

    Sep 15, 2010
    Weaverville, CA
    All in unison; Lion DVD

    I agree with everyone here that they still need to provide a dvd or a thumb drive for installation or restore. This is unavoidable since if you restoring your mac how are you to connect to the internet. They must provide a physical medium to install or restore to the mac.:apple:
  19. drummerdude1390 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2011

    Jobs said it would be released in June. If its not at WWDC, then they only have a couple of weeks to meet the deadline.
  20. roadbloc macrumors G3


    Aug 24, 2009
    There is usually a grace period of about two weeks where Apple will give you a free or discounted upgrade to Lion.
  21. drummerdude1390 macrumors member

    Apr 22, 2011
    Yeh having both options would be nice. Mac App Store one would allow unlimited copies to any computer with that iTunes ID.
  22. lars666 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008
    Not to mention that, when the time of selling comes, putting the Lion OS to your Mac will be more attractive to the buyer than only Snow Leopard or whatever you had before - and you can only do such a "transfer" with a DVD/stick and not with an AppStore buy. (Correct me if I'm wrong.) Even if Lion costs 20 dollars more on a physical medium, I'll still prefer this ...
  23. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I'm pretty sure they said it would ship this summer. Or did I miss anything?
  24. lunarworks macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    Toronto, Canada

    Isn't that what the Lion Developer Preview was for?

    Or are all the devs you know lazy gits?
  25. malman89 macrumors 68000

    May 29, 2011
    Regarding the Mac Defender patch, what about those still running Leopard? Does it only target Snow Leopard?

    Not like I'm stupid enough to install something like that on my computer, but it would be nice to know if they're extending the protection to other users.

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