Mac OS X - Updates Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by FSMBP, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. FSMBP macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    I was just wondering, when I first got my Macbook, it had 10.5.0 on it. Then I had to download 10.5.1 when it came out (and so on to the present).

    However, after I reinstalled Mac OS X yesterday, I just had to install 10.5.6 (the present release).

    Why is it that I didn't have to download 10.5.1-10.5.5 to get all those features each one offered?

    Just curious. Thanks for reading.
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Because it was a combo update, which incorporates all the previous updates.
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Combo updates are usually offered, which incorporate previous beneficial changes.
     
  5. FSMBP thread starter macrumors 68020

    FSMBP

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    Oh ok. Thanks - I just got confused because I'd figure that the size of the latest release would be atleast the sum of all the previous updates.
     

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