Snow Leopard 10A402 Is Out

Nintendolinky

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This Snow Leopard Developer Preview Update is recommended for all users running the Snow Leopard Developer Preview Build 10A394 or later. This update includes general operating system fixes for stability, compatibility, and security.

The update is 1.31GB, through Software Update, & I don't know personally what physical, in your face updates it brings, as its currently downloading.
Updates:
- Third party System Preference panes now work

- New list view in the Dock

- Quicktime Version 10.0 (42)

- Battery on notebooks improved.

- Safari is snappier (really!)

- Overall system performance boost.
 

jav6454

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This Snow Leopard Developer Preview Update is recommended for all users running the Snow Leopard Developer Preview Build 10A394 or later. This update includes general operating system fixes for stability, compatibility, and security.

I wonder what new features it has for developers and users alike.
Care to illustrate us more what else it brings? Check for QuickTime updates.
 

MacFly123

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What are the chances of seeing the new "Marble" interface in Snow Leopard? It is really a little sad that they have half-way ousted aqua for quite a long time now without fully replacing it with something uniform and consistent. :( Everything new they do from iLife to iWork to MobileMe to the iPhone etc. all use what I would say is the "Marble" interface. So why such a delay in Mac OS X? Is it really that much work to reskin? Would they possibly do it in a point update after Snow Leopard is out? :confused:
 

Nintendolinky

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Well seeing as the update is 1.31GB it might be in this version, however I wont know till it downloads and I am on a very bad connection at the moment.
 

chrisdazzo

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Yeah, it's going horribly slow over here as well. Someone's bound to be finished soon, and we'll know everything before long, I suspect. Counting on no new UI, though.
 

InkMaster

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Ugh, nooooo! What horrible timing! I don't have access to high speed net available! Currently am sitting on ~100k free wifi network :'(

Will take days to download on this :'(
 

Nintendolinky

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The bad connection is, that im using internet tethering on my iPhone 3GS :eek: o2 wont like this lol.
 

FSMBP

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MacFly123 - I'm 100% certain there will be UI changes. It's not something Apple would through in randomly last minute (but I could be wrong).

The reason, as someone mentioned before, is perhaps PPC Mac users may feel left out on the upgrade, therefore Apple would not offer a new UI to make it a soft blow. It's similiar with GM and their method of releasing cars with newer color options (they don't want a the two year old purchaser to feel cheated).
 

encaputxat

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downloading, 15 minutes left!

Someone knows where is downloading the package? to see contents.
 

Arley23

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I wish I own a mac I have a ****** ass pc thats been running for 5 years and hoping every day that my computer will die so I can buy an iMac
 

ttech10

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I wonder if it fixes the issue I was having with the trackpad becoming unresponsive at times.
 

gmcalpin

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I wish I own a mac I have a ****** ass pc thats been running for 5 years and hoping every day that my computer will die so I can buy an iMac
****** ass computers have a way of hanging in there for ev er. Just get a new one as soon after Apple next updates them.
 

BittenApple

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- Third party System Preference panes now work

- New list view in the Dock

- Quicktime Version 10.0 (42)

- Battery on notebooks improved. Used to get ~2-3 Hours now its telling me that im going to get 5.30 hours. (pointing towards better battery life in this build)

- Safari is snappier (really!)

- Overall system performance boost.
 

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excalibur313

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I ran into an issue with the previous build where my trackpad would just stop working for a few minutes or until I plugged in an external mouse. I wonder if this build fixes it.

Other than that I am super impressed so far with it.

EDIT: Sorry, I didn't realize ttech10 already addressed this point. It's good to know that I'm not alone!
 

doug in albq

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Are there multiple options for "Font smoothing style" yet, or is it still just on/off as an option?
 

tweaks

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wow its noticeably faster. scrolling of apps speed is corrected as well. Definitely a worthwhile update. Kudos Apple.
 

BittenApple

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this was one of the main reasons why i downgraded back to leopard so yay if it really works!

can someone confirm MenuMeters works well now?

also, does anyone know if bittorrent clients are still broken?

Transmission works fine. Vuze seems to open fine for me too.

iStat isnt working for me. The panes are opening in 32bit compatibility mode.
 
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