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TUAW late last week reported on a customer who purchased a new 27-inch iMac earlier in the week and allegedly received a prerelease version of Mac OS X 10.6.3 via Software Update. Mac OS X 10.6.3 has not yet been released to the public, with the latest version being seeded to developers just this past Friday. That version, Build 10D572, is the same as the one somehow received automatically by the iMac customer.
This kind of update does not normally appear in the wild on Software Update. Prerelease, and specifically "**PRERELEASE**", updates refer to Apple-internal builds distributed to any Apple employee who has access to Apple's VPN. A **PRERELEASE** build is typically seeded to employees 24 to 48 hours before the build goes public via Software Update.
It is unclear how a brand-new retail machine would automatically have access to Apple internal builds, and there have been no other public reports of such access at this time. Consequently, it is difficult to assess the veracity of the claim, although it would add to the growing evidence of an imminent Mac OS X 10.6.3 public release if true.

Article Link: User Reportedly Receives Prerelease Mac OS X 10.6.3 Via Software Update
 

guzhogi

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1.19 GB for a point update?!? :eek: Since it's a prerelease, I'm sure it contains debug info which would probably be taken out for the final version, but still. That's still a good 1/5th or so of the entire OS if you think about it.
 

OllyW

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1.19 GB for a point update?!? :eek: Since it's a prerelease, I'm sure it contains debug info which would probably be taken out for the final version, but still. That's still a good 1/5th or so of the entire OS if you think about it.

The picture shows there are 15 items being downloaded so we have no idea how big the 10.6.3 update is.
 

mmomega

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He could definitely must be downloading more than just X.6.3 just with the fact that the one we have seeded to us is approx: 300+MB less than that.
So with that you should be able to figure out how large the update is.
 

guzhogi

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The picture shows there are 15 items being downloaded so we have no idea how big the 10.6.3 update is.

From the software updates I've done in Snow Leopard, the size listed (in this case, 1.19 GB) is the size of that specific update, not the cumulative size of all updates being downloaded. Next time you have multiple updates, check it out.
 

runeapple

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I look forward to this update, When I first upgraded everything crashed but after 10.6.2 I just get minor graphical bugs, and very often safari crashes (which I doubt will get fixed).

However my dad is having constant really odd bugs, and to save me from having to fix everything It would be helpful if Apple did it for me :L
 

Mr. Wonderful

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Hopefully today. I'm looking forward to the new graphic drivers (for Steam and overall smoothness), as well as the Quicktime X improvements.
 

runeapple

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I would be so awesome, I mean opera is odd looking, firefox is horrid, camino doesn't deserve to be a browser, safari is the best but does it have to crash often?!
 

Outsider

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I wonder if 10.6.3 has some specific information in it's files about new hardware and this is why Apple is holding off with the update until tomorrow.
 

runeapple

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I hope it fixes safari for me, safari has been a problem for me since i upgraded to SL!

*Since Leopard, it wasn't even that good on Tiger but I am sure it's progressively getting worse and better at the same time.

It's getting more and more cool features however it's also crashing more and more.
 

Denarius

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*Since Leopard, it wasn't even that good on Tiger but I am sure it's progressively getting worse and better at the same time.

It's getting more and more cool features however it's also crashing more and more.

Safari is definitely the app that crashes most often for me.
 

MacBoobsPro

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Tuesday update. Wooooo. Bout time. Hopefully this cures the only problem I currently have... Not being able to rename documents. Takes like 4 clicks before it recognizes it to be renamed. Weird.

I've noticed something similar but on mine its because its still loading the little preview icons. Once those that are on screen have loaded I can then rename a file. If I then scroll down and try renaming another file I have to wait again until all the previews have loaded. Weird.
 
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