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Apple releases OS X 10.6.7, fixes MacBook 2011 graphics bug

22 Mar

Apple has released the anticipated OS X 10.6.7 update, succeeding weeks of developer build seeds that were issued by no new features or fixes. The update is advantageous in the normal versions of delta and combo updaters since both the client and server versions of OS X, and should subsist available via Software Update for greatest number people. This update is especially of importance for owners of the new 2011 MacBook Pro systems inasmuch as it addresses a graphics bug that caused hangs and crashes beneath heavy graphics load.

Software Update

File sizes in Software Update may bicker from the size of the standalone updates, and have power to be different for various Mac models.

You have power to download the standalone updaters from the following links:

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update (475MB)

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update Combo (1.12GB)

Mac OS X Server v10.6.7 Update (541.21MB)

Mac OS X Server v10.6.7 Update Combo (1.15GB)

Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update as far as concerns early 2011 MacBook Pro (368.21MB)

Apple has released a cleave update for the latest MacBook Pro systems. As we notable earlier, these systems shipped with a graphics bug that caused hangs and crashes, and this update specifically notes that it “improves graphics permanence and external display compatibility” in these unused systems. Be sure that if you make choice of to manually install the update against your that you choose this any if your MacBook Pro is a newly purchased undivided.

In general, the OS update suit reliability of Apple’s “Back to My Mac” unallied connectivity technology, fixes SMB (windows toothed sharing) bugs, and fixes minor issues with the Mac App Store that appeared in OS X 10.6.6.

Beyond bugs and features, the update courtship numerous security concerns and flaws with built-in services, Apple’s “Core” technologies, combination of parts to form a whole utilities, and core details such for the re~on that the kernel and filesystem handling. As through most security concerns, these were instead of issues where users could gain increase to restricted files, cause arbitrary digest execution, or otherwise change the scheme’s configuration without proper authorization. Details forward these can be found in this knowledgebase paper.

As always, be sure to entirely back up your system before applying this update. Ensure you be in actual possession of a full and restorable backup of your system, and have addressed current issues through your system. Optionally you can move on a general maintenance routine and unplug peripheral devices before updating your connected view. For more details on preparing during the term of an OS X update, see this quantifying pronoun.

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