Mac OS X 10.6.8 now available for your downloading pleasure

Steven Sande

It may be the last Snow Leopard to prowl the snowy hills of Mac-land, but Mac OS X 10.6.8 has just arrived in Software Update.

According to MacUpdate, the release notes are as follows:

The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:

Enhance the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion
Resolve an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit
Improve support for IPv6
Improve VPN reliability
Identify and remove known variants of Mac Defender

The combo updater for 10.6.8 is available directly from Apple and measures 1.01 GB in size. For my 10.6.7 iMac, the delta updater was only 275 MB and quickly downloaded.

For detailed information about the update, visit Information about the security content of 10.6.8 can be found at


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