RUMOR: Apple’s massive Mac OS X 10.6.3 release imminent

Apple Online Store“Apple on Thursday provided its developer community with a second private beta of its forthcoming Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard update in as many days, suggesting the software is rapidly approaching a release candidate,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“Apple typically seeds external betas of Mac OS X updates at such a rapid frequency only when the software is entering a final candidate stage, or if a serious and potentially-hazardous glitch was discovered with the preceding build,” Marsal reports.

Marsal reports, “The latest distributions weigh in at just shy of 790MB in Combo Update form and 725MB as a barebones Delta image.”

More details in the full article here.


  1. I’d like to think it’d fix the raft of problems i’ve got with my i7 iMac. GFX glitches across the board, Safari hanging the whole machine, CS4 not rendering the screen and reverting to outline mode, OpenGL is just plain bizarre with Sketchup hanging the whole machine too, printer drivers for my Canon don’t exist, so no A3 printing etc etc.

    My elation at getting my i7 has been constantly eroded since getting it… i certainly wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, and unless this update tackles these issues, i’ll be looking at other options for our creative team (33 stations) due for new computers this month!

    My 2006 24″ iMac is quicker on a lot of stuff because of these GFX glitches, i hate this, because i love using it so much on the stuff that works, the screen is amazing. (Bizarrely the only thing i’ve had zero issues with!!!)

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