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. @silverhawk

    Ah those were the days. The IIci used to be the best thing ever. Good luck with the update ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” /> You may have to put the DL on floppies before installing!

    We have 2 laptops and one mini at home. Their combined volume is equivalent to the IIci. There’s 25000x more storage space, 500x faster processor and 1000x more ram in those new macs.

  2. @ urlow
    Well actually it’s a little of both, it’s not all replacing, and it’s not all adding either.
    And another thing, you did NOT gain 6 Gigs of space on your hard drive. Hard drive makers have always called 1000 MB a Gig and Geeks have called 1024 MB a Gig. Apple changed to the way Hard drive makers define a Gig. Well, that’s the short and ungeeky way of describing it. But in fact you did not gain a lot of disk space.

  3. My guess is, when the update is so large, it is not an update at all, but a (fairly) complete revision requiring a fresh install.

    Of course, it is billed as an update, because it is a bug fix reinstall.

    I am not being critical of Apple, just parsing the semantics.

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