Apple seeds latest build of Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard beta

Apple Online Store“Apple this week issued another beta of its forthcoming security and maintenance update for Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.4, with the latest build remaining free of known issues,” Slash Lane reports for AppleInsider.

“People familiar with the matter said build 10F564 weighs in at 600MB — roughly 20MB larger than the previous build,” Lane reports. “Developers were reportedly asked to focus on Graphics Drivers, SMB, USB, VoiceOver and VPN.”

Lane reports, “Apple first began widespread testing of Mac OS X 10.6.4 in late April. The previous update to Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.3, was released at the end of March.”

Full article here.


  1. As happens a lot of the time MDN links off to another article (Full Article here my…) that has no additional info worth seeing. Just another form of click bait. Maybe I should change my bookmark to AppleInsider, it seems that everything here is pretty much regurgitated from there anyway. :rolleyes:

  2. Apple makes computers? And they have their own operating system!

    That’s fantastic! I thought they were a hand held company.

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  3. I’ll keep saying this as long as I see what I assume are Troll Posts, anyone who actually believes the Mac is going away is not only an idiot, they are insane.

  4. @ Sarasota

    The incremental releases generally fix bugs and security issues, so there should not be any “new features.” There may be minor optimization effects, so you may notice that things running more smoothly.

    The last time I can recall an incremental update having new features was when people generally hated how “Stacks” (in the Dock) worked, and they added “Display as Folder” and “View content as List.” And that was for early Leopard.

  5. For those who have been living in a cave:

    Q1: What is the foundation of the iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad OS?

    A1: Mac OS X

    Q2: What must one already have in order to use an iPad?

    A2: A Mac OS X or Windows box. iTunes required.

  6. I wished the Mac OS would be more like the iPhone/iPad OS. I would love to have an easy download/uninstall interface like iTunes or like on ubuntu. I hope one day the system file folder trees of the finder will be less prominent, For me the finder shoud have a position like the terminal, just something for people that are really interested in playing around with computers. Sorry I like OS X, but compared with the iPad, it feels a bit last century.

  7. @ Lemon

    When you are actually running the system that is getting updated, it makes sense that you have to restart it after its components are updated. I can’t see how Apple could make it too much simpler. The system will automatically tell you if there are updates to install; you don’t even have to look at the list of updates anymore, if you don’t want to do so. Click to install updates at a convenient time, and do something else for a few minutes. I do a few extra things, such as run Disk Utility before installing software updates, but those are optional steps for the paranoid.

    For use of Finder, Apple’s consumer-oriented software (such as the iLife suite) is designed to avoid accessing the file system. For example, iTunes uses a “library” that is accessed and managed within iTunes. Same with iPhoto. There are no iTunes or iPhoto “documents” that you need to access with Finder. Other apps use the concept of a collective “project” instead of individual files. So I think Apple will continue to move toward less need to access the file system directly, as they have already, while keeping those “advanced” capabilities (including Terminal) readily available for the many users who need them as part of their daily work flow.

  8. I hope it fixes my new 17″ MacBook Pro which will not go into sleep mode unless I manually activate it. I’ve pulled it out of my laptop sleeve scorching or found it flat in the morning on one too many occasion for my liking.


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