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This article was published on July 25, 2011

    Apple releases revised 10.6.8 update for Snow Leopard

    Apple releases revised 10.6.8 update for Snow Leopard
    Matthew Panzarino
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    If you’re a Mac user that has yet to upgrade to OS X Lion, then Apple has an update for you. This udpate is 10.6.8 v 1.1 for Snow Leopard users only and serves as a replacement for the earlier 10.6.8 update as well as a patch for users that have already upgraded, reports Macrumors.

    The new path primarily resolves issues in the transition from Mac OS X Snow Leopard to OS X Lion which have apparently been causing some issues.

    The list of issues that the patch is said to resolve include the following:

    • Transferring personal data, settings, and compatible applications from a Mac running Mac OS X Snow Leopard to a new Mac running Mac OS X Lion
    • Certain network printers that pause print jobs immediately and fail to complete
    • System audio that stops working when using HDMI or optical audio out

    So, if you’re a user of a Mac that is still running Snow Leopard, you can get this through system update. If you’re already running 10.6.8, you should still snag it as its an improved version.

    Apple has provided a variety of direct download links for people who have updated to 10.6.8 as well as those who have yet to update. These can be seen on the Downloads page of Apple’s support site.