Mac OS X 10.6.8 Released & Ready to Download

Jun 23, 2011 - 10 Comments

Mac OS X 10.6.8

Fire up Software Update, Mac OS X 10.6.8 has been released. The update prepares your Mac for installing Mac OS X Lion when it is released next month and includes other bug and security fixes.

Direct Download Links for Mac OS X 10.6.8
If you don’t want to go the Software Update route, here are the direct download links:

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

We’ll update if anything else is worth mentioning.

Update: Native TRIM SSD support is also included in 10.6.8 update, making this an essential update for all Mac users using solid state storage.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, News

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  1. cee202 says:

    i cant see the update, i am already on a beta version of 10.6.8 though!

  2. moderne says:

    Can’t wait for Lion

  3. morrison says:

    That’s weird.. My update file size is way bigger than that at 478.3mbs

    • Brian says:

      It’s often different for each Mac, there may be an iMac specific fix, or MacBook Pro specific fix for a model year, etc.

  4. Mike Pelletier says:

    Since I installed the upgrade – OS X 10.6.8, whenever I run a program from my Doc the icon disappears. There is now a blank spot where the icon was. if you click on the blank spot the program will run.
    Any one else run into the same problem?

  5. [...] recently released Mac OS X 10.6.8 Software Update has quietly added native TRIM support to Macs equipped with SSD drives. TRIM insures that your SSD [...]

  6. Donna Ryals says:

    Ever since I installed the upgrade, when the computer goes to sleep the wireless keyboard and magic mouse disconnect and I have to use the OFF/ON button on the back of the monitor to wake it up. Then, I have to use a manual mouse to disconnect and reconnect the wireless components. Anyone else experiencing this?

  7. [...] Software Update and be updated to Mac OS X 10.6.8 including the Mac App [...]

  8. richard zander says:

    I upgraded to 10.6.8 but I can’t print – printer pauses interminably. Something about CUPS but I can’t figure out if the fixes will really work for me. So, I went to upgrade to Lion, but it requires 2G of memory and I have 1G.
    So how do I roll back to 10.6.6?
    Rich

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