Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard Update

Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.2 Snow Leopard Update
Apple has updated Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to 10.6.2 fixing a number of bugs including a serious issue that could result in data loss when using a guest account, potentially wiping files.

The update addresses issues with new iMacs, highlighted on several Apple Discussions threads including jerky unresponsive Flash playback on websites such as YouTube.

Apple notes: "this update addresses video playback and performance issues for iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers that may occur in some situations while AirPort is turned on."

The 10.6.2 update is available via Software Update and Apple's support downloads site.

According to Apple's own notes:

The 10.6.2 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 for:

• an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly

• a graphics distortion in Safari Top Sites

• Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts

• a problem that prevented authenticating as an administrative user

• issues when using NTFS and WebDAV file servers

• the reliability of menu extras

• an issue with the 4-finger swipe gesture

• an issue that causes Mail to quit unexpectedly when setting up an Exchange server

• Address Book becoming unresponsive when editing

• a problem adding images to contacts in Address Book

• an issue that prevented opening files downloaded from the Internet

• Safari plug-in reliability

• general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk

• an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account

Various font fixes are also provided including an issue with font spacing, an issue in which some Fonts are missing font duplication issues and an issue with some PostScript Type 1 fonts not working properly.

Apple also updated Mac OS X Server to version 10.6.2, including a fix for a problem where the Web calendar interface wouldn't work when the server was in the Indiana/Indianapolis time zone, a Keychain issue which might have prevented managed clients from performing Time Machine backup, and improved Mail Clustering reliability, among fixes for a host of other problems.

Subscribe to the Best of PCWorld Newsletter

Comments