Apple has started working on the upcoming update v10.6.1 to address all the bugs and shortcomings which is hampering the current retail release of OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (GM Build 10A432). Word of Apple has got hold of the complete change log (seed notes) of OS X 10.6.1 Build 10B503 which has been released to a selected pool of private testers and it includes stability, compatibility and security fixes for:

Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.1

  • compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • some printer compatibility drivers not appearing properly in the add printer browser
  • an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • instances where automatic account setup in Mail might not work
  • an issue where pressing cmd-opt-t in Mail brings up the special characters menu instead of moving a message
  • Motion 4 becoming unresponsive
  • Network Diagnostics now offers to remove manually-entered DNS values for DHCP configurations
  • Software Update for printer drivers of Bonjour/USB printers
  • HICocoaView double-redraw during live resize
  • Bluetooth connection to nearby printers on startup
  • libdispatch object use after deallocation
  • Sending of messages with Mail where the SMTP server response has no text
  • Upgraded email accounts and SMTP servers that require authentication on port 587 but not port 25
  • Printer custom keywords added/edited by auto setup tool are now migrated after software update
  • Generic drivers are now visible in printer driver list
  • WWAN devices that use the AppleWWANSupport2 component
  • Updated to Flash 10.0.32.18

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the latest client version of OS X for Macs. It was released to consumers on 28th August 2009 for a retail price of just $29.

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