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Apple Releases OSX 10.6.5

Wednesday 10-Nov-10, Apple released Mac OS X 10.6.5, their latest security and maintenance update for Snow Leopard.  However, documentation accompanying the release made no mention of AirPrint, an expected and highly anticipated ingredient.

Apple’s official documentation on the OS update documents a number of enhancements, but the latest version of Snow Leopard was also supposed to enable AirPrint, a wireless printer sharing service for devices running iOS 4.2; but rumors of a delay started hitting the blogosphere last week as well.  Windows users were supposed to get AirPrint as part of iTunes 10.1.

Apple OSX 10.6.5 Snow Leopard is 680.1MB in size; and is available via Software Update. It is recommended for all Snow Leopard users, and includes a number of security fixes.   The full list of goodies includes:

  • Improves reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers.
  • Addresses performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture.
  • Addresses stability and performance of graphics applications and games.
  • Resolves a delay between print jobs.
  • Addresses a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme.
  • Resolves an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal.
  • Addresses an issue in which dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide.
  • Resolves an issue in which Wikipedia information may not display correctly in Dictionary.
  • Improves performance of MainStage on certain Macs.
  • Resolves spacing issues with OpenType fonts.
  • Improves reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays.
  • Resolves a VoiceOver issue when browsing some websites with Safari 5.
  • Improves Bluetooth pairing with Magic Trackpad.
  • Resolves performance issues with third-party displays that use InstaPort technology.
  • Add SSL support for transferring files with iDisk.
  • Resolves an issue when opening 4-up Photo Booth pictures in Preview.
  • Addresses keyboard responsiveness issues in the Dock when Spaces is turned on.
  • Resolves an issue syncing Address Book with Google.
  • Fixes an issue when replying to a Mail message sent by a person whose name contains certain characters such as é or ü.
  • Improves performance for users bound to an Active Directory domain.
  • Improves reliability of Ethernet connections.
  • Systems with a Mac Pro RAID Card (Early 2009) installed can now be put to sleep.
  • Improves reliability of fiber channel connections, resolving a potential Xsan volume availability issue.
  • Adds RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.

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