Apple updates Snow Leopard, many issues resolved

Apple has released an update for Snow Leopard, releasing a pack of fixes for various issues within the operating system.  The update, OS X v10.6.3, includes stability, reliability and security updates for Snow Leopard.

Users updating their system through the Software Update installer should be warned that the file size may vary from computer-to-computer.  Users not installing the upgrade through the Software Update installer can download the required files here.

The updates in OS X v10.6.3 include:

  • improve the reliability and compatibility of QuickTime X
  • address compatibility issues with OpenGL-based applications
  • address an issue that causes background message colors to display incorrectly in Mail
  • resolve an issue that prevented files with the # or & characters in their names from opening in Rosetta applications
  • resolve an issue that prevented files from copying to Windows file servers
  • improve performance of Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2 when running in 64-bit mode
  • improve sleep and wake reliability when using Bonjour wake on demand
  • address a color issue in iMovie with HD content
  • improve printing reliability
  • resolve issues with recurring events in iCal when connected to an Exchange server
  • improve the reliability of 3rd party USB input devices
  • fix glowing, stuck, or dark pixels when viewing video from the iMac (Late 2009) built-in iSight camera
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