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Mac OS X 10.6.7

by Adam C. Engst

Apple has released Mac OS X 10.6.7 to fix a variety of bugs in Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server. Most notably, it’s aimed at improving the reliability of Back to My Mac, resolving problems with transferring files to certain SMB servers, and addressing various minor Mac App Store bugs. If you’ve missed earlier updates to Mac OS X 10.6, they’re included as well, along with Safari 5.0.4 and the latest raw image compatibility updates.

Also included are security fixes [1] for numerous system components, including AirPort, Apache, AppleScript, bzip2, Carbon, ClamAV, font handling, HFS, image handling, Installer, Kerberos, the kernel, Mailman, PHP, Quick Look, QuickTime, Ruby, Samba, Subversion, and Terminal.

Finally, a number of highly specific bugs are also fixed, including a window resizing issue with X-Plane 9 on Macs with ATI graphics, improved brightness on external displays and projectors, problems opening afp:// URLs, and more. See Apple’s release notes [2] for the full list.

As usual, Mac OS X 10.6.7 comes in a variety of forms, including one specific to the recently released MacBook Pro. They include:

It’s probably most important to install this update for the security fixes, unless you’ve been troubled by one of the now-fixed bugs. That said, it may be worth waiting briefly to make sure the update doesn’t cause additional problems.

[1]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4581
[2]: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4472
[3]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1363
[4]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1368
[5]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1361
[6]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1362
[7]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1364
[8]: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1365