Apple Releases Mac OS 10.6.2 update, lots of fixes

Today Apple released numerous Mac OS X fixes, among them the final release of OS 10.6.2. The update is recommended for all Mac OS 10.6/10.6.1 owners and is available via software update on your Mac.

Aside from the final release of 10.6.2, Apple also released updates for Mac OS Server 10.6.2, a 10.6.2 combo update, and an OS X Server combo update.

For 10.5 Leopard users, Apple released Security Update 2009-006 Client which plugs the guest account security hole in Mac OS X 10.5.

The massive list of OS 10.6.2 updates are below (from Apple):

General operating system fixes provided for:

  • an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account
  • an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
  • Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts
    the reliability of menu extras
  • an issue in Dictionary when using Hebrew as the primary language
  • shutter-click sound effect when taking a screenshot
  • an issue with the four-finger swipe gesture
  • an issue adding images to contacts in Address Book
  • an issue in Front Row that could cause sluggish or slow frame rates while watching videos
  • creation of mobile accounts for Active Directory users
  • reliability and duration of VPN connections
  • general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk
  • overall improvements to VoiceOver performance
  • 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

Fonts fixes provided for:

  • an issue with font spacing
  • an issue in which some Fonts are missing
  • font duplication issues
  • an issue with some PostScript Type 1 fonts not working properly

Graphics fixes provided for:

  • an issue when connecting monitors to DVI and Mini DisplayPort adapters
  • an issue in which the brightness setting may not be remembered on restart
  • addresses functionality with specific display models
  • general reliability and performance improvements when using some applications

Mail fixes provided for:

  • a situation in which Mail’s unread count may not update properly as messages are read on another computer
  • an issue in which deleted RSS feeds may return
  • an issue in which Mail cannot preview or Quick Look attachments when composing a new message
  • an issue that can cause Address Book and/or Mail to stop responding when opened
  • an issue in which email messages received from an Exchange Server are not formatted correctly
  • an issue in which Mail reports “Account exceeded bandwidth limits” for some Gmail accounts

MobileMe fixes provided for:

  • performance when accessing files from iDisk via the Finder and syncing iDisk files
  • an issue in which syncing iDisk files does not proceed beyond “checking items”
  • reliability and performance when syncing contacts, calendars, and bookmarks with MobileMe (syncing with iTunes and iSync are also improved)
  • an issue that prevents some users from logging into MobileMe via the MobileMe System Preference pane

Network file systems fixes provided for:

  • compatibility with third-party AFP servers
  • file synchronization for portable home directories

Printing and faxing fixes provided for:

  • automatic printer updates improvements
  • Print dialog allowing you to enter and send to more than one fax recipient

Safari fixes provided for:

  • a graphics distortion issue in Safari Top Sites
  • Safari plug-in reliability

Update:

Safe for Jailbreaking iPhones, according to MuscleNerd Via Twitter:

Looks like today’s OS X 10.6.2 update is safe…no curious DFU “incompatibilities”, no effect on jailbreaks or unlocks

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