Mac OS X 10.6.3 released

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Apple released the third update to Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard' v10.6. Version 10.6.3 includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security. This update also improves general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and securities on printing, AirPort wireless connection, Time Machine backup, MobileMe iDisc syncing, ... etc.

Mac OS X v10.6.3 Update is available for both desktop version (Mac OS X) and server version (Mac OS X Server) of Mac OS X 'Snow Leopard'.

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Mac OS X 10.6.3 update:

The 10.6.3 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:
  • 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

Mac OS X Server 10.6.3 update:

The 10.6.3 update is recommended for all servers currently running Snow Leopard Server version 10.6 and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility and security of your server, as well as specific fixes for:

  • configuring accounts in Server Preferences when bound to an external directory service

  • CalDAV handling of Unicode text and attachments

  • stability and reliability of Podcast Capture remote camera recordings

  • submitting content into Podcast Producer using mv and cp command-line tools

  • preventing time drift when capturing dual-source video in Podcast Capture

  • syncing Software Update catalogs behind unauthenticated proxy servers

  • upgrading and importing records from older Open Directory servers

  • password expiration notifications for Mobile Account users

  • using Server Admin to connect to servers in IPv6 environments

  • creating NetRestore images from volumes with fragmented catalog files

  • ordering of items in System Image Utility "Add Packages and Post-Install Scripts" action

  • using Internet Explorer with web-based calendar, wiki, email rules and password reset

  • adding and removing imported users in Server Preferences

  • synchronizing Portable Home Directory content

  • using iCal web interface within select time zones

  • previewing and capturing dual-source video in Podcast Capture

  • server-side filtering of incoming mail messages

  • using chained digital certificates for mail services

  • creating images with System Image Utility

  • automating installation of NetRestore images

  • preventing brute force password attacks

  • using sudo command with authenticated Open Directory binding

  • binding to Active Directory domains with invalid service records

  • creation of mobile accounts for Active Directory users

  • correcting a problem that would cause the Software Update cache to grow excessively

  • reliability of services using Grand Central Dispatch

  • duplicate serial number alerts on servers with multiple network interfaces


For more information and to download the Updates, please use following links.
Mac OS X v10.6.3 Update
Mac OS X Server v10.6.3 Update

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Posted by Antony at March 29, 2010 3:37 PM

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