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Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard builds on a decade of Mac OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange.

To create Snow Leopard, Apple engineers refined 90 percent of the more than 1,000 projects that make up Mac OS X. Users will notice refinements including a more responsive Finder; Mail that loads messages up to twice as fast; Time Machine with an up to 80 percent faster initial backup; a Dock with Expose integration; QuickTime X with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view,
What's New
Version 10.6.8 v1.1:

Resolves issues with:

  • Transferring personal data, settings, and compatible applications from a Mac running Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to a new Mac running OS X 10.7 Lion
  • Certain network printers that pause print jobs immediately and fail to complete
  • System audio that stops working when using HDMI or optical audio out

Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later





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Aargl reviewed on 04 Jul 2013
I'm just wondering: it's been nearly two years now since this update and there's still a lot of people using 10.6, Apple continues to provide updates (actually a whole lot of them, security updates, java, etc.).
Well I frankly don't believe Apple will do it, but it would be nice to have a final 10.6.9, for summing all those little updates, for archive's sake.
I keep those for every system since 10.4 just in case my old machines need reinstalling, and I would have appreciated the same for 10.4 and 10.5, even if it's rarely needed, but that way I could throw away useless old updates.
[Version 10.6.8 v1.1]


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papwilly reviewed on 09 Sep 2011
I installed the Supplemental update without installing the Combo Update first because I was getting some kind of error. Now, after restarting my sound doesn't work. Any help?
[Version 10.6.8 v1.1]


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Kai commented on 26 Jul 2011
Installing the 10.6.8 V1.1 Combo updater will overwrite Safari 5.1 if you have already installed it, and replace it with 5.0.5 or .6. Just reinstall Safari 5.1, or skip the Combo thing altogether and do the Supplemental update. FYI.
[Version 10.6.8 v1.1]

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ChristopherPrice replied on 26 Jul 2011
This didn't happen for me. About still shows Safari 5.1.
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Reowen commented on 26 Jul 2011
I have repeatedly downloaded the 10.6.8 v1.1 combo update and I can never open the resulting .dmg file. Anyone else having this problem? Anyone have an alternate download link? I tried apple uk, but could not find a suitable link.
[Version 10.6.8 v1.1]

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Mac.lu replied on 27 Jul 2011
same here :-(
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Gkjapan replied on 01 Aug 2011
Me too. I have downloaded on multiple computers with Safari; I'll try with Firefox.
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Gkjapan replied on 01 Aug 2011
I just tried with Firefox. Same problem. It looks like there is a problem with the image.
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Pepper131 reviewed on 26 Jul 2011
what is the difference in this and the "supplemental"
[Version 10.6.8 v1.1]

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MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 26 Jul 2011
No difference. The supplemental is for people that had already upgraded to 10.6.8 and the new version of 10.6.8 is for people that hadn't updated yet.
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Drsfg reviewed on 26 Jul 2011
I installed this update through Software Update. The size of the file was 1/10th of what is being downloaded here. It was quick without any problems. Some people have stated that the About This Mac window notates the supplemental update. My window still says OS 10.6.8
[Version 10.6.8 v1.1]

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Psychos replied on 26 Jul 2011
I think what you got was the "Mac OS X 10.6.8 Supplemental Update," which says it resolves the exact same issues as this update. It's in Software Update, but there's also a direct download that's only 10MB. (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/39580/mac-os-x-10.6.8-supplemental-update)

I *think* what this update is is actually 10.6.8 with the above "Supplemental Update" already rolled into it, and as a combo updater, can update an existing 10.6.8 installation the same as just installing the "Supplemental Update" can.

I hope my frustration with version numbering is more appropriate now... :) Not only are there two versions of 10.6.8, there are apparently two differently named updates to end up with the new version. (Is it "10.6.8 version 1.1?" Is it "10.6.8 with Supplemental Update?" Seems like it's both!)
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Drsfg replied on 26 Jul 2011
I think it's all a plot to make us think we're losing our marbles :o)
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Holypoly commented on 26 Jul 2011
After installing the Combo updater, rebooting wouldn't make it to the logon screen, the MBP 2011 13in just shut down.
Replacing the mach_kernel file with the 10.6.7 version from my emergency back-up restored everything to normal.
I experienced the same issue after applying the MBP Software Update 1.4 which installed a newer version of the mach kernel, turned out the new Combo updater has the same newer version of that file. You need to make the mach-kernel (to be found at your main volumes root level) visible first before being able to replace it.
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bennyboyhead reviewed on 25 Jul 2011
Upgraded a couple days ago. Only glitch I've seen was with an old Xerox printer driver. Still the rock solid SL I'm used to. Currently working up courage to upgrade my main computer to Lion, which has also worked fairly well so far on my old MacBook.

If you're having lots of weird bugs, I highly suggest doing a fresh system install, running software update until everything is curent, and then migrating your user files back from your time machine.
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22duke commented on 25 Jul 2011
great to see SL is still supported just in process of migrating back to SL from Lion which is not usable for me and probably one of the worst releases apple had in a long time
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ChristopherPrice commented on 25 Jul 2011
After updating to 10.6.8 v1.1 Adobe Reader X (10.1.0) fails on Safari, Camino, and Firefox. Reinstalling Reader doesn't fix.
[Version 10.6.8 v1.1]


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Culture Of One had trouble on 07 Jul 2011
The update went through fine for me, but ever since upgrading the locationd process has been going crazy - way too many internet access attempts. Running Little Snitch I can see that it tries (unsuccessfully, I might add) to determine my location every 10 seconds (5 of which is rest and 5 of which is network activity). Last night I accidentally fell asleep with the AirPort still connected, and despite having no applications running and no viruses, managed to rack up 112MB of network activity in 7 hours! I have a usage cap on my service, so I don't want the computer wasting resources this way. Unfortunately I need location services for some of my apps (though they're pretty useless right now because Skyhook keeps reporting my location incorrectly). Anybody else having this problem? Any idea how to fix it?
[Version 10.6.8]

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Culture Of One replied on 08 Jul 2011
I found two culprits:

1) UnderCover v4.5. This problem has been eliminated now; the developer sent me an update within 18 hours to correct the problem. Thank you, Peter!

2) iTunes v10.3.1. This problem persists. I have no idea why iTunes needs to constantly know my location, but turning on iTunes while my AirPort is active results in an endless stream of locationd access attempts. I've included this in Troubleshooting on the iTunes page (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/5661/apple-itunes)
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Emile_b had trouble on 23 Jun 2011
Blue screen after 10.6.8 update (by software update) on my macbook pro. I can't boot and i get no access to the login window ! I see only the apple logo, on go to the blue screen... next the MBP automatically shut down !

This update is really dangerous ! Don't apply it !
[Version 10.6.8]

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Holypoly replied on 24 Jun 2011
@EMile_b:

See my post below.
The mach_kernel resides at root level as an invisible file.
Boot from your emergency back-up, then
locate it with Path Finder or another suitable application, make it visible. Find the older machkernel by browsing through the 10.6.7 Combo Updater using the demo version of Pacifist (look it up here on MU), extract it to your Desktop (remember to make it visible first, I think it is possible from within Pacifist). Alternatively, use Path Finder and drag a copy from your working back-up to your Desktop, then drag it onto the icon of your havoc'ed disk - remember it is found at root level.
Reboot from your default unit, it should work now, should the mach kernel be the root of your problem (excuse the pun).
Hope this helps.
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Holypoly replied on 24 Jun 2011
Normally, one should be very careful manipulating with these essential files - there's a reason why they're invisible by default - but since your system seems to be hosed IMHO it is worth giving it a try, since it may revive your MBP. If it shouldn't work as expected, a fresh install will be necessary anyway.
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Emile_b replied on 24 Jun 2011
I re-install the original OS from the MBP install DVD, after that the combo update runs without trouble !
Solved !
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Holypoly had trouble on 23 Jun 2011
An updated version of the mach_kernel file (creation date: June 8, 2011) made my MBP shutdown prematurely after applying the MBP Software Update ver1,4 . Restoring the older mach_kernel (March 6 2011) from back-up made everything normal again.
The 10.6.8 Combo Updater also installs the newer mach_kernel at Root level, and again the MBP would shut down during boot, before the login screen. Safe Boot would let me proceed a couple of minutes beyond login, before the mac would shut down without any error message. No clue in the system log (last entry before shutdown was "BUG found in libdispatch" - hm).
Again, replacing the mach_kernel file with the older version of which I had kept a copy, cured the problem, and as I am typing this, my MBP has been running without a hitch for almost one hour.
Another poster at MU (a_w) had similar problems with his MBP 13 Early 2011 after applying the MBP SW 1.4 updater, again with the new mach_kernel file being the culprit.
Hope this can help anybody having skipped the MBP 2011 software update and experiencing premature shutdowns of their new macbook pro after updating to Snowy 10.6.8.
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Holypoly had trouble on 23 Jun 2011
After installing the Combo updater, my MBP 13 Early 2011 would shut down spontaneously during startup, even before log-in.
Safe boot made it survive a couple of minutes longer, then it would shut down without a kernel panic. No clue in the system log (last message before shutdown was, however, that a bug was found in libdispatch - hm).
Then I remembered a similar problem after installing the MacBook Pro Software Updater 1.4, which amongst a couple of framework updates also updated the mach_kernel file at Root level. Replacing that with the previous mach_kernel file made the premature shutdown issue go away.
The 10.6.8 updater again replaced the older mach_kernel with the newer item, I found (using Path Finder). Fortunately I was able to boot from an emergency drive and then replace the mach_kernel with the older version. Voilà - everything runs stable now.
This problem seems to be specific to some MBP 13 Early 2011, as another poster here on MU (a_w) encountered a similar issue with his own machine, and again the newer mac_kernel appeared to be the culprit.
If anybody needs the old mach_kernel, I would be able to send it to him or her.
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Emile_b replied on 23 Jun 2011
Please send me the old mach kernel - (see my post above, i use a MBP 13 from end 2010)

bk213238@skynet.be

Thanks !
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Holypoly replied on 24 Jun 2011
@Emile_b:
A mail with the zipped mach_kernel file has just been sent.
Tell me how it works out.
BW
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Culture Of One had trouble on 26 Mar 2011
Updated through Software Update, and it hung my 2010 13" MacBook Pro during the restart cycle! After 15 minutes it was clearly not making any headway, so I finally had no choice but to power down to restart. Not sure if this messed anything up yet, but it's distressing to say the least. So far only noticeable difference from 10.6.6 is it's a little slower all around (start-up, apps, making a WI-FI connection). Perhaps this will improve, but I'm not holding my breath.
[Version 10.6.7]


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Epochalypse had trouble on 23 Mar 2011
Hi all, I purchased a shiny new 2.8 GHz Intel Core I5 27" iMac which came bundled with OS 10.6.3 yesterday. I transferred my old iMac to the new one as per a typical set-up and then applied the auto-update to 10.6.7.

Upon attempting restart the machine immediately came up with code on the top left hand side (I wish I had taken a photo) saying that a system could not be found etc. I freaked out and re-installed the system (10.6.3) from the DVD.

The machine re-started fine. Has anyone experienced this. What do I do to update - will it happen again? Any ideas.
[Version 10.6.7]


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Zonder had trouble on 07 Jan 2011
it start slowly =((
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Honza had trouble on 11 Nov 2010
Big troubles when it's updated via software update on encrypted startup hard drive. Initial boot partition is getting lost and mac wont boot up.
[Version 10.6.5]


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22duke had trouble on 10 Nov 2010
do not update!!!!!

I installed this update on 5 different machines and every time the updated appears to install correctly and the machine restarts but the update is actually not applied and some software will stop working.

If you run software update it will show the update again and about my Mac will still show 10.6.4

I installed via software update and combo update and both with the same result.
[Version 10.6.5]


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Fyreflye had trouble on 15 Jun 2010
Lots of crashes after installing this using System Preferences Update. Most are attributable to the FlashPlayer plug in. And I couldn't open the Extensions section of Safari Preferences without causing a crash. I've removed the FlashPlayer plug in, which seems to have stopped the crashing, but most sites keep telling me they need it. Many reports went to Apple; let's hope they're on the ball.
[Version 10.6.4]

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Ozean replied on 16 Jun 2010
10.6.4 includes an old version of Adobe's Flash Player so you should install the most recent one instead. (That is, if you want to have Flash installed at all.)

If you did install the most recent Flash version (10.1.x) *before* the update to 10.6.4 then luckily Apple's updater is clever enough to keep the 10.1 version that you installed. This was at least the case for me when I installed using the combo updater.
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Fyreflye replied on 16 Jun 2010
Thanks for your valuable input. I did have the latest 10.1 installed before the crash, but removing it, installing another one, and restarting seems to have fixed my problem.

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Aeon rated on 22 Jul 2011

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Mhmyers rated on 23 Jun 2011

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Jackmacb rated on 25 Mar 2011

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Desterwallaboo rated on 22 Mar 2011

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Serste rated on 06 Jan 2011

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Evilinstone rated on 06 Jan 2011

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Dan1983 rated on 06 Dec 2010

[Version 10.6.5]


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Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard builds on a decade of Mac OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange.

To create Snow Leopard, Apple engineers refined 90 percent of the more than 1,000 projects that make up Mac OS X. Users will notice refinements including a more responsive Finder; Mail that loads messages up to twice as fast; Time Machine with an up to 80 percent faster initial backup; a Dock with Expose integration; QuickTime X with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view, record, trim and share video; and a 64-bit version of Safari 4 that is up to 50 percent faster and resistant to crashes caused by plug-ins.

Snow Leopard is half the size of the previous version and frees up to 7GB of drive space once installed. For the first time, system applications including Finder, Mail, iCal, iChat and Safari are 64-bit and Snow Leopards support for 64-bit processors makes use of large amounts of RAM, increases performance and improves security while remaining compatible with 32-bit applications.

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