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OSX 10.6.7 update 


Apple has released the OS X 10.6.7 update, after weeks of developer build seeds that were issued with no new features or fixes.
The update versions available are:
Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update (475MB)
Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update Combo (1.12GB)
Mac OS X Server v10.6.7 Update (541.21MB)
Mac OS X Server v10.6.7 Update Combo (1.15GB)
Mac OS X v10.6.7 Update for early 2011 MacBook Pro (368.21MB)
This update is especially important for owners of the new 2011 MacBook Pro systems because it addresses a graphics bug that caused hangs and crashes under heavy graphics load. This update specifically notes that it "improves graphics stability and external display compatibility" in these new systems. Be sure that if you choose to manually install the update for your system, that you choose this one if your MacBook Pro is newly purchased.
In general, the OS update addresses the reliability of Apple's "Back to My Mac" remote connectivity technology, fixes SMB (Windows file sharing) bugs, and fixes minor issues with the Mac App Store that appeared in OS X 10.6.6.
Beyond bugs and features, the update also addresses numerous security concerns and flaws with built-in services, Apple's "Core" technologies, system utilities, and core details such as the kernel and filesystem handling. As with most security concerns, these were for issues where users could gain access to restricted files, cause arbitrary code execution, or otherwise change the system's configuration without proper authorization. Details on these can be found in this knowledge base documentation
Be sure to fully backup your system, ensure you have a full and restorable backup, and have addressed any current issues with your system before applying this update. You can also run a general maintenance routine and unplug peripheral devices before updating your system, but itís optional.

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