Get Snow Leopard 10.6.3 Now, It Fixes Lots of Things

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Snow Leopard 10.6.3 is waiting for you to grab it via Software Update—it fixes lots of things, from QuickTime X to OpenGL to "reliability of 3rd party USB devices." If it does anything else magical, we'll let you know.

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



Update: Question, we've heard of at least one case of somebody's hard drive controller speed getting clocked back down to 1.5Gbps after installing the update. Anybody else seen this?


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Honestly, for an average every day end user, upgrading to snow leopard was one of the worst decisions I ever made. Caused many pieces of no longer supported software to fail, hosed down cross-over...blech. If I weren't so damn lazy I'd wipe and start over with leopard again.