Mac OS X 10.6.4 Available Now, Brings Safari 5 And Bug Fixes

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Mac OS X 10.6.4 is currently sitting pretty in your Software Update and brings Safari 5, if you haven't already jumped on the train, and what looks to be a ton of bug fixes with it. Our update weighs in at 640MB but we've seen some as low as 300MB. Guess we need the fixin'.

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Check out what's included in Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.4 below. If we see anything else, we'll be sure to point it out.

General fixes and improvements

-improves compatibility with some Braille displays
-resolves an issue that causes the keyboard or trackpad to become unresponsive
-resolves an issue that may prevent some Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications from opening
-addresses issues copying, renaming, or deleting files on SMB file servers
-improves reliability of VPN connections
-resolves a playback issue in DVD Player when using Good Quality deinterlacing
-resolves an issue editing photos with iPhoto or Aperture in full screen view
-resolves an issue with Parental Controls Time Limits for Open Directory or Active Directory users
-resolves a display sleep issue with MacBook Pro (Early 2010) computers
-resolves an issue with MacBook Pro (Early 2010) computers in which the right speaker may sound louder -than the left speaker
-includes Safari 5.0; for more information about Safari 5.0, see this webpage
-Security improvements; for information about the security content of this update, please visit this article
-Fixes and improvements for Aperture 3

-adds tethered shooting support for additional digital camera models
-addresses IPTC metadata compatibility issues
-Fixes and improvements for external devices

-RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras
-resolves an issue with using third-party USB web cameras
-resolves an issue with noise when using some third-party FireWire audio devices
-resolves pairing issues with Apple remotes

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DISCUSSION

Take my advice: Go download the full combo updater and use that. Software Update normally uses a delta update that attempts to determine what needs to be downloaded, rather than downloading and installing the entire set of updates necessary to go directly from 10.6.0 to 10.6.4.

The delta updater doesn't always get it right. When people have issues after doing a delta update, using the combo update is the first thing to try (and solves whatever the issue was 99% of the time).

For point updates like this, use the combo update.