Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Update Released & Ready to Download

Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update prepares your Mac for installing Mac OS X Lion when it is released next month and includes other bug and security fixes since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March.

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Update ReleasedWhat’s included in Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Update?

  • Enhancements to the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion.
  • Resolves an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit.
  • Improves support for IPv6.
  • Improves VPN reliability.
  • Identifes and removes known variants of MacDefender malware.
  • Corrects timezone data in iCal for Lisbon-Portugal.
  • Adds the ability to use Kerberos authentication to a web proxy server.
  • Fixes an issue when saving documents from Xcode or TextEdit when using an NFS home directory.
  • Fixes an issue when importing certain media files into Final Cut Pro.
  • Includes RAW image compatibility for additional digital cameras.

Mac OS X v10.6.8 also includes fixes provided in the Mac OS X v10.6.7 Snow Leopard Font Update. The Mac OS X v10.6.8 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. You can download the update by clicking Software Update from the Apple Menu at the top left of your screen. If your computer is not up-to-date, other software updates available for your computer may appear, which you should install.

Direct Download Links for Mac OS X 10.6.8:

If  you need to update multiple computers but only want to download the update once, or you simply don’t want to go the Software Update route, here are the direct download links:

Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update (474.2 MB)
Mac OS X 10.6.8 Update Combo (1.09 GB)

Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update (542 MB)
Mac OS X Server v10.6.8 Update Combo (1.27 GB)

Security Update 2011-004 (Leopard) (256.4 MB)
Security Update 2011-004 (Leopard Server) (499.8 MB)

Server Admin Tools 10.6.8 (255.9 MB)

Note:

  • It’s better for you to back up your system before installation; you can use Time Machine.
  • Do not interrupt the installation process once you have started to update your system.
  • You may experience unexpected results if you have third-party system software modifications installed, or if you’ve modified the operating system through other means.

[Via apple & macrumors]