Snow Leopard 10.6.2 Fixes Account-Nuking Bug (And About 40 More)

OS X 10.6.2 is out, and it's a veritable bug-squashing party. That infamous glitch that was destroying user accounts a while ago has been taken care of, as have a few dozen other annoyances. But whither our sweet Hackintosh?

Prior builds of 10.6.2 have flip-flopped between treating Intel Atom support — vital to netbook hackintoshing — as a bug that needs to be fixed, or as something they should just leave be, because oh god, I love my hackintoshed netbook so goddamned much, why don't you just leave me alone?, etcetera. Any brave EULA-flouters want to give this thing a go?

Anyway, here's the changelog! The most notable changes are the aforementioned account-eating error, as well as a fix for an irritating glitch with four-finger Exposé gestures only working in one direction. Weighty stuff. [Apple via Loopinsight]

What's included?

General operating system fixes provided for:

* an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account * an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly * Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts * the reliability of menu extras * an issue in Dictionary when using Hebrew as the primary language * shutter-click sound effect when taking a screenshot * an issue with the four-finger swipe gesture * an issue adding images to contacts in Address Book * an issue in Front Row that could cause sluggish or slow frame rates while watching videos * creation of mobile accounts for Active Directory users * reliability and duration of VPN connections * general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk * overall improvements to VoiceOver performance * this update addresses video playback and performance issues for iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2009) and iMac (27-inch, Late 2009) computers that may occur in some situations while AirPort is turned on

Fonts fixes provided for:

* an issue with font spacing * an issue in which some Fonts are missing * font duplication issues * an issue with some PostScript Type 1 fonts not working properly

Graphics fixes provided for:

* an issue when connecting monitors to DVI and Mini DisplayPort adapters * an issue in which the brightness setting may not be remembered on restart * addresses functionality with specific display models * general reliability and performance improvements when using some applications

Mail fixes provided for:

* a situation in which Mail's unread count may not update properly as messages are read on another computer * an issue in which deleted RSS feeds may return * an issue in which Mail cannot preview or Quick Look attachments when composing a new message * an issue that can cause Address Book and/or Mail to stop responding when opened * an issue in which email messages received from an Exchange Server are not formatted correctly * an issue in which Mail reports "Account exceeded bandwidth limits" for some Gmail accounts

MobileMe fixes provided for:

* performance when accessing files from iDisk via the Finder and syncing iDisk files * an issue in which syncing iDisk files does not proceed beyond "checking items" * reliability and performance when syncing contacts, calendars, and bookmarks with MobileMe (syncing with iTunes and iSync are also improved) * an issue that prevents some users from logging into MobileMe via the MobileMe System Preference pane

Network file systems fixes provided for:

* compatibility with third-party AFP servers * file synchronisation for portable home directories

Printing and faxing fixes provided for:

* automatic printer updates improvements * Print dialog allowing you to enter and send to more than one fax recipient

Safari fixes provided for:

* a graphics distortion issue in Safari Top Sites * Safari plug-in reliability

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