Mac OS X v 10.6.8 update now available

If you are Mac user what is likely to be the final update before OS X Lion hits the store next month is now available for download. The new update will bring your OS to versions 10.6.8 and is for all users running OS X Snow Leopard. The update is packed with various system fixes that will improve the stability, compatibility, and security of the Mac computers running the update. If you plan to do the update, Apple has some tips for you to ensure things go smoothly.

You need to back up your machine before you start in case something craps out on you. Most ardent Mac fans will certainly be familiar with the download an install process, but if this happens to be your first update just choose Software Update from the Apple menu. The update size will vary from computer to computer ad it may take more than one run to get all the updates you need. Things specifically addressed in the update include enhancements to the Mac App Store to get the Mac ready for Lion.

The update will resolve the issue that could cause Preview to unexpectedly quit. Support for IPv6 is improved and VPN reliability is improved as well. The update will find and remove known variants of MacDefender malware. The update will also add support for Kerberos authentication to a web proxy server and adds RAW image capability for more digital cameras. There are also a number of other things addressed by the update.