It’s time to fire up Software Update! The latest version of Mac OS X, version 10.6.5, has just arrived. Aside from the standard “general operating system fixes,” there’s also a slew of specific ones addressing some common bugs, such as image processing in iPhoto and Aperture, and improved Microsoft Exchange server reliability.
The update weighs in at a whopping 517 MB, and of course, requires a restart once it’s done. I recommend saving what you’re doing and getting this installed as soon as you can. Cautious users may want to consult our guide to safely upgrading your Mac OS before running the upgrade.
Something I’ve noticed seems to be missing: The developers’ preview of 10.6.5 mentioned including support for AirPrint, one of the hot new features of iOS 4.2, but that isn’t mentioned in Software Update. Perhaps we’ll get more information about this when 4.2 is actually released. So far, TAB staffers who’ve updated haven’t run into any problems.