Apple just released Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.8 ahead of the July launch of OS X Lion.
Mac OS 10.6.8 prepares Macs for the Lion upgrade through the Mac App Store and squashes some bugs. The update also improves IPv6 and VPN support, and also removes more known versions of Malware.
The list of changes in 10.6.8 includes:
- 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:
- Addresses an issue in which some OpenType fonts don't display correctly in certain applications.
- Resolves issues printing from Preview.
- Addresses an issue with PDF files not opening in third-party PDF viewing applications.
- Resolves invalid font errors when printing to PostScript printers.
You can download v10.6.8 from Software Update, or download the 1GB file direct from Apple.
Lion will be available for $29.99 for all personally registered Macs, a significant discount.