∞ Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.2

Apple on Monday released Mac OS X 10.6.2. It’s a free update for registered users of Snow Leopard and recommended for all Mac OS X 10.6 users. It’s available for download through the Software Update system preference, and should be online shortly from Apple’s downloads software site and can also be downloaded from MacUpdate.com.

The 10.6.2 update “enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac,” according to Apple. Specific changes include fixes for:

  • an issue that might cause your system to logout unexpectedly
  • a graphics distortion in Safari Top Sites
  • Spotlight search results not showing Exchange contacts
  • a problem that prevented authenticating as an administrative user
  • issues when using NTFS and WebDAV file servers
  • the reliability of menu extras
  • an issue with the 4-finger swipe gesture
  • an issue that causes Mail to quit unexpectedly when setting up an Exchange server
  • Address Book becoming unresponsive when editing
  • a problem adding images to contacts in Address Book
  • an issue that prevented opening files downloaded from the Internet
  • Safari plug-in reliability
  • general reliability improvements for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk
  • an issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account

Further details have been posted online.