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Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.6.8, Needed to Install 10.7

Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.8 via Software Update.

The changes are listed here with the most significant being that it’s required to install Lion via the Mac App Store :


The 10.6.8 update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, including fixes that:


  • Enhance the Mac App Store to get your Mac ready to upgrade to Mac OS X Lion
  • Resolve an issue that may cause Preview to unexpectedly quit
  • Improve support for IPv6
  • Improve VPN reliability
  • Identify and remove known variants of Mac Defender


For detailed information on this update, please visit this website:

For information on the security content of this update, please visit:


The update weighs in at 237.5MB and the build number is 10K540. A direct download is available here from Apple.

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