OS X 10.6.8 Update Mandatory For OS X Lion Upgrade

Posted: Jun 24 2011, 1:46am CDT | by , in News | Apple

OS X 10.6.8 Update mandatory for OS X Lion Upgrade

You need this OS X Update to install OS X Lion.

Apple released what is to believed the last Snow Leopard update today with OS X 10.6.8. The release notes of 10.6.8 make it clear that you have to update your Mac with this update in order to download OS X Lion from the App Store and install it.

From the OS X 10.6.8 Release Notes:

  • 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

Clicking Software Update now on your Mac will find the 10.6.8 update. OS X Lion is going to be released in July. Apple did not reveal an exact date yet.

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