Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5

Apple on Wednesday released Mac OS X 10.6.5, the latest version of its Snow Leopard operating system. As per usual, the update--which is recommended for all users of 10.6--is chock full of bug fixes, feature enhancements, and security patches.

Among the most prominent additions in 10.6.5 are improved reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers, better stability and performance of graphics applications and games, more robust pairing with Apple's Magic Trackpad, and improved reliability of Ethernet connections.

There's no mention in the release notes of AirPrint, Apple's forthcoming printing feature for iOS, adding weight to reports that Mac OS X 10.6.5 would not bring support for sharing printers with iOS devices.

Mac OS X 10.6.5 is available now via Software Update--its size will vary depending on your Mac (my 2008 MacBook shows a 517.3MB update).

This story, "Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5" was originally published by Macworld.

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