Apple Releases Software Installer Update 1.0 for 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Fear not, Snow Leopard users; Apple has not forgotten about you. Apple Software Installer Update 1.0, released by Apple late Monday, is a bug fix for for Apple’s previous operating system that “addresses an issue that may prevent certain Apple software from installing.” 

Recommended for all users running Mac OS X 10.6.8, the update weighs in at 1.34 MB and can be downloaded via Software Update or Apple’s Support Page

With OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion due this summer, and development on 10.7 Lion winding down, it is unlikely that Snow Leopard users will receive future updates beyond security and bug fixes, such as today’s update. Those 10.6 users seeking additional functionality, such as iCloud support, will likely be forced to upgrade in the near future.

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Comments

FixedOn66

It still saddens me that Snow Leopard users are treated as lower class citizens than those running Windows Vista. iCloud alludes me because I want the features available from some Rosetta-only apps. If I weren’t an Apple user since 1980 I’d be furious.

Second thought, does Apple think they can treat me like this BECAUSE they know I’m loyal? Rosetta users have been around since before “switchers” so perhaps they know we’re not leaving.

BurmaYank

Those 10.6 users seeking additional functionality, such as iCloud support, will likely be forced to upgrade in the near future.

No they won’t, AFAIK - as long as they can run Safari for Windows 7 in Parallels (or other such HD emulation software) from which to register their iCloud account for their Snow Leopard Mac.

(But what humiliation for us loyal old Mac users!  Shame on Apple for this hypocritical and needlessly abusive policy against us!)

DamenS

Eludes.

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