Apple Releases OS X 10.2.6, Bug Fixes, Improved Printing, OpenGL, USB, More

Hot on the heels of todayis eMac revision, Apple has updated OS X to version 10.2.6. The new version fixes a bug that may cause a kernel panic when certain USB hubs are connected, improves printing support, improves GeForce2MX and GeForce4MX support under Unreal Tournament 2003, adds Sony Ericsson T610 support to Address Book, and more. From Apple:


There are two ways to update to Mac OS X 10.2.6.

Automatic Software Update Installation

You may have been referred to this document by Automatic Software Update. For more information on this feature, see technical document 106704, "Mac OS X: How to Update Your Software".

Because some updates are prerequisites for others, you may need to use Software Update more than once to get all desired updates.

Standalone Installers

An installer is also available from Apple Featured Software (

There are two versions of the update installer available:

Mac OS X 10.2.6 Update updates Mac OS X 10.2.5 to the new version. This document describes how to use this installer.

Mac OS X 10.2.6 Update (Combo) updates Mac OS X 10.2 through 10.2.5 to version 10.2.6. If you need to use the Combo installer, see technical document 25449, "Mac OS X: About the Mac OS X 10.2.6 Update (Combo)".


  • Addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.2.5 in which a kernel panic message may appear if certain USB hubs or devices are connected.
  • Improves printing compatibility for PostScript OpenType fonts.
  • Improves compatibility for Maya Auto Paint and Paint Effects features.
  • Addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.2.5 in which English is the default language and Asian language scripts are not be available in the International preference pane, if a scriptis font is not available.
  • Improves compatibility for MacSoft Unreal Tournament 2003 on computers with GeForce 2MX and GeForce4MX graphic accelerator chipsets.
  • Address Book now supports the Sony Ericsson T610 phone.

OS X 10.2.6 is available now from Software Update, and should be added to Appleis Featured Software page shortly.