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Apple updates Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apple fixes a number of issues in Snow Leopard, including a bug that caused the loss of data when logged in as a guest.

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Jim Dalrymple has followed Apple and the Mac industry for the last 15 years, first as part of MacCentral and then in various positions at Macworld. Jim also writes about the professional audio market, examining the best ways to record music using a Macintosh. He is a member of the CNET Blog Network and is not an employee of CNET. He currently runs The Loop.
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Apple on Monday released an update for Mac OS X Snow Leopard, bringing the current version to 10.6.2.


An important issue that caused data to be deleted when using a guest account has been fixed, according to Apple. While the bug didn't affect all users, it was widespread enough to cause concerns for users over the past couple of weeks.

In addition to fixing a number of security issues, Mac OS X 10.6.2 also addresses 14 problems found in the operating system, including an issue that caused some users to be logged out of their systems unexpectedly.

If you use Exchange contacts, you'll be pleased to know that your Spotlight searches will now show those contacts in the results. Setting up an Exchange server shouldn't cause Apple's Mail app to crash with the new version.

The update also includes what Apple calls "general stability improvements" for iWork, iLife, Aperture, Final Cut Studio, MobileMe, and iDisk.

Apple also updated Mac OS X Leopard Server to version 10.6.2, addressing issues with the company's server product.

The server update fixed problems with adding and removing imported users in Server Preferences, syncing content using a Portable Home Directory, and filtering incoming mail messages.

Other issues fixed with the server version include creating images using Apple's System Image Utility and automating the installation of NetRestore images.

Mac OS X 10.6.2 client and server are available as free updates from Apple's Web site.