• Atom Support in 10.6.2: It's Ba-aack...

    A new Mac OS X 10.6.2 update build restores support for a popular netbook processor that had been removed in the previous build. Though nothing will be known until the final version is released, the sign that Apple may not be directly targeting the hackintosh community is a relief to many.

    Developer stellarola had previously noted that the last Mac OS X 10.6.2 developer test build had different CPU related information. Disabling support for the Atom chip meant that the updated Snow Leopard could not be loaded on those netbooks using current methods.

    He updated his earlier post with the news that Mac OS X 10.6.2 build 10C535 restores support for the Atom processor:

    Wow, didn't expect to get linked all over the internet for this damn post. Anyways, in the latest development build Atom appears to have resurrected itself zombie style in 10C535. The Atom lives another day, but nothing is concrete until the final version of 10.6.2 is out.
    The update reportedly contains fixes for AirPort performance issues on newly released iMacs and "resolves a problem with plugging and unplugging to an Apple TV," whatever that might mean. There's fixes for VMWare, USB, Apple Filing Protocol, and tweaks to nearly 150 OS X components, including AppleBacklight, Battery Menu, Dictionary, Expose, FileSync, Family Controls, Fonts, Front Row, HFS, Inkwell, iPhoto, MobileMe, OpenCL, Parental Controls, QuickTime, Screen Sharing, Spell Checker, Spotlight, and Time Machine.

    The final release is expected to be rolled out sometime in November.

    image via stellarola
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