Mac OS Update Alert: Oct. 20, 2010

Mac OS Update 10-20-10

Mac OS Update 10-20-10Well, if today didn't have enough news - here's one more. Looks as though Apple has released a minor update to the Mac OS, at least for 10.6. According to the minute details given to us by Papa Apple, this is a security and stability update primarily for Java. As always, Apple recommends that you update your system whenever a software release is made. That being said, there is always the possibility that any "fix" Apple releases could have negative consequences to your system. Be sure to back-up before updating and for any mission critical Macs, you might wait a day or so until a few million dare devils have taken it for a spin.

For the first update Apple states:

Summary

Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 delivers improved reliability, security, and compatibility for Java SE 6. Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 supersedes all previous versions of Java for Mac OS X v10.6.

For the second update Apple States:

Summary

This document outlines security updates for Apple products.

Products Affected

Mac OS X Server 10.4, Mac OS X 10.4, Product Security, Mac OS X Server 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X Server 10.6 , AirPort, Apple TV, iPhone, iPhoto, iPod touch, iTunes, QuickTime 7, Safari