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Mac OS X 10.6.3 build brings 64-bit Logic, QuickTime tweaks

updated 06:20 pm EST, Fri January 22, 2010

Build number 10D538 seeded to developers

Apple has seeded a third beta build of the upcoming Mac OS X 10.6.3 update, which currently offers enhancements related to QuickTime X and Logic, according to AppleInsider. The beta version, build number 10D538, includes an updated version of QuickTime X that will reportedly increase security while improving compatibility and reliability.

Along with the QuickTime changes, the third beta also brings enhancements for Apple's Logic software. The improvements are said to be aimed at overall performance for the 64-bit versions of the pro audio utilities.

An earlier report points to OpenGL 3.0 support with the upcoming Mac OS update. The recent build is also said to focus on other primary components including AirPort and VoiceOver, while improving compatibility with third-party printers and OpenGL-based applications.

The v10.6.3 update is expected to be released sometime in the next six weeks.

by MacNN Staff



  1. leamanc

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Compatibility with third-party printers?

    Compatibility with third-party printers? Are there any other kind for the Mac? Apple (unfortunately) does not make printers anymore. They made some of the best damn printers of their day, from the Scribe all the way through the iconic LaserWriter series.

    As far as other PC manufacturers, Dell, HP and others do make their own printers. I wish Apple would get back on board.

  1. Athens

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Dell does not...

    Dell does not make there own printers, they rebrand others. Infact HP is one of the few who make there own. Most other companies rebrand Lexmark, HP or Brother printers. Even PB which makes some of there own also sells rebranded Sharps and so forth.

  1. rytc

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Not sure what you're asking for here? Snow Leopard comes with 2-3 GBs of printer drivers for 3rd party printers...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple and printers

    Apple stopped making their own printers years ago. Most of their printers were re-labeled or slightly modified HP or Canon printers.

    And I can't think of too many people who wish Apple would get back into that sector. There's no money to be made, unless they lock them down so much you have to get your consumables from them.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    more importantly

    How can an OS maintenance release bring improved performance specifically to Logic? Shouldn't that be part of a Logic update? Or is Apple now getting into the "Let's tie our software deeper into the OS!" territory that MS made famous?

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