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Hey, Adobe: Mac OS X 10.6.5 Update is 42 Percent Fixes for Flash

Mac users were treated to a final release of Mac OS X 10.6.5 this week, which addressed a number of issues including the squashing of more than 130 bugs. But did you realize that almost half of those bugs were caused by Adobe Flash?

9to5Mac is reporting that Apple’s latest Mac OS X 10.6.5 released on this week took on a number of issues related to image-processing operations, graphics performance, printing quirks and more, including more than 130 bug fixes — 42 percent of which are related to Adobe Flash.

Sure, we all like to bag on Adobe’s Flash technology, which Apple CEO Steve Jobs has famously excluded from iOS — but the fact remains that there’s a growing anti-Flash sentiment brewing as more and more web developers embrace the iOS-friendly (and open-source) HTML5, particularly for online video.

“There’s an anti-Flash backlash beginning, and it isn’t about Apple, it isn’t about Adobe (ADBE), it isn’t about HTML5, it isn’t about anything but buggy software, lousy performance and broken promises,” 9to5Mac notes.

TechCrunch also jumped into the fray
: “So you’ll forgive me if when Kevin Lynch announces all these great-sounding things about Flash that are just around the corner, I’m highly skeptical. How long have we been promised Flash on mobile devices? 5 years? It’s still not where it needs to be. Hell, it’s not where it needs to be on the desktop.”

What it all appears to come down to is that everyone loves the idea of Flash — just not Flash itself. Is anyone at Adobe listening to these concerns?

10.6.5 Is Out and Ready for Updating

Ladies and gents, 10.6.5 is now available for your software updating needs. The new update is recommended for those of you that are running Mac OS X Snow Leopard at full force. The fix helps enhance stability, compatbility and security for your Mac, like:

– improve reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers
– address performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture
– address stability and performance of graphics applications and games
– resolve a delay between print jobs
– address a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme
– resolve an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal
– address an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide
– resolve an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary
– improve performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems
– resolve spacing issues with OpenType fonts
– improve reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays
– resolve a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5

For more information, keep watching the software update page at the official Apple site.

OS X 10.6.5 Update Does Not Include AirPrint for Shared Printers [Updated]

Turns out earlier reports of OS X 10.6.5 not supporting AirPrint via shared printers were correct.

Well, with OS X 10.6.5 out, it looks like shared printing with AirPrint is a no go for now. If you’re rocking an AirPrint-compatible printer, you should be golden.

Update: We just tested out the HP Envy with AirPrint. Works likes a charm.

No amount of conciliatory emails from Steve Jobs will diminish our disappointment.

 

Follow this article’s author, Roberto Baldwin, on Twitter.

 

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OS X 10.6.5 Update Does Not Include AirPrint for Shared Printers

Turns out earlier reports of OS X 10.6.5 not supporting AirPrint via shared printers were correct.

Well, with OS X 10.6.5 out, it looks like shared printing with AirPrint is a no go for now. If you’re rocking an AirPrint-compatible printer, you should be golden.

No amount of conciliatory emails from Steve Jobs will diminish our disappointment.

Follow this article’s author, Roberto Baldwin, on Twitter.

 

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