Not Only Is Snow Leopard Trim, Its Update Cubs Are Tiny

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Screen shot 2009-09-10 at 1.57.35 PMThe first update to Snow Leopard, OS X 10.6.1 has just been released by Apple. It seems that it’s mostly bug fixes, which is hardly surprising considering that the OS was just released a couple weeks ago. But one odd thing about the update is just how small it is for some users: 9.8 MB, to be exact.

Again, that is just for some users. Others are reporting it weighing in at a still small 75 MB (this usually depends on what system you have). But plenty, including myself clicked update and got the download in record time as it was under 10 MB. Snow Leopard itself, of course, made headlines for its svelte size, as Apple was able to trim gigabytes off of OS X Leopard’s footprint.

Update under Leopard always seemed to be over 100 MB in size, with some much larger.

You can find the new update now via Software Update. Find out more about the update here. Here’s a brief list of what’s included (yes, Flash has been updated):

  • Improves compatibility with some Sierra Wireless 3G modems
  • Addresses an issue in which some printer compatibility drivers might not appear properly in the Add Printer browser
  • Addresses an issue that might cause DVD playback to stop unexpectedly
  • Addresses an issue that might make it difficult to remove an item from the Dock
  • Resolves an issue in which the Command-Option-T keyboard shortcut would sometimes bring up the special characters menu in applications such as Mail and TextEdit
  • Addresses instances in which auto account setup in Mail might not work
  • Resolves issues when sending mail with certain SMTP servers
  • Addresses an issue in which Motion 4 could become unresponsive
  • Includes an update to Adobe Flash Player plug-in version 10.0.32.18
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