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Apple Issues Second Update To Snow Leopard, Drops Support For Atom

Apple has released latest update to its new operating system Snow Leopard, fixing an agonising data deletion issue as well as an iMac performance snag, while giving a major setback to the burgeoning Hackintosh community by dropping support for Atom processor.

This implies that anyone with Hackintosh who attempts to update the newest operating system iteration will see their computer becoming defunct, not going further than displaying the Apple logo on start up.

With its new update, dubbed as Mac OS X 10.6.2, Apple claims that it had finally resolved an issue which included showing troubles while playing videos on websites like YouTube.

However, in the notes accompanying the fix, the company asserted that the fix might not resolve everyone’s video-related problem.

In addition, the update further bolstered up the performance speeds of some of its iMacs, and addressed the problem of accidental deletion of data when the user logged into the guest account after upgrading the operating system.

However, in a major blow to the Hackintosh community, Apple has also dropped support for Intel Atom processor for its latest version of operating system.

Speaking about the move, StellaRola, a prominent figure in Hackintos community, wrote in a blog post: “Well, looks like I was right, again. The netbook forums are now blowing up with problems of [Snow Leopard] 10.6.2 instant rebooting their Atom based netbooks. My sources tell me that every time a netbook user installs 10.6.2 an Apple employee gets their wings”.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.