Questions regarding Mac OS X updates

Discussion in 'macOS' started by girish1026, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. girish1026

    girish1026 MDL Novice

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    Hi to all. Just recently my brother MAC laptop. The installed OS in laptop is Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Till now i am not familiar with MAC OS installation and usage. Of-course i searched Google and i got some information. But i have a few questions.

    1. Now i am trying to install Mac OS X again. I searched in Apple website for any available updates for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. I saw there is an important update available. But it is available in two variants. One is Mac OS X v10.6.6 Update (Size 143.59 MB) and the other is Mac OS X v10.6.6 Update Combo (Siz is 1.06 GB) I go through detailed description about these two updates. But i am not able to find exact difference between them. Both contains incremental updates and nearly same in description. But why one in above 1 GB in size and one is 143 MB. Which one i need to download?

    2. Is there a way to integrate this update to Mac OS X Snow Leopard installation and create a Mac OS X installation DVD which contains both OS and update. Just like Win 7 with SP1. If so, how the method would be?

    3. Is there a tool available to customize the installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Just like RT 7 Lite, which is available to customize Win 7 installation image.

    Please let me know answers for the above mentioned questions if possible. I already searched in Google but i am not able to find proper information.

    Thanks
     
  2. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    "Is there a way to integrate this update to Mac OS X Snow Leopard installation and create a Mac OS X installation DVD which contains both OS and update. Just like Win 7 with SP1. If so, how the method would be?"

    Yeah - you get the DVD from Apple for a relatively small fee - the main area where they beat M$ - upgrading OS versions - a few $ for Apple - s**tloads for M$.

    No other way I know of.

    No tools that I know of like RT 7 Lite

    You just let Software Update download updates for you - it picks what is needed and you end up with the latest system - mine downloaded the 1.06 GB updates - this updates the system to Snow Leopard 10.6.6 and all the other programs as well - the difference between the 143 MB - system only and 1.06 GB all programs
     
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