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OS X 10.6.2 Is Out And Nixes Atom — Netbooks Beware

I hesitated to post anything about this when it originally came out in one of the developer seeds that OS X 10.6.2, the latest update to Snow Leopard, had removed (or intentionally sabotaged unofficial) Atom support. It looked like that was certainly the case, and then a few days later another build had Atom support restored. However, 10.6.2 is officially out today and the various sites are reporting that Atom support is in fact gone.

What does this mean for all of us with our netbooks who love using OS X on these little wonders? Well, for one it means don’t update to 10.6.2, obviously. In the long run, I don’t think it’ll mean a whole lot because if OS X can be run on an AMD based system (granted, older versions), then it won’t be long until the Atom is supported again.

It’s really a matter of time, and I’m willing to bet it won’t be very long. Updates on this as they come in.

For now, as stated above, do not update your Atom-based machine to 10.6.2 until other options become available.

Every site under the sun has this news, Apple Insider, OS X Daily, and about a billion others.

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