Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Nov 2009 23:55 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has finally released Mac OS X 10.6.2, the latest version of its Snow Leopard operating system, and be prepared for a massive update for your Mac: 473MB. There's a lot of stuff in here, and among other things, it includes a fix for the guest account data loss bug.
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RE: Comment by kaiwai
by hornett on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:53 UTC in reply to "Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-09-19

Do you need to do anything to active the new driver or is it used by default?

I.e. Do we need to manually enable the 64bit kernel in order to see graphics improvements on an X3100?

Thanks

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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by kaiwai on Tue 10th Nov 2009 11:24 in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
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2005-07-06

Do you need to do anything to active the new driver or is it used by default?

I.e. Do we need to manually enable the 64bit kernel in order to see graphics improvements on an X3100?

Thanks


You automatically use the new driver by default when you run the update - I've just had a look through the extensions and the OpenGL portion of driver has also been update which explains the huge performance improvement over the default driver and OpenGL library included with 10.6.

Maybe I was exaggerating a little on the performance improvements but the improvements are noticeable to the average end user - it is great to see that they've finally done something to improve the driver quality for the GMA X3100 GPU so that it is comparable to Windows. From what I understand it is Intel, not Apple, who write the drivers thus I guess there was no 64bit driver ready in time for shipping.

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