Mac OS X 10.6.5 Will Probably Be Released This Week

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A major point update to Snow Leopard is likely to start shooting down through Software Update soon, if internal reports pegging the imminent release of OS X 10.6.5 are accurate.

According to Apple folks tipping 9to5Mac, the final build of Mac OS X 10.6.5 was release internally yesterday. Here’s what is new:

• Improved reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers.
• Addresses performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture.
• Address stability and performance of graphics applications and games.
• Resolves a delay between print jons.
• Addresses a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an Airport extreme.
• Resolves an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal.
• Addresses an issue where dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide.
• Resolves an issue with Wikipedia information not displaying correctly in Dictionary.
• Improves performance of MainStage on certain Mac systems.
• Resolves spacing issues with OpenType fonts.
• Improves reliability with some Bluetooth braille displays.
• Resolves a VoiceOver issue when browsing some web sites with Safari 5.

The update clocks in at a beefy 496.6 MB and if everything goes right, it should be out as early as today.