Apple releasing Mac OS X 1.6.5 betas soon
August 6, 2010 | by techlineinfo.com
Besides Microsoft Apple is the biggest computer developer on the market and although Microsoft has developed the most used operating system in the world, Windows, it doesn’t mean that Apple is not working hard on its operating system. As you know, Apple is working hard on its Mac OS and the first Mac OS was released in 1984 when first Mac computers showed. Over the years system has developed greatly and now we have the latest version of Mac OS from Apple – Mac OS X. Interesting thing about Mac OS X is that Mac OS X is entirely independent from previous versions and that it has history of its own. Mac OS X is a successor of Mac OS 9 and unlike previous versions it is Unix operating system based on NeXTSTEP operating system. Besides that, Mac OS X is using Mach kernel and BSD code base. There have been six releases of Mac OS X so far and the latest is Mac OS X 10.6 also known as Snow Leopard.
Apple is constantly working on improvements of its Mac OS X so we might see first betas of new Mac OS X 10.6.5 soon enough. Although beta will be available, only to the developers we’re all hoping that we’ll see some new improvements when it comes to OpenGL graphics. Many users have reported that after installation of Mac OS X 10.6.4 that has been released last month they have noticed a large number of graphical issues from choppy video performance to Safari graphical issues.
A game developer such as Valve and Blizzard have reported that OpenGL issues that current version of Mac OS X has causes low performance in their games. Developers have said that issues are noticeable with Nvidia graphic chips and only way to avoid this is to skip the 10.6.4 version of Mac OS X. We’re just hoping that we will see final release of Mac OS X 10.6.5 that will fix this issue soon enough.