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Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 04:30 am PT (07:30 am ET)

Mac OS X 10.6.7 inches closer to release as Apple seeds seventh beta

The seventh beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7, the forthcoming maintenance and security update for the Snow Leopard operating system, was released to developers by Apple this week.

People familiar with the latest build said the latest version of Mac OS X 10.6.7, like previous builds, contains no known issues. The software update is reportedly known as build 10J868.

The software in its delta update form is said to weigh in at 541.5MB. It was released to developers late Monday, and comes about two weeks after the release of the sixth beta of Mac OS X 10.6.7, released in late February.

Developers with access to the latest software have reportedly been asked to focus on the same areas in the new build, including Safari, the Mac App Store, Bonjour, SMB and Graphics Drivers.

Mac OS X 10.6.7 is not expected to include any major additions or features for end users of the Snow Leopard operating system. Apple has instead turned its attention to Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, which is set to launch this summer with new iOS-inspired features like application home screens and full-screen applications.

The last update to Snow Leopard came in early January in the form of Mac OS X 10.6.6. That brought with it the Mac App Store, a new digital download destination for Mac software, modeled after the success of the iOS App Store for the iPhone and iPad.