As previously announced for January 6th 2011, Apple has dropped a major update to Mac OS X Snow leopard i.e version 10.6.6 which can be downloaded for FREE through the OS X Software Update utility. The update is 114 MB in size and can only be applied to OS X Snow Leopard. There are apps like iLife ’11 from Apple along with some standalone apps selling at an average of $15. The apps can be purchased in the similar fashion as on the iTunes / App Store using your existing Apple ID.
Here is official changelog of the OS X 10.6.6 update with Mac App Store:
The Mac OS X 10.6.6 Update is recommended for all users running Mac OS X Snow Leopard and includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. It also includes the Mac App Store, the best way to discover and buy new apps for your Mac. The Mac App Store, a new application you’ll find in the Dock, includes the following features:
Discover Mac apps: Browse featured apps, top charts, and categories, or search for something specific. Read detailed app descriptions and user reviews, and flip through screen shots.
Buy and install: Easily purchase apps with your iTunes account. Apps install in one step and are quickly available from the Dock.
App updates: The Mac App Store keeps track of all your purchased apps and notifies you when free updates are available.
To learn more about the Mac App Store, visit: http://www.apple.com/mac/app-store.
For detailed information on this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4459.
For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222.
So go ahead, hit the update button and stay tuned, as we bring you more on a number of handy freebies on the Mac App Store!