Mac OS 10.6.6 Released, Mac App Store Goes Live

Today marks the release of Mac OS 10.6.6, which notably features the Mac App Store. Post-update, a link to the Store will appear in your Dock.

To get the update, simply run Software Update on your Mac.

Apple has outlined that this update will allow you to:

“Explore Mac apps: Check out featured apps, top charts, and various categories, or perform a specific search. View detailed app information and user reviews, and browse through screenshots.

Purchase and installation: Buy apps effortlessly using your iTunes account.

Apps install in a single step and are immediately accessible from the Dock.

Updates for apps: The Mac App Store tracks all your apps and notifies you about free updates as they become available.”

We are kicking off our coverage of the Mac App Store today. Follow TUAW throughout the day for comprehensive analysis and reviews.

[hat tip to Macworld]


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