Updated Canon printer drivers available for Snow Leopard

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If you’ve got a printer from Canon and want to make sure it’s fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, relief is just a download away. Apple on Wednesday posted updated printer drivers that include the latest Canon printing and scanning software for Snow Leopard.

Canon Printer Drivers 2.3 for Mac OS X v10.6 is listed as a 281.16MB download that requires OS X 10.6.1 or later. (Note that update sizes can vary, particularly if you download the file via Software Update.) As always, Apple posted a list of supported Canon printers for the driver update.

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At a Glance
  • Pros

    • Generally faster than Leopard
    • Most applications run in 64-bit mode
    • Rudimentary malware checking
    • Supports Exchange
    • Improvements to Exposé and Dock

    Cons

    • Many features won’t truly be exploited until Mac hardware evolves
    • Lackluster QuickTime Player update
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