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What is the difference between these two types of updates?
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An "update" encompasses a single or one update to the operating system. For example: An update from Snow Leopard 10.6.0 to 10.6.1 and so on.

The "combo update" combines all previous updates into one single update. For example: The combo update to Snow Leopard 10.6.2 would include the previous update from 10.6.0 to 10.6.1 plus 10.6.2.

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The combo updates apply all previous updates.

It also allows for you to verify the checksum to make sure you have a good download.

It is believed by many to be safer than using the auto update feature for system updates.

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