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what software does "software update" update?


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Does it update all software on your computer? As in video drivers, sound card, etc? or is it only the os programs?
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Software update gives access to any and all Apple updates available at the time you look from Apple menu or system preferences
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Software update gives access to any and all Apple updates available at the time you look from Apple menu or system preferences
This usually includes all Apple hardware drivers (wireless networking, iPod, stock video cards, optical drive firmware, etc.) since these are considered part of the OS by Apple.

You'll usually see some of the iLife applications (iMovie, iTunes, GarageBand, etc.) too.

For the most part, the only drivers you have to update manually are those for peripherals you buy, like printers, tablets, and scanners.
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It's also OS updates like 10.3.3 to 10.3.4 and Quicktime updates.
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