Great news, Mac fans: Apple’s “Mac App Store” is now available as part of the OS X 10.6.6 software update. To download the update, simply click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen, and hit “Software Update.”

Once the update is installed, you’ll be able to access the Mac App Store on your Macintosh computer. Here are the direct links for the software update:

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Update

Mac OS X 10.6.6 Update Combo

Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 Update

Mac OS X Server 10.6.6 Update Combo

Enjoy, and be sure to let us know your thoughts on the Mac App Store in the comments.

UPDATE

Many of you may have encountered the “Error 100″ message when attempting to download an app for the first time. This can easily be fixed:

  • Sign out of the Mac App Store
  • Quit the Mac App Store
  • Log out of your Mac, then log back in
  • Launch the Mac App Store
  • Download a free app, and accept the terms and conditions

This should fix the issue. Alternatively, you can try rebooting your Mac.