The faster, better, easier and cooler version of OS X is here! Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available in stores starting from today. OS X Snow Leopard is an evolutionary update which mainly delivers performance boost for Macs equipped with 64-bit Intel processors. Lots of changes which have gone under the hood wont be visible to the average Joe upfront. But if you are a Mac user, sooner or later you will want to upgrade to the latest version to take advantage of all the performance boost which it brings with it.
Refinements in Mac OS X Snow Leopard:
- Complete Support for 64-bit (finally).
- More advanced and nimble Finder.
- New look and features for Exposé and Stacks.
- Quicker Time Machine backup.
- Faster wake up and shutdown times.
- Faster installation.
- Smaller footprint (you will save about 7 gigs of space compared to Leopard).
- QuickTime X
- Innovative Chinese Character input.
- Improved iChat.
- Automatic time zone setup.
- Automatic updates for printer drivers.
- Safari 4
- Support for Microsoft Exchange right out of the box.
OS X Snow Leopard is available for current users of OS X v10.5 for $29 (single user) or $49 for family pack. The version shipping in those Retail boxes today is Gold Master 10A432.
Fine Print: We don’t in anyway encourage downloading Apple software via file-sharing / torrent sites.
If you are still confused about whether or not to upgrade to Snow Leopard then you can go ahead and test drive Mac OS X Snow Leopard Retail version (Gold Master 10A432) before making your final purchase.