Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Retail

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. Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard

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.