In an attempt to push people towards iCloud and away from the imminently defunct MobileMe, Apple is reportedly offering users of the old cloud syncing service a free copy of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
If you own a MacBook Air, except for the new mid-2011 models, and have upgraded to Lion already, you're probably now wondering what do to do with the restore USB drive that was sold along with it, since you likely won't want to use Snow Leopard ever again. Instead of throwing a perfectly good USB drive away, why not use it as a standard 8GB USB stick?
With Apple's attention very much turned to OS X 10.7 Lion, they could be forgiven for giving Snow Leopard (10.6) the cold shoulder. The latest release of Snow Leopard, which brought the version number up to Mac OS X 10.6.8, has been out for a few weeks now and those not upgraded to Lion have been using it with relatively little issues.
If your computer usage requires as much processing power as you can get, one of the factors that might be holding you back from upgrading to OS X Lion might be a possible performance drop. It now turns out that both Snow Leopard and Lion perform similarly on the same hardware, with irrelevant variations that should not greatly impact performance, for good or worse.
Mac OS X 10.6.8, a point release for Snow Leopard, has been released. This update fixes several issues and readies the built-in Mac App Store for the Mac OS X Lion upgrade processor, once it comes out next month.
Apple has just released the final version of Mac OS X 10.6.7 Snow Leopard. It is a recommended update and it implements hundreds of fixes since the last few updates, 10.6.6 (January 2011), 10.6.5 (November 2010), 10.6.4 (June 2010), 10.6.3 (March 2010) and 10.6.2 (November 2009).
Previously, we showed you how to install Mac OS X Snow Leopard using VMware in Windows 7. Since VMware license costs a lot, the good news is that you can now install OS X in Windows using one of the most popular free virtualization software called VirtualBox. You’ll need to have a system with an Intel or AMD processor which supports hardware virtualization, OSX86 iso, VirtualBox and Windows 7, Vista or XP installed as host operating system. If you meet all these requirements, you can then install OS X Snow Leopard as a VM under Windows to enjoy the best of both worlds.
It is out now and it is official ! The Mac OS X 10.6.4 Snow Leopard update has been released. It is a very crucial update and it implements hundreds of fixes since the last few updates, 10.6.3(March 2010) and 10.6.2(November 2009). You can get the update from Snow Leopard’s Software Update, or directly from the Software Downloads page here.