OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6 was superseded by Lion OS X 10.7 in 2011 which in turn was replaced by Mountain Lion in 2012. View full description

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Snow Leopard Mac OS X 10.6 was superseded by Lion OS X 10.7 in 2011 which in turn was replaced by Mountain Lion in 2012.

The first thing Mac users should be aware of is that there's nothing eye-popping in Snow Leopard that's going to have you scrambling to upgrade. The focus of OS X 10.6 is simply to improve overall efficiency and reduce it's footprint. However, there are a few interesting new features that will certainly interest some users. Here are some of the most notable:

Slimmer QuickTime Player

Maybe inspired by the success of VLC Player, "QuickTime X" features a simplified GUI with a greater focus on codec support

Cocoa Based Finder

Finder has a glossy new Cocoa Desktop Window and Contextual Menu

Safari Beta 4 Default Browser

In an unusual (and some might say slightly desperate move) Apple included a beta version of Safari 4 with Snow Leopard presumably in a bid to give it a leg-up against Firefox.

Microsoft Exchange Server Support

A smart business move that will surely attract more corporate users. Mac users can now connect to Microsoft Exchange 2007 servers via Mail, Address Book, and iCal

Faster Installation Time

May not be of much interest to single users but network administrators installing Snow Leopard on multiple machines can expect to install it in around 15 minutes compared to around an hour for Leopard. Testmac.net completed an install in an incredible 13 minutes.

More Stacks Control

Stacks has been improved to allow users to drill-down the contents of sub-folder

If you're finding your Mac is operating increasingly slowly, then for speed alone it's worth the upgrade to OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. In addition, its also fair to say that developers will find much to be happy about about in Snow Leopard. The integration of Grand Central, OpenCL and a 64 bit kernel will finally allow them to take full advantage of the dual processing power of Intel Macs and produce some stunning applications.

Changes

  • Security Update 2012-002 is recommended for all users and improves the security of Mac OS X.
OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

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User reviews about OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

  • laurenkennethlambert

    by laurenkennethlambert

    "mislabeled"

    This is Security Update, NOT 10.6. Requires 10.6 to install this update!!!.   More.

  • kundansviet

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    "not like expected.... http://fullfreeversionsoftware.blogspot.com"

    not like expected.... http://fullfreeversionsoftware.blogspot.com/2014/09/mac-os-x-snow-leopard-1068-download-mac.html.   More.