Make Your Mac Even Better with the Snow Leopard OS!
Move up to Apple's OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard operating system for your Mac! If you already have Leopard 10.5 on your computer, you can take advantage of this great upgrade (if you're upgrading from v10.4 Tiger, see Mac Box Set). From refinements to the Finder, Quicktime, and Safari (plus much more) to 64-bit operation, improved graphics, and multi-core efficiency, OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard builds on an already fantastic operating system. Plus, it actually takes up less than half the disk space of the previous version! If you want to make your Mac faster, more reliable, and more efficient than ever, you need OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard!Apple OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard Operating System Software at a Glance:
- A stellar OS, refined
- Improved QuickTime and Safari
- Get the most out of the most powerful Macs ever
A stellar OS, refined
Want to get more out of your Mac? Apple's OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard makes it happen, with a huge range of improvements and refinements. The Finder has been rewritten to take advantage of 64-bit support and to give you snappier, more responsive performance. The improved Expose is now integrated into the dock for improved convenience, while Spotlight gives you customizable search options and an enhanced icon view. The Services menu in Mac OS X lets you use features of one application while working in another, and Snow Leopard makes sure you always have the most up-to-date printer driver so you can get the most from your printer. You also get improved iChat performance. Want fast backup? Snow Leopard makes Time Machine up to 80 percent faster and reduces the time it takes to complete your initial backup to Time Capsule. And it's easier than ever to upgrade your Mac; Snow Leopard installation is up to 50 percent faster, yet more reliable. Believe it or not, Snow Leopard takes up less than half the disk space of the previous version, freeing about 7GB for you!
Improved QuickTime and Safari
QuickTime X gives you a clean, uncluttered design, a new trimming interface, and easy uploads to YouTube and MobileMe. And it delivers more efficient media playback, HTTP-based live streaming, and greater color accuracy. Safari 4 is the latest version of the blazing-fast web browser. It renders web pages at high speed and delivers a range of new features, including full history search, smart address and search fields, an innovative way to display your top sites, industry-leading support for web standards, and more.
Get the most out of the most powerful Macs ever
Nearly all system applications — including the Finder, Mail, Safari, iCal, and iChat — are now built with 64-bit code. So not only are they able to take full advantage of all the memory in your Mac, but the move to 64-bit applications also boosts overall performance. The 64-bit support in Snow Leopard makes Mac OS X completely ready for whatever computing enhancements might arrive in the future. For example, Snow Leopard is ready to support up to 16 terabytes of RAM! Another benefit of the 64-bit applications in Snow Leopard is that they're even more secure from hackers and malware than the 32-bit versions. That's because 64-bit applications can use more advanced security techniques to fend off malicious code. To ensure simplicity and flexibility, Mac OS X still comes in one version that runs both 64-bit and 32-bit applications. So you don't need to update everything on your system just to run a single 64-bit program. And new 64-bit applications work just fine with your existing storage devices, PCI cards, and Snow Leopard-compatible printers. Grand Central Dispach scales the workload of an application across multiple cores, to work best in your Mac — whether it's a 2-core Mac Mini or a massive 8-core Mac Pro!
- Faster, more powerful Safari
- More reliable disk eject
- More efficient file sharing
- Refined Finder
- New look, new features for Expose and Stacks
- Quicker Time Machine backup
- Faster to wake up and shut down
- Faster, more reliable installation, plus a smaller footprint
- QuickTime X
- Safari 4
- More reliable, higher-resolution iChat
- Simplified, streamlined Services menu
- Automatic updates for printer drivers
- Automatic time zone setup
- Enhanced PDF text selection
- 64-bit built-in applications and support
- Grand Central Dispach multi-core optimization
- OpenCL makes graphic-processor power available for any application