Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard, a simpler, more powerful, and more refined version of Mac OS X. It delivers a wide range of enhancements, next-generation technologies, out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange Server, and new accessibility features. It's the world's most advanced operating system, finely tuned from installation to shutdown.
Give your Mac the upgrades it deserves with the latest versions of the Apple software for your Mac--all in one box: Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, the world's most advanced operating system, finely tuned; iLife '09, featuring the latest iPhoto, iMovie, GarageBand, iWeb, and iDVD; and iWork '09, Apple's productivity suite including Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. It's the next best thing to getting a new Mac.
The Mac Box Set. Get Snow Leopard, iLife '09, and iWork '09 all in one box.
Upgrade your Mac with the latest versions of your Apple software--all in one box:
- Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, the latest version of the world's most advanced operating system
- iLife '09, featuring iPhoto '09, iMovie '09, GarageBand '09, iWeb '09, and iDVD
- iWork '09, Apple's productivity suite for home and office including Pages '09, Numbers '09, and Keynote '09
Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Better. Faster. Easier.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is an even more powerful and refined version of the world's most advanced operating system. In ways big and small, it gets faster, more reliable, and easier to use. New core technologies unleash the power of today's advanced hardware technology and prepare Mac OS X for future innovation. And Snow Leopard includes built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work.
Top Updates in Mac OS X
Mac OS X is the world's most advanced operating system. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation and designed to be simple and intuitive, it's what makes the Mac innovative, highly secure, compatible, and easy to use.
Better, faster, easier.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes hundreds of improvements that will help make your Mac faster, more responsive, and more reliable than ever. Installation is up to 50 percent faster than with Mac OS X Leopard; wake from sleep is as much as two times faster; shutdown is up to 80 percent faster; and initial Time Machine backups to Time Capsule are up to 80 percent faster than in Leopard.
Now Exposé is integrated in the Dock, giving you a quick and easy way to see all the open windows of an application.
The Finder has been completely rewritten to take advantage of the new technologies in Snow Leopard. The familiar Finder interface is unchanged, but you'll discover that the Finder is faster and more responsive. It also includes an enhanced icon view with live file previews, so you can thumb through a multipage document or even watch a QuickTime movie.
New core technologies.
New core technologies in Snow Leopard unleash the power of today's advanced hardware and prepare Mac OS X for future innovation.
The next-generation media technology, QuickTime X powers the audio and video experience in Snow Leopard. It debuts a completely new QuickTime Player application with a clean, uncluttered interface as well as an easy way to record, trim, and share your media.
Out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange.
Snow Leopard includes out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 in Mail, iCal, and Address Book, so it's easier than ever to take your Mac to work.
Every Mac comes standard with a wide range of assistive--or Universal Access--technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer. Snow Leopard continues this support with a variety of innovative features that advance accessibility even further.
The world's most advanced operating system.
Power of UNIX. Simplicity of the Mac.
Mac OS X is both easy to use and incredibly powerful. Everything--from the desktop you see when you start up your Mac to the applications you use every day--is designed with simplicity and elegance in mind. So whether you're browsing the web, checking your email, or video chatting with a friend on another continent, getting things done is at once easy to learn, simple to perform, and fun to do. Of course, making amazing things simple takes seriously advanced technologies, and Mac OS X is loaded with them. Not only is it built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability, it also delivers incredible performance, stunning graphics, and industry-leading support for Internet standards.
Perfect integration of hardware and software.
Since the software on every Mac is created by the same company that makes the Mac itself, you get an integrated system in which everything works together perfectly. The advanced technologies in the operating system take full advantage of the 64-bit, multicore processors and GPUs to deliver the greatest possible performance. The built-in iSight camera works seamlessly with the iChat software so you can start a video chat with a click. Your Mac notebook includes a Multi-Touch trackpad that supports pinching, swiping, and other gestures. And the OS communicates with the hardware to deliver incredible battery life by spinning down the hard drive when it's inactive, by intelligently deciding whether the CPU or GPU is best for a task, and by automatically dimming the screen in low-light conditions.
Elegant interface and stunning graphics.
The most striking feature of a Mac is its elegant user interface, made possible by graphics technologies that are built to leverage the advanced graphics processor in your Mac. These technologies provide the power for things like multiway chatting, real-time reflections, and smooth animations. Fonts on the screen look beautiful and extremely readable. A soft drop shadow makes it clear at a glance which window is active and which ones are in the background. You can preview just about any type of file using Quick Look, and because the previews are high resolution, you can actually read the text. Built-in support for the PDF format means you can view or create PDFs from almost any application in the system.
Highly secure by design.
Mac OS X doesn't get PC viruses. And with virtually no effort on your part, Mac OS X protects itself from other malicious applications. It was built for the Internet in the Internet age, offering a variety of sophisticated technologies that help keep you safe from online threats. Because every Mac ships with a secure configuration, you don't have to worry about understanding complex settings. Even better, it won't slow you down with constant security alerts and sweeps. And Apple responds quickly to online threats and automatically delivers security updates directly to your Mac.
Built for compatibility.
The versatility and power of Mac OS X make it compatible in almost any environment, including Windows networks. It works with virtually all of today's digital cameras, printers, and other peripherals without the need to manually download separate drivers. It opens popular file types such as JPG, MP3, and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. In addition, Mac OS X includes built-in support for the industry-standard PDF format, so you can read and create PDFs from almost any application in the system--perfect for sharing work with colleagues whether they use a Mac or a PC. If you want to run Windows on your Mac, you can do that, too. And Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the only operating system with built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use your Mac at home and at work and have all your messages, meetings, and contacts in one place.
Innovation for everyone.
Mac OS X comes standard with a wide range of assistive technologies that help people with disabilities experience what the Mac has to offer--including many features you won't find in other operating systems at any price. For example, the built-in VoiceOver screen-reading technology makes it possible for those who are blind or have low vision to control their computer using key commands or gestures on a Multi-Touch trackpad. Mac OS X also offers out-of-the-box support for over 40 braille displays, including Bluetooth displays, and many other accessibility features, such as dynamic full-screen magnification, playback of closed captions, and a scalable screen.
Reliable to the core.
The core of Mac OS X is built on the same ultrareliable UNIX foundation that powers industrial-strength servers, helping to ensure that your computing experience remains free from system crashes and compromised performance. Even upgrading your Mac to the next version of Mac OS X is reliable and easy. It checks your applications to make sure they're compatible and sets aside any programs known to be incompatible. If a power outage interrupts your installation, it can start again without losing any data. Best of all, upgrading doesn't require reformatting your drive; you can keep all your compatible applications, files, and settings. And if something goes wrong when you're using your Mac, Time Machine is there to keep automatic backups of everything on your drive.
Fully featured, fully loaded.
Mac OS X comes in a single, full-featured version that includes a large collection of beautifully designed applications. They not only let you surf the web, conduct video and text chats, manage your contacts, and accomplish other day-to-day tasks--they also work together to make you more productive and let you have more fun.
See the Mac OS X Snow Leopard product page for more information.
iLife '09. Get the most out of photos, movies, and music on your Mac.
iLife '09 makes it easier than ever to get the most out of the photos, movies, and music on your Mac. In iPhoto '09, you can organize and find your photos in two new ways: Faces, based on who is in your photos, and Places, based on where they were taken. iMovie '09 lets you make the movie you want in the time you have. With new themes, you can give your movie a professional look in seconds. Or use the new Precision Editor to fine-tune your masterpiece. With Basic Lessons in GarageBand '09, you can learn to play piano and guitar. And you can compose and record your own songs with new guitar amps and stompbox effects.
iPhoto '09: Organize and search your photos by faces and places.
Organize and find your photos in two new ways: Faces, based on who is in your photos, and Places, based on where you took them. With Faces, iPhoto automatically detects and even recognizes faces in your photos to help you organize and find photos by people. Places lets you search and sort photos by location, using data from a GPS-enabled camera or the camera on iPhone to categorize photos by location. iPhoto '09 also offers a number of great ways to share photos. Create an instant slideshow--complete with animated titles and captions. Publish them on your Facebook page and automatically notify Facebook friends. Or create a beautiful, professionally printed photo book, complete with photo-wrapped cover and matching dust jacket.
iMovie '09: Create a movie in minutes or edit your masterpiece.
Make a great movie in the time you have. Give your movie a professional look in seconds by applying Apple-designed themes with matching titles and transitions. You can even enhance your vacation videos by using eye-catching, animated travel maps. Refine your masterpiece with the new Precision Editor: Use the magnified filmstrip to make precise cuts--even reposition and adjust the duration of titles, transitions, and effects. With enhanced drag-and-drop editing, you can replace or insert clips using a single pop-up menu or even add cutaways, picture-in-picture, and green-screen effects. Smooth shaky clips with automatic video stabilization. And add further polish to your movie by choosing animated titles, transitions, and cinema-quality video effects from the new Preview Palette.
GarageBand '09. Learn to play: Start a jam session. Record and mix your own song.
Now you can learn to play an instrument right on your Mac. GarageBand '09 introduces Basic Lessons to help you learn piano and guitar. Interactive video lessons teach you the fundamentals at your own pace. And when you're ready, you can purchase an Artist Lesson and learn how to play a hit song from the artist who made it famous, including Sting, Fall Out Boy, Colbie Caillat, and others. With GarageBand '09, you can rock like a legend with new amps and stompbox effects that re-create the sound of legendary guitar rigs--right on your Mac. Jam with virtual instruments in Magic GarageBand Jam, using a new full-screen view that lets you mix, play along, and record.
iWeb '09: Design, publish, and update your own websites just the way you want them.
Now you can design, publish, and update your own websites just the way you want them. With iWeb '09, you can create a site quickly using Apple-designed themes and page templates. Then customize it by adding photos or movies and typing text into placeholders. You can also add dynamic, interactive widgets to your site, such as RSS feeds, HTML snippets, iSight photos and videos, or a countdown timer, using the handy iWeb Widget Browser. Ready to go live? Publish your site with one click to MobileMe. Or use built-in FTP publishing to publish your site to virtually any hosting service. With iWeb '09, you can even link your site to your Facebook account and automatically update your Facebook profile when you publish.
iDVD: Hollywood-style DVDs made easy.
Create your own DVD in less time than it takes to watch one. With iDVD, you can premiere your movies and photo slideshows on a professional-quality DVD with animated menus, buttons, scene selection, and more--all customizable to suit whatever you're sharing. Or you can use Magic iDVD. Choose from a collection of themes, select the movies and photos you want to feature, then have Magic iDVD automatically create a complete DVD project, with main menu, buttons, menus, and more, that's ready to burn and share with family and friends.
See the iLife '09 product page for more information.
iWork '09. Get everything you need to make impressive documents, spreadsheets, and presentations in minutes.
iWork '09, Apple's office productivity suite, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations the Mac way. Pages is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application. It allows you to be a writer one minute and a designer the next, always with a perfect document in the works. Numbers, with its great-looking templates, easy-to-create formulas, and dynamic tables and charts, gives you simple ways to make sense of your data. Use Keynote to create your presentations, and you'll be a hard act to follow. Its powerful yet easy-to-use tools and dazzling effects put the show in slideshow. Packed with over 250 Apple-designed themes and templates--including 60 new designs overall--iWork lets you create projects that look polished from the first page or slide. And iWork is compatible with Microsoft Office, so it's easy to share your work.
Pages '09: Creating the perfect brochure, flyer, report, or resume is faster and easier than ever.
Pages is both a streamlined word processor and an easy-to-use page layout application. It starts with an enhanced Template Chooser that lets you skim more than 180 Apple-designed templates. You can easily create stunning documents, from a simple letter to a professionally polished resume to a multipage newsletter and more. Or start with a blank page and let your words and creativity take their own course. Reports, resumes, brochures, newsletters, invitations--whatever you write, Pages puts powerful tools at your fingertips. So you can create beautiful, media-rich documents in minutes.
Numbers '09: Create spreadsheets, organize data, and write formulas with simple yet powerful tools.
Plan a wedding. Save for retirement. Track your workouts. Keep a baby journal. Spreadsheets can help you organize and plan, and great-looking, Apple-designed templates will help you get started. Choose from 30 templates to use for home, work, and school. Tables are already made. Formulas have been figured out. Fonts are in place. They're all ready to go. Just find something you like and make it your own. If you're starting with a blank sheet, that's easy, too. Spreadsheets are built on a flexible, free-form canvas. So you can move tables, charts, graphics, and text anywhere you want on the page. Effortlessly create formulas using an intuitive browser with more than 250 functions. Add interactive controls such as sliders, steppers, and checkboxes that let you play "what if" in real time. Scale your document with a drag of the mouse to create the perfect printout using the interactive print view. You can even add photos, movies, and music to your spreadsheet with just a few clicks.
Keynote '09: With great new features in Keynote, creating a show-stopping presentation is surprisingly simple.
Even if you've never used Keynote before, you'll find creating a presentation surprisingly simple. An enhanced Theme Chooser lets you skim through an impressive collection of 44 Apple-designed themes. Once you've chosen the perfect canvas for your presentation, simply substitute placeholder text and graphics with your own words and images. Easy-to-use tools let you add elements such as tables, charts, shapes, photos, and videos to slides. Finish off your masterpiece with cinematic animations and transitions that look as though they were created by your own special effects team. With Keynote, you have all the tools you need to make an amazing presentation amazingly simple.
See the iWork '09 product page for more information.