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Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6

by Apple
Mac OS X
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews) 8 answered questions

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Product Features

  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard is built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation. Improvements include a more responsive Finder, new look and features for Exposé. New core technologies unleash the power of today's advanced hardware technology and prepare Mac OS X for future innovation:
  • With virtually no effort on your part, Mac OS X protects itself--and you--from viruses, malicious applications, and other threats
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server. 64-bit computing, multicore-optimization, OpenCL, QuickTime X, and more It provides unparalleled stability as well as industry-leading support for Internet standards
  • Stacks, quicker Time Machine backup, faster common tasks and installation, a smaller install footprint, and plenty more
  • You can use Mail, iCal, and Address Book at home and at work.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 + Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required)
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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B002KG02QO
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 10, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #210 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Mac computer with an Intel processor; 1GB of RAM; DVD drive for installation; 5GB of available disk space; AND DID NOT COME WITH INSTALLATION DISCS NEWER THAN 10.6.3. <html> System Requirements:


Mac computer with an Intel processor

1GB of memory

5GB of available disk space

DVD drive for installation

Some features require a compatible internet service provider: fees may apply.
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
102 of 105 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Small Omission July 29, 2011
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Buyer beware, especially for system builders: this isn't the retail install DVD. This is the "CPU Drop-in DVD," which can only be used on a system running OS X 10.5 Leopard to upgrade it to 10.6 Snow Leopard.
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92 of 101 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I know why your here! Please read September 22, 2012
EDIT: as of 11-21-12 apple has (again) started selling this software on their website. Im assuming its in response numerous calls as to why they cant upgrade itunes. At the time of this review, the 1 star rating wasn't for the product itself but for this re-seller extorting consumers (he was charging close to $60 as opposed to $20 directly from apple). Rest assure that the software is 5star. My original review is below /END EDIT.

I'm pretty positive as to why your here.

You eagerly waited for the iphone 5. You finally got it and now you want to sync all your stuff from itunes into your new Iphone 5.

Lo and behold you get a stupid message saying your itunes isn't compatible with your OS (your probably running 10.5.8 or lower).

You do your research only to find that amazon and ebay has the OS you need (10.6.8). The disks average $60-$100!!!

Long story short- in order to get this DVD for the cheap price of $22, you must CALL 1800-my-apple. DO NOT CALL an actual apple store and Do not try to order from apple.com (neither place will have what your looking and will direct you to a re-seller).

The wait time over the phone took me about 30 mins but its better than paying a jacked up price. Also the shipping from apple is lightening fast. THIS IS A NO BRAINER HERE.

Secondly- once you get the disk. YOU MUST ABSOLUTELY MAKE SURE TO UPDATE from 10.6 TO 10.6.8 (ITS FREE AND CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE APPLE SITE!) After you download 10.6.8, you will be able to download the new itunes.
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26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Received USB Drive, Not DVD August 19, 2011
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When I purchased this product, I read that OSX 10.5 and a DVD-ROM was needed. I really thought I was getting a DVD...like in a box, like the photograph. I got a USPS package with a jump drive in it. No packing slip, no instructions in the package, just a USB stick in an envelope. I was expecting the delivery, so I figured out what had happened and inserted the USB drive with my fingers crossed.

I had some trouble, but contacted the seller and he did give me good advice on how to make it work. In the end...it worked.
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33 of 40 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Price is too high September 9, 2011
By YO
The product itself is worth the money but anyone can buy Snow Leopard from the mac online store for $30 (at least for the single-pack). These prices are way too high.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Call Apple September 10, 2012
By AC
I was about to buy this, but it seemed absurd to pay nearly $100 for such an old version of OS X. I called Apple (who redirected me to Apple Care) and they took care of it over the phone. Snow Leopard is $20 shipped direct from Apple and includes 90 days of phone support.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If you thinking about buying this, DON'T. September 14, 2012
By Chris
I have a black Macbook early 2007 model (10.5.8) , knowing this I was unable to download Mac OS X Mountain Lion. So I did the next best thing and came to Amazon where I would be greeted with awesome prices, but I was wrong. I managed to call Apple (1-800-MY-APPLE) and ask about upgrading, within a few minutes I was greeted by a representative who asked for some information regarding my current Macbook (Hard drive space, ram, ect.) to make sure that I could run the Snow Leopard (10.6) and then Lion (10.7). After billing my total was 40$ (for both Snow Leopard AND Lion) and a shipment within a week. Call Apple (1-800-692-7753).
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your $ October 5, 2012
I just called apple and ordered this same software for $20.00. You can buy the disk brand new directly from them and once it's installed it automatically does a software update for you to take you to 10.6.8. The Mountain Lion upgrade is $20 in the apple store. SAVE YOUR MONEY!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine product March 15, 2012
As a research scientist -- now retired -- who has been using computers since 1958, I am a fanatic supporter of Apple's computers and their OS X operating system. I've recently upgraded my iMac with Snow Leopard and am very satisfied with it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars works great..
this software works on my macbook white..
Published 23 days ago by Deejaybyrd
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Perfect.
Published 1 month ago by Kevin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Perfect!
Published 2 months ago by Miami Photographer
3.0 out of 5 stars Necessary but slow
I resisted the upgrade to 10.6 for several years, but running an old (and hence vulnerable) version of Firefox finally compelled me to upgrade. Read more
Published 5 months ago by D. MCDONALD
4.0 out of 5 stars Yeah
I have needed to update my poor computer for years. The disc came, popped it in, and now I am running so much faster. Thank you.
Published 6 months ago by corrie douglas
5.0 out of 5 stars It is what it is
If you need this then it's exactly what you'd expect. Not really much more to say about it, other than it's nice to have it available on Amazon.
Published 6 months ago by Rich
5.0 out of 5 stars always need the install disk
hard drive failed on mac mini. $210 to replace at apple store and have osx reloaded. i am the second owner of my mac mini and received no install disk with purchase. Read more
Published 6 months ago by david
1.0 out of 5 stars OOPS!
Actually, I can't rate this application. I got it for my boyfriend's ancient MAC, because this generation of software is all his system is capable of using. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Wendy
1.0 out of 5 stars Seller shipped hardware-specific OEM disc.
Beware of sellers who are selling OEM discs originally bundled with new Apple hardware, and are not sending the true omnibus retail upgrade disc as pictured. Read more
Published 6 months ago by jportmusic
5.0 out of 5 stars Great OS. Needed to install a new hard drive and had to buy the OS...
If it ain't broken don't fix it. Been on Leopard since 2010 and have found no reasons to upgrade my OS (besides maybe certain programs needing a more current OS). Read more
Published 6 months ago by Alex
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