Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required)
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- Mac computer with an Intel processor required
- 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
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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.
Mac computer with an Intel processor
1GB of memory
5GB of available disk space
DVD drive for installation
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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.
The world's most advanced operating system. Finely tuned.
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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.2
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.
Top customer reviews
It makes working on apps more snappy. Additional space is a much appreciated bonus. It freed up some gigs in my meager 80 gigs of hard drive memory.
One of the most useful features of the latest versions of the Mac OS is Time Machine. This makes backing up which used to be a painful process a much better experience. It is also significantly faster than the previous version that came with the OS. Stacks is fun, but not very useful to me.
The new Quicktime will now allow you to record as well as edit videos which previously available only on the paid version. You can now make your own tutorial videos as it can record the screen and use an external or built-in microphone.
Moving up from Leopard seems not as big of a difference; but moving up from Tiger...
I had no issues with the upgrade, it went fast, and all of my software & settings were just fine after the upgrade. I rated 4 stars instead of 5 for the reason people argue about-- how many compelling reasons to upgrade exist other than staying current? Still, I recommend the upgrade.
The product was quickly received using Amazon Prime 1-day shipping. I was able to get the OS installed and updated via the App store within 36-hours from purchase! Now the Mac is running wonderfully! :)
Please keep in mind that this was the first OS from Apple that dropped support for PPC machines. That means, unless your MacBook/iMac/MacPro uses an Intel processor, this software will not work for you. You'll want to use Mac OS 10.5 Leopard instead, which was the last system to support PPC (PowerPC).
I'm taking a star off for Apple and their greedy obsession with planned obsolescence. Firewire, then advanced firewire, then a new dock on iphones and ipods every couple of years, and finally, their itunes and other software requiring you to upgrade their operating system so often that I almost long for the days when Microsoft was the leader and Apple was just a small consumer oriented company who made their high quality products in the USA.