The family of Mac OS X systems has always featured a special optimization for the different Apple computers, boosting the capacities of the hardware. OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is the improvement of the concept that has started back in the 10.1 version. This new Mac OS X edition is available to download and install only for official Apple computers in any of its compatible builds.
Updating your OS X system always results in new utilities and an improvement in the use of resources, boosting the boot speed as well as adding a whole new suite of features
Updating your OS X system always results in new utilities and an improvement in the use of resources, boosting the boot speed as well as adding a whole new suite of features. Although the developer has been always known for caring about older devices and leaving no man behind, not all PPC systems are compatible with this new OS X version, so it is recommendable to check the requirements before the installation.
The User Interface of this 10.6 version has been upgraded, refining the concept of the previous version without rethinking the whole workspace. The functions that have received a proper enhancement have been Exposé and Finder, including new visual styles and useful rearranging functions. The user will find customizable elements such as the Dock, where the active dmg apps are located.
A complete software suite
The main feature of this whole new OS is the ease of use, alongside the speed boost. The main workspace has been kept the same while Apple has been working on just how to improve the performance of the system. In this sense the result is really astonishing, judging by the smooth yield with new and old computers. In order to improve the performance of new build computers, the developer has included an advanced level of support for 64-bit processors.
The basic applications included in version 10.6 will be familiar old friends for previous Mac OS X users. From an improved version of Garageband to the multimedia iMovie and iPhoto, the new OS X version excels in the variety of software included by default. The support for PDF files using the Preview dmg application has been reworked in order to offer a better performance, something that most users need nowadays. QuickTime X now uses new multimedia technologies, Core Video, Core Audio and Core Animation for an enhanced media playback.
The smaller size of the Operating System concerning the previous Leopard saves your system 7GB, containing just the most popular drivers for your devices, avoiding unnecessary preinstalled software. This free space can be used to install an additional Windows partition with the new improved Boot Camp, so you will have access to any kind of program, no matter which OS it has been developed for.
OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard 10.6.8 Features
Check the features of the new OS X System:
- Improved performance of your system with this complete upgrade
- Save 7GBs free space without installing unnecessary elements
- Enhanced default dmg applications such as Garageband or iPhoto with the 64-bit yield
- High-Definition video playback using Quicktime X H.264
- Faster backup writing speed with Time Machine
- Better power management for MacBook laptops saving battery and use of resources
- Synchronize your contacts information, calendar and more with the iSync feature
Learn more about the OS visiting the official support website clicking on this link.
Check the resources required for installing OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard:
- Processor: Intel-based processor
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Size: 5GB free HDD space