Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is an operating system that was designed, developed, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2011 alongside Apple’s personal computers. The system has been released on August 28, 2009, and was available for $29 and in the family pack for $49 or was preinstalled on currently sold computers.

This software gets the last update (10.6.8) on July 25, 2011, and later has been replaced by a newer version of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard brings improvements in performance, greater efficiency, and the reduction of its overall memory footprint. Much of the software in Mac OS X was extensively rewritten for this release in order to take advantage fully of modern Macintosh hardware.

New programming frameworks, such as OpenCL, were created, allowing software developers to use graphics cards in their applications. This is also the first Mac OS release since System 7.1.1 that does not support Macs with PowerPC processors, as Apple now intends to focus on its current line of Intel-based products.

Snow Leopard introduced Mac App Store which allowed you to install applications from a secure source, Safari 4 features Top Sites, Cover Flow, Voice Over, expanded standards support, and built-in crash resistance, which prevents browser crashes caused by plug-ins by running them in separate processes, Quick Time X, Time Machine, Boot Camp, totally new Finder, iChat, Microsoft Exchange, Preview, Voice Over, and many more.

Today Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is 14 years old!

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard General Information

ReleasedAugust 28, 2009
Original Price$29 for a Single User
$49 for Many Users (Family Pack)
System RequirementsIntel processor
5 GB of hard disk space
Order NumberMC223Z/A (Single User)
MC224Z/A (Family Pack)


VersionsBuildRelease Date
Mac OS X 10.610A432August 28, 2009
Mac OS X 10.6.110B504September 10, 2009
Mac OS X 10.6.210C540November 9, 2009
Mac OS X 10.6.310D573March 29, 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.3 v1.110D578April 13, 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.410F569June 15, 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.510H574November 10, 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.610J567January 6, 2011
Mac OS X 10.6.710J869March 21, 2011
Mac OS X 10.6.810K540June 23, 2011
Mac OS X 10.6.8 v1.110K549July 25, 2011

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