Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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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 28 August 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 This software gets the last update (10.6.8) on 25 July 2011 and later has been replaced by a newer version of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.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 using 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 12 years old!

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard – General information

Overview

Introduced28 August 2009
Price$29 for Single User
$49 for Many Users (Family Pack)
System RequirementsIntel processor
1 GB RAM
5 GB of hard disk space
DistributionDVD-ROM
Order NumberMC223Z/A (Single User)
MC224Z/A (Family Pack)

Versions

VersionsBuildRelease Date
Mac OS X 10.610A43228 August 2009
Mac OS X 10.6.110B50410 September 2009
Mac OS X 10.6.210C5409 November 2009
Mac OS X 10.6.310D57329 March 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.3 v1.110D57813 April 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.410F56915 June 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.510H57410 November 2010
Mac OS X 10.6.610J5676 January 2011
Mac OS X 10.6.710J86921 March 2011
Mac OS X 10.6.810K54023 June 2011
Mac OS X 10.6.8 v1.110K54925 July 2011

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