By August 26, 2009

New Apple Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Apple have announced the release of their latest operating system – OS X Snow Leopard. It is due to go on sale on Friday 28th August 2009.


OS X Snow Leopard is an upgrade of the last OS Leopard. One of the main improvements is that Snow Leopard is half the size of its predecessor and up to 7GB is freed up once installed.


CUPERTINO, California-August 24, 2009-Apple® today announced that Mac OS® X v10.6 Snow LeopardT will go on sale Friday, August 28 at Apple’s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, and that Apple’s online store is now accepting pre-orders. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies and out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange. Snow Leopard will be available as an upgrade for Mac OS X Leopard® users for $29.

“Snow Leopard builds on our most successful operating system ever and we’re happy to get it to users earlier than expected,” said Bertrand Serlet, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “For just $29, Leopard users get a smooth upgrade to the world’s most advanced operating system and the only system with built in Exchange support.”

To create Snow Leopard, Apple engineers refined 90 percent of the more than 1,000 projects that make up Mac OS X. Users will notice refinements including a more responsive FinderT; Mail that loads messages up to twice as fast;* Time Machine® with an up to 80 percent faster initial backup;* a Dock with Exposé® integration; QuickTime® X with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view, record, trim and share video; and a 64-bit version of Safari® 4 that is up to 50 percent** faster and resistant to crashes caused by plug-ins.

(from Apple’s site)


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