Apple Snow Leopard



Apple's Snow Leopard is a new software release design for mac computers. It was just released on August 28, 2009 at a price of $29. Snow Leopard is a revision for the operating system: Leopard. This new software offers new refinements to make the computer faster and more user-friendly. Snow Leopard provides new technology to attract new customers to the Mac family and makes it easier for them to switch from Windows to Mac.

What are the general requirement?

  • Computer must be an Intel-based Mac
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  • 5 GB of available disk space
  • DVD drive for installing software

How to get Snow Leopard:

  • Every new Mac will be available with Snow Leopard as of August 28, 2009.
  • If your mac fulfill the general requirements for Snow Leopard, you can upgrade for a minuscule amount of $9.95
  • If you want to upgrade to Snow Leopard from Mac OS X v. 10.5 Leopard, just buy the new software and follow the instructions
  • If upgrading from Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger, you must purchase Mac Box Set.

What sets this OS apart from the rest?

The rating for Snow Leopard's capability are off the charts compared to the earlier version of the OS. Snow Leopard has even been compared to it's rival OS Windows and their many flavors. Snow Leopard comes out on top due vairous capabilities such as:
  • Increases Back-Up time
  • Increases speed and capability for various programs
  • Saves Hard Drive 7GB, just by installing

Below are the number comparisons for Snow Leopard and other OS's that further reassures consumers that you are getting more for your money compared to the others.

  • Snow Leopard $29 (Upgrade of Leopard)
  • Leopard $170
  • Windows 7 $119-$319
  • Windows Vista $199-$299
  • Windows XP $80

Free Space Needed
  • Snow Leopard 5GB
  • Leopard 3GB
  • Windows 7 16-20GB
  • Windows Vista 15GB
  • Windows XP 3GB


What is new in Snow Leopard?

Snow Leopard is a refined version of the former Mac operating system, Leopard. Snow Leopard adds a slew of features to the already mega-powerful operating system. Snow Leopard
  • Increases the speed of the finder.
  • Redesigns the look and feel of the dock and expose.
  • Increases the time it takes to backup your mac (using Time Machine).
  • Increases the time it takes for the computer to "wake up" after "falling asleep".
  • Alleviates about 7 GB of hard drive space.
  • Installs the newer, sleeker, and more efficient Quicktime X.
  • Allows for Chinese character input.
  • Increases the resolution on iChat.
  • Integrates native services into native applications better than before.
  • Automatically updates printer drivers.
  • Automatically updates your mac with the local time zone.
  • Makes navigating through PDFs easier and makes PDFs more accessible.
  • Increases the speed and power of the native web browser, Safari.
  • Ejects disks more effectively.
  • Makes sharing information over a network easier and more effective through Bonjour.
  • Adds a handful of aesthetic enhancements to most native apps.

Why should a mac user upgrade to Snow Leopard?

Installing Snow Leopard on your Mac is like taking your Mac to the spa - it alleviates tremendous amounts of stress on the p processor, rejuvenates energy consumption, massages out kinks that would otherwise slow Leopard down, and leaves your Mac feeling like it lost a lot of weight... 7 GB of weight to be exact. If you wouldn't mind going to the spa, why wouldn't you let your Mac?

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Related links

Buy Snow Leopard
Learn more about Snow Leopard
Official Apple Home Page
Mac World Review of Leopard
Fun Facts: Snow Leopard(animal)