Its almost one year since Steve Jobs confirmed the background development of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard . Snow Leopard had undergone numerous changes and fixes during this one year of in- house development and beta testing .And now its announced to be almost to be ready for final release on September of this year . Mac OS X 10.6 will succeed most recently released Mac OS X 10.5.7 Leopard . Snow Leopard primarily focuses on the Apple’s Intel range machines to improve speed ,performance and to get a reduction in consumption of system resources .OS X 10.6 will contain QuickTime X (10), the upcoming version Apple’s popular cross platform media player .
Mac OSX 10.6 snow leopard screenshots
Mac OS X 10.6 snow leopard features:
As per reports , Snow Leopard 10.6 takes only near twenty minutes for full installation .And its far better when compared with one hour installation time of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
There are so many improvements in overall system performance which would results faster opening of images ,movies and documents .
QuickTime player X (version 10)
QuickTime player X was demonstrated in WWDC on June 8 2009 . New version of player supports streaming videos and uploading files to online video sharing sites like Youtube . Basic video editing ,recording of streaming videos and enhanced graphics processing etc. are some of the new features of QuickTime player X .
Safari 4 : Mac OS X 10.6 snow leopard includes the latest version of Safari web browser .Final version of the Safari browser is now available for download .
Many applications in Snow leopard are 64 bit and will be also compatible with existing 32 bit applications . So Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will be able to adapt all features of 64-bit processing like increased color depth ,security ,support for more RAM ,speed etc. at the same time maintaining its support for 32 bit applications .
Enhanced GPU acceleration for non graphic applications
Snow Leopard has improved support for multi-core processors .
Full change log will be available soon .
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard release date:
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is scheduled to be released on September 2009 for 169 $ . All existing Leopard customers will be able to avail the update for 29 $ . New Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard customers from June 8 to December 2009 can update their software versions by paying 10$ handling charge.
Minimum suggested requirement for for installing Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is 1GB RAM and 5GB of available hard disk .