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Testseek.com have collected 56 expert reviews of the Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and the average rating is 86%. Scroll down and see all reviews for Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
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August 2009
 
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The editors liked

  • Big performance improvements
  • Forward thinking switch to 64bit
  • Painless installation
  • 64bit OS
  • Most included Apple applications are 64bit as well
  • Grand Central Dispatch easily distributes applications across multiple processor cores
  • Support for Microsoft Exchange
  • Rewritten Finder takes advantage of the 64bit OS
  • Faster and leaner...
  • Easy installation
  • Takes up less hard drive space than Leopard
  • Inexpensive to upgrade
  • Several interface enhancements
  • Optimized for future multicore and graphics-rich apps
  • Faster
  • Reclaims drive space in an era of bulk
  • Worthwhile Finder and Exposé tweaks
  • Exchange 2007 support
  • Lays foundation for much faster performance
  • Hardwareaccelerated QuickTime
  • $29 upgrade price
  • No version check.
  • Fast. Elegant. Superb suite of built-in basic apps. Easy to use for those familiar with previous versions. Silky-smooth upgrading for existing users.
  • Inexpensive upgrade
  • Conserves drive space
  • All major system apps are now 64-bit
  • QuickTime now offers media creation and editing
  • As well as playback
  • Easy
  • Breezy setup. Snappier overall performance with smarter multitasking abilities. Grand Central Dispatch prepares us for superpowerful computers with multicore processors and tons of RAM (aka the World of Tomorrow). Nearly cheaper than a case of PBR.
  • Interface enhancements like Expose in the Dock and better file and folder viewing in Stacks make finding apps and files much easier. A completely overhauled QuickTime X now sports a cleaner interface and recording tools. The much-anticipated Exchange s...
  • Simple install. Faster
  • Leaner
  • Future-proof. Exchange Server support. 64-bit goodness.
  • Generally faster than Leopard
  • Supports Exchange
  • Rudimentary malware checking
  • Most applications run in 64-bit mode
  • Improvements to Exposé and Dock.

The editors didn't like

  • Incompatibility with applications and plugins
  • QuickTime changes not all positive
  • No upgrade path for legacy users
  • Works with Intelbased Macs only
  • Not all applications will be Grand Central Dispatch aware
  • Some as yet unknown applications may have problems running in a 64bit OS.
  • Only works on Intel-based Macs
  • Incompatible with some older applications
  • No third-party apps yet take advantage of GCD or OpenCL
  • Some compatibility issues on launch.
  • A few minor interface glitches. Lacks the range of applications and compatible hardware available for Windows.
  • Doesnt add many new features
  • Launch times are nearly the same for some applications
  • Many apps
  • Even Apples iMovie and iPhoto
  • Are not yet written in 64bit. Annoying homogeneity to the "view all windows" view in Exposé. Quirky multitouch gesture behavior for MacBooks will make you feel like a chimpanzee trying to figure out calculus.
  • Snow Leopard works with Intel Macs only
  • PowerPC users are out of luck
  • Requires $29 upgrade fee.
  • Most of the good gubbins are invisible. Where's the new swooshy stuff?
  • Lackluster QuickTime Player update
  • Many features won’t truly be exploited until Mac hardware evolves.

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  Published: 2010-08-10, review by: techreviewsource.com

  • Abstract:  Apple's latest version of their operating system, Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard), goes on sale this Friday. As its name suggests, Snow Leopard is a refinement of its previous Leopard 10.5 OS, offering performance and functionality improvements. Apple...

 
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  Published: 2009-12-14, review by: mymac.com

  • Abstract:  Long-time computer book author Paul McFedries has penned his take on Snow Leopard: Mac OS X Snow Leopard in Depth (SL in Depth, for short). If you're looking for a book that simply covers what's new in Snow Leopard, and you don't need a complete OS ...

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  Published: 2009-11-25, review by: devhardware.com

  • Abstract:  Is all the excitement about the recently-released Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system much ado about nothing? Actually, in a way, it is -- and that's a good thing. Keep reading to find out why Apple's insight that less is more could help them win ne...

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  Published: 2009-09-16, review by: mymac.com

  • Abstract:  Mac OS X Snow Leopard for DummiesAuthor: Bob LeVitusISBN: 978-0-470-43543-4Price: $24.99 US/$29.99 CANPage Count: 442 When they first began publishing the "Dummy" books, a lot of folks took the titles to be demeaning or designed to make fun of those w...

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  Published: 2009-09-12, review by: notebookcheck.net

  • Conclusively, Mac OS X 10.6 – Snow Leopard – can be warmly recommended and, after a short time, the MacOS user won't want to forgo on the little innovations any more...

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  Published: 2009-09-02, review by: Laptopmag.com

  • Easy installation, Takes up less hard drive space than Leopard, Inexpensive to upgrade, Several interface enhancements, Optimized for future multicore and graphics-rich apps
  • Only works on Intel-based Macs, Incompatible with some older applications, No third-party apps yet take advantage of GCD or OpenCL
  • Apple’s updated operating system is leaner, faster, and even more intuitive. And it’s ready to run the killer apps of tomorrow.

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  Published: 2009-09-01, review by: computershopper.com

  • Inexpensive upgrade; conserves drive space; all major system apps are now 64-bit; QuickTime now offers media creation and editing, as well as playback
  • Doesnt add many new features; launch times are nearly the same for some applications
  • Apples Snow Leopard upgrade to Mac OS X emphasizes performance improvements over new features. For $29, its a no-brainer update for owners of Intel-based Macs. ...

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  Published: 2009-09-01, review by: eweek.com

  • Abstract:  AppleREVIEW: Apple Snow Leopard Upgrade Provides Productivity EnhancementsBy: Cameron Sturdevant2009-09-01Article Rating: / 6 There are 0 user comments on this Apple story.Rate This Article:Poor Best E-mail Print PDF VersionEnd users may not immedia...

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  Published: 2009-09-01, review by: arstechnica.com

  • Abstract:  Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: 150+ new features In June of 2004, during the WWDC keynote address, Steve Jobs revealed Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger to developers and the public for the first time. When the finished product arrived in April of 2005, Tiger was the biggest,...

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  Published: 2009-09-01, review by: wired.com

  • Easy, breezy setup. Snappier overall performance with smarter multitasking abilities. Grand Central Dispatch prepares us for superpowerful computers with multicore processors and tons of RAM (aka the World of Tomorrow). Nearly cheaper than a case of PBR.
  • Many apps, even Apples iMovie and iPhoto, are not yet written in 64bit. Annoying homogeneity to the "view all windows" view in Exposé. Quirky multitouch gesture behavior for MacBooks will make you feel like a chimpanzee trying to figure out calculus.

 
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