Review Roundup: Apple Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Submitted by lalit on August 27, 2009 - 5:06pm.

Apple will start shipping their new operating system Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard on Friday August 28th. Apple says 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. Apple engineers refined 90 percent of more than 1,000 projects that make up Mac OS X, and all the system applications like Finder, Mail, iCal, iChat and Safari are rewrite in Cocoa with 64-bit support. Snow Leopard is half the size of the previous version and frees up to 7GB of drive space once installed. Snow Leopard update only supports Macs with Intel processors.

Many reviews of Snow Leopard have been posted online and most reviewers agree that for $29 the Mac OS X upgrade is excellent. David Pogue of New York Times puts it the best “If you’re already running Leopard, paying the $30 for Snow Leopard is a no-brainer. You’ll fell the leap forward in speed polish, and you’ll keep experiencing those “oh, that’s nice” moments for weeks to come. The big story her isn’t really Snow Leopard. It’s the radical concept of a software update that’s smaller, faster and better – instead of bigger, slower and more bloated. May the rest of the industry take the hint.”

Below we have added links to twelve best Snow Leopard reviews posted online: