10 reasons why Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is an essential upgrade

“It’s easy to take for granted how rapidly Apple upgrades Mac OS X with meaningful new features. After all, with Friday’s Snow Leopard release, the world’s best desktop OS will have seen its fifth major leap forward in the same time it’s taken Microsoft to add only Vista and the promise of Windows 7 (I know it’s coming soon, I’m just impressed Apple’s beaten Microsoft again),” Pete Mortensen writes for Cult of Mac. “Three days from the next great version of the best great thing, here are 10 reasons why you should upgrade to Snow Leopard.”

10 reasons why you should upgrade to Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard:

10. It’s Leopard Perfected
9. It’s only $29
8. You’ll add six gigs to your hard drive
7. Smarter Stacks and Expose
6. It’s fully 64-bit, so buy 17.2 billion gigs of RAM!
5. Killer Multiprocessing with Grand Central
4. Unleash the Power of Your GPU With OpenCL
3. Native Exchange Support
2. QuickTime X Restores What the Tech Was Meant to Be
1. Because You, Like Me, Are a Gigantic Apple Fanboy or -girl

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

35 Comments

  1. i know i know. Not everyone can upgrade because they are PPC owners. but as you can see, apple is planning to use Intel for a very long time. It’s an investment. Craigslist is calling you to sell your G5 and upgrade. If times are tough, you as a Mac owner know that your machine is still very capable of getting the job done.

  2. @Jim – unlike all the snots above who apparently always have at least $600 of disposable income handy, I heartily suggest you keep using Leopard, because even after Friday it will still be a great OS, and your G5 will still be a great computer. I imagine Apple will still be supporting Leopard and PPC with updates to iTunes, Safari, etc for some time – hell, you can install install those on a G3 with Tiger!

    Oh, and if you want to get one of the benefits of Snow Leopard – freeing up several gigs of hard drive space – I suggest you use a program called Monolingual. It will allow you to delete all the language files you don’t use as well as delete all the Intel binaries from your universal apps that will never get used.

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