Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Release Details

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
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The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is an operating system designed, developed, and sold by Apple from 2009 to 2011 alongside Apple’s personal computers. The system was released on August 28, 2009, and was available for $29 and in the family pack for $49 or was preinstalled on currently sold computers.

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard brings improvements in performance, greater efficiency, and the reduction of its overall memory footprint. Much of the software in Mac OS X was extensively rewritten for this release to take advantage fully of modern Macintosh hardware.

New programming frameworks, such as OpenCL, were created, allowing software developers to use graphics cards in their applications. This is also the first Mac OS release since System 7.1.1 that does not support Macs with PowerPC processors, as Apple now intends to focus on its current line of Intel-based products.

Snow Leopard introduced Mac App Store which allowed you to install applications from a secure source, Safari 4 features Top Sites, Cover Flow, Voice Over, expanded standards support, and built-in crash resistance, which prevents browser crashes caused by plug-ins by running them in separate processes, Quick Time X, Time Machine, Boot Camp, totally new Finder, iChat, Microsoft Exchange, Preview, Voice Over, and many more.

This software got the last update (10.6.8) on July 25, 2011, and later has been replaced by a newer version of Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. Today Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is 14 years old!

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Details

ReleasedAugust 28, 2009 – 14 years ago
Last Software UpdateJuly 25, 2011 – 12 years ago
Time of Support22 months (1 year)
Original Price$29 for a Single User
$49 for Many Users (Family Pack)
System RequirementsIntel processor
5 GB of hard disk space
Order NumberMC223Z/A (Single User)
MC224Z/A (Family Pack)

Versions of the Mac OS X Snow Leopard

VersionsBuildRelease Date
Mac OS X 10.610A432
August 28, 2009 – 14 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.110B504September 10, 2009 – 14 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.210C540November 9, 2009 – 14 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.310D573
March 29, 2010 – 14 years ago
April 1, 2010 – 14 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.3 v1.110D578April 13, 2010 – 14 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.410F569June 15, 2010 – 13 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.510H574November 10, 2010 – 13 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.610J567January 6, 2011 – 13 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.710J869
March 21, 2011 – 13 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.7 v1.110J4138May 4, 2011 – 13 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.810K540June 23, 2011 – 12 years ago
Mac OS X 10.6.8 v1.110K549July 25, 2011 – 12 years ago

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