Friday, August 28, 2009 is a Snow Day. It’s the day that Mac OS X 10.6—Snow Leopard—arrives in stores. But here at Macworld, we’ve been using it for weeks, and in some cases, for months.
Now we’ve got the details on Apple’s new operating-system release, from a full review to in-depth feature roundups and individual stories that dive deep into special corners of this new cold-weather cat.
Below you’ll find an ever-growing list of Snow Leopard stories from Macworld. Check back often for even more coverage. And if you’d like to see a comprehensive list of every story we’ve published about Snow Leopard, we’ve got that too.
- Review: Snow Leopard
Snow Leopard is a solid collection of tweaks and upgrades for a low price, Jason Snell says. Here’s an in-depth review.
- 11 major new Snow Leopard features
Snow Leopard may be a “minor” update, but it’s got plenty of big new features. Here’s an inside look.
- Gauging Snow Leopard’s speed boosts
Macworld Lab puts the new Mac OS 10.6 through its paces to see how much of a boost it provides over OS 10.5.
- Inside Snow Leopard’s hidden malware protection
One of the hidden features of Snow Leopard is a built-in system to protect Mac users from malware. Dan Moren explains just what this feature entails.
- Inside Snow Leopard’s under-the-hood additions
64-bit apps, OpenCL for graphics processors, and Grand Central Dispatch for multiple processor cores are three key technologies in Snow Leopard.
- Snow Leopard versus Windows 7
Both Windows 7 and Snow Leopard pack notable new features, large and small. We take a closer look to see exactly how they stack up.
- Snow Leopard makes strides in accessibility
OS X 10.6 adds several features that make the operating system easier to use, including new trackpad gestures and an improved VoiceOver.
- Snow Leopard: QuickTime X
Apple’s latest OS, Snow Leopard, includes a revamped version of the company’s venerable multimedia software, QuickTime.
- Services step out in Snow Leopard
Services have existed in OS X since the earliest days, but not many users have taken advantage of their power. That all changes with Snow Leopard, which rethinks Services from the ground-up. The result is a greatly-improved feature that everyone can use.
- Snow Leopard’s new math
Apple’s changed the way it calculates file sizes in Snow Leopard. Jason Snell has the lowdown.
- Installing Snow Leopard: what you need to know
Apple has made installation of Snow Leopard more straightforward than ever. Dan Frakes walks you through the process.
- Wake on Demand lets Snow Leopard sleep with one eye open
Just because your Mac is powered down, doesn’t mean you can’t access files from it. At least, not anymore, as Glenn Fleishman explains.
- Snow Leopard’s old and new annoyances
Apple has continued to chip away at lingering Mac OS X issues, writes Rob Griffiths, but others remain.
- Snow Leopard’s System Preferences shuffle
Snow Leopard’s System Preferences panel has some new options and changes many old ones. Here’s the lowdown on the changes.
- Snow Leopard: What’s gone where
The arrangement of applications in Snow Leopard has changed to make things a bit easier. Here’s where to find your favourite apps.