During WWDC 2009 today, Apple unveiled Mac OS X Snow Leopard, an even more powerful and refined version of the worldâ€™s most advanced operating system and the foundation for future Mac innovation. Snow Leopard builds on a decade of OS X innovation and success with hundreds of refinements, new core technologies, out of the box support for Microsoft Exchange and new accessibility features. And the best part of Snow Leopard is that Mac OS X Snow Leopard will ship as an upgrade for current Mac OS X Leopard users in September 2009 for just US$29.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a huge refinement of Mac OS X Leopard, making the Mac even faster, more reliable, and easier to use. All key system applications (including Finder, Mail, iCal, iChat and Safari) are now 64-bit so they can take advantage of all the memory in your Mac. Grand Central Dispatch (GCD) is a revolutionary new way for software to take the advantage of multicore processors. OpenCL is a new technology that unleashes the power of graphics processors to accelerate application performance. OpenCL is a C-based open standard, and all major graphic manufacturers are involved in. QuickTime X is built on new core technologies delivering new features and high performance and high quality for users.
Snow Leopard offers a breakthrough new way to enter characters: Simply draw the characters right on the Multi-Touch trackpad in your Mac notebook. Inputing Chinese character on computers can't be any easier for those who are not familiar with any other Chinese typing methods.
For more details about the exciting Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, simply visit www.apple.com/macosx.
Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available as an upgrade to Mac OS X version 10.5 Leopard in September 2009 for just US$29 for current Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users. Mac OS X Snow Leopard requires Macintosh computers with Intel processor.