New Mac OS X Snow Leopard Beta Released, Run to the Torrents

A new version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard—labeled 10A335—has hit developers. Apple hasn't mentioned any new features or bug fixes, however. The Server version—which was released alongside—does come with an easier to use version of Podcast Producer, new spam mail filters in Mail Server, and other niceties. » 4/24/09 12:38pm 4/24/09 12:38pm

Unconfirmed: Snow Leopard Release Set For Q1 2009

Snow Leopard, that eagerly awaited rebuild of the Mac OS X, could be coming in the first quarter of 2009, if you are to believe Apple engineering director Jordan Hubbard's "presentation slides" from the LISA '08 conference. The next version of OS X won't come with too many crazy new features, but it does offer … » 11/19/08 3:32am 11/19/08 3:32am

Snow Leopard Putting OS X On a Diet, Applications to Shrink Dramatically

There might be more to Snow Leopard than meets the eye, as rumors have emerged outlining tremendous cuts in application size for 10.6. Mail.app will drop from 287MB to 91MB, iChat from 111MB to 52MB, and iCal from 89MB to 48MB. Cuts are practically universal, with already small apps like the 13MB Calculator, 15MB… » 6/23/08 3:27pm 6/23/08 3:27pm

First Snow Leopard Screenshots Look Exactly Like Leopard

We knew Snow Leopard wasn't really going to have any brand new "features", but nothing says confirmed like actually seeing it for yourself. Orchard Spy has shots of an early build numbered 10A96, probably handed out at WWDC, that shows what you can expect when you eventually upgrade to 10.6 next year. Too bad it's… » 6/11/08 2:30am 6/11/08 2:30am

Steve Jobs Explains OS X Snow Leopard in Three Easy Steps

The NY Times has a good interview with Steve Jobs in which Apple's CEO lets fly with very quotable, very understandable quotes about OS X 10.6. We already heard the details, but it was still hard to wrap our head around why Apple would make an operating system without many visible features and just go and change… » 6/10/08 3:03pm 6/10/08 3:03pm

Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard Revealed: Multi-Core Optimized, GPU Lovin' OS…

Yep, you heard right: Apple showed off the OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, due out in a year, to the attendees at WWDC, and let some details slip to the public, including:

• Optimization for multi-core processors

• GPU friendly (actually GPU utilization of highly parallel tasks generally done on a CPU)

• Supports… » 6/09/08 6:37pm 6/09/08 6:37pm