The hills are alive with the sound of music...playing from the many, many review machines running Apple's brand spankin' new Mac OS X 10.6 operating system, otherwise known as "Snow Leopard."
But before you slap down your hard-earned cash tomorrow, you ought to know what you're getting.
Here's a roundup of popular reviews of the new OS:
- CNET Reviews: "Smartly designed."
- Engadget: "More than justifies skipping that last round of drinks at the bar."
- Gizmodo: "Lightened and enlightened."
- USA Today: "Isn't a must-have upgrade."
- Macworld: "I'd pay slightly more not to have the misguided QuickTime Player X as part of the package."
- PC World: "Doesn't offer enough to get very excited about."
- Chicago Sun-Times: "A very egalitarian release."
- New York Times: "May the rest of the industry take [a] hint."
- Wall Street Journal: "Isn't a typical Apple lust-provoking product."
- Slashgear: "Bargain of the year."
As well as some questions you might be wondering:
- What's new in Snow Leopard?
- Does it have malware protection?
- Will it crash my old applications?
- I use Adobe [CS2, CS3, CS4]. Will it work in Snow Leopard? (.pdf) Why/why not?
- I have an Apple [iMac, MacBook, Mac mini, Mac Pro, etc.] system. What's in it for me?
- What can I do to prepare my Mac for an upgrade?
- I have Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. How can I get Snow Leopard cheaper?
- How do I enable 64-bit Snow Leopard?
- Does it improve the experience for visually-impaired users?
- Is it worth it for educational use?
- Which build number is it?
- Will it support my old Palm OS device?
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