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Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: what you need to know

5 key points about Apple's upcoming OS

Apple used this week's WWDC to unveil its new version of Mac OS X : Snow Leopard. We've rounded up five things you need to know about Apple's latest OS.

New goodies to come

While there aren't a whole lot of features that you'll be able to notice offhand (aside from improved performance, perhaps) Snow Leopard's big under-the-hood changes should result in better software for users going forward.

PowerPC users: no Leopard for you!

If you own an older Mac from before Apple's switch to Intel processors, you're out of luck; Snow Leopard will only run Intel-CPU-based Macs. Snow Leopard will debut nearly four years after the first Intel Macs shipped in January 2006.

Get it in September

Last week Microsoft announced that Windows 7 would be publicly released in October . However Apple said Snow Leopard will be available in September, at which point you can expect unending comparisons between Snow Leopard and Windows 7. Fight!

  1. 5 key point about Apple's new OS
  2. New goodies to come

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