So I haven’t installed the new Mac OS Snow Leopard, but AbsolutePresence has, and shares some great tutorials, and perspective on the upgrade.
I picked up a copy of Appleâ€™s Snow Leopard today and I have to say it is an improvement. Itâ€™s a hard sell to make â€œunder the hoodâ€ adjustments seem sexy to the consumer, but here are my initial thoughts:
1. Hard Drive Spaceâ€“I have an older Intel Mac and I run it like a workhorse, I only had 13 GB left now I have 30. Thatâ€™s a bonus.
2. Speed, I tested it against version 10.5.7 and iTunes and the native Mac apps respond a lot quicker. Most people wonâ€™t notice, but if you run a lot of apps like me you will appreciate it.
3.Quicktime Player X–Screen recording. Itâ€™s a nice set for a quick screen grab, no external software needed. If you want to do more in-depth tutorials with editing controls use Screenflow, Camtasia, or iShow U HD.
4. Exchange supportâ€“This is one thing that was missing in Apple Mail. I use Entourage at work because it is better, but for those of us who are are on corporate networks this comes as a welcome addition.Instead of using Outlook to access Exchange services such as email, calendar invitations, and Global Address Lists, you can use Mail, iCal, and Address Book.
5. Accessibility–Snow Leopard makes navigating OS X on a modern Apple laptop easier, by offering new trackpad gestures for newer laptops.
Visit the blog to watch a couple of great tutorials.