This weekend, myriad Mac users will likely appreciate Snow Leopard
more for what Apple chose not
to do rather than for what they chose to do. Indeed, Snow Leopard doesn't represent an extreme change from the user experience we grew comfortable with from Leopard.
Apple avoided what may have been an overwhelming temptation to radically change Snow Leopard’s interface. But instead, they
concentrated on less sexy attributes: including improved speed, a smaller OS footprint, improved 64-bit capability, etc.