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  • There's No Business like "Snow" Business for Apple

    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.

    Best of all, as chronicled at the Dev-Team Blog this weekend, Snow Leopard "poses no new wrinkles for the redsn0w jailbreak or ultrsn0w unlock."

    * You can use redsn0w to jailbreak any iPhone or iPod Touch using OS X, Windows, or Linux. For both 3.0 and 3.0.1 firmwares, you should point redsn0w at the 3.0 IPSW. If you see it hang at “waiting for reboot”, just unplug and replug that USB cable.
    * You can use ultrasn0w to unlock the iPhone 3G/3GS, or BootNeuter to unlock the iPhone 2G. Both ultrasn0w and BootNeuter are available via Cydia.
    * You can use PwnageTool for Mac to create custom IPSWs with pre-installed packages.
    Having Apple on board (I guess that would be "snow boarding") is a positive thing... and a great forerunner for things to come.
    The latest OS, I think, portends favorably for luring PC users over to Mac.

    Other cool improvements?

    Disk Space: Snow Leopard takes up less than half of the disk space.

    Expose: It’s been integrated into the Dock for more convenient, organized viewing.

    File sharing: more energy efficient sharing of files between computers or other devices.

    Power: Waking up from sleep mode is twice as fast,

    Connectivity: The wireless network is up to 55 percent faster.

    Printers: Snow leopard routinely checks for the latest driver. Just plug in a printer and it will download the latest driver over the internet.

    Recycle bin: Restored items from the recycle bin are now placed BACK in their original location.

    I’ve been using Snow Leopard for only a day - hardly a sufficient period of time to enjoy a robust and thorough user experience. But all in all, it looks and works great thus far. And based on this latest success, Apple is poised to be playing in the "snow" for a while to come.

    Okay, I'll stop with the snow puns now.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: There's No Business like "Snow" Business for Apple started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      I saved 29gb on my MBP so I am happy
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      still installing
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      It's took over an hour to installed, free up about 10gb. All my app work fine. Not bad for $29.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Only my screensaver wouldn't work. Other than that all my apps work
    1. richardjones101's Avatar
      richardjones101 -
      i must have freed up loads of space!! over 30GB!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      not bad it was $1 per free gb
    1. KingShorty's Avatar
      KingShorty -
      Are there any changes to compatibility with CrossOver?
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      u guys already got it man ur fast lol
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      making final preps to install as i type this
    1. nickh's Avatar
      nickh -
      I like the on screen key board feature, in System/Pref>Keyboard>Show Keyboard & Character View in menu bar

    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      its cool but not useful
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      its cool but not useful
      I could see it being useful to someone learning to type. About as useful to me as another 10-30 free gigs of space that I will most likely not fill LOL
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      again not useful.

      I have a 500gb in my MBP and I upgraded to it because my 250gb was maxed out. I think a free 30 gb of space is extremely useful
    1. jrentzke's Avatar
      jrentzke -
      Quote Originally Posted by StealthBravo View Post
      its cool but not useful
      Think Tablet, touch screen, coming soon...
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ This means tablet is confirmed and it will have snow leopard!
    1. Houls's Avatar
      Houls -
      Sorry for the noob question but where do you get the info for the size of the OS? I'm still relatively new to Mac (10 months). My HD on SL is at 119 GB and when I go into Time Machine to last weeks back ups the HD is also 119 GB. Can someone point me in the right direction. Thanks.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      In finder on the bottom it says how much space you have free
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Just upgraded my main drive to 1TB... ah, its nice.
    1. supreme-livin's Avatar
      supreme-livin -
      for 35 canadian
      i couldnt ask for more!!!!
      go apple!!
    1. norcalmike's Avatar
      norcalmike -
      Working great for me so far. I had to download a VMWare update to get it running, but that was the only problem. And my HP 7550 printer finally works right !