Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the seventh major release of Mac OS X (now named mac OS), Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers.
New programming frameworks, such as Open CL, were created, allowing software developers to use graphics cards in their applications.
This is also the first Mac OS release since System 7.1.1 that does not support Macs using Power PC processors, as Apple now intends to focus on its current line of Intel-based products.
post clarified regarding the "gotofail" bug, which is not present in Snow Leopard and did not require a security patch.
Snow Leopard has been a wonderful operating system for Macs, but more than four years into its life span, Apple is posed to send it to the Home for Elderly Felines.
Snow Leopard is the last version of OS X to support Rosetta, which allowed you to run PPC-based older Mac apps on Intel machines.
You cannot run Snow Leopard on a Power PC Mac -- 10.5 Leopard was the final release for those models.
Version 4.1.4 of the Code42 platform and versions 3.6.3.x and earlier of the enterprise server software do not support version 3.6.4 of the Crash Plan app.
To install version 3.6.4 of the Crash Plan app on your Mac OS X 10.5 computers, you must first upgrade your Code42 environment to version 220.127.116.11 or version 18.104.22.168 or later.
Code42 environments running versions 4.1.5 and 22.214.171.124 can use the administration console to deploy the Crash Plan app version 3.6.4 upgrade.
For instructions, see our device upgrade instructions at Upgrading Version 126.96.36.199 To Version 3.6.4.
On August 28, 2009, it was released worldwide, and was made available for purchase from Apple's website and its retail stores at the price of US for a single-user license.