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Just Upgraded to Snow Leopard!

Aug 29, 2009 - 8 Comments

I was pretty excited to install Snow Leopard today, and the upgrade from 10.5.8 went without a hitch, finishing in about an hour. A couple Snow Leopard install tips: * Be sure to customize your installation to have Rosetta support, as it’s not installed by default anymore. * If you’re an X-Code user, you’ll probably … Read More

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade works on Tiger 10.4 machines

Aug 28, 2009 - 60 Comments
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This is somewhat controversial because it is against the Apple EULA, but apparently you can save $140 if you’re a Tiger 10.4 user and run the 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade without a problem. To make things even more interesting, popular Mac writer Walt Mossberg actually recommends that you do this if you are a Tiger … Read More

Malware Blocker Included in Snow Leopard

Aug 27, 2009 - Leave a Comment
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Yet another feature to be excited about, ZDNet reports that Apple has included a malware blocker in 10.6 Snow Leopard. Personally I have never run into any malware or viruses in Mac OS X, but it’s nice to know that Apple is including this functionality by default in their latest operating system. Better safe than … Read More

Prepping Your Mac for Snow Leopard

Aug 26, 2009 - 1 Comment
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The Mac world is really heating up with anticipation for the upcoming Snow Leopard release, due this Friday. LifeHacker wrote up a great guide on how to prepare your Mac for the Snow Leopard install, including tips on cleaning up your existing 10.5 installation and backing up your current Mac OS X install. I’ll probably … Read More

Amazon drops Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard price to $24.99

Aug 25, 2009 - 2 Comments

The best thing about a sour economy are the price wars that benefit consumers, and in this case Amazon has dropped the price of 10.6 Snow Leopard 14% to $24.99, this is both good and bad news. Good news because Mac users can save 14% over Apple’s retail price, bad news because it’s $0.01 under … Read More

Register Hardware takes a first look at Snow Leopard

Aug 25, 2009 - Leave a Comment

The UK’s Register Hardware has a nice multipage preview of Snow Leopard, pointing out some changes, refinements, and new features. As many others have stated there’s no single new feature that is outstandingly groundbreaking about 10.6, it’s just heavily refined and quite a bit faster than Leopard. As always, you can pre-order Mac OS X … Read More

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to be released this Friday, August 28

Aug 24, 2009 - 2 Comments
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

It’s official, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available this Friday, August 28. Confirmed by Apple’s online store, the August 28 ship date is right in line with some earlier predictions. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is basically a finely tuned and optimized version of Mac OS X, it is noticeably faster … Read More

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard news: gone GM, pre-orders for $29, smarter installation, to be available early?

Aug 13, 2009 - 6 Comments
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The Mac Rumor mill is churning out all sorts of juicy tidbits on Apple’s latest operating system update, known as Snow Leopard. MacRumors has said that 10.6 build 10a432 has gone Golden Master, and Daring Fireball has a short cryptic post saying that 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available as early as Friday, August 28! … Read More

Creating a Hackintosh: Installing Mac OS X on Netbooks from the Dell Mini 9, MSI Wind, Lenovo S10, and more

Apr 26, 2009 - 25 Comments

Creating your own cheap Mac Hackintosh out of a PC Netbook is pretty popular right now, so I compiled a list of various how-to guides mostly for myself but figured I would share it with our readers as well. The guides rank from reasonably easy (Dell Mini 9) to an arduous hack, and it’s technically … Read More

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