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MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Q&A @ EveryMac.com

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Most Frequently Asked MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Q&As:

What are the "pros and cons" of upgrading to MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"? Is it "worth it"? Is there any reason not to upgrade?

Which Macs are compatible with MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

Which Intel Macs have 64-bit processors? Which have a 64-bit EFI? Which are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in 64-bit mode?

How much faster is MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in "real-world" tests compared to MacOS X 10.5 "Leopard"?

Do applications written for the PowerPC processor still work in MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" on Intel-based Macs? Are PowerPC-based Macs capable of running MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

How do I upgrade from MacOS X 10.5 "Leopard" to MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"? What about from MacOS X 10.4 "Tiger"?

What is "OpenCL"? Which Macs support the "OpenCL" technology provided by MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

Why does MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" boot in 32-bit mode by default? How can I boot in 64-bit mode? What are the advantages of 64-bit mode? Are there any disadvantages?

General MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Q&As:

What is MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"? How is it different from MacOS X 10.5 "Leopard"?

How do I upgrade from MacOS X 10.5 "Leopard" to MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"? What about from MacOS X 10.4 "Tiger"?

How much does MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" cost? Where is it available for purchase?

What are the "pros and cons" of upgrading to MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"? Is it "worth it"? Is there any reason not to upgrade?

MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Technical & Performance Q&As:

How much faster is MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in "real-world" tests compared to MacOS X 10.5 "Leopard"?

Does MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" improve the performance of 32-bit Intel Macs or just 64-bit ones?

Why does MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" boot in 32-bit mode by default? How can I boot in 64-bit mode? What are the advantages of 64-bit mode? Are there any disadvantages?

Which Intel Macs have 64-bit processors? Which have a 64-bit EFI? Which are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in 64-bit mode?

What is "OpenCL"? Which Macs support the "OpenCL" technology provided by MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

What is "Grand Central Dispatch"? Which Macs support the "Grand Central Dispatch" technology provided by MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" Compatibility Q&As:

Which Macs are compatible with MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

What applications are not compatible with MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

Do applications written for the PowerPC processor still work in MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" on Intel-based Macs? Are PowerPC-based Macs capable of running MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

Which Intel Macs are capable of booting MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" in 64-bit mode?

What is "OpenCL"? Which Macs support the "OpenCL" technology provided by MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

What is "Grand Central Dispatch"? Which Macs support the "Grand Central Dispatch" technology provided by MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?

What peripherals are not compatible with MacOS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"?



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