Looking Back at Mac OS X Snow Leopard »

Riccardo Mori:

I wanted to be certain that my fond memories of Snow Leopard weren’t just nostalgia. While I am confident when I say that Snow Leopard is the most stable version of Mac OS, I wanted to make sure its user interface was really the good user interface and experience I was remembering. So, after a few frustrating attempts at creating a virtual machine on my current iMac with Mac OS High Sierra, I decided to install Snow Leopard on a USB flash drive, and boot my 2009 MacBook Pro (yes, it’s still alive & kicking) in Snow Leopard from that flash drive.

Snow Leopard was the first version of Mac OS X that I ran the betas for, and I knew it was going to be good when it solved an on-going kernel panic issue I had on a work machine that ran Leopard.