Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

When asked which version of Mac OS X was the best, many Mac nerds will reply with Snow Leopard. Released in 2009 under the mantra “No New Features,” 10.6 did bring new things with it. Mail, iCal and Address Book were granted Microsoft Exchange integration, and as it was the first release to support only Intel Macs, the whole OS was smaller, shedding PowerPC code once and for all.

Snow Leopard laid the groundwork for future releases and included OpenCL and Grand Central Dispatch to make computing with additional CPU cores and more powerful GPUs easier for developers. It is the last version to include Rosetta, which allowed PowerPC applications to run on Intel Macs. It cost just $29.

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