Apple Seedded Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Build (10A261) Almost finished to developers.The last release to developer Was build (10A222) which was leaked on Bittorrent sites.The latest build doesn’t have any noticeable change with respect to last release according to macitynet.it ” The interface has not been revised and currently there are only small changes in System Preferences, have been resolved a few bugs in the Finder and little else. According to the sources of Macity the impression is that this release is more reliable than those previously distributed. ”
Snow Leopard is expected for release in the first half of 2009.
Let’s take a quick look at features of OSX 10.6 A.K.A Snow Leopard
- Support for connecting to Microsoft Exchange 2007 servers will be included in Address Book, Mail, and iCal.
- Faster installation times and smaller hard drive footprint. About 13 minutes versus an hour plus for 10.5.
- Support for up to a theoretical 16TB RAM by further developing 64-bit kernel technologies.
- Grand Central: a parallel-programming technology that aims to have the OS take greater advantage of multi-core CPUs.
- QuickTime X which will feature optimized support for modern codecs.
- OpenCL (Open Computing Language): allowing developers to code applications to use the GPU for non-graphics purposes.
- A 64-bit kernel which provides a complete 64-bit environment for applications, along with 32-bit support for older Macs. This completes a long running attempt by Apple to completely unify their products in 64-bit capabilities, dating back to Apple’s original adoption of the PowerPC in 1994 which was planned to become natively 64-bit with the PowerPC G5 and slowly built into OS X starting with Mac OS X v10.3 “Panther” in 2003