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Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements


Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features

with Garrick Chow

Video: Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements

Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements provides you with in-depth training on Business. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features
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  1. 3m 27s
    1. Welcome
    2. Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements
      1m 44s
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 5m 23s
    1. Overview of Snow Leopard
      2m 22s
    2. Understanding 64-bit support
      3m 1s
  3. 15m 13s
    1. Using text substitution
      4m 54s
    2. Updating printer drivers
      1m 43s
    3. Working with new fonts
      1m 17s
    4. Seeing improvements to AirPort signal strength
      1m 18s
    5. Using the new thesaurus
      2m 37s
    6. Reviewing new date and time features
      1m 42s
    7. Using screen locking
      1m 42s
  4. 9m 6s
    1. Restoring deleted items
      2m 1s
    2. Reviewing icon enhancements
      3m 49s
    3. Adjusting Spotlight view options
      2m 8s
    4. Using the better drive ejection feature
      1m 8s
  5. 6m 12s
    1. Using scrollable stacks
      1m 51s
    2. Activating Exposé
      2m 51s
    3. Minimizing into application icon
      1m 30s
  6. 9m 50s
    1. Storing top sites
      4m 19s
    2. Searching through your history
      2m 21s
    3. Using full page zoom
      1m 33s
    4. Using Google Suggest
      1m 37s
  7. 20m 20s
    1. Reviewing the new interface
      3m 3s
    2. Using quick video and audio capture
      1m 49s
    3. Setting up screen recording
      3m 37s
    4. Using quick trimming
      1m 46s
    5. Sharing movies
      8m 4s
    6. A word about QuickTime 7
      2m 1s
  8. 7m 14s
    1. Viewing contact sheets
      1m 44s
    2. Using intelligent text selection
      1m 11s
    3. Working with the Annotations toolbar
      1m 13s
    4. Opening multiple documents
      1m 8s
    5. Importing from a scanner
      1m 58s
  9. 7m 48s
    1. General improvements
    2. Using the flight data detector
      2m 16s
    3. Reviewing the sidebar improvements
    4. Working with Exchange support
      3m 44s
  10. 4m 41s
    1. Syncing with Google and Yahoo
      3m 4s
    2. Viewing and editing events
      1m 37s
  11. 7m 3s
    1. General improvements
      1m 11s
    2. Displaying past conversations
      2m 13s
    3. Marking and clearing transcripts
      1m 28s
    4. Using multiple status settings
    5. Working with Quick Look integration
      1m 19s
  12. 14s
    1. Goodbye

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Video Duration: 1m 44s1h 36m Intermediate Sep 17, 2009

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Mac OS X has been rewritten from the ground up, and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard New Features highlights all of the most important and user-relevant aspects of this release. Experienced instructor and lifelong Mac user Garrick Chow introduces current Mac users to the improvements in the latest OS. While not a complete overhaul of the operating system, this update does address a fair number of internal systems and external user features. Garrick explores all of these updates, including enhancements to the Finder and the Dock and a completely revamped QuickTime player. He shows the wealth of improvements to built-in applications like Safari, Preview, iChat, and Mail, and explains the updated 64-bit support within Snow Leopard.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the possible Mail, iCal, and Address connections through Microsoft Exchange
  • Taking advantage of system-wide improvements
  • Reviewing the enhancements to the new QuickTime interface and features
  • Exploring the improvements to Safari, Preview, Mail, iCal, and iChat
  • Examining the Dock's new capabilities
Mac OS X
Garrick Chow

Mac OS X Snow Leopard system requirements

Let's talk briefly about the system requirements for running Snow Leopard. First of all, you need a Mac computer with an Intel Processor, one gigabyte of memory or RAM, and five gigabytes of available disk space. Now these are the minimum requirements provided by Apple. So with Snow Leopard, as you can see, Apple has finally drawn the line between current Intel based Macs and older PowerPC Macs. Snow Leopard will only run on Intel Macs and it really is about time this line was drawn. Both the announcement that Macs were moving to Intel Processors and the release of the last PowerPC Mac happened back in 2005.

And in order for OS X to move forward, Apple had to drop support for PowerPC Macs from the operating system. So if you are a PowerPC Mac user and you are interested enough in Snow Leopard that you are watching this movie, you are due for an upgrade to an Intel based Mac. Only Intel based Macs can take full advantage of the 64-bit computing power of Snow Leopard and the combination of an Intel Mac and Snow Leopard should give your Mac a long life to come, at least in terms of computers years. As far as the other requirements are concerned, as has always been the case, you are going to be better off and much happier with more then the minimum system requirements.

Yes, it says you only need one gigabyte of memory, but that's pretty much just to run the operating system. I suggest at least two or four gigabytes of RAM if you want things to run quickly. And with the sizes of today's hard drives you probably don't have to worry about the five gigabytes of disk space requirement, but if you are letting Snow Leopard onto a hard drive that's already packed with your files to the point that sparing five gigabytes might be tough, definitely consider upgrading to a larger hard drive before upgrading to Snow Leopard. Both RAM and hard drives are relatively cheap these days and Snow Leopard itself only costs $30, So spend the money you are saving on more memory and a larger hard drive if you need it before performing the Snow Leopard installation.

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