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Mac OSX Snowleopard (10.6)

Story posted September 18, 2009

On August 28th, Apple released its new operating system Mac OS X Snowleopard (10.6) Snowleopard adds built in exchange support for Mac Mail and iCal. For more new features included in Snowleopard visit Apple's web site at: http://www.apple.com/macosx/

Information Technology staff are currently doing compatibility testing with software that Bowdoin usesto see how it works with Snow Leopard. We are working to correct an issue preventing people from logging into Bowdoin machines after a computer has been upgraded to Leopard. We recommend you hold off on upgrading your work computer to Snow Leopard until companies have certified their software is compatible with Snowleopard.

If you have already upgraded your computer to Snow Leopard or purchased Snowleopard for home please be aware there are some applications that will not run as expected. For a known list of Snowleopard software compatibilty visit: http://snowleopard.wikidot.com/

Technical Specifications

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • Snowleopard will not run on Power PC (PPC) Macs.
  • 1GB of memory
  • 5GB of available disk space
  • DVD drive for installation