Nice overview of Snow Leopard from Erica Ogg, including answers to basic questions; What’s the difference between Snow Leopard and Leopard? What’s the one killer feature worth upgrading for?
Apple does say that the improvements make the overall OS much faster, including a 45 per cent faster installation than the previous version of the operating system, OS X 10.5, or Leopard. Apple is also promising faster boot times, quicker shut down, a speedier process when joining wireless networks, and faster backups to Time Machine.
My favorite change is QuickTime which becomes QuickTime X:
It’s a bit slicker, and the new interface appears similar to the iPhone’s media player. The real change is that many features that were previously in the Pro version of QuickTime are now in the free version. You will be able to edit video inside QuickTime using a video timeline ribbon that appears along the bottom of the screen. And there will be fewer steps involved in video uploading.
Kate’s Monday Rule of Thumb: Don’t upgrade to Snow Leopard from Leopard. Do a clean installation instead.