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Commercial Viability of Mac OS X Snow Leopard



1. Intro to Article
2. Snow Leopard at a glance
3. Usability of Snow Leopard
4. Networking with OS X
5. Comparison to Microsoft Windows 7
6. Positive Features of Snow Leopard (Over Windows 7)
7. Negative Features of Snow Leopard (Over Windows 7)
8. Commercial Viability of MAC OS X Snow Leopard
9. Closing



Snow Leopard at a glance

I succumbed to Apple after signing my mobile phone contract to get an iPhone. I love the iPhone and have no plans to move away from Apple in this area unless they mess up in a big way. I also decided to buy a MacBook Pro 13” in the March 2011 which was the new generation Intel processor Corei5.

I considered a 15” although price was the issue here, I couldn't justify the extra £450 for a slightly better specification and a bigger screen. When my Apple MacBook arrived the box looked small and I wondered if I had bought the correct laptop, however I was relieved when I opened the lid on the MacBook to reveal a smart looking piece of kit. It actually didn't look that small anymore!

The packaging was organised and everything from the box to the MacBook itself oozed quality.

I switched the MacBook on and in very little time a tune was playing to the Snow Leopard setup screen. I entered the requested settings and Snow Leopard just appeared! I am not used to such speed; this was evidently not a Microsoft product!

I had not used a Mac properly before, although this operating system didn't seem foreign, just different. I could navigate to where I wanted fairly easily and found everything I needed. So far so good, I was impressed and ready to start putting Snow Leopard through its paces. When I came to turn off I just shut down, no waiting, no silly “Windows needs to wait for a program to close” message, it just went black and off. Initial thoughts, I was impressed!

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