Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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Hi,

I just want to have an inquiry. I bought iMac last week, and my OS software is OS Snow Leopard.

My officemates keep on bugging me to update my software to OS X Lion.

Just wondering what's the difference between Snow Leopard and X Lion?

And if ever I update my software, will my files and applications which are the downloaded stay or will they be deleted upon updating?

Hope to hear something from you.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85125

Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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Hi,

The OS snow leopard is the Mac OS X version 10.6. Unlike previous versions of Mac OS X., Snow Leopard enhanced their performance with greater efficiency and the lessening on the whole memory footprint. Mac OS X was expansively rewritten for this release, in order to wholly take a lead of modern Macintosh hardware, while the Mac OS X Lion have just been released.

Anyway just now while I’m writing this, July 20, 2011, don’t know much yet about this, since this is just being released. But I suggest that you should keep your Mac OS Snow Lion first. As the software is new, I’m sure there will be more updates on that and for sure it's not yet stable, just like what happened in Windows XP and Vista.

Answered By 0 points N/A #85126

Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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Hello,

The Snow Leopard is the same or the code for Mac OS X 10.6, and it is the first release. While the Lion is the upgraded version, the code for Mac OS X 10.7. It is the latest version. Expected the new improvements than the first one. Even the price varies only a little. Expect the more comforts and much better than the old one. But if you don't need that so much upgrades for the system, practically the snow leopard will really do.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85127

Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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Hi,

Version 10.6: "Snow Leopard" VS Version 10.7: "Lion"

Version 10.6: "Snow Leopard"

  • Released on August 28, 2009

SEE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X#Version_10.6:_.22Snow_Leopard.22

Version 10.7: "Lion

  • Released on July 20, 2011

Changes made to the GUI (Graphical User Interface) include the Launch pad (similar to the home screen of IOS devices), auto-hiding scroll bars, that only appear when they are being used, and Mission Control, which unifies Expose, Spaces, Dashboard, and full-screen applications within a single interface.

Since Lion is new we can expect some issues regarding this OS, may have many downsides.

And if ever I have updated my software, will my files and applications downloaded stay or will be deleted upon updating?

If you install those new OS X versions over the top of what you already have, your files and preferences should remain. However, it's a very good idea to have at least one complete backup of your Mac's disk before you try anything like that.

Cheers

Muzak

Answered By 0 points N/A #85128

Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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Hi..

SNOW OS X LION is faster than leopard because all system components support 64 bits while Snow leopard is more on a refinement than a major update and it only runs on Intel-based Macs.

Apple switched to Intel in 2006 it also included a native support for Exchange, Microsoft's corporate mail server. Unlike previous versions of Mac OS X, the goal of  Snow Leopard were improved performance, greater efficiency and the reduction of its overall memory footprint.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #85129

Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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OS SNOW LEAPARD IS MAC OS (VER.10.6) WHILE OS X LION IS A NEW RELEASE OF UPGRADED SNOW LEAPARD

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Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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I definitely agree with Mozak.

There will be differences in some specs and it's a good idea to always have backups for your files just to make sure.

Answered By 0 points N/A #85131

Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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Hi,

You definitely can go ahead and update your iMac to iOS X Lion. These updates are announced to make sure new things, new technologies and new features are introduced to make the use of products better.

Better battery and run time and the performance are improved as well. Once you Update your iOS, you will feel the change yourself and you will be able to determine you have made the right decision just after upgrading you iOS.

Don't worry your files won't go anywhere. Right before the update the setup will do a back up which will save all the data on the system and restore it once you have upgraded the iOS to IOS X Lion.

Or for your satisfaction you can go do a manual back up as well and later on restore it back.

You will have all your data back as it was along with the iOS X Lion.

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Answered By 564925 points N/A #85132

Difference between OS snow leopard and OS X Lion

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Upgrading your operating system like in Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows is no different as with upgrading ordinary software. It’s basically installing the same program with added new features and enhancements. It is the old but new program. It is the old but new source code. It is the same but not the same program.

It’s kind of confusing but it is the basic principle of an upgrade. The new version or edition is the improved or enhanced version of the previous one. The new version is basically based on the previous version but has been modified to remove or replace previous features with new ones and added a few more bonuses that will make it different from the old one.

The enhancements added in the new version can be associated to the new layout, new looks, navigation improvements, fixed bugs from previous version, and more. But sometimes an upgrade is not always based on the previous version but an actual new version that is totally different. The Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is the 7th major release of Apple’s server and desktop operating system for Macintosh computers, the Mac OS X.

It was announced to the public in June 8, 2009 during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference and was released worldwide on August 28, 2009. This is, in fact, the second longest time taken among consecutive releases of Mac OS X which took them almost 2 years. The first longest duration between releases was between Mac OS X Tiger and Mac OS X Leopard.

The objectives of Snow Leopard were enhanced performance, cutback of its global memory footprint, and better efficiency. Mac OS X Snow Leopard is also the first ever release that doesn’t support PowerPC processors. If you happen to be using an older version of Mac OS X other than Snow Leopard or you want to try this edition, visit Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It will only cost you around $20.

Succeeding Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is Mac OS X 10.7 Lion putting it the 8th major release. It was publicly unveiled in October 20, 2010 during the “Back to the Mac” special event held by Apple. Some of the improvements added were easily navigable display of installed programs, added support for the Mac App Store, and more.

When Lion was released, Apple didn’t announce distribution for any physical media like CD-ROMs or DVD-ROMs set like what other versions do. As an alternative, they announced that the new operating system will come exclusively as a download version from the Mac App Store for about $30. This means if you are a Mac user running Mac OS X Tiger or Mac OS X Leopard, you cannot upgrade directly to Lion and you need to upgrade first to Mac OS X Snow Leopard before you can finally upgrade to Mac OS X Lion.

As an alternative for those Mac users that doesn’t have broadband internet connection, Apple announced 2 alternative distributions: first, is by in-store downloads available at retail Apple Stores, and second, a USB flash drive that can be bought for $69 that contains the operating system.

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