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Bad Math[edit]

"Although some users have reported hard drive gains of 10-20 gigabytes over the advertised 7 gigabytes, this observed figure is due to Snow Leopard's Finder reporting data size values using decimal conversion (1 GB = 1000 MB) rather than binary conversion (1 GB = 1024 MB)"

Can we do better math? 15 GB = 14 GiB not 7GiB. We don't even know that Apple was referring to GiB. Emuroms (talk) 19:42, 17 March 2010 (UTC)
Since nobody seemed to care, I just removed the false statement. Emuroms (talk) 23:01, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
Apple has released an update to fix Snow Leopard to display file sizes in base 2 counting instead of base 10 counting?—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:37, 2010 April 26 (UTC)
No, they haven't. There's nothing to fix, it is the intended behaviour in Snow Leopard. GoldRenet (talk) 07:28, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

in the developer technologies - 64 bit architecture section, the article says " snow leapoard supports up to 16 terabytes of RAM" can it possibly support 16 TERABYTES of ram, gigabytes sounds much more likely. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:18, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
The "64-bit" section of Apple's page on "New Technology in Snow Leopard" says "For example, Snow Leopard is ready to support up to 16 terabytes of RAM — about 500 times more than today’s Mac computers can accommodate.", so apparently Apple really did say that the operating system could support up to 16TB of RAM. They also indicated that the Macs they were selling at the time could only support about 32GB of RAM at the most - that was probably a fully-loaded Mac Pro or Xserve. Guy Harris (talk) 21:11, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

64-bit architecture[edit]

The iMac 10,1 (and later) is also able to run the 64-bit kernel, right? I think the table should be updated to contain the more recent (and current) Macintosh models. I don't know which ones those are, but somebody certainly does. Thank you in advance. (talk) 17:01, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

I'd like to echo the previous comment, but for the MacBook Pro5,3. The MacBook Pro 5,1 is in the table as 64-bit capable. Surely the 5,3 is too.--Jeff39 (talk) 03:53, 29 October 2010 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done GoldRenet 22:18, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

There is missing information on MacBookPro3,1

Also, it should be mentioned how to know which kernel is being used — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:28, 15 November 2011 (UTC)


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EFiX is a BPU, also Booting Processing Unit, an registed term for such new type of devices which was originally designed to help users to boot unsupported OS and to offer GUI. In fact EFiX is a complex solution which offer following features:

  • Hardware boot-manager (Patented in USA and other countries)
  • Set of 10+ boot-loaders for: Linux, Windows, Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6 ,10.7 and 10.8
  • Hardware build-in debugger for Software developers (EFiX V3.0+)
  • Software debugger (activated with F7 Key while booting) offers special debug-mode for Software and / or Hardware developers. (Exist since EFiX V1.1 till today)

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Please revise article according to true information. THX — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:02, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

10.6 Apple support status[edit]

Neither of the two references note Snow Leopard is unsupported today, just that it is expected to lose support when Mountain Lion comes out. I cannot find any data to suggest that it is unsupported even that 10.8 has been released. I am changing it back to supported -- can anyone else verify its status? aerotheque (talk) 15:59, 20 August 2012 (UTC)

Could we start by defining what "supported" means? Somebody argued that Lion is "supported" because Safari 6 is still offered for it, even though Apple are only releasing security updates for it. Guy Harris (talk) 18:05, 20 August 2012 (UTC)
Personally I would move for the removal of security status in the OS X infoboxes, if only because Apple *never* announces end of life for their operating systems -- it's all third-party conjecture on their security practices, and therefore unverifiable from the software vendor itself. -- (talk) 16:03, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

I believe Snow Leopard isn't supported anymore, as revealed in their developer documentation... Apple said that despite Java being deprecated in 2010, they would continue to update Leopard and Snow Leopard through the "standard support cycles of those products." [1] They don't outline exactly when does that happen, but for the most part we have a general idea: Leopard didn't receive a newer version of Java when Lion shipped, and Snow Leopard didn't receive Java 6 update 34 when Mountain Lion shipped. You can't argue that they're just being late since Snow Leopard did get Java 6 update 33 from Apple, on the same day all other platforms got it from Oracle. [2]

Until the day comes when Leopard/Snow Leopard receives the latest Java 6 runtime which Apple is supposed to maintain, the reasonable assumption is that these operating systems are not supported anymore. -- (talk) 07:03, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

Basically to sum up my point -
  1. Apple maintains the Java port for OS X 10.5 and 10.6, and they said they'll update it until those operating systems are no longer supported.
  2. As of August 2012 they no longer update Java for Leopard and Snow Leopard.
  3. Therefore, Leopard and Snow Leopard are no longer supported.
At least that's what I conclude from their developer documentation, and it's the closest thing they have for a support policy on OS X. -- (talk) 07:12, 23 August 2012 (UTC)

I updated my macbook pro today and software update showed new drivers for my HP printer in 10.6, doesn't that mean it's still supported? -- (talk) 14:02, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 18 July 2013[edit]

Some of this article is written in the present tense, where it should be past tense AdamLechowicz (talk) 12:57, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Which parts should be in the past tense? Keep in mind that Snow Leopard is still widely used and its developers' intentions should, for the most part, still be in effect. Rivertorch (talk) 15:26, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Not done: please make your request in a "change X to Y" format.-- TOW  talk  06:27, 20 July 2013 (UTC)