Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the next major software version which will replace the Mac OS X Leopard, and Apple gave a preview to developers about what is expected to power the next version of the very popular operating system. Mac OS X Snow Leopard promises to streamline Mac OS X, enhance its performance, and set new standards for quality, while reducing the footprint of Mac OS X.
Snow Leopard extends the 64-bit technology in Mac OS X to support huge RAM, up to a theoretical 16TB. It introduces QuickTime X, a streamlined platform that optimizes support for modern audio and video formats resulting in extremely efficient media playback.
OpenCL is another powerful Snow Leopard technology that will enable developers to tap the vast gigaflops of computing power currently locked up in the graphics processing unit (GPU). A new technology called Grand Central makes Mac OS X multicore aware and optimizes it for allocating tasks across multiple cores and processors, thereby improving computing performance. Snow Leopard will also include out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange 2007 built into Mail, Address Book, and iCal.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard will surely set higher standards for the world’s most advanced operating system. Prepare for the Snow Leopard expected next year…