What New Snow Leopard Features Are You Most Excited About?

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  1. extremeshot

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    With Snow Leopard just around the corner and the number of Philmuggers that have pre-ordered this OS almost at 60 (maybe more) less than 24 hours after it's announcement, it is clear that the Mac community is very very excited about OS 10.6.

    Now, what are the SL features that you are most excited about and why? My top 3 are:

    1. 64 bit Version of Safari that should be 50% faster than its predecessor - Who doesn't want a faster browsing experience? This 'might' finally sway me out of Firefox.
    2. Faster Time Machine backups - Time Machine's potential is finally realized.
    3. Out-of-the-box support for MS Exchange - Since my office email is in Outlook. Goodbye Outlook webmail!
     
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    I think it's the 2X Performance with half the Disk Space for me.
     
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    faster shutdown and wake up.. but 10.5 is already fast.. what more can I ask??

    and oh, older macbooks can now experience the Multitouch Gestures upgrading to Snow Leopard.. is this true?

    anyways, let's wait what Snow Leopard can offer!
     
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    stability and reliability!! period
     
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    Snow Leopard is a re-written version of Leopard, which I like most. Meaning it's faster, neater and more organized overall than Leopard. That's what I like most. :)

    And oh, the faster Time Machine too...
     
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    Higher resolution iChat Theater -- up to 640x480 pixels! Finally!
     
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    Speaking of boxes, I am looking forward to the box, mainly because I'll be getting the Box Set, containing Snow Leopard and the updated iLife and iWork, which I had postponed buying. Good deal on all 3 - about 13k for a family pack.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I wanna wait and see with my own actual use which one excites me the most. hehe
     
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    smaller footprint, freeing about 7 gb:D
     
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    Like other wants faster browsing experience!..:D
     
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    looking forward to the gridded exposé. and the exposé from the dock. and yeah, the generally faster experience.
     
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    At first I was excited about the MS Exchange support, but reading the details about it, you can only make use of it if your company enables it. My company only allows it for our bosses using blackberry. So I won't be able to check my emails in my home desktop.

    Also, not all applications/extensions use 64bit. More accurately, whether running on 32 and 64-bit CPUs, Mac OS X loads the same kernel image and run it as a 32-bit process, although when run on 64-bit hardware, the 32-bit kernel switches into "long mode compatibility mode."

    [​IMG]

    Admittedly its the speed that I am excited about. Not to mention Quicktime, easy trimming on videos, makes me wanna do my own video already and more.

    Lastly, its a killer OS. More steps ahead of Windows. If you notice Windows 7 features on YouTube, nothing is happening. They are hyping on music streaming which Apple did years back. Who wants to open a browser in 2 windows on your screen side by side, you use tabs right.

    One more thing, Expose on the dock is not attractive though. You can set your mouse for it.
     
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    Bigger icons in the finder icon view, quicktime, faster safari, new preview features.
     
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    7GB less footprint! :D
     
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    i wonder if the unibody macbook can handle 8 gb ram if the snow leopard installed on this mac?
     
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    Maybe. 13" MBPs can take 8GB with Leopard alone so how about SL?

    I think the most exciting thing is how can Apple possibly make a great OS even better? But that's exactly what they did and let's all see how well they can deliver.

    Can't wait for SL!
     
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    definitely gcd and open cl...once apps are coded to take advantage of these of course.

    cheers!
     
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    i really don't know yet.. i'll just wait for my disc to arrive and test it. :p
     
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    Well, everyone's already getting to the juicy stuff. But I'm intrigued by the "more reliable disk eject" claim.
     

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