The Mac Box Set from Apple is a cost-saving bundle that includes the full version of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, iLife '11, and iWork '09. It is targeted at owners of Intel Macs who are still using the Mac OS X 10.4 operating system, as it is the only way for those users to upgrade directly to Snow Leopard.Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is the long-awaited successor to Apple's revolutionary Leopard operating system. This version of the operating system will give Tiger users all of the dramatic upgrade features found in Leopard, as well as the performance and functionality enhancements delivered by Snow Leopard. It is the first version of OS X that does not support Macs that use PowerPC G3, G4, and G5 CPUs.Tiger users will appreciate the streamlined look and feel that Snow Leopard will bring to their Intel Mac. The operating system, which is optimized for 64-bit operating systems, adds an enhanced Finder with Cover Flow, a 3D dock with Stacks, Time Machine backup, Quick Look file previews, iChat with screen sharing, multiple virtual desktops via Spaces, integrated Boot Camp support, and much more.Because OS X software engineers were able to concentrate their efforts on writing code for Intel Macs, the operating system performs much better than previous versions. Most applications are completely written in 64-bit code, making them more secure, stable, and speedy when compared to legacy 32-bit apps. New underlying technology, including Grand Central Dispatch and OpenCL, give Apple p
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