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Mac OS X v10.6.3
"Snow Leopard" Upgrade
Single User License

Mac OS X is renowned for its simplicity, its reliability, and its ease of use. So when it came to designing Snow Leopard, Apple engineers had a single goal: to make a great thing even better. They searched for areas to refine, further simplify, and speed up - from little things like ejecting external drives to big things like installing the OS. In many cases, they elevated great to amazing.

System Requirements:

  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 5GB of free disk space
  • DVD drive for installation
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
  • Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

Apple part number: MC573Z/A



Applications Included

Address Book. Store all your contacts.
Address Book gives you a flexible and convenient place to store contact information for your family, friends, and colleagues. You can import information from other applications, create distribution lists for clubs and groups, print address labels and envelopes, and more.

Automator. Automate frequent tasks.
With Automator, you can accomplish time-consuming, repetitive manual tasks quickly, efficiently, and effortlessly. Automator lets you skip the complex programming and scripting that is normally required to create automations. Instead, you assemble individual steps into a complete task by dragging these actions into an Automator workflow. Automator comes with a library of hundreds of actions. And with the Watch Me Do action, you can record an action — such as pressing a button or controlling an application without built-in Automator support — and replay it as an action in a workflow.

Calculator. Simple and complex calculations.
The Calculator application allows you to perform simple arithmetic calculations, complex logarithmic calculations, and logical operations. It includes three modes: basic, programmer, and scientific. You can review and print your calculations with the Print Tape feature. Calculator also includes a unit converter for converting common units of measure like area, length, and volume as well as currency. It even talks.

Chess. Challenge yourself to a game.
With Chess in Mac OS X, you can play against your Mac or another person, or watch your Mac play against itself. Customize your chess board and pieces by choosing from a variety of styles. You can use your voice to control the pieces and even have each move spoken out loud.

Dashboard. Quick access to information.
Dashboard is home to widgets: mini-applications that let you perform common tasks and provide you with fast access to information. With a single click, Dashboard appears, complete with widgets that bring you a world of information — real-time weather, stock tickers, flight information, and more — instantly. Dashboard disappears just as easily, so you can get back to what you were doing.

Dictionary. Words at your fingertips.
Find definitions and synonyms using the New Oxford American Dictionary and Oxford American Writer’s Thesaurus, which include over 250,000 words, in Dictionary. You can look up words directly from a variety of applications, including Safari and Mail. When you’re connected to the Internet, you can look up terms in Wikipedia directly from the Dictionary application. That means access to millions of articles written by thousands of people all over the world. Dictionary even includes a list of Apple terms and definitions — such as “Finder” and “AirPort” — that help you get to know your Mac better. And Dictionary includes Japanese translation, a Japanese-English dictionary, and Japanese synonyms.

DVD Player. Watch DVDs on your Mac.
Enjoy a front-row seat for everything from the latest action thriller to your latest family vacation — with dramatic sound and high-definition video — all from DVD Player on your Mac. It lets you control your viewing experience just as if you were using a full-featured remote control with a standalone DVD player. It remembers where you stopped viewing a DVD and gives you the option to resume play at that point. You can save your favorite scenes for viewing at any time, restrict access to certain DVDs using parental controls, and play media stored on your hard drive.

Exposé. Quickly find the window you need.
Instantly view all open windows in stunning style with a single keystroke. Exposé unshuffles overlapping windows on your desktop into an organized thumbnail view, so you can quickly locate and switch to any window or get to any file on the desktop.

Font Book. Letter-perfect type management.
Managing your fonts has never been easier thanks to the Font Book application in Mac OS X. You can easily install, preview, search, activate, and deactivate the fonts on your Mac. You can also create custom font groups and validate fonts to ensure that they are displayed properly. The changes you make in Font Book are immediately available throughout Mac OS X.

Front Row. Full-screen display of your media.
Dazzle your friends with an elegant full-screen display of your favorite movies and photos using the Front Row interface. When you launch Front Row, your desktop fades out and an elegant interface appears, letting you choose from songs, slideshows, and videos on your Mac or on other computers in the house. With access to both your iTunes and iPhoto libraries and a huge collection of movie trailers, Front Row transforms an evening at home into a blockbuster Hollywood premiere.

iCal. A powerful desktop calendar application.
See all the appointments and activities that make up your life with iCal. You can create and manage multiple calendars and share them with friends and family over the Internet. And you can sync iCal to your iPhone so you never miss an appointment.

iChat. Full-featured instant messaging.
iChat is an instant messaging application that makes it easy to stay in touch with friends and family using text and video.* iChat works with AIM, the largest instant messaging community in the U.S., which means you and your buddies can use either AIM or MobileMe on a Mac or a PC.

Image Capture. Capture images from your devices.
Image Capture transfers images between your digital camera or scanner and your Mac for use in iPhoto and other applications. You can download all or any portion of the contents of your digital camera, crop images to a variety of sizes, and delete unwanted pictures from your camera. Image Capture embeds ICC profiles in the images you download or scan, and it allows you to make slideshows with your photos and images and create a simple web page to share your favorite ones.

iSync. Keep your devices up to date.
iSync makes it easy to synchronize calendar data in iCal and contacts in Address Book with dozens of mobile phones and PDAs. You can sync using a USB cable or Bluetooth. iSync works with hundreds of devices from popular manufacturers like Motorola, Nokia, and Sony Ericsson.

iTunes. The ultimate digital jukebox.
iTunes is an application that plays all your digital music, podcasts, and videos. It syncs content to your iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. And it’s a 24/7 entertainment superstore that lets you browse and buy over 10 million songs, rent or buy blockbuster movies, get HD episodes of your favorite TV shows, download applications for your iPhone or iPod touch, subscribe to free podcasts, and shop for audiobooks.

Mail. Manage multiple email accounts.
Mail offers an elegant user interface that makes it easy to manage all your email from a single, ad-free inbox. It works with most email standards — including POP3 and IMAP — and most popular email services such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, and AOL Mail.

Photo Booth. Photo fun.
Take fun snapshots and video clips with your built-in iSight camera using Photo Booth. Send them to your friends, use one as an iChat icon, add them to your Address Book, or organize and edit them in iPhoto.

Preview. View and work with PDFs. Search with Spotlight. Edit and view images.
Preview is a simple, elegant application for viewing and working with PDF documents. You can move individual pages around or remove pages altogether, and you can combine documents with a drag and drop. Spotlight technology makes it easy to find what you’re looking for. Type in a word or phrase, and Preview instantly returns the results in an easy-to-use list. You can easily select text within a PDF document for copying and pasting. You can also view and edit images. Crop, rotate, resize, and save images in a range of formats. Enhance your image files using several Core Image-powered adjustments for easy control over color, exposure, and sharpness.

QuickTime Player. Crystal clear video playback.
QuickTime Player is a multimedia player that you can use to view many kinds of files, including video, audio, still images, graphics, and virtual reality (VR) movies. QuickTime supports the most popular formats on the Internet for news, sports, education, movie trailers, and other entertainment.

Safari 4. Surf fast. Surf securely. Distraction-free browsing.
The fastest web browser today, Safari 4 loads pages up to 3 times faster than Firefox 3 and up to 5.5 times faster than Opera 9. And it executes JavaScript up to 4.5 times faster than Firefox 3 and up to 5 times faster than Opera 9. With support for the latest standards for secure access and information sharing on the web, Safari protects you. It includes built-in antiphishing technology that detects fraudulent websites and support for EV (Extended Validation) Certificates. Safari sports a clean, elegant look that keeps your focus where it belongs: on the content of the web page. The features you use most are just a click away, and an integrated Google search bar makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.

Spaces. Group application windows together.
Spaces lets you group application windows together according to the way you work and easily switch between them. Create a space for work. Create a space for play. Organize each space just the way you want it.

Stickies. Stick to the point.
Stickies lets you keep notes on your desktop so you’ll never forget what you need. They’re great for jotting down reminders, lists, and other information. Stickies notes can include rich graphics, and you can change their colors, fonts, and font sizes. You can also export your notes as text documents to share with others.

System Preferences. Customize your system.
The System Preferences application lets you do everything from setting a desktop picture to adding a printer and more. Its straightforward interface and easy-to-understand language make it simple to make your Mac truly yours. Every person using your Mac can adjust system preferences as needed.

TextEdit. Simple yet powerful word processing.
TextEdit is an easy-to-use word processor built into Mac OS X. It’s great for creating simple compositions, but it also includes features like spelling and grammar check, autosave, tables, smart quotes, lists, and graphics. You can save your documents in a number of formats including plain and rich text, Microsoft Word, OpenDocument Text, and HTML.

Time Machine. Effortless backup.
Never again worry about losing your digital files. Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive (sold separately) to automatically back up your entire Mac, including system files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents.


System Requirements


  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 5GB of free disk space
  • DVD drive for installation
  • Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
  • Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.

Feature Specific Requirements

  • Time Machine requires an additional hard drive (sold separately).
  • Photo Booth requires an iSight camera (built-in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder; and an Intel or PowerPC G5 processor. Backdrop effects require an Intel Core Duo or faster processor. Backdrop effects when using a DV camcorder require fixed focus, exposure, and white balance.
  • Boot Camp requires Windows XP Service Pack 2 or Windows Vista (sold separately).
  • Screen sharing in iChat and in the Finder requires a 128-Kbps Internet connection (300-Kbps recommended).
  • Front Row requires a Mac with built-in IR and an Apple Remote.
  • DVD Player requires a 1.6GHz processor or faster for improved de-interlacing.
  • iChat requirements
    • Audio chats require a microphone and a 56-Kbps Internet connection.
    • Video chats require an iSight camera (built-in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder; and 128-Kbps upstream and downstream Internet connection.
    • Backdrop effects when using a DV camcorder require fixed focus, exposure, and white balance.
    • Some iChat features offer better performance and quality with higher system capabilities.
  • Exchange Support requires Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 1 Update Rollup 4. Auto-setup requires enabling the Autodiscovery feature of Microsoft Exchange Server.
  • QuickTime X movie capture requires iSight camera (built-in or external), USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder.
  • QuickTime H.264 hardware acceleration requires a Mac with a NVIDIA 9400M graphics processor.
  • Developer tools require 1GB of memory and an additional 3GB of available disk space.
  • OpenCL
    • NVIDIA Geforce 8600M GT, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GTS, Geforce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce GT 130.
    • ATI Radeon 4850, Radeon 4870
  • 64-bit support requires a Mac with a 64-bit processor.
  • Grand Central Dispatch requires a Mac with a multicore processor.