Originally Posted by AppleInsider
Time Zone preferences have also seen an overhaul. Each time zone is highlighted as a user moves their mouse cursor across the map. And as previously note, users will have the option to have their time zone updated automatically with help of Snow Leopard's new Core Location framework.
I hope the next notebooks get a GPS chip. So much potential if they do.
Below is a capture of QuickTime X Player's HUDless movie playback presentation:
So far the screen recording is quite unimpressive. Other apps allow for much more activity while recording, though QT X wasnt even stable until the latest build of SL.
In Snow Leopard, Software Update's "Installed Updates" tab has been renamed "Installed Software," possibly foreshadowing a move by Apple to provide new software downloads via the built-in mechanism rather than just updates:
I hope that is true, but Im guessing the name change is due to SL not including printer drivers any more, instead doing on-demand installs.
Originally Posted by Slang4Art
All very interesting. I still want to feel how fast Snow Leopard actually runs on my first gen Mac Pro though. Any chance of notable improvement?
So far the benchmarks are good for a beta.
Originally Posted by JohnnyKrz
I'm surprised that so few apps look like they are 64-bit at this point. You'd think most of the apps would have been updated by now.
Of the Applications, Extensions and Frameworks, most have been updated to 64-bit.
Originally Posted by hillstones
Doubtful and unnecessary. Drag the App to the trash and it is uninstalled. If you want to go further, go to your Library folder and trash the pref files in Preferences and Application Support (if any present). You don't need an uninstaller like Windows does.
I disagree. Having to direct a user where to go to delete every part of an app is not very Mac-like.
Originally Posted by hmurchison
Yes ...actually you do. Loading 32-bit apps in an otherwise 64-bit system means that you now need to load all 32-bit framework stacks. It's just easier to compile even the smallest app for 64-bit and keep your system clean.
As an example, when you access System Preferences it loads the 64-bit version, but when click Growl or Perian it asks you if you want to restart it. When you click Ok it opens it up again immediately but with (32-bit mode) appended to the end of the title bar.
Originally Posted by minderbinder
But that is still just speculation. I assume there's still no new info saying for sure that it's intel only?
There is a lot Apple doesnt say that we can infer. This far into the development cycle Apple would likely have to be using developers to test their PPC code.