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Engadget and MacWorld Review Snow Leopard

Engadget and MacWorld Review Snow Leopard

Posted August 26, 2009 at 9:34pm by iClarified
Engadget and MacWorld have published their reviews on Snow Leopard and they both agree on one shortcoming, QuickTime X.

So. Ready for the bad news? That glossy title bar's come a steep price: QuickTime Player X has a dramatically reduced feature set from Leopard's QuickTime Player 7. [Engadget]

This new QuickTime Player X app lacks so many of the features of the previous version that Apple has made QuickTime Player 7 optionally available as a separate installation. [MacWorld]

Other than QuickTime, the reviews were quite positive especially at the $29 price point. Both sites found the upgrade to be well worth performing. You can read the full articles by using the links below:

"But for most Mac users, especially the kind of person who reads a Web site devoted to the subject, the assorted benefits of Snow Leopard outweigh the price tag. I’d pay $30 just for the improved volume ejection, the ability to create services with Automator, and the improvements to the Dock and Exposé—though I admit I’d pay slightly more to not have the misguided QuickTime Player X as a part of the package."

"If you're a Leopard user you have virtually no reason to skip over 10.6, unless you've somehow built a mission-critical production workflow around an InputManager hack. (In which case, well, have fun with 10.5 for the rest of your life.) Sure, maybe wait a few weeks for things like Growl and MenuMeters to be updated, and if your livelihood depends on QuickTime we'd definitely hold off, but for everyone else the sheer amount of little tweaks and added functionality in 10.6 more than justifies skipping that last round of drinks at the bar"

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