really?? great i have a less then 6 month old mac and i already need an upgrade
don't tell me this...i'd just really rather not know.
i'm sorry...i think i'm being faux dramatic there...but really...how good is it?
Well, 95% of the changes are actually behind the scenes.
Idk how familiar you are with Apple's history, but they only recently phased out Power PC in favor of Intel processors (about 3 years ago). So to accommodate this transition, starting with Tiger, OS X was written to support both Power PC and Intel processors. Snow Leopard is the first version to support Intel only. This means that it uses about half the coding of Leopard, making it faster to install, faster to boot up, faster to shut down, and an overall more stable operating system. The other benefit this provides is that it frees up about 5 GB of space on your hard drive.
Additionally, it was written to take full advantage of multi-core processors by sending different processes to different cores simultaneously. Since your Mac is less than six months old, you most definitely have a multi-core processor. You will see faster performance with this version of OS X.