Mac (Platform)

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6) is the seventh major release of Mac OS X, Apple's desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. Unlike those of previous versions of Mac OS X, the goals of Snow Leopard were improved performance, greater efficiency and the reduction of its overall memory footprint. Much of the software in Mac OS X was extensively rewritten for this release in order to take advantage fully of modern Macintosh hardware. New programming frameworks, such as OpenCL, were created, allowing software developers to use graphics cards in their applications. This is also the first Mac OS release since System 7.1.1 that does not support Macs using PowerPC processors, as Apple now intends to focus on its current line of Intel-based products. As support for Rosetta was dropped in OS X Lion, Snow Leopard is the last version of Mac OS X that is able to run PowerPC-only applications. Snow Leopard is the last release of Mac OS X to support the 32-bit Intel Core Solo and Intel Core Duo CPUs.



Release dates:
2009-8-28 (WW)
Developers:
PLATFORM TYPE:
Operating System
Introduction price:
29 USD
ALTERNATIVE NAME:
Mac OS

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Games released on Mac

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Football Manager 2019
November 2nd, 2018 (7 months ago)
Mac / Android / iOS / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Football Manager 2018
November 10th, 2017 (2 years ago)
Mac / SteamOS / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Aquaria
December 7th, 2007 (11 years ago)
Mac / iOS / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Super Fancy Pants Adventure
September 20th, 2017 (2 years ago)
Mac / iOS / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Just Shapes & Beats
May 31st, 2018 (a year ago)
Mac / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows) / Nintendo Switch
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
December 6th, 2016 (2 years ago)
Mac / PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Sid Meier's Civilization
January 1st, 1991 (28 years ago)
PlayStation / PC DOS / Mac / Amiga / Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) / Atari ST/STE / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Cook, Serve, Delicious!
October 5th, 2012 (7 years ago)
Mac / Linux / PC (Microsoft Windows)
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares
October 31st, 1996 (23 years ago)
PC DOS / Mac / PC (Microsoft Windows)
The Incredible Machine 2
December 31st, 1994 (24 years ago)
PC DOS / Mac / PC (Microsoft Windows)