In Pictures: Mac OS X's 9 lives

In 21 years, Apple's reinvented Mac OS has pushed computing in vibrant new directions. Now a new version is imminent

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Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)

Reign: August 2009-July 2011

Key new capabilities: Multiple changes under the hood to adopt the Cocoa APIs in OS X's native services and apps (including QuickTime X); support for Exchange ActiveSync in Mail, iCal, and Address Book; multitouch trackpad support; kernel-level multicore support for applications; OpenCL graphics processing; App Exposé view of an application's open folders; discontuination of AppleTalk network protocol

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