Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Hints for 10.6 Snow Leopard

by saurav January 13, 2011

As we look forward to the days of Mac OS 10.7 Lion (Summer 2011) and a flood of hints on how to take advantage of new features in Lion at Mac OS X Hints, I thought it would be a good idea to share the list (from my bookmarks) of my favorite hints  since 10.6 […]

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Links: Astronomy Culture Studied, Changing Institutions, Better Presentations, and More

by Kelle February 5, 2010

Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines | UC Center for Studies in Higher Education An academic look at how astronomers communicate with each other. Also includes a basic overview of how the field works which could be useful for newbies. There’s a lot here […]


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Snow Leopard and Cisco VPNs

by Tom November 30, 2009

One of the subtle but very useful additions to MacOS 10.6 (a.k.a. Snow Leopard) is the built-in ability to connect to Cisco Virtual Private Networks (VPN), which many organizations have adopted. In MacOS 10.5 and earlier, one had to download the Cisco VPN client, which doesn’t quite fit in to the ‘sleek mac app’ category […]


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Links: PGPLOT, Quicksilver, 1Password, and more…

by Kelle October 31, 2009

Don’t Forget To Use the Phone | Gina Trapani When an exchange involves several back-and-forths, days’ worth of email could be avoided with a five-minute call. 1Password 3 Beta brings a sweet new interface and Snow Leopard support | The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) Password management done right. The Science of Persuasion | Scientific American […]


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Let Snow Leopard Roar

by Eli October 29, 2009

For those who use Snow Leopard you have probably noticed how much snappier the OS is than its predecessor. Much of the optimizations in Snow Leopard is thanks to several new and emerging tools called LLVM, Clang, and OpenCL. What’s more is that we can use these tools to speed up some of our basic […]


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Snow Leopard is Here

by Jessica Lu August 28, 2009

The latest and greatest version of Mac OS X, dubbed Snow Leopard, is here. This is likely to be  a good release for astronomers as the OS has been trimmed down to boost performance overall and to give you back about 7 Gbytes of disk space. However, only Intel Macs are supported. Any early adopters […]


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