Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Snow Leopard Ask Question. Why the big difference in size?
what file size is the 10.7 download?
DavidGrove DavidGrove 1 6. You could possibly add that Leopard did not have compression built-in to the file system so the Snow Leopard disc image required some of the bootstrap files to be uncompressed. I don't know how much of it had to be Leopard readable though.
My install actually got 3GB smaller after Lion so there's certainly been some progress in compression of the OS files. Also, PowerPC support has been dropped, so presumably that saves some space as well.
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Sign up using Email and Password. Here we will take a more in depth look at the features Mountain Lion has to offer. A universal share button has been added to Safari's URL bar for reading later, add to bookmarks, e-mail, or Twitter.
Omnibar is an added feature to Google Chrome in Mountain Lion. It integrates the address bar and search box including Google searches, favorites and history. Messages replaces iChat.
Lion users can try the beta version of Messages which is the same as iMessage on iOS but the final stable version only works on Mountain Lion. Time Machine now allows you to select more than one hard drive to save backups.
Time Machine can now also run in PowerNap mode, which allows the operating system to update itself while the computer is sleeping. Software updates are now fully integrated with the Mac App Store and can be downloaded directly. Game Center is the same as on iOS.
Gaming is becoming increasingly important on OS X and Game Center allows you to download games, play against friends and save your progress. AirPlay will allow Mac and iOS users to play against one another. Additional integration with Facebook includes being able to "like" individual games and challenge friends to beat your high scores. Mountain Lion extends the capabilities of Mountain Lion allowing the synchronization of documents too.
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In addition, your Facebook friends' contact information and profile pictures will now appear in Contacts as well. Also new.
Three clicks have been replaced by one. Final thoughts. It was followed by a faster and more subtly improved Snow Leopard