Just created a partition on my computer. Installing 10.6 right now. Aside from some tinkering around with, is Snow Leopard still worth using today? What practical use can you get out of it? Genuinely curious here. Thanks /g/
I tried Tiger once when I found an old ibook G4 at a pawn with a broken lid latch.
Paid $40 and tried it out.
PowerPC is a dead architecture pretty much. Almost no modern software is compiled with it in mind and it's all moved to x86.
Snow Leopard user here. On a 2008 iMac, never reformatted the drive, icons sometimes come up glitchy (but return to normal the next time I boot,) but otherwise still works fine. Been meaning to reformat the drive and upgrade to the latest OS for the past two years, but been too lazy.
Most of my work on it circles around, web browsing, GIMP, Illustrator (original CS, never bothered to update that,) occasional short video edits, and playing Quake.
I stayed on it until that huge java bug scare several months ago, moved to mtn lion and its pretty acceptable. Miss Rosetta, there's a bunch of old audio plugins that were never updated to universal.
And I hate updating everything through the app store.
I own a 12 core Mac Pro, and have been using Macs for work for a while.
Fuck do i miss Snow Leopard. Same thing as Leopard, bit snow is 64 bit. It was stable as fuck, and worked with so much software. After that, shit started getting glitchy, and support for "legacy" apps was dropped. So a lot of shit that i used to use.