Apple’s next-generation operating system, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, is due for release Friday.
The company on Monday issued a press release detailing the operating system’s new features and improvements, which include the following:
A more responsive Finder
Mail that loads messages up to twice as fast
Time Machine with an up to 80 percent faster initial backup
a Dock with Exposé integration
QuickTime X with a redesigned player that allows users to easily view, record, trim and share video