Apple tends to update their Mac operating systems yearly, due to this fast release cycle, when it comes to big updates, Apple tend to only update the latest and previous version of OS X, but they’ve surprised us all today by sending an update to the Mac App Store, which sure is only a bug fix and feature update to improve compatibility of big OS upgrades done through the Store, but it’s very significant that it has been done to Snow Leopard.
Snow Leopard is the last version of OS X which ran both Intel and PowerPC applications, and had the true Aqua interface before minor adjustments in Lion, then the big revamp in Yosemite.
Also, let’s remember that Snow Leopard as of today is 7 years of age, as of being released in 2009, so it’s almost unprecedented that any company, especially Apple, but also makes us very sentimental of what was a great release.
Snow Leopard was a minor visual, but major under the hood update to the very impressive OS X 10.5 Leopard, which to this day is the most reliable and best performing operating system Apple’s released, and hopefully by going back to Snow Leopard (which too was reliable), Apple can return their current operating systems, iOS and Mac, back to the reliability we used to be used to.
If you are on Snow Leopard, likely on an older Mac, you can get the Mac App Store update the old fashioned way by going to the Apple menu and Software Update, which by the way we much prefer to using the Mac App Store.