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Apple Mac OS X 10.6

Last Review: 2008/10/09

Available To:

  • Students Admitted to UT Arlington
  • Currently Enrolled UT Arlington Students
  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

Vendor: Apple

Product: Mac OS X

Version: 10.6

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: None


Operating system

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 7 GB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 7 GB

Known Issues:

Snow Leopard is available for Intel Macs only.

Rosetta–the technology that allows an Intel Mac to run PowerPC software–is not part of the default install of Snow Leopard. Enable it from the customize button during the installation or install it from the "Optional Installs" folder found on the original DVD. The current version of tn3270 and the stunnel proxy rely on Rosetta at this time.

Some software may not be compatible with Snow Leopard and Apple has pro-actively disabled software that might already be installed on your computer. Please check Apple's list of incompatible applications and then check with the manufacturers for a Snow Leopard compatible version.

UTA Exchange email accounts can be accessed from's new Exchange 2007 support. Please read instructions on configuring for UTA e-mail.

Snow Leopard no longer needs the Cisco VPN tool to connect to the UTA VPN server. Detailed instructions are available on OIT's website.

How to Get:

Contact Help Desk to arrange for OIT to install Mac OS X 10.6 or later on UTA owned computers.

Apple provides free updates for Mac OS X via the Software Update feature in the System Preferences.


Visit OIT Help Desk or see Apple's Support page

Backing up data is the responsibility of the client.  One such method is burning data to a CD or DVD.  Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" also features a backup system called Time Machine.  If you use Time Machine, you will need to enable it, and be familiar with how to recover data using it.

Related Software:

Mac OS X 10.7