Snow Leopard (Mac OS X v10.6) and Windows 7 are the latest operating systems from Apple and Microsoft respectively. Both were released in 2009. Windows 7 is considered a much bigger leap from its predecessor (Windows Vista) than Snow Leopard (from its predecessor Leopard).

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Snow Leopard (Mac OS X) versus Windows 7 comparison chart
Edit this comparison chartSnow Leopard (Mac OS X)Windows 7
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License APSL and Apple EULA Microsoft EULA
Introduction (from Wikipedia) Mac OS X 10.6 (also known as Snow Leopard) is the seventh major release of Mac OS X. Windows 7, (formerly codenamed Blackcomb and Vienna) was the latest version of Microsoft Windows until Windows 8, a series of operating systems produced by Microsoft for use on personal computers.
Kernel type 32-bit or 64-bit Hybrid kernel Hybrid
Update method Apple Software Update Windows Update
Source model Closed source (with open source components) Closed source / Shared source
Release date August 28, 2009 RTM: July 22, 2009 Retail: October 22, 2009
Current version 10.6.8 (as of November 21 2013) 6.1 (build 7600.16385.090713-1255 ) (as of 2009-07-22)
Native support for Microsoft Exchange Yes Yes

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