July 27, 2012 |
Though Apple just released its latest version of Mac OS X, Mountain Lion, many users still haven't even adopted Lion, its predecessor, and are actually running 2009's Snow Leopard. Almost half of all Mac users, or 45.5%, still run Snow Leopard as opposed to Lion, which has a near-35% adoption rate. Snow Leopard was the last Apple operating system to not be distributed solely through Apple's Mac App Store -- it still came in a disc. But despite Lion costing the same amount as Snow Leopard and seemingly being quicker to install as no disc was necessary, most users have held on to Snow Leopard, which was largely an under-the-hood performance upgrade from its predecessor, Leopard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 2013 |
A snow leopard at the Sacramento Zoo has been euthanized after suffering from severe traumatic injuries to her back, zoo officials said. Shanti, who at 20 years old was one of the oldest snow leopards in captivity, suffered severe damage to her vertebrae. “It was pretty clear that the prognosis was not good and her quality of life was starting to suffer, infection had kicked in and the neurological issues were getting worse, so we made the difficult decision on Friday afternoon to go ahead and euthanize her,” said Sacramento Zoo Director of Animal Care R. Harrison Edell.
February 27, 2014 |
Recent behavior by Apple appears to suggest the tech giant may no longer have plans to issue security updates for Snow Leopard, a version of its desktop operating system that is used by nearly one in five Mac users. The Cupertino tech company has not delivered a security update for Snow Leopard, which was released four years ago, since last September, according to ComputerWorld . Since that time, Apple has continued to update other versions of its Mac operating system, including Lion, Mountain Lion and the latest version, Mavericks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 11, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See note below for details. A mounted snow leopard worth more than $250,000, pieces of armor and designer clothes were among the items recovered by sheriff's detectives investigating a party planned over social media and held, without the owner's knowledge, at a vacant, multimillion-dollar La Habra Heights mansion. [Updated at 7:21 p.m., Dec. 11: Early Wednesday, 16 people were arrested in connection with the vandalism and robbery that occurred at the home in late November, Lt. Arthur Scott of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.
December 13, 2013 |
It was a little strange altogether - considering that the overriding issue this week in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department was its abominable treatment of inmates in its jails - to note that Sheriff Lee Baca felt he needed to leave his personal stamp on the case of a group of miscreant teenagers. About 100 teens are thought to have broken into a vacant La Habra Heights mansion for a wild party, and 16 of them have been charged with looting the place of pretty much anything that could be carried, including designer suits and a mounted snow leopard valued at $250,000.
September 9, 1990 |
This vast nation of steppes, rich in animal species, is beginning to count its living wealth in order to improve conservation. Mongolia's many rare animals include the snow leopard, Gobi Desert bears and wild Bactrian camels. It has equally rare species prized by hunters, like the argali sheep and the ibex. Officials have set limits for years on the number of each species that can be killed, but seldom knew how many it had to start with.