Apple confirms 28 August is Snow Leopard day
Last week's leak proves correct
Last week's leak was correct: Apple will ship Snow Leopard on 28 August.
Apple's online store last week put up a page listing Mac OS X 10.6's "available" date as the 28th. The company quickly spotted the sudden change and reverted the date to simply "September".
Now the press release is ready and approved by management, and the OS' release date can be set to 28 August.
Snow Leopard will cost $29/£25 to Mac users running 10.5 - aka Leopard. If you're still running an older version of the operating system, you'll need to buy a $169/£129 box set containing Snow Leopard, iLife and iWork - not a bad deal, since the last two each cost $79/£69 a pop on their own.
You'll also need an Intel-based Mac. PowerPC machines aren't supported, and even Rosetta
Stone, the Intel-based PowerPC emulator that's been part of OS X for a while now becomes an optional install with the debut of 10.6. ®
The PPC support gives them an extra chance of finding a number of types of bugs that have a long history of hiding on x86 architecture. Dropping the PPC means those bugs won't be seen. Part of what made early OS X so bug free was that it had been developed with both x86 (from Next who were rumored to build for the 68K as well) and PPC. The result of them dumping PPC will mean lots of unhappy customers and more exploits than they have ever seen.
@ Blain Hamon - Weight comparison.
For a visual comparison chart from a top (some would say 'over-the- top') mac fanboy site ...
What happens when Apple runs out of cat names?
Furthermore, how long are they going to milk the "X" thing? Aren't they ever going to make an OS 11?
Oh alright, sorry, that was offtopic. Carry on :)
- a Classic Mac lover and OSX hater
whine whine whine, 25 beats the usual 100 quid despite paying uk vat on top of us sales tax on top of the american price point.
Definitly looking forward to proper 64bit integration and the vague promise of no spinning beach balls (yeah right)
@ Paul 25 - Let's see you do Windows 7.
Com-mon. I wanna see some fancy calcs for that beast!