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Snow Leopard Shipping Aug. 28, Pre-order Now

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After nearly two weeks of rumors, Apple has finally announced a release date for OS X 10.6.

Those of you who have anxiously been waiting for the day when you can finally secure yourself a copy of Apple's latest operating system, Mac OS X 10.6, or Snow Leopard, can pre-order today.

Apple has announced that Snow Leopard will go on sale next Friday, August 28 in retail stores and online, as per last week's rumors. Those of you who wish to buy can pre-order here.

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    tayb , August 24, 2009 6:56 PM
    Ordered it. Just waiting on Windows 7 now but I'll pick up a copy of Ultimate from the bookstore for a whopping $7 whenever it is finally released.
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    maaksel , August 24, 2009 6:58 PM
    Why are there so many freakin' Apple announcements? Honestly? Lets make tomshardware.com/apple for those that care, k?
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    antilycus , August 24, 2009 6:58 PM
    yawn, whats different about it? NOTHING just another apple tax to slow down my aged dual 1.0ghz PPC system that costs me 3500 bucks and was outdated 2 weeks after buying it.
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    seraphimcaduto , August 24, 2009 7:00 PM
    Out of the gate at $29...for once Apple is right on the money.
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    tayb , August 24, 2009 7:03 PM
    seraphimcadutoOut of the gate at $29...for once Apple is right on the money.


    Tell me about it. That and the single version is definitely some things Apple gets right.
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    antilycus , August 24, 2009 7:05 PM
    Antilycusyawn, whats different about it? NOTHING just another apple tax to slow down my aged dual 1.0ghz PPC system that costs me 3500 bucks and was outdated 2 weeks after buying it.

    Nevermind I just read it on apple.com and found out if you have PPC you can't upgrade. On top of that, its 64-bit and it makes SOME applications faster. It also has GCD which may be great. But since its a launch technology I would wait, regardless of who programmed it.
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    nonxcarbonx , August 24, 2009 7:19 PM
    So do you have to pay for an upgrade with a mac os, or is this a totally new one?

    Whenever a new version of ipod touch software comes out, they make you pay to upgrade.
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    doc70 , August 24, 2009 7:23 PM
    no, thanks, not for me; if I want a Linux-flavored OS I go for Ubuntu ... at least I can install it on any system I want and I can, not only on a specific system that I have to pay a premium for...
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    jhansonxi , August 24, 2009 8:21 PM
    I would buy SL for my old Mac Mini if they hadn't dropped PowerPC support.
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    SneakySnake , August 24, 2009 8:54 PM
    I tried Ubuntu on my homebuild, it is definitely the worst OS of the three big ones (Win7, Leopard, and Ubuntu). It lacks the software of windows, the feel of OS X, the speed of both the other ones, and compatibility.
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    SneakySnake , August 24, 2009 9:00 PM
    @ Antilycus

    Do you honestly expect that a mac from 7 years ago should be able to be upgraded to the latest OS ?? It's not like everyone's gonna be installing Windows 7 on their 7 year old pentiums. It time to buy a new computer bud
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    norbs , August 24, 2009 9:02 PM
    maakselWhy are there so many freakin' Apple announcements? Honestly? Lets make tomshardware.com/apple for those that care, k?

    OS racist... osacist? hmm... no don't think that is right.
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    norbs , August 24, 2009 9:10 PM
    AntilycusNevermind I just read it on apple.com and found out if you have PPC you can't upgrade. On top of that, its 64-bit and it makes SOME applications faster. It also has GCD which may be great. But since its a launch technology I would wait, regardless of who programmed it.

    No one cares if you want it or not, you obviously knew nothing about it and were already ragging on it in your post.

    Windows 7 and SL both sound promising. I have been using win 7 enterprise RTM on my media center and it's great and very stable. Leopard has been great on my hackintosh laptop as well, i am actually looking forward to SL.
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    manjyomethunder , August 24, 2009 9:17 PM
    SneakySnake@ AntilycusDo you honestly expect that a mac from 7 years ago should be able to be upgraded to the latest OS ?? It's not like everyone's gonna be installing Windows 7 on their 7 year old pentiums. It time to buy a new computer bud


    Apple only adopted Intel processors in 2006 starting with the Core Duos, I would personally expect the G4/G5 Macs to still be supported, seeing as Windows 7 can run on a Pentium 4.
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    manjyomethunder , August 24, 2009 9:20 PM
    doc70no, thanks, not for me; if I want a Linux-flavored OS I go for Ubuntu ... at least I can install it on any system I want and I can, not only on a specific system that I have to pay a premium for...


    Honestly, do Linux fanboys ever get their facts right? OS X is not Linux, they are both unix-like, but OS X is based off of OPENSTEP and FreeBSD, and is not based off Linux in any way. It gets so irritating.

    See this chart.
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    newbie_mcnoob , August 24, 2009 9:48 PM
    Damn you Apple!

    I have a dual G5 Mac with a 8X AGP slot. So no video card upgrades and no OSX 10.6 upgrade for me.
    Looks like I'm stuck with 10.4 and my crappy Radeon 9600.

    I'm never buying a computer from Apple again. If I really need OSX I'll get a hackintosh.
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    Shadow703793 , August 24, 2009 9:49 PM
    I wonder how long it's going to the OSX86 guys to port/hack this to run on NON APPLE hardware.
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    kingssman , August 24, 2009 9:51 PM
    lets see, its cheaper than a windows 7 update disk, The new features may not be a full fledged as windows 7 but I'm not gonna balk at a $29 price tag for optimized 64bit performance as well as OpenCl and many more OS tweaks.
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    Anonymous , August 24, 2009 10:01 PM
    Anyone know when I can buy a mac with a copy of Snow Leopard pre-installed?? Is it the same day? (Friday)
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    IronRyan21 , August 24, 2009 10:44 PM
    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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