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Snow Leopard Shipping Aug. 28, Pre-order Now

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.

  • tayb
    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
    Why are there so many freakin' Apple announcements? Honestly? Lets make tomshardware.com/apple for those that care, k?
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  • antilycus
    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 NOTHING just another apple tax to slow down my aged dual 1.0ghz PPC system that costs me 3500 bucks and was outdated 2 weeks after buying it.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
    Out of the gate at $29...for once Apple is right on the money.
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  • tayb
    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
    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 NOTHING just another apple tax to slow down my aged dual 1.0ghz PPC system that costs me 3500 bucks and was outdated 2 weeks after buying it.Nevermind I just read it on apple.com and found out if you have PPC you can't upgrade.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
    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
    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
    I would buy SL for my old Mac Mini if they hadn't dropped PowerPC support.
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  • SneakySnake
    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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