Apple to release Mac OS X Snow Leopard on Friday August 28

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By: switchtoamac at: 8:42 AM on August 24, 2009 | Comments (0)

The Apple online store is now accepting pre-orders for Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Snow Leopard Server (Mac OS X version 10.6) and lists a delivery date of August 28th.  Versions available include single client version ($29), family pack ($49), Mac Box Set ($169), and Mac Box Set Family Pack ($229).

snow_leopard_box.pngPer the order page on the Apple Store
"Upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard with Snow Leopard, a simpler, more powerful, and more refined version of Mac OS X. It delivers a wide range of enhancements, next-generation technologies, out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange Server, and new accessibility features. It's the world's most advanced operating system, finely tuned from installation to shutdown.

Snow Leopard is an upgrade for Leopard users and requires a Mac with an Intel processor."

What's in the Box
  • Installation DVD
  • Printed and electronic documentation
System Requirements
  • Mac computer with an Intel processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 5GB of available disk space
  • DVD drive for installation
Snow Leopard Server
Apple is also accepting pre-orders for Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server, an unlimited-client version for $499.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the successor to Mac OS X Leopard and touts the following key improvements:
  • Better, faster, easier
  • Next-generation technologies (64-bit support, Grand Central Dispatch, and OpenCL)
  • QuickTime X
  • Out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange
  • Safari 4
Find out more here.  You can read the Apple Snow Leopard Press Release announcing the August 28, 2009 availability.

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