Apple announced yesterday that its newest operating system, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, will be released this Friday, August 28, 2009. This date is even earlier than expected, as Apple said several months ago when previewing its new features that Snow Leopard would ship in September.
One of its major aims is to refine code in the operating system, and Apple claims that 90 percent of the Mac OS X code has been worked on for the Snow Leopard release. The end result is an operating system that is much faster and half the size of the previous operating system (freeing up to 7GB of hard drive space). Microsoft enthusiasts will be happy because Snow Leopard supports Exchange Server 2007, which means that you can use Mac OS X Mail, Address Book and iCal out of the box with Exchange.
For Leopard users, the upgrade price will be $29 for a single user or $49 for a Family Pack. Users of previous generation operating systems will need to purchase a Mac Box Set, which will cost $169 for a single user or $229 for a Family Pack. Also, people who purchased a qualifying Mac on or after June 8, 2009, can upgrade for only $9.95.
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