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Steve Jobs gifts a new OS to the loyal developers

Among the Apple loyalists one of the most eagerly awaited fall events is the release of OS X Snow Leopard.  Bringing updated 64-bit versions of many popular Mac programs, and other updates, the operating system also comes at a wallet-friendly price point of $29 for one license.

Apple's Golden Master build (Apple's fancy way of saying RTM build) is typically delivered to company employees and a handful of developers.  With the delivery of the Snow Leopard Golden Master, Apple has reportedly ditched the exclusivity and given all registered Mac OS X developers a chance to get in on the action.

The build is numbered 10A432 and it will be copied and released to customers on optical media in about a month.  Also included is Snow Leopard Server, build 10A433, and potentially the final release of QuickTime 7, version 7.6.4.  The client image is 6.1GB, while the server image weighs in at 5.5GB.

The OS's installation process recently went public this Wednesday, with few surprises.  With no official release date exists for the OS, other than a tentative "September" target, it is unknown when Mac enthusiasts can get their fingers on it.  However, given that the Golden Master build has aired, it appears headed for an early September release.

As evidence of the OS's popularity, a pre-order on Amazon was the site's top selling software product a week ago.



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By Murst on 8/13/2009 12:40:32 PM , Rating: 2
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I, like many other people use apple products because of the third-party software and the fact that the hardware typically holds up in unusual environments(sweaty clubs, bow of ship, etc). That hardly makes me a "drone".

So you use apple products b/c of the third-party software developer tools? Or you develop apple software because apple hardware holds up in unusual environments?

Clearly, Mick called the apple developers who actually received the free software "drones". Do you still qualify?

Personally, I've developed software for OSX, and I don't find the comment insulting. I also wouldn't find it insulting to be called a MS drone when writing windows apps ( which is what I generally do anyways ). I find it kind of amusing, actually. Makes me think of Star Wars...


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