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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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RE: Correction
By Murst on 8/13/2009 3:49:45 PM , Rating: -1
1. You do not have to buy $1000+ worth of hardware from Microsoft to run Win 7/Vista.

You don't have to buy $1000+ worth of hardware to run OSX either...
2. The EULA for Win7/Vista has no stipulation about where it is and isn't legal to install it.

OEM versions of windows actually do have this restriction. Considering that OSX is OEM also, it would be a pretty fair comparison.
OS X is completely useless as a standalone product. Without dedicated hardware purchased from Apple, it cannot (legally) run.

Windows is also useless as a standalone product. Without hardware, it can't do much either.

I prefer Windows to OSX... I just don't see why you would use these faulty comparisons when there's so many more valid reasons why Windows > OSX


RE: Correction
By Screwballl on 8/14/09, Rating: -1
"Folks that want porn can buy an Android phone." -- Steve Jobs

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