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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 SiliconDoc on 8/14/2009 7:00:07 PM , Rating: 3
No, he actually made a very good point, and explained it sufficiently that one can easily guess even you comprehended, and that point you have failed to counter.
You merely argued in defeat that the changes are a worthy upgrade to pay for - that doesn't negate his rock solid and substantial point, no matter how much BS you spew about chugging anything.
You should have tried " $29 is cheaper than the $99 msft charges for an OS upgrade ".
Then at least you'd have made an argument or a point, instead of a fool of yourself, while you spewed the blind fealty and stupidity lines calling someone else a hater - who obviously ISN'T - he had a logical and solid EXPLANATION, you doof.

RE: Correction
By KWRussell on 8/17/2009 12:26:01 PM , Rating: 2
I quote the original post...

Bringing updated 64-bit versions of many popular Mac programs, and other updates, the service pack also comes at an extortionary (sic) price point of $29 for one license.

Now take your corporation worship and shove it up your ass.

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