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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 InsaneScientist on 8/18/2009 1:26:14 AM , Rating: 3
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When Microsoft introduces architectural changes to the core of Windows, and releases them free of charge in a service pack, then your point about the nominal price of Snow Leopard will be valid. Until then, keep chugging the haterade. The old "OS X is tied to Apple hardware" whining is just changing the subject.


That's exactly what XP SP2 was... a significant architectural change to the core of the operating system.
Now, that was the exception, not the rule, and they haven't done it since... but you asked. :D

And no, I don't consider it a service pack, and I don't think the price is unreasonable. (even though I get Win 7 for free. :D )


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