Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard news: gone GM, pre-orders for $29, smarter installation, to be available early?

Aug 13, 2009 - 6 Comments

snow leopardThe Mac Rumor mill is churning out all sorts of juicy tidbits on Apple’s latest operating system update, known as Snow Leopard. MacRumors has said that 10.6 build 10a432 has gone Golden Master, and Daring Fireball has a short cryptic post saying that 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available as early as Friday, August 28! Also of interest is AppleInsider’s suggestion that OS X 10.6’s disc art will feature a Snow Leopard, literally (shown in accompanying image). And according to ArsTechnica, the install process for 10.6 has been dramatically improved over past versions as well, making for a more simplified, slimmer, and substantially faster upgrade.

Snow Leopard is coming to Mac users at a surprisingly cheap price, you can pre-order Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard from for $29 and it will ship for free as soon as it arrives. Mac users rejoice, a fantastic system update awaits us all very soon!


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Posted by: William Pearson in Mac OS


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  1. Joe says:

    I am already registered for latest updates on the new snow leopard. Anyway at the price it is a bargain!

  2. Anon says:

    I hope that isn’t the image going gold: I’m running it right now and QuickTime is running like crap.

  3. Thx for the quick response! My /home is also empty. I think there is /home due to Unix compatibility issues. Ok, I’ll keep it :)

  4. William Pearson says:

    Alexander, yes I have a /home directory within the root, like Peter it is empty

  5. Peter Bjorn says:

    I hope Snow Leopard is good, I am excited for the killer upgrade and to rub it in my Vista friends face!

    @alexander, yes i have a /home directory showing up if i type ls -lash / although i don’t know what it’s for because it is empty, it belongs to ‘wheel’ so i imagine it’s important and you don’t want to delete it! maybe it is temp cache sort of folder?

  6. Sorry for my off-topicness:

    “ls -lash /” shows me a “/home” folder on my Mac OS X.5. Is this a system created resp. for the system relevant folder or is this a folder I’ve created myself accidentally as I’m (or was :) a long-term Linux user?

    Would be nice of you guys to type “ls -lash /” and tell me if you have also a “/home” folder on your system.

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