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Thread: Snow Leopard Reaches Gold Master
08-12-2009, 12:07 PM #1
Snow Leopard Reaches Gold Master
The next OS X Operating system, Snow Leopard, has reached Gold Master meaning it has been developed far enough to be released into production. The timing is about right for it to reach gold master as Snow Leopard is slated to go on sale this September for only $29 -- it takes a bit of time to manufacture and ship all those DVDs after all
Snow Leopard is a major upgrade of Mac OS X mostly in functionality:
- Improved hardware usage with better multi-core support.
- Half the install size at 6GB increasing install speed by 45%.
- MS Exchange Support.
- Improved stability everywhere.
UI tweaks include:
- Put Back from Trash lets you undelete things to the locations they were originally.
- Stacks has folder navigation.
- Some Preference Panes have been redone like Keyboard Shortcuts, Desktop and Screensaver controls.
- Couple more, check here and here.
You can pre-order your copy of Snow Leopard via Amazon for $29 (single computer license) or $49 (5 computer license)
via appleinsider, mac4ever
Last edited by dale1v; 08-12-2009 at 12:35 PM.
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08-12-2009, 12:11 PM #2
not a whole lot of changes for a major release?
guess we will see the difference in performance?
08-12-2009, 12:14 PM #3
Not that much more time now
08-12-2009, 12:34 PM #4
Typo btw "it takes a bit of time to manufacturer and ship all those DVDs after all"
take the r off of manufacture.
And can't wait to get my hands on my copy. For 29 bucks, it's a steal!
08-12-2009, 12:58 PM #5
08-12-2009, 12:58 PM #6
$29? I'll most definitely be picking this guy up in September...Respect your elders.
08-12-2009, 01:17 PM #7
Hmmmmm I don't know whether to return my MacBook Pro or wait and see if Snow Leopard fixes the 2 dead pixels on screen....
Tbh I'm not sure Apple will replace it even though I only got it about 3 weeks ago.
08-12-2009, 01:33 PM #8
uhh. i thought my macbook was a 32-bit, guess i could be wrong
08-12-2009, 01:34 PM #9
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08-12-2009, 01:37 PM #10
08-12-2009, 01:58 PM #11
08-12-2009, 04:02 PM #12
I'm sure we will see the full potential of the hardware performance with the newest MacBook Pro's with the 64-bit Snow Leopard. Trust me, 32-bit and 64-bit is a big jump, and you will see apps loading a lot faster and your machine overall will be a lot smoother. I can't wait.
For $29 it's a no brainer.
08-12-2009, 06:30 PM #13
I'll be getting this for sureI am not a jailbreak n00bI like to drink iPhoneahol...Circa 2008
08-12-2009, 06:35 PM #14
08-12-2009, 08:31 PM #15
Windows 7's $50 program just ended.
Windows 7 is superior to Vista and Windows XP in every way. More stable, more powerful, better search, better taskbar, better UI features, deeper support for touch usage, better driver support out of the box, better everything.
but you know...keep lying to people and telling them Windows 7 is worse than XP. or even that Vista today is worse than XP. better yet? don't.
you'd be better served by reading a Windows 7 review that spouting out mistruths. they're readily available now. Endgadget just posted theirs today. C|Net posted theirs last week.
Last edited by adrian1480; 08-12-2009 at 08:34 PM.
08-12-2009, 10:14 PM #16
08-12-2009, 10:14 PM #17Don't be tricked by Windows 7 Ads
Compare editions or Go to Microsoft.com --> Windows tab on left corner --> Then Compare edition tab [2nd one]. Enjoy but don't be bad because for 50$ Microsoft can only give new icons but not good features
08-12-2009, 10:16 PM #18
08-12-2009, 10:20 PM #19
Out of curiosity, would I be right to guess that it is half the capacity of Leopard because it is only Intel compatible and not universal.
I'm also guessing the 3GB footprint is the OS by itself, no X11, no printer drivers etc?
08-12-2009, 10:44 PM #20