I’ve gotta admit, I’m pretty excited about Apple’s forthcoming new incarnation of Mac OS X, Snow Leopard (10.6). It certainly isn’t going to be wowing anyone with visual changes and enhancements as prior releases have, but what Snow Leopard packs under the hood is enough to excite me. Pretty much everything about the operating system, even including the non-essential bundled applications, has been recoded to minimize the footprint, utilize 64-bit processing, and all around just move faster. They’ve slimmed it down so much that it will reportedly free up an additional 7GB of space on your hard drive. Needless to say, I’m excited to try it out and will post a review here once I’ve had the chance to put it through its paces. Best of all? Apple just announced the release date and it’s earlier than expected: August 28th!
Want it as soon as it’s available?
Pre-order your copy today from Amazon.com:
Mac OS X version 10.6 Snow Leopard – $29
Mac OS X Snow Leopard Family Pack (5-User) – $49
Mac Box Set (with Snow Leopard) – $169