Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): $29

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  1. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Greatest news I've heard all day! Linky
     
  2. Brent

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    Can you run it on a PC?
     
  3. Ríu ríu chíu

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    ^ No.

    But Windows can be run on Intel Macs. ;)
     
  4. Chess Piece Face

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    Sure. You can run other versions of Mac OS on "hackintoshes" so I don't see why not, eventually, when someone cracks it or whatever.
     
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  6. Coloratura

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    Awesome! :D


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  7. Ríu ríu chíu

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    It seems that most of the changes this time around are 'under the hood' performance improvements. (The Finder, for one thing.) There may be a few interface tweaks, like in QuickTime, but most of the real changes are things that we can't see. Perhaps that's even better. This one is definitely not just more eye candy.
     
  8. MacWin

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    That's pretty much the point. Snow Leopard has always been intended as more of "under the hood" increase performance and stability release as opposed to "lets add a shit ton more of useless features while the rest of the OS sucks" release.
     
  9. Coloratura

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    So far, I've loved Mac OS X Leopard. I haven't seen any real issues with it. Then again, it's my first Mac OS. I'm used to Windows systems.

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  10. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Note that this $29 upgrade price is apparently for existing Leopard users. FWIW.

    Then again, who isn't using Leopard now anyway? Snow Leopard will require a modern Mac to run - a Mac which either *shipped* with Leopard or has already been installed with it. As for Tiger, well, if anyone's still using that, then they obviously don't care about Leopard *or* Snow Leopard, so I don't see how they can complain...

    In any case, people who are still using Tiger do have an option: Buy the box set which includes Snow Leopard and iLife. In fact I (as a Leopard user) might do that anyway, since the iLife set will no doubt include 64-bit versions of most of the apps.
     
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  11. Coloratura

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    Yep, I'm using Leopard right now. It came with my iMac, although my iMac originally shipped with Tiger, when I purchased it from a Mac Reseller, they installed Leopard on it as a thank you. That was cool.

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  12. Candlelight

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    If they'd remember to put a feckin' express port on their macbook pros I'd be happier about this.

    I don't even own SD cards!
     
  13. Coloratura

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    It would be very easy to do.


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  14. Galactic Alignment

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    My Mac is quite old, one of the first Intel-equipped iMacs from 2006. Would that be recent enough to run Snow Leopard, as far as is currently known?
     
  15. MacWin

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    Snow Leopard will run on any Intel Mac.


    General requirements


    Mac computer with an Intel processor
    1GB of memory
    5GB of free disk space
    DVD drive for installation
    Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply.
    Some features require Apple’s MobileMe service; fees and terms apply.
     
  16. Coloratura

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    Oh, 3 years isn't old. My iMac is also a 2006 model, and it's running a Mac OS X Leopard & Windows 7 dual boot. I authorize DVDs, edit video, audio, do a lot of work multitasking, and it's up to the challenge every time. I will be purchasing Snow Leopard as soon as it is available.

    Oh, and for the record, my iMac gets a 4.1 out of 5.0 performance rating on Microsoft Windows 7, and all I've ever added was another GB of RAM (2 GB total). So yeah, she'll still compete with the elite. :D

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  17. Ríu ríu chíu

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    I just had a thought: Somebody should petition Apple to name OS X 10.7 "Sehlat". :lol:
     
  18. Coloratura

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    :lol: Sounds good to me!


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  19. MacWin

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    Well there isn't a whole bunch of Big Cat names left we'll probably see OS X.7 Lion.
     
  20. StolenThunder

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    Wouldn't have paid $129, I'm happy with the performance of my 2007 iMac . $29 (and some student discount) is fine though.