Tomorrow, millions of Mac users will start receiving copies of the latest Mac OS X dubbed the Snow Leopard. It was not supposed to come out until September, but it seems that Apple has heard the excitement of Mac users and so decided to start shipping the Snow Leopard Installation Disc to those who have pre-ordered the OS.The Snow Leopard comes as upgrade for Mac OS X 10.5.8, more popularly known as the Leopard and will cost them $29. Not a bad price to pay for an OS upgrade, right? While those older Mac users will have to pay around $149 to get the Snow Leopard installation disc. For us who recently purchased the Mac (cut-off June 30, 2009) the upgrade will cost only $5. Even better if you will purchase a Mac on or after Aug 28, you’ll automatically get the OS for free on your new Mac units.
Salient Features of the Snow Leopard for Mac
Snow Leopard will not really be a huge upgrade from Leopard. It will be more on the back-end specifically when it comes to speed and performance of the Mac units. If you want to find out more details on the new features, here are in-depth reviews of those who got an early copy of the Snow Leopard OS.
In case you haven’t cleaned up your Mac, here are some tips from Lifehacker on how you can prepared your Mac units for the coming of the Snow Leopard.
I think I better read Lifehacker’s post first before I prepare my MacBook Pro for the arrival of my Snow Leopard installation copy.