Apple’s Newest OS, Snow Leopard

Apple Inc. officially launched Snow Leopard, Apple’s latest operating system, today and started selling the upgrade at its retail stores. Customers who pre-ordered copies of Mac OS X 10.6 from the company earlier this week are due to receive the upgrade today.

Apple Newest OS, Snow Leopard,

Apple Inc. officially launched Snow Leopard, Apple’s latest operating system, today and started selling the upgrade at its retail stores. Customers who pre-ordered copies of Mac OS X 10.6 from the company earlier this week are due to receive the upgrade today. The $30 upgrade is more of a performance booster than a feature-packed OS, which might explain why it’s the cheapest upgrade Apple has sold in last 8 years. In 2007, Apple sold 2 million copies of Mac OS X 10.5, known as Leopard, during the first weekend. Analysts, however, have said it’s unlikely Snow Leopard will match its predecessor’s sales: Their estimates have generally been in the 2.5 million to 3 million range for the quarter that ends Sept. 30. Snow Leopard frees up 7 GB of space for people installing from Leopard, and it generally helps the system run faster. Other features include an improved Expose that works for individual applications, context-sensitive menus, the VoiceOver suite of functions for the visually impaired and Chinese character input. [via Computerworld]

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