Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jun 2008 19:04 UTC
Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.5, Leopard, may only be six months old, but rumours are already abound as to the next update to Apple's operating system. According to several sources, it's going to be called Snow Leopard, it won't contain any major new features, and is planned to go gold master December 2008, available a month later. The big rumour: it's going to be available for 64bit Intel machines only.
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Apple reps visiting campus yesterday...
by snozzberry on Wed 4th Jun 2008 23:22 UTC
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...made it clear that "G" branded equipment (PPC) has been deprecated. I remember telling people for some time that Leopard would be the final OS X release for PPC, and it looks like I was right.

If they are in fact going 64 bit, this makes sense for a few reasons:

1. It obsoletes 32-bit Hackintoshes even faster.
2. Research geeks who were promised 64-bit computing when the G5 came out are finally getting it back.

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