Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 18:02 UTC
Apple At the WWDC today, Apple has lifted the veil on a number of features of its upcoming operating system, Snow Leopard. Most of the work on Snow Leopard has gone into under-the-hood technologies and optimisations, but there are also a number of interface tweaks. The company also updated some of its laptops, while also lowering their prices. We got all the news from MacRumorsLive.com.
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thebluesgnr
Member since:
2005-11-14

My copy of Leopard does the same. I bought a MacBook with Tiger the month Leopard came out, so Apple sold me a copy of Leopard for $20 that requires Tiger to be installed to work. This was a pain recently when my HD died and I had to install Tiger just to be able to install Leopard.

I'm sure Snow Leopard will work in a similar way.

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KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

ArsTechnica is usually better informed than OSNews (no suprise, actual journalists work there). So when Ars reports that the retail version will be priced $29 and the "upgrade" label is just marketing to lure people into buying the Mac Box Set (Mac OS X + iWork + iLife), I tend to believe that.

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suryad Member since:
2005-07-09

I am not discussing which site is better but it looks like in the ars forums, it is being reported that the non-upgrade version of the OS will retail for 129. I dont know who is right at the moment...but either way I do not really care since I am looking forward to Windows 7.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

ArsTechnica is usually better informed than OSNews (no suprise, actual journalists work there). So when Ars reports that the retail version will be priced $29 and the "upgrade" label is just marketing to lure people into buying the Mac Box Set (Mac OS X + iWork + iLife), I tend to believe that.


Except... Ars does not report that. This is what it says:

"For those looking to upgrade to the latest version of Mac OS X and iLife at the same time, the Mac Box Set with Snow Leopard, iLife '09, and iWork '09 will cost $169, with a Family Pack priced at $229."

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Thomas2005 Member since:
2005-11-07

ArsTechnica is usually better informed than OSNews (no suprise, actual journalists work there). So when Ars reports that the retail version will be priced $29 and the "upgrade" label is just marketing to lure people into buying the Mac Box Set (Mac OS X + iWork + iLife), I tend to believe that.

I think it has less to do with luring people into buying the Mac Box Set and more to do with minimizing the number of people that will hold off purchasing a new Mac until Snow Leopard is preinstalled.

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