Apple Macintosh News and Information
Apple Macintosh News and Information

Snow Leopard Early release Rumored

Net rumors say that Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 Apple’s next version of it’s OS may be released early. A Box Set was said to be seen on the Apple store briefly on Wednesday before being removed.

The Mac Box Set bundles Mac OS X with iLife ’09 and iWork ’09. A Leopard version was launched in late January at a price of $169, and a similar version will be available for Snow Leopard at the same price point. Apple has noted that the box set will be required for users looking to upgrade from OS X 10.4 Tiger to Snow Leopard, as the standalone OS X Snow Leopard, priced at $29, will require an existing installation of OS X 10.5 Leopard.

The OS includes a number of refinements, according to Apple’s Web site. Including quicker installation, a new version of QuickTime multimedia software and an improved user interface. It also includes a number of internal enhancements to speed up video encoding and decoding by using the processing power of multiple CPU and graphics processing cores.

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