Snow Leopard ships August 28

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Apple will ship Mac OS X Snow Leopard to customers a little earlier than the scheduled September release. The company announced Monday that the new OS will be available this Friday, August 28.

Apple is saying that the new Leopard iteration is the world’s most advanced operating system. They made it clear to consumers that the OS was not about new features but a “Fine Tune” of the already great Mac OS X Leopard.

Refined, not reinvented.
Mac OS X is renowned for its simplicity, its reliability, and its ease of use. So when it came to designing Snow Leopard, Apple engineers had a single goal: to make a great thing even better. They searched for areas to refine, further simplify, and speed up — from little things like ejecting external drives to big things like installing the OS. In many cases, they elevated great to amazing. Here are just a few examples of how your Mac experience was fine-tuned.

An upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard only costs $29 for a single user license and $49 for a family pack. The Mac Box Set which includes iLife ’09 and iWork ’09 will cost just $169.