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Snow Leopard due September

Phil Schiller has today confirmed at the WWDC 09 that OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard, will be released in September. Priced as a $29 upgrade for 10.5 Leopard users ($49 family pack) there are no details yet on the price for Intel 10.4 Tiger users.

Here are some of the highlights mentioned at the WWDC:

  • 45% faster installation, and a 6Gb immediate space saving for Leopard users
  • Handwriting recognition from Macbook trackpads
  • Improved crash resistance in Safari when running on Snow Leopard
  • Improved Stacks and Expose
  • Quicktime X
  • 64bit mode for all major system apps
  • Grand Central and Open CL
  • Microsoft Exchange Support

Quite a list of improvements, and a $29 upgrade price for Leopard users is a no-brainer. I just hope the initial release is a bit less flaky than 10.5.0.

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