Apple to release Snow Leopard on August 28 for $29 (Aug. 25, 2009) — Apple Inc.’s latest operating system software, Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Mac OS X version 10.6, will go on sale on August 28th. Apple rival Microsoft’s new Windows 7 operating system is due in October.

apple-os-leopardThe upcoming Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”) is half the size of the previous Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”) freeing up to 7 gigabytes of storage space when installed.

It has released Check Off 4.0, an update to its to-do list app, which adds 64-bit compatibility and resolves all issues with Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The Check Off 4.0 is the ability to purge checked items with a single click.

It requires a minimum of 1 gigabyte of RAM and runs on Macs using an Intel processor and comes with an 80% faster initial backup and shutdown times, redesigned QuickTime X player, a smaller disk footprint and a more crash-resistant Web browser.

Snow Leopard has built in support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 software as well as for Macintosh email, address book, and calendar programs.

According to Apple, Users of Mac OS X Leopard, or version 10.5, can upgrade for $29 for single users and $49 for a family pack of five users.

For Mac OS X Tiger users, the Mac Box Set, which includes Mac OS X Snow Leopard, iLife ’09 and iWork ’09, will cost $169 for single users and $229 for a family pack.

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