Snow Leapord – Mac OS X Ships August 28th

mc223If you visit the Apple Store right now, you’ll see that the Mac OX X 10.6 Snow Leopard is available for purchase.

You’ll also notice that the ship date is August 28th.  This means they are taking pre-orders for the new Snow Leopard OS X.

As Apple puts it:

Upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard with Snow Leopard, a simpler, more powerful, and more refined version of Mac OS X. It delivers a wide range of enhancements, next-generation technologies, out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange Server, and new accessibility features. It’s the world’s most advanced operating system, finely tuned from installation to shutdown.

Snow Leopard is an upgrade for Leopard users and requires a Mac with an Intel processor.

What’s interesting to me is the Microsoft Exchange Server support.

We have yet to see a truly efficient to merge Macs with Windows based software, other than complete creating 2 partitions and making your Mac part Windows (PC) and part Mac.

Here are some more features being delivered by the Mac OS X Leapord with Snow Leapord:

True 64-bit support, faster operation (especially when it comes to shutting down, waking up, and Time Machine backup), a completely rewritten, faster Finder, new look and several new features for Exposé and Stacks, QuickTime X, support for Microsoft Exchange, Safari 4, and an improved iChat.  For a full list, check Apple’s official site.

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