Apple releases its newest OS, dubbed “Snow Leopard” (Mac OS X 10.6), on
Friday, August 28, 2009.
Various updates and improvements are advertised for Snow Leopard,
including faster wakeup and shutdown,
and using less disk space (due to only Intel Macs being supported).
The retail cost of Snow Leopard will be $169, but
the Helpdesk still has discounted licenses for Mac OS X Leopard (10.5) available,
which may reduce your cost of upgrading.
Note that if you purchased a machine with Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 recently
(after June 8, which includes the new batch of Macbooks ordered
through the department), then you are eligible to
purchase a Snow Leopard upgrade for only $9.95 from Apple. See Apple’s
details for more information.
The cost of upgrading to Snow Leopard from Leopard is only $29 (available
directly from Apple,
or from The Scholar’s Workstation).
The Helpdesk currently has $39 licenses for Leopard available,
and media available for $15 purchase or on loan. If you haven’t yet upgraded
your Mac to Leopard, or haven’t yet purchased a Leopard license, then
this upgrade path to Snow Leopard provides a sizable discount.
Please feel free to contact help@eecs for further information.