Apple has set 28 August as the official release date for Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Mac OS v10.6 will be released worldwide as a full version of the new operating system or as an update from OS X Leopard.
Users running Leopard will be able to purchase Snow Leopard at a reduced 'upgrade' price of £25. Those running OS X 10.5 Tiger can purchase Snow Leopard as a bundle with iLife '09 and iWork '09 for £129.
Apple said that it will also release the server edition of Snow Leopard on 28 August. Snow Leopard Server costs £399 and includes an unlimited number of client licences.
"Snow Leopard builds on our most successful operating system ever, and we are happy to get it to users earlier than expected," said Bertrand Serlet, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple.
"For just £25, Leopard users get a smooth upgrade to the world's most advanced operating system, and the only system with built-in Exchange support."
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