Good news for Apple fans:
Amid the leaks and speculation, the online Apple Store went down this morning, only to return with Snow Leopard release information -- August 28th. It also turns out that the box photo that was leaked last weekend was legit, showing the Snow Leopard on the front.Read more about Snow Leopard here, including a description of many of the improvements.
The pricing remains at $29US for a single user upgrade, or $49 for a Family Pack upgrade. You can only install the upgrade edition if you're using Leopard. If you're not, you'll need to buy the Mac Box Set, available for $169 for a single user or $229 for a Family Pack.
Before you install, check out our upgrade guide. Also, note that If you purchased a qualifying Mac on or after June 8, 2009, that does not include Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you can upgrade for $9.95.
If you're a student (like me) and have been thinking about getting a Mac (like me), now is an ideal time to buy. You get a student discount, a free iPod Touch, and a free printer too -- plus the new operating system. Students have until September 8th to take advantage of the free iPod Touch.