Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to ship on Friday

OS X 10.6 should speed up our Macs, adds some 64-bit support for those who can use it, and “is half the size of the previous version and frees up to 7GB of drive space once installed.”

Compare that to the price of any major Windows upgrade, e.g. up to XP or down to Vista. At $29, Mac OS X 10.6 looks like a great buy.

Compare that to the cost of an upgrade to any version of Linux, e.g. LinuxPPC 2000 to Ubuntu 7.04… which costs $0.00.

Yeah. Linux is still free.

“But it’s just $29 for Snow Leopard!” says the Mac addict within me. Such is the price of upholding the proprietary Mac OS X superstructure.

Hey, maybe I can use that extra seven gigs of disk space to install Linux!

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.