Apple has recently released Mac OS X: Snow Leopard (10.6) - a US$29 upgrade for OS X (Leopard) users, with a couple more enhancements like built-in OpenCL and an optional 64-bit Kernel (disabled by default).
Being a OS X: Leopard user myself (White Macbook), I’m very tempted to upgrade from Leopard to Snow Leopard, with it’s 300+ enhancements. Though, I’d need to install new RAM chips if I do decide to upgrade, with Snow Leopard’s 1GB minimum memory requirements (3GB recommended).
On my Windows machine, I have no desire to upgrade from XP 32-bit to the upcoming Windows 7. Sure, I could obtain a free RTM key via MSDN/AA but for some reason, I can’t be bothered.
The Apple Gathering seems to be a *lot* more focused in terms of existing customer base appeal. Looking at Twitter search results for ‘Snow Leopard’, it looks like a huge chunk of the Apple Gathering are moving onto the improved Operating System - Snow Leopard.
I’ll probably take the plunge myself when the time comes (app compatibility/teething issues sorted etc). US$29 for the OS upgrade + US$40 for RAM upgrades.. Not *that* expensive!5 years ago