Whether it’s because of the bad press surrounding the latest Lions or simply a backend glitch, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard has been re-launched for sale in the Apple Online Store.
Arguably the most stable and cherished of all Mac OSes, Snow Leopard seems to have become the equivalent of Microsoft's Windows XP for the Apple fanbase.
It was the latest revision to include all the necessary fixes and features to create a wonderful desktop experience, leaving out rubbery iOS apps and scroll bars.
Many people are dissatisfied with OS X Lion and OS X Mountain Lion, mainly because the two Mac OS revisions made unnecessary changes to features like Expose, or brought a tad too much from the mobile world to desktop computing.
In this respect, many Apple customers still keep a Snow Leopard installation on their Macs praying to God that OS X 10.9 will do away with stuff like Versions, and bring back vital functions like Save As.
Whether or not Apple is giving us a sign that they’re listening, Mac OS X 10.6 is now purchasable for $19.99 / €18.99 on the company’s International online stores.
“The most current version of OS X is OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. OS X Mountain Lion is available via online purchase and download through the Mac App Store. If you wish to purchase OS X Mountain Lion please click here,” reads a notice from the Cupertino giant.
“If you need to purchase Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard you may order it from this page,” Apple says, referring to this address.
Existing Snow Leopard users are keeping their fingers crossed for iTunes 11 compatibility, as well as support for other features and applications from the mothership.
For those buying Snow Leopard right now, the system requirements are a Mac computer with an Intel processor, 1GB of memory, 5GB of available disk space, and a DVD drive for installation.
The latest version of Snow Leopard is Mac OS X 10.6.8. Customers only require Mac OS X 10.6.6 to access the Mac App Store and upgrade their installation. It is unclear which version is imprinted on the newly-released Snow Leopard discs.