I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, sorry if they have but I couldn't find it, but its the 25th Anniversary of the introduction of the Mac computer on Saturday (24th Jan) and I have a theory that this could lead to a release of Snow Leopard next week. I think this because Apple may see Saturday as a cause for celebration/a look how far we've come in the last 25 years and the future starts here with an optimised operating system on which to build for the future. This also ties in nicely with the original Q1 release that was talked about after Jordan Hubbard's presentation on "evolution of Mac OS X from large servers to embedded platforms" from last November. Its also not too much of a stretch of the imagination that Apple could be releasing a new product line/an updated product to mark the occasion as they did for the 20th anniversary - I'm thinking of all the Mac Mini rumors flying around at the moment. [Also could provides a reason for why Macworld was such a let down for all those waiting for new hardware]. I also think that Snow Leopard might be the last OS X before OS 11 as its trimming/slimming code/optimising/the first use of OpenCL in an operating system and would offer them the opportunity to sort out bugs, see how it actually performs in the real world etc. etc. and sets the stage for a completely new operating system. I personally don't see Apple letting this weekend go by quietly but if I'm wrong I'm happy to admit it. Just a thought.