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Apple Seeds Rumored Golden Master Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432) to Developers

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Apple has seeded Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Build 10A432 to developers tonight. The 10A432 build has been rumored to be the Golden Master build for Snow Leopard. This designation indicates that it would be the final shipping build when it is ultimatly launched.

Snow Leopard represents the next major version of Mac OS X to be released to consumers and has been officially scheduled for September, though there has been some suggestion that it could appear later this month. Snow Leopard will provide a number of "under the hood" enhancements that should improve performance and stability.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard will be priced at $29 for current OS X Leopard owners, and users purchasing a new Mac on June 8th, 2009 or later can receive the updated operating system for $9.95 though Apple's "Up to Date" program.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Rumored Golden Master Mac OS X 10.6 (10A432) to Developers
 

Shake 'n' Bake

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This time, it's coming via a download from the ADC site, rather than Software Update or a DVD.

Please, could anyone post screenshots of even the smallest UI tweaks? Thanks. I found the last UI updates to be underwhelming.

I'm also hoping for a 64-bit driver for the GMA950, although I doubt we'll see that.
 
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SebZen

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If it's been seeded to developers doesn't it mean it isn't really final yet? They're still testing for bugs and compatibility with this release, no?
 
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cohibadad

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would be an unusual move to seed to developers before going on sale. dunno. A 64 bit compatibility list would be interesting.
 
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Shake 'n' Bake

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If it's been seeded to developers doesn't it mean it isn't really final yet? They're still testing for bugs and compatibility with this release, no?

It is essentially done. There may be a few tweaks, but for the most part, it's done.

Maybe this means a mid-late August release? I heard some MR members had their cards charged for the Up-To-Date discs.
 
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hajime

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I am interested to find out if this allows the santa rosa MBPs (2007 summer models) to run stably with 8GB RAM.
 
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SilentPanda

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I checked it. Still the same as the last seed. My mac pro 1,1 is not supported...

:eek:

That's... that's what I have... that would make the panda sad. Although I probably wouldn't notice the difference.

I looked at upgrading to the new Mac Pro's and there's nothing compelling me to get one.
 
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Bill Gates

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I am interested to find out if this allows the santa rosa MBPs (2007 summer models) to run stably with 8GB RAM.
That's a firmware/chipset issue, not an OS issue. Snow Leopard alone will not enable any new hardware features, only better take advantage of existing ones.
 
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Jono Hayes

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hmmmmmmm

with leopard when it turned gold, didnt they tell the developers,

and didnt they add "Gold Master" next to the Build Number ?
 
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chrisdazzo

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$20 says no major changes from the last build. Since this is a full dmg, I'm betting it's done or very very very (read: VERY) close to it. One final check, last-minute fixes, then off to the (leak) factory!

Anyone care to speculate otherwise?
 
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SebZen

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Hey say this is the golden master... if you install this seeded version, will that mean you have the exact copy of what will be on the disk? So you wouldn't have compatibility issues and such because it isn't the same version as release? Meaning you could have the final version of SL installed a lot earlier?
 
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Bill Gates

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Hey say this is the golden master... if you install this seeded version, will that mean you have the exact copy of what will be on the disk? So you wouldn't have compatibility issues and such because it isn't the same version as release? Meaning you could have the final version of SL installed a lot earlier?
That's what golden master means.
 
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