So I've heard that it takes about 3 weeks to go from Gold Master to store shelves. Which would mean Apple needs to have a Gold Master sooooooon, wouldnt it? Does Apple usually make a statement when they have a Gold Master? When have they historically announced their OS "on sale" dates? Does Steve Jobs have a press conference and say "It's on sale... today!"? Or have they announced a date ahead of time and then released it? And one final question... if I buy a Mac on the day Leopard comes out, I get a Leopard disc with my computer, right? Thanks for the info.