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OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Again Available on the Apple Online Store

NewImageApple is once again selling OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard on the Apple Online Store for $19.99. The return was noticed by the French site MacGeneration. Apple had pulled Snow Leopard from its site after Mountain Lion was released earlier this year.

This is significant because Snow Leopard is required to run the more recent versions of iTunes that newer iOS devices require, and it is also the last OS X operating system that could only be purchased on physical media.

For users who want to upgrade from Leopard to Lion, they need to purchase Snow Leopard in order to gain access to the Mac App Store.

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18 months ago
10.6.8 is still Apple's best OS. Lion and Mountain Lion are just bloatware that went through the iPadification process. I'm not 'upgrading' to any new release of OS X until they improve on performance and stability and bring back Expose to what it used to be. Also, get rid of versions.
Rating: 75 Positives
18 months ago
Please add the drivers for current hardware Apple.
Rating: 31 Positives
18 months ago

10.6.8 is still Apple's best OS. Lion and Mountain Lion are just bloatware that went through the iPadification process. I'm not 'upgrading' to any new release of OS X until they improve on performance and stability and bring back Expose to what it used to be. Also, get rid of versions.


Forever on SL is what you will be.

ML > SL
Rating: 28 Positives
18 months ago

The return of the last great OS!!


Rating: 26 Positives
18 months ago

Forever on SL is what you will be.

ML > SL


Thank you for your elaborate proof. I am totally convinced that ML > SL.
Rating: 24 Positives
18 months ago
This was easily the best update of OSX in a long time. It improved stability and back end operations significantly without messing around with gimmicky iOS apps marketed as 'features'
Rating: 23 Positives
18 months ago
Best version of OS X ever. I hope iTunes 11 will be compatible with SL.
Rating: 19 Positives
18 months ago
Ah, Snow Leopard. You were there to help me across the river when I decided to come over from the Windows side. You showed me how a well written OS can put the "P" back into PC. You showed me how important customization, gestures, shortcuts, etc. are. You showed me a vast amount of professional and capable software can be integral to an OS, and just be there when I need it without getting in the way. You had backwards compatibility in mind (Rosetta) as you looked to the future.

It took me less than a month to fall in love with the whole "Mac" experience, and shun Windows forever.

Then Lion happened.
Then my 2012 MBP can't connect to my external 1TB drive through USB 3.0.
Then my Apple TV can't connect to my WiFi provider.
Then my iPhone 5 can't connect to my WiFi provider.

Bitter Apple.
Rating: 19 Positives
18 months ago
Long Live Snow Leopard :D:D:cool:
Rating: 19 Positives
18 months ago
Snow Leopard, Apple's best OS so far. Period.
Rating: 19 Positives

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