Mac OS X Snow Leopard Build 10A432 Designated 'Golden Master'?
Mac4Ever has received [Google translation] multiple tips claiming that Mac OS X Snow Leopard has reached "Golden Master" status, meaning that it has been finalized and is ready to be released to manufacturing for the public launch. The build number of the Golden Master is reportedly 10A432, compared to the last known developer seed (Build 10A421a) released over two weeks ago.
Several knowledgeable sources (Do not mess with it) believe that Snow Leopard (10A432) have finally reached the stage of Golden Master. Clearly, unless a blocking problem is the version currently distributed internally to serve as a basis for pressing DVD.
Commenters on the Mac4Ever report note the recent appearance of several benchmarks for Build 10A432 appearing in the Geekbench database, although the entries have since been removed.
Google search result showing Geekbench entry for Build 10A432
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is slated for a September release and will be priced at $29 for current OS X Leopard owners. 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.
Update: We've heard additional confirmation that 10A432 is likely the Golden Master build.