Apple exec: Mac OS X Snow Leopard to be released first quarter of 2009

“Apple’s Director of Engineering of Unix Technologies Jordan Hubbard spoke at LISA ’08 last week,” Arnold Kim reports for Mac Rumors.

“LISA (or Large Installation System Administration Conference) is a technical conference targeted at engineers and system administrators,” Kim explains.

Hubbard’s “most surprising revelation is a more specific target date for Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard): 1st Quarter 2009,” Kim reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Apple’s Snow Leopard webpage states that the OS is “scheduled to ship in about a year.” The webpage debuted in June 2008.


  1. I think I just wet myself.

    Snow Leopard is gonna rock the house. I’ve used a preview copy, and all I can say is Wow, just Wow!

    This is gonna make Windows 7 look like a Fisher Price toy.

  2. Apple is firing on all cylinders. At some point the brokers will recognize that this is a good thing.

    Aapl market cap is 80B. They have 25B in cash. That’s enough to bail out the US car industry!!

  3. Let’s just hope they have all their i’s dotted and t’s crossed. I don’t want Apple to leave themselves open to any criticism whatsoever after some of the missteps this year.

  4. For my own Macs, great. For the 600 Macs that I manage? No way I’ll be upgrading them. I’m still fighting with Leopard issues and considering moving a few labs back to Tiger.

    The dev seeds of Snow Leopard have been less than stellar as well.

  5. Thy just want to rip my Dual G5 (PPC) out of my hands a few months earlier. Well … maybe. First quarter is a busy time for me, including paying the bills for the previous fourth quarter.
    Maybe for my birthday – in July.

  6. @ @ CD: “The Saber Tooth Tiger is extinct.”
    But the sabertooth is still cooler than the snow leopard (despite the snow, heh).

    @ Mr. Reeee: hear hear! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

    Here’s hoping that Snow Leopard will be a cheap upgrade, something like $39. Or it’d better be fast as hell if Apple wants us to fork over $129 for it.

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