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Snow Leopard Spotted As Apple Reveals The Name Of Mac OS X 10.6

Apple has finally revealed the name for its Mac OS X 10.6. It will be called Snow Leopard; earlier it was rumored that Apple would be providing Snow Leopard to the developers at the WWDC 2008.

Now the information is that the operating system is to be launched in January 2009 at the Macworld 2009.

The Operating System is will be Intel only, thus the advent of Snow Leopard means the end of the road for PowerPC users.

Another rumor that is going around is that Apple may use its Cocoa in Snow Leopard rather than Carbon.

Snow Leopard is an intermediate upgrade, focusing more on speed and stability; don't expect any revolutionary features in the OS for now.

The move towards faster and more stable computers is deliberate as Apple is already entrenched in the market with smaller and compact mobile devices, which require a stable platform that can provide its users speedy services.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.