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Apple Offers Free Snow Leopard OS To MobileMe Users

Apple has offered a free upgrade to OS X 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard' for users that are still running the older OS X 10.5 'Leopard' platform. With this strategy, the company plans to help the remaining MobileMe customers upgrade to Lion and iCloud.

MacGasm managed to publish a screenshot revealing Apple's three step instructions, for users benefiting from this offer. Apple's notice to MobileMe customers recommends them to contact the company to receive a free DVD of Snow Leopard. Users are encouraged to upgrade to Lion, in order to get their Macs ready for iCloud's wide array of options.

Any interested Mac user should follow the specific link (opens in new tab), to login to his or her account, and then fill out the form. Then its Apple's turn to live up to its promise, and send the free DVD.

For now, Apple Store charges $29 (£26.00) for Snow Leopard and there is no sure information about changes in the retail price. Probably, at this stage, Snow Leopard will remain free only for the customers who paid for MobileMe services.

This program is scheduled for shutdown, at the end of June.

Source: MacGasm (opens in new tab)

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