Apple fans can rejoice in glee as Apple has now made available from the Apple Store a way to pre-order the next version of Mac OS X, 10.6 Snow Leopard, and for only AU$39.00 (US$29.00 in the US). Be warned: that price is only available for those who have 10.5 Leopard and running a Mac with an Intel processor.
Those who do not meet that criteria, you might as well pre-order the Mac Box Set, with Snow Leopard, iLife 09 and iWork 09, for the (not-so) low price of AU$299.00. And yes, that is the only way you can get Snow Leopard, as Apple has not released a single-pack version that is not limited to 10.5 Leopard, but since 10.6 is just a faster version of Leopard, that kind of make sense.
Both products start shipping on August 28 – which is like four days away! Get in line now, you geeky Apple fanboys (and yes, I know several of them).