Apple going all-in for Intel with OS X 10.6?

by admin June 12, 2008 at 3:29 pm

Rumours that Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is to be the first Intel-only version of Apple’s operating system have been bolstered but not 100 percent confirmed. What’s the latest?

Are PowerPC-based Macs nearing their use-by date? HardMac (the English-language version of French Mac site MacBidouille) has published what is says is a screen capture from the developer preview of Snow Leopard.

One of the requirements listed in the image is “An Intel processor”.

Previous rumours have suggested Snow Leopard will require a Core 2 Duo processor, ruling out some early Intel-based Macs. If we can take HardMac’s claim at face value, the idea that Core Solo and Core Duo models aren’t excluded from Snow Leopard should please owners of Macs equipped with those processors.

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