Apple’s OS X Snow Leopard Pre-orders Roar to the Top of Amazon Sales Charts

by admin August 4, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Apple’s hot new OS is officially on sale

The competition against Windows 7 is officially heating up. Apple’s OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, set to be released in September, is now for sale by preorder on The pre-orders quickly jumped to the top of Amazon’s software sales charts, currently holding the top 2 spots (with Microsoft Office 2007 in third place).

Snow Leopard does have Windows 7 beat in pricing for existing computers. The OS retails for $29.00 for a single license or $49.00 for a “family pack” of 5 licenses. However, it should be noted that the Apple OS only works on Apple’s latest Intel-based hardware (no PowerPC Macs), while Windows 7 can install on virtually any system. The level of OS vendor support to hardware driver manufacturers necessary for Windows could easily justify the pricing difference. Still, some would argue that’s a merit of Apple’s closed-system approach.

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