Next Mac OS X to be Intel only

Posted on Saturday, Jun 14 2008 @ 03:40 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mac Rumours published the current system requirements of Apple's Mac OS X Snow Leopard, it seems this version will no longer support old PowerPC-based Macs.
Mac OS X Snow Leopard requirements:
- An Intel Processor
- An internal, external, or shared DVD drive
- At least 512 MB of RAM
- Display connected to an Apple-supplied video card
- 9GB of disk space, or 12GB for developer tools

Developers received an early copy of Snow Leopard at WWDC this week. As this is an early developer version, requirements could change in the future, but the dropping of PowerPC support has been long rumored. MacRumors can independently verify that these are the current requirements for Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard is the next major version of Mac OS X and is expected to ship in "about a year".

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