24 Aug 09Snow Leopard, Mac Users, To Come On Friday

Apple announced today that Snow Leopard – its hotly anticipated operating system update – would be coming this Friday, August 28th.

In a related announcement just moments ago, the Mac user community announced that it too would be coming on Friday, shortly after receiving delivery of Snow Leopard.

Speaking on behalf of the community, Chicago MUG president Eric Northam said “Based on what we’ve seen of developer seeds, Snow Leopard looks to be an exciting release, full of the rich technologies that give hopeless squealing nerds like us immediate wood. The install process should take roughly an hour which is way more time than we’re used to holding out, so we expect climax to be achieved within moments of restart.

“In my case, for example, tracking currently says Snow Leopard should be delivered to my house around 10:20 AM, so I fully expect to have jizzed my pants by about 11:30.”

While Snow Leopard is not being touted as a feature-rich update, Mac users say their pent-up demand is because they “haven’t gotten any for almost two years“.

“Just because we’re used to it doesn’t mean we like it,” Northam said.

Rumors that Apple would be handing out Snow Leopard-themed boxes of Kleenex for purchasers who line up at retail stores could not be confirmed.

172 Responses to “Snow Leopard, Mac Users, To Come On Friday”

  1. Steve G. says:

    At least the Mayor’s Office in Croydon is safe.

  2. Brother Mugga says:

    Actually, we’re *meeting* in the Mayor’s Office.

    I’ve flipped it with my other home. Twice.

    It was all completely in accord with the rules I wrote a while back to allow me to do whatever I want with other peoples’ money, but I apologise unreservedly for anyone who may have stupidly mistaken me for a corrupt, thieving chav. I also apologise unreservedly for the media seeking to portray me as issuing unreserved apologies which are anything but. How dare they offend and belittle my constituents in this way. Because make no mistake, it’s my poor constituents who are the real ones being hurt by this relentless focus on my finances, rather than the real issues – such as whether I’ll be able to get a cushy seat in the Lords if my constituents bother to read a newspaper before the next election.

    Now, where did I put that golden parachute…?

    PS: New post from Johnny boy sticking it to Gruber just arrived. Well, I say ‘post’…

  3. Steve G. says:

    I imagine you’re glad that Jack Bauer is an American.

  4. Nxxx says:

    As we found out in this thread, it doesn’t matter if Moltz posts, it is mugs like us that keep CARS going.

    Do you think we should demand pay?

  5. Ace Deuce says:

    Begging is more my speed.

  6. Nxxx says:

    Who cares as long as it generates wonga.

  7. Steve G. says:

    Is “wonga” something good, like “dog bollocks?”

    We could form a union and then go on strike. Seems to work over here.

  8. Nxxx says:

    You can have all the canine genitalia and I’ll keep the wonga.

  9. Nxxx says:

    As Mega is teetering on four to the 12th, let’s get this bugger going.

  10. Ace Deuce says:

    Nxxx,

    Since the Mega-Post stopped at 3,821 — and “four to the 12th” equals 16,777,216 — I’d say you need a remedial math intervention.

    But first, a quiz: if you have a basket containing six left-handed gloves and six right-handed gloves, and you remove three right-handed gloves and two left-handed gloves, how many are left? Is that right?

  11. Nxxx says:

    I am waiting for someone to post there as 4096 is an evil number.

    Ace, you’ve tricked me again.

  12. Ace Deuce says:

    Yes, I heard that the head of whoever gets the 4096 post will suddenly shrink to half its normal size. That won’t work for me, as I just the other day bought a new hat.

    That’s why I was goading Psyko. I think he would look good in a smaller head size.

  13. Nxxx says:

    I have a spare steam powered road roller which will reduce the size of most heads. Unfortunately postage across the Pond is likely to be prohibitive.

  14. Steve G. says:

    Doesn’t Del have some contraption that would permit you to scan and e-mail it? The download would take a while (days?), but you’d save on the postage.

  15. Nxxx says:

    Would you like your computer taken over by a two day up/download? what would happen to the really important parts of life, like the Mega Post?

  16. Steve G. says:

    As long as you send it to my home computer, I can access the rest of the stuff while at work.

    But there’s the issue of what to do with the download once I get it. I don’t have one of those 3D printers.

  17. Ace Deuce says:

    All my printers are 3D now. The 2D ones were folded up and mailed back to the manufacturer.

  18. Nxxx says:

    With the Hadron Large Collider up and running again, we’ll need 4 or even 5D tomorrow.

  19. Steve G. says:

    Cool!

    Could someone e-mail me a copy of Action Comics #1 from 1938? I would like a little extra spending money for the upcoming holiday shopping spree (I mean “season”).

  20. Nxxx says:

    Can’t you get a job on “Return to the Future, Part 93″?

  21. Steve G. says:

    Job?
    Feh.
    I should be working now…

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