Apple made it official. Mac OS X Leopard will go on sale Oct. 26. The company separately announced Leopard server.
First, Leopard. The OS upgrade will go on sale at 6 p.m. local time at Apple retail stores and resellers. As David Morgenstern noted Leopard is likely to drive a hardware upgrade cycle for Apple.
Leopard is the sixth major release of the Mac OS X operating system. Leopard features 3D Dock with Stacks, a new Finder and Time Machine. In a statement, Apple CEO Steve Jobs threw a dig at Vista and said in a statement that "everyone gets the 'Ultimate' version, packed with all the new innovative features, for just $129."
Separately, Apple announced that Mac OS X Leopard Server will also go on sale Oct. 26. Leopard Server includes Podcast Producer, to publish shows on iTunes, Wiki Server and iCal Server.
Leopard Server will run $499 for a 10-client edition and $999 for an unlimited client version. The unlimited Leopard Server is included with Apple's Xserve rack-mount server hardware also.