Since the release of SSDs, techies, Windows users, and bloggers have been bashing Apple for not including support for the TRIM command in OS X. The TRIM command allows operating systems to mark sections of SSDs for deletion.

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If having a netbook that boots up from shut down in a whopping ten seconds and instant from sleep wasn’t quite enough. The Pilot program CR48 Google netbook has been hacked in the video below to now also run all three OSs: Google Chrome OS, Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard.

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Just the video of the entire casemod process already deserves a mention on this blog. Will Urbina, a modder has created an “OS Xbox Pro” using the original Xbox dev kit, in addition he has put into his new PC some of the best bits of hardware resembling that of Mac Pros. It is absolutely ballistic! The OS Xbox Pro has a 2.93GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550s, an NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT card, 8GB of RAM, an 16GB solid state drive, and four traditional hard drives.

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As you will see in the video, it boots to Windows 7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Ubuntu. Unfortunately for Xbox fans, no, it doesn’t play Xbox games anymore, its just the case that he wanted! All this was within a budget price of $1500, that’s incredible.

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Apple has given the MacBook a much needed upgrade to its specs. The processor jumps from 2.13GHz to 2.26 GHz, the HDD from 160GB to 250GB, while the 2GB of DDR2 RAM has been swapped for the same amount of slightly faster DDR3 memory. Visible changes include a new rubber bottom, glass multitouch trackpad, LED backlighting to go with its 13.3-inch display and a non-removable built-in seven hour battery which has already been seen on the MacBook Pro.

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Since the UK Apple store has just re-opened, we can now report that the new pricing for the above MacBook will be £799 which isn’t bad at all considering all the new premium features you’ll be getting.

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Here’s a quick tip this morning for those of you who are Mac users and are considering an upgrade to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. This Wikidot webpage which is updated regularly by Mac users who have updated their systems to Snow Leopard shows you a good long list of compatibility status of many popular apps. Though incompatibility isn’t expected to be a major problem with the new update, it is inevitable therefore Apple have released their own list, but it is much less comprehensive and not as frequently updated.

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So if you’re interested in upgrading to Snow Leopard or have already ordered a copy, you might like to check out the list and be more prepared, click here to be directed to the Wikidot page…

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Apple has rolled out their latest Mac OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6 operating system upgrade for Macs running Leopard. To be available soon worldwide, Snow Leopard will be shipping from August 28th. In the US, this upgrade will cost $29. While in the UK, the currency exchange won’t be so equivalent at £25.

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See the full press release after the jump…

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Apple has released the wallpapers which it will be including within its new Mac OS X Snow Leopard. This is to allow its users to start thinking about which one they fancy putting on their desktop, I personally would not mind seeing them on my desktop so I would be alternating them around every half an hour or so 🙂

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