We speculated before the WWDC Keynote that Mac OS X 10.6 might be Intel-only. Now it looks like (to many a PPC Mac user's chagrin) that rumor might actually be true. MacNN got a copy of the system requirements for Snow Leopard. One of the main changes: "An Intel processor" required.
Some of the other system requirements include:
- An internal, external, or shared DVD drive
- At least 512 MB of RAM (more is recommended for development)
- A built-in display or display connected to an Apple-supplied video card supported by your computer
- At least 9GB of disk space available, or 12GB of disk space if you install the developer tools
Keep in mind that these system requirements refer to the Developer Preview handed out at WWDC. Snow Leopard isn't scheduled to ship for a year, and things can change. That being said, it might be time for you PowerPC Mac owners to start saving for a new Mac.