|Product||Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion||Microsoft Windows 8||Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks||Apple Mac OS X 10.6.3 Snow Leopard||Google Chrome OS|
|Price||Mac App Store - $19.99||$69.00 to $202.14||Pricing is currently unavailable.||$29.85|
|CNET editors' rating||4 stars||4 stars||Info unavailable||4 stars||3 stars|
|Average user rating||3 stars||2.5 stars||0 stars||3.5 stars||3.5 stars|
|Release date||Info unavailable||October 26, 2012||Info unavailable||August 28, 2009||Info unavailable|
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Though it's not a complete system or interface overhaul, Mountain Lion's improved core apps and new features make it well worth the $19.99 price.
Microsoft makes an aggressive, forward-thinking, and bold statement for the future of PCs with Windows 8, and vast security and speed improvements more than justify the $40 upgrade price.
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Intel Mac users will like Snow Leopard's smartly designed interface enhancements, and its Exchange support is a must-have (especially with Outlook for Mac on the way). With a ton of technological improvements, Snow Leopard is worth the $29 upgrade fee.
Chrome OS struggles with the delineation between apps and Web sites, even though they are fast growing together. Great for students and casual home use, the day is coming when it'll be competitive, but it's not yet a replacement for a more mature OS.
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Mac OS X Mountain Lion - ( v. 10.8 ) - Complete package
Windows 8 Pro - Version upgrade package
- Complete package
Mac OS X Snow Leopard - ( v. 10.6 )
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