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Apple gives free Snow Leopard upgrade to some MobileMe users

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Folks who use MobileMe — Apple's old and soon-to-be fully retired storage and email service — might be getting a free copy of Snow Leopard ... assuming they haven't already taken care of that operating system upgrade at some point in the last three years.

Macgasm's Joshua Schnell reports that some MobileMe users who still haven't switched over to iCloud — the new version of the service — or upgraded their computers to Snow Leopard are receiving a little note from Apple:

Apple has recommended that potential customers get in touch with Apple to receive a free DVD of Snow Leopard so that users can [pay to] upgrade to Lion, and move to iCloud. All you have to do is follow this link, log in to MobileMe with your Mobile Me account, and fill out your mailing information. Apple will then send you a Snow Leopard DVD for free.

Snow Leopard was originally released in 2009 and can still be ordered for $29. It allows Mac users to purchase and install the Lion, the latest version of OS X, which is a requirement for iCloud.

iCloud, as most already know, is replacing good ol' MobileMe — which is being retired for good this June.

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