updated 10:45 am EDT, Fri September 14, 2001
A report on the Web claims to confirm that "at least some Mac dealers will be handing out free 10.1 update CDs," following a hint in a Walt Mossberg's Wall Street Journal column: "People who currently use OS X can get the 10.1 upgrade free on CDs that will be available in some stores." The report of "free" availability has been corroborated by another (unconfirmed) tip from a European reader: "I just called up a major online store in Germany that primarily sells Apple stuff, to order the latest iBook. When I asked the salesperson about Puma [OS 10.1] he told me that Apple/Germany had just assured them that the Puma update will be available for free download." Meanwhile, one reader reports receiving a "pretty firm date" of September 26 as the release date of the new OS.