The Cupertino, Calif.-based firm, which competes with Hewlett-Packard ( HPQ), Dell ( DELL) and Microsoft ( MSFT), has also launched a server version of Snow Leopard, priced at $499 for unlimited client licensees.

Shares of Apple, which is expected to launch a Tablet device early next year, rose roughly 4% to $185.47 Thursday, while the Nasdaq fell 0.4%.

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