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  1. #1

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    May 11, 2006
    iMac G5 1.8GHz 1GB RAM, 60GB iPod Video, 30GB iPod video on loan to the better half :-)
    OS Upgrade question: For when Leopard does come out
    Bought an iMacG5 about 2 years ago and I'm still running Panther on it. Have just ordered a MacBook which will be running Tiger. It hardly seems worth upgrading the iMac if Leopard will be out in the spring - my plan is to move them both to Leopard at the same time.

    A couple of questions - I appreciate we don't *know* the answers to some of them - but based on past upgrades....:
    1) Is it usually possible to skip a generation when upgrading (i.e 10.3 --> 10.5 on the iMac) the OS?
    2) I take it to upgrade the 2 machines I'll need to buy a family pack licence - or does the fact I own both machines mean I only need the one
    3) Would the family licence work for what I need - i.e. upgrading one machine from 10.3-->10.5 and one from 10.4-->10.5

    Cheers for any help...!

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    rman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2002
    Los Angeles, California
    2 x 3.0GHz Quad-Core, 6GB OS X 10.6.8 | 15in MacBook Pro 2.2GHz OS X 10.6.8 | 64GB iPad 2 WiFi
    1 - Yes

    2,3 - You would need the family pack.
    Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, It's about learning to dance in the rain!

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    Zoolook's Avatar
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    Sep 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, New York
    15" MacBook Pro, i7 2.66Ghz, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD; iPad 3, iPhone 5
    Is OS X like Windows though where there is a huge advantage to doing a fresh install rather than an 'upgrade'.

    Upgrading Win98 or WinME to XP caused some really horrible bugs and performance issues, compared to a fresh XP install.
    In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
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  4. #4

    Member Since
    May 11, 2006
    iMac G5 1.8GHz 1GB RAM, 60GB iPod Video, 30GB iPod video on loan to the better half :-)
    Cheers for the reply rman - puts my mind at rest - didn't want to have to shell out for 2 full price licences!

    Having never done an upgrade would be interested to hear the answer to Zoolook's question as well. I believe with Macs you it's usually safe to do an upgrade rather than wiping and starting over isn't it?

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    Dec 01, 2006
    MBP 2.4/2GB/200HD/256 8600gt
    i prefer fresh installs. gives me time to revamp everything.
    2.4ghz Unibody | Hitachi 320GB 7200 | 256MB 9600gt

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