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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Aug 22, 2007
    Leopard 10.5 - up-to-date
    "Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard and its 300-plus new features and innovations are coming Oct. 26, 2007.

    If you buy a qualifying Mac between October 1, 2007 and December 29, 2007, and it does not include Mac OS X Leopard, youíre eligible to get Leopard after itís released for just A$ 12.95 plus tax."

    what do you guys think about the probability of ordering a new macbook and not having Leopard pre-installed???

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    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    If you order before October 26, the probability is most likely high. If you order it after October 26, I would have to say the probability is rather low...

    June 2007
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    bryphotoguy's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 02, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Quad 2.8GHz Mac Pro, Edge iPhone
    Yea, it all depends on when you order it. It's not going to come with 10.5 installed before it's released.
    I would think even OS X has it's flaws and such on its release date. I wouldn't want my Mac to come with only 10.5 installed. I will be installing 10.5 on a second drive and give it a few weeks before I remove 10.4.

    January 2008 Member of the Month

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Mar 30, 2004
    12" Apple PowerBook G4 (1.5GHz)
    I ordered my new PowerBook a month after Tiger was released. It came with Panther installed, with a free up-to-date disk in the mail. EveryMac notes that these models "Shipped with MacOS X 10.4 'Tiger' starting October 19, 2005." (Tiger came out on April 29TH, 2005.)

    Other people, who bought other models at the same time I did, got Tiger preinstalled.

    So the answer is, "It depends."

  5. #5

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    Member Since
    Oct 02, 2007
    Mac Pro 1,1 / 2x2.66 GHz Dual Core Xeon / 5 GB RAM / OS 10.6
    I don't care if I can get an upgrade for free. I'm waiting. 2 reasons:

    1. In case they also decide to revise or update any part of their hardware line around the same time

    2. In case some sort of error/problem was discovered after it got shipped and updating could make my life more complicated

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