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Hi All,

We need to purchase about 40 new IMACS at work to replace Emacs, we have heard nightmare stories about Leopard not functioning with Active Directory and not working with older applications, etc. Can you downgrade the OS on newly purchased hardware to Tiger or must you use Leopard? We are not mac pro's so if anyone can give us a pro's and con's of staying with Leopard or downgrading that would be great.

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If you can get a retail copy of Tiger, sure you can do so. Or you can partition the hard drive and put Tiger onto the new partition and boot into Tiger (like you would with Bootcamp). You can still run all the apps from the Leopard partition while running Tiger.

I would do the 2nd because you can get both Tiger and Leopard. I have Leopard and have no personal problems with it, though that may not mean much to you.

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If they are all imacs then you could do it, but you would need 40 copies of tiger which is an additional cost

I would get a pathfinder imac (just the one) and then test it out with leopard before taking the plunge

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Why would we have to have a retail copy, does it do some type of version checking based on hardware revision?
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I would suggest that you get at least one copy of Leopard and test it out with your actual AD setup and applications before you base any 40-seat deployment decisions on "nightmare stories" you have "heard."
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...also i dont think you can buy a intel version of tiger. all intel macs had tiger.
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Why would we have to have a retail copy, does it do some type of version checking based on hardware revision?
No, but any other way of getting tiger would be illegal and to but tiger on your new Macs your going to have to buy tiger as the newer Macs come with Leopard... not tiger... and as everyone suggests just get one new Mac at first (with leopard) and test out leopard so you know if you have to go through the hassle of putting Tiger on all the new machines.

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Not to put too fine a point on it: there is no version of Tiger that you can (legally) buy that will work on an Intel chipped Mac. Leopard works fine under Active Directory. There are old programs that won't work with Leopard, but do you really want them? Are there alternatives?
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I need to downgrade from Leopard to Tiger, but I need to do so in a way that will keep my Creative Suite (original CS) installations. My predecessor here walked off with the disks when he was let go and now we are without the disks or serial number for CS. Any ideas?
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I need to downgrade from Leopard to Tiger, but I need to do so in a way that will keep my Creative Suite (original CS) installations. My predecessor here walked off with the disks when he was let go and now we are without the disks or serial number for CS. Any ideas?
why do ya need ta down grade?
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...also i dont think you can buy a intel version of tiger.
Exactly. There isn't any retail version of Tiger that you could purchase to install on the Intel machines anyway.

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I need to downgrade from Leopard to Tiger, but I need to do so in a way that will keep my Creative Suite (original CS) installations. My predecessor here walked off with the disks when he was let go and now we are without the disks or serial number for CS. Any ideas?
Buy a new version of the Adobe Suite. That or go after the person who left and took the discs (if they weren't his to begin with, if they were his then you are out of luck).

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why do ya need ta down grade?
We haven't implemented 10.5 company wide and we need to send this machine that we were using as a 10.5 test computer to someone in the field, thus the need to reload 10.4.
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So If I wanted to downgrade to 10.4 from 10.5 then I can do a "simple upgrade" to go back down to it. Or do I have to archive and install or clean install?

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Archive and install or a clean install. The upgrade install will not work from 10.5 to 10.4, since it is not an upgrade.

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