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Buy Mac now or wait for Leopard


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Going to buy a Mac before starting college, trying to decide whether to wait for Leopard or take my chances and get Tiger OS on 2.16Ghz Macbook. Any suggestions?
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well im waiting till leopard is out and that way it will come on the mac,instead of having to shell out extra 85£ for it
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the macbook will not change any b4 then i think, so your just waiting on the new OS?
you can always pick up Leopard later.

From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!
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I'd buy it now, it's not like Vista where you'd have to save up $300 for it only to find that you need more RAM and a better processor.
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Only you can answer that question.

Leopard comes out in October and is $129. Make of that what you will.
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Buy it now, then when you start college you will be a student and you can get Leopard for a low price
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I was trying to wait for Leopard, but once I get that 'I gotta buy a Mac feeling' I just cant wait!
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I'm gonna buy a Macbook soon, and will buy Leopard separately so I can install it on both machines...

I will of course buy the multlicense... *looks into a ceiling corner*

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Everyone here is right...buy now, and upgrade down the road when you have the chance.
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Going to buy a Mac before starting college, trying to decide whether to wait for Leopard or take my chances and get Tiger OS on 2.16Ghz Macbook. Any suggestions?
In my opinion, I have never ran across a mac OS I have not liked even as far back as OS9.. I see no reason to wait.


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Do you need a computer now? If yes, get one now. If you don't need it immediately, wait until you do need it, then buy it.

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Everyone here is right...buy now, and upgrade down the road when you have the chance.
Yea. Plus that free iPod will offset the cost of Leopard down the road,
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What new features are in Leopard? I'm also in the same boat here - considering buying a mac, but i CAN wait, if it's going to be worth it.
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Check out Apple's website, it has a ton of information on Leopard's features.

I agree, get yourself the Mac now. You'll get a free iPod with it, which you can probably sell to offset the $69 you'll have to pay for Leopard in October.

Plus, in the meantime, you can familiarize yourself with Mac OS X. That way upgrading to Leopard will be far more natural


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if i buy a mac now and then buy leopard can i install it in more than one computer? most probably not, is there any ways of installin the same cd on 2 computers?
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