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    link?
    I could also use it, if you shared the link
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    Quote Originally Posted by clive12 View Post

    Mac App Store doesn't have that option and if I want the App on my Mac I have to rebuy it regardless of whether I have it on my Iphone or Ipad.

    If I am wrong on this someone please tell me as it would be good news as I am not paying to get the same piece of software for the third time.
    I would say that if you didn't have the app on your Mac before, you probably don't need to get it now just because it's available in the App Store. Just because it's there doesn't mean you have to buy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willygates View Post
    Well, I'm just a little miffed that Steve-o-reno is forcing its prospective customers to upgrade to snow leopard in order to access the mac app store. Yes, $29 is a cheap price for the OS, but I don't ever recall them mentioning this requirement at any point before the grand opening. App store apps should have at least included all leopards, not just the snow ones. Pretty c.s. if you ask me. Just putting another wad of money in the Apple coffers. Aren't they rich enough yet?
    Everything is forward moving. Leopard can't "keep up" with the Mac App Store. Just like only Intel Macs could install SL. It's called progression.

    Quote Originally Posted by bluefox9er View Post
    totally agree that you have to pay multiple times for the same app just because you want to use it on a different bit of hardware, but then this is the apple tax we have to pay to be one of the cool kids in the class. Apple do not endear me in any way, shape or form as a company that has any intention but to over charge,over charge,over charge each and every opportunity they get.
    If you purchase an app on an Android Phone and then want to use the same one on Cr-48 Chrome laptop, the wouldn't be compatible either. You'd have to get a computer specific app. You're talking 2 completely different types of apps here. Of course iOS apps won't work on Mac OSX!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefox9er View Post
    totally agree that you have to pay multiple times for the same app just because you want to use it on a different bit of hardware, but then this is the apple tax we have to pay to be one of the cool kids in the class. Apple do not endear me in any way, shape or form as a company that has any intention but to over charge,over charge,over charge each and every opportunity they get.
    Are you saying that having bought a new set of tyres for your motorbike that you shouldn't have to pay again when you want new tyres for your car?
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    How do I get the App Store on my MAC?
    Hi, I currently have OS X 10.5.8 on my MacBook. I tried the "Software Updates" feature to get 10.6.6 for the Mac App Store, but I receive a message that my computer is up-to-date.

    Do I have to purchase the 10.6.6 version of Mac OS X 10.6.6? Why is it not in my Software Updates?

    I support the idea of paying for Mac Apps, but I can't imagine why I would have to pay for 10.6.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouieMac View Post
    Hi, I currently have OS X 10.5.8 on my MacBook. I tried the "Software Updates" feature to get 10.6.6 for the Mac App Store, but I receive a message that my computer is up-to-date.

    Do I have to purchase the 10.6.6 version of Mac OS X 10.6.6? Why is it not in my Software Updates?

    I support the idea of paying for Mac Apps, but I can't imagine why I would have to pay for 10.6.

    Thanks for any help.
    Yes, 10.6.x is a NEW Mac OS. Leopard -> Snow Leopard. $29USD is a GREAT deal to upgrade your entire OS as opposed to what it cost to go from Win XP to Vista or to Win 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LouieMac View Post
    Hi, I currently have OS X 10.5.8 on my MacBook. I tried the "Software Updates" feature to get 10.6.6 for the Mac App Store, but I receive a message that my computer is up-to-date.

    Do I have to purchase the 10.6.6 version of Mac OS X 10.6.6? Why is it not in my Software Updates?

    I support the idea of paying for Mac Apps, but I can't imagine why I would have to pay for 10.6.

    Thanks for any help.

    If you are currently running 10.5.8 then you need to purchase the $29 (if in the US) Snowleopard OS. This is a new OS. So you cant UPDATE to 10.6.6. from 10.5.8... They are 2 very different things !!!! Once you have the SL installed on your Mac then hit the Software Update and it will then give you the App store.

    So yea you need the New SL OS to be able to access the new App Store ... No other way around it sorry ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MYmacROX View Post
    Everything is forward moving. Leopard can't "keep up" with the Mac App Store. Just like only Intel Macs could install SL. It's called progression.
    But snow leopard is only a tweaked version of leopard, with very little changes. Virutally EVERYTHING that runs on snow leopard runs just as well (if not better) on leopard. Hence the "leopard" part in both OS. And The app store is just an internet website where you buy applications. Nothing more. I'm not buying the "that's progress" excuse. The app store should be accessable to any machine running at least leopard. It's an OS that is only two years old in the first place.

    When lion comes out am I supposed to again go out upgrade that so I can access that store? This is a snowjob, Steve Jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willygates View Post
    I'm not buying the "that's progress" excuse. The app store should be accessable to any machine running at least leopard..

    What everyone is forgetting or they just dont want to know is you dont have to have the App Store at all. Its just a gimmick IMO atm. IF you dont want it dont get it in the SU, and if you do want it, fork out the $29 and thats all it will cost you. Better off paying $29 now than having to fork out the $100+ for Lion when it hits the street.... Smart economic buying i reckon
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    What everyone is forgetting or they just dont want to know is you dont have to have the App Store at all. Its just a gimmick IMO atm.
    Not to sure I'd go that far. How else would one be able to purchase apps for less than half of what the retail boxed versions are selling for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug b View Post
    Not to sure I'd go that far. How else would one be able to purchase apps for less than half of what the retail boxed versions are selling for?

    Doug
    Well im on SL and bc im over my monthly quota i am shaped to 256kb/s and i havnt done the update.
    Which in turn means i havnt yet got the App Store on my Mac so i havnt been able to check it out at all.
    I did read the8tharks post about the difference in the price of iLife from memory, and didnt really click that it extends to all other apps . . . .

    I suppose calling it a gimmick wasnt the right thing but im still in the belief if you dont want it there is no need to get it.
    Once my month rolls over ill update and check it out, then i wont be commenting on something i havnt got as yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Well im on SL and bc im over my monthly quota i am shaped to 256kb/s and i havnt done the update.
    Which in turn means i havnt yet got the App Store on my Mac so i havnt been able to check it out at all.
    I did read the8tharks post about the difference in the price of iLife from memory, and didnt really click that it extends to all other apps . . . .

    I suppose calling it a gimmick wasnt the right thing but im still in the belief if you dont want it there is no need to get it.
    Once my month rolls over ill update and check it out, then i wont be commenting on something i havnt got as yet
    You don't have to get it in order to see what is offered. Just go to Apple's main site and look at the apps available thus far. They're not many at the moment, but you can see how much they cost if purchasing from the app store, and I'm going to say that it goes beyond opinion in stating that it's not a gimmick, and a much better deal to purchase a download from the app store as opposed to buying a boxed version of the same software for a few reasons:

    1. Price. Aperture 3 sells for $200 in stores. You can get it for less than half that from the App store.

    2. Licensing and serial number out of the way. You bought it, so you can install it on any of your registered computers. No serial needed.

    3. After you purchase it, you don't need to keep the install file. Delete it and be happy in knowing that you can download it again and again from the app store whenever you want for free.

    4. Eco-friendly packaging. Because there is none. Manuals can be downloaded. I'm very happy about this, personally speaking. You can read the manual on your phone, iPad, laptop or print it if you're that hard up for a hard copy. I love a physical medium for some things, but software isn't on the list of things.

    Believe me, I'd be the first to agree or say that this was a gimmick. But I just don't see it that way. I think they're [Apple] doing a great thing here.

    Doug

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    Hmmm....

    Well, I just used the Mac App Store for the first time yesterday and I thought it was okay, actually.

    I needed a copy of Pages for my fairly new iMac and at first I was looking at having to purchase the iWork package. It was about $65 from Amazon but then I checked the App Store and discovered that I could buy just Pages for $20. Thought that was a pretty good deal.

    Plus there are quite a few free apps that are quite good. And it's very convenient being able to download stuff right away compared with waiting for a shipment or driving to the store.

    So...what's not to like?

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