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    Do I need Leopard Retail to Upgrade from Panther?

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    Question Do I need Leopard Retail to Upgrade from Panther?
    Do I need Leopard Retail Software as opposed to the Upgrade Software to Upgrade from Panther? Cus im a bit tight for money and the upgrade version is a lot cheaper. What is the cheapest possible way???
    Any help appreciated.

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    Do I need Leopard Retail to Upgrade from Panther?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnjmnmcfc View Post
    Do I need Leopard Retail Software as opposed to the Upgrade Software to Upgrade from Panther? Cus im a bit tight for money and the upgrade version is a lot cheaper. What is the cheapest possible way???
    Any help appreciated.
    Can you provide a link to the Leopard "upgrade" software you speak of?

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    Do I need Leopard Retail to Upgrade from Panther?
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    Thanks for the link!

    I'm going to guess that the seller of this item is using the word "upgrade" liberally or in a confusing way! I don't think that they mean that it's an "upgrade" DVD...they are simply saying you can "upgrade" to Leopard with the DVD.

    As far as I know...Apple did sell an "upgrade" DVD for Leopard. This "black" DVD with the big X on it is the retail version of Leopard...this is the disk you want.

    I see that there are about 3 hours left in the auction...you can be pretty sure the price will shoot up towards the end.

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    If you click on the disk for a blow up, the disk has "Upgrade DVD" printed right on the face of it. It was originally packaged/delivered to those that bought a Mac after the release of Leopard, but the machine still had Tiger on it.

    Whether it will work on any Mac - ??? It definitely was intended to be used only with the specific Mac it came with.
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    Do I need Leopard Retail to Upgrade from Panther?

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    Anybody know the cheapest place to purchase the Leopard Retail Version????

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    If you click on the disk for a blow up, the disk has "Upgrade DVD" printed right on the face of it. It was originally packaged/delivered to those that bought a Mac after the release of Leopard, but the machine still had Tiger on it.

    Whether it will work on any Mac - ??? It definitely was intended to be used only with the specific Mac it came with.
    Thanks for clearing that up...I didn't see the "blown up" picture. Kind of strange Apple didn't modify the graphics on the disk since it's an upgrade DVD. Kind of like the "gray" disks...or the "not for resale" replacement disks you can get for $16 when you call the Apple "800" number.

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    I would say check Ebay but be sure it's a Retail DVD.

    I was also going to mention the DVD says Upgrade on it but Bobtomay beat me to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Thanks for clearing that up...I didn't see the "blown up" picture. Kind of strange Apple didn't modify the graphics on the disk since it's an upgrade DVD. Kind of like the "gray" disks...or the "not for resale" replacement disks you can get for $16 when you call the Apple "800" number.

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    Would the replacement disk you mention for $16 be what i need? What is the full number and how do i get it?

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    Do I need Leopard Retail to Upgrade from Panther?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bnjmnmcfc View Post
    Would the replacement disk you mention for $16 be what i need? What is the full number and how do i get it?
    No, that would be a replacement of the disk that shipped with your machine. That wouldn't be Leopard if you're currently running Panther.

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    Do I need Leopard Retail to Upgrade from Panther?

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    whats the cheapest way then???

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    Keep looking at eBay for the full retail install DVD. Cheap? Well over the sixty pounds mark. There is NO cheap Leopard.

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    Thanks everyone really helpful

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    also, my mac mini does not have built in bluetooth capabilities. Before i slpash out 70 quid on a MIGHTY MOUSE, does anybody know if it will work with one of these - MINI TINY USB BLUETOOTH V2.0 EDR DONGLE ADAPTER PC MAC on eBay (end time 28-Nov-09 01:28:59 GMT)

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