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    When Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade?

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    When Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade?
    I was wondering, when Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade from Tiger, or do you have to purchase it?

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    When Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rogueace
    I was wondering, when Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade from Tiger, or do you have to purchase it?
    You'll almost certainly have to pay for it, same as 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4

    However, I should think Tiger will be supported sully for at least another 2 - 3 years.

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    When Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogueace
    I was wondering, when Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade from Tiger, or do you have to purchase it?
    Not a chance! Unless you buy a Mac so close to the release date for Leopard that the upgrade is part of the package.

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    $129 probably. Some will say Leopard will be no more than a Service Pack on XP. Not true. People who say that are very wrong. It is like going from 2k to XP and that was not free or even very cheep! A lot is changed and new. To me it's a very good deal at $129. Some disagree which is fine with me. XP Home for my use is not enough so I have to dish out for the Full Install of XP PRO and not an OEM either as I am always changing things.

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    Yeah--I don't think it is all that bad of a deal either. I am going to purchase some RAM, an external hard drive, and then do a fresh install of Leopard when it comes out. Can't wait!!!
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    Ok, thanks for clearing things up for me. I am definately going to make sure to get it as soon as it comes out. Or maybe I should wait a bit for a few bugs to arise and be resolved. When the previous version of Mac OSX came out, did they have a lot of problem like XP did, or was it pretty good from the get-go?

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    When Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade?

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    So is Leopard OS 11 or OS XI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pulse-8 View Post
    So is Leopard OS 11 or OS XI?
    It is 10.5 so it would still be OSX

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelstumpf View Post
    It is 10.5 so it would still be OSX
    My bad....went braindead for a while there.....

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    When Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade?

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    Is this a simple upgrade, or will I have to like move all my files off the computer I have, install this, and put them back on?

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    You can either do an update, archive and install or erase and install.

    Update will simply update the new components and overwrite the old bits.
    Archive & Install preserves your entire old system in case you want to revert and install a fresh copy of OS X.

    Erase & Install is a "clean" install - you need to backup your files to do this one.


    I just did a regular update of 10.4. and had no problems.

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    When Leopard comes out, is it a free upgrade?

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    sweet, i cant wait

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    Leopard's Archive & Install feature is much, much better than Tiger's.

    You'll be able to choose Archive & Install and, rather than create a "Previous System" folder, it will keep all of your files (even desktop icons) in place and completely usable. So, if you had an InDesign file with links scattered around your hard-drive, you won't lose them when you upgrade to Leopard.
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