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MTBlogBot2000
24th August 2009, 10:44 PM
<img class="alignleft size-full wp-image-2882" title="picture-13" src="http://www.mactalk.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/picture-13.png" alt="picture-13" width="316" height="310" />Fellow MacTalkers, whip out that credit card ASAP! Snow Leopard hits your Mac on August 28th. <em>Crappy box art and all. An actual Snow Leopard on the front? Really Apple? Jesus H. Christ...</em> Anyways, 10.6 comes on the 28th of August and you can pre-order it now via the <a href="http://www.s2d6.com/x/?x=c&amp;z=s&amp;v=936507">Apple Online Store</a>.

It's only AU$39 for Leopard users! Or score the Box Set, which includes iLife '09 and iWork '09, as well as Snow Leoaprd, for $229. For the low-down on Snow Leopard and what it brings to the table, visit <a href="http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/">Apple's Snow Leopard website</a>. Pre-order now and it will be delivered to your front door on the 28th of August. No lining up or sweaty, geeky, masses for you.

If there's any stores doing midnight launches or anything crazy like that, <a href="http://mactalk.com.au/iwannatalktoanthony">let us know</a>.

MrJesseRoss
24th August 2009, 10:46 PM
Credit card status: whipped. :D

glitch
24th August 2009, 10:47 PM
Sold! to the man in the corner. *patiently waits for the 28th*

wolfie
24th August 2009, 10:48 PM
i suppose those on the UTD program will have it shipped out thur/fri?

n20nine
24th August 2009, 10:48 PM
i am thinking twice about pre-ordering, if any Apple store, CompNow or NextByte are planning on throwing something in, i might want to buy in-store...

snowman
24th August 2009, 10:49 PM
hmmmm.......waits for boss to confirm bonus's are coming...............:(

(I'm still on Tiger so need to order the big pack)

Geoff3DMN
24th August 2009, 10:49 PM
Just ordered a "Mac Box Set Family Pack" :)

NeoRicen
24th August 2009, 10:49 PM
Sweet. Pre-ordered, and if my 10.5 experience repeats itself it should be on my doorstep Friday morning, and ready for me to install when I get back from work.

PS: There's nothing wrong with the box art. Jeez, some people will whinge about anything.

Shintaro
24th August 2009, 10:49 PM
So, those of us not wanting to use a CC,
can we walk in to an Apple store, or resellers store & pick it up on Friday?

The way it's worded doesn't seem to indicate it will be on shelves on the 28th.

rmac
24th August 2009, 10:49 PM
Snow Kitty ready to pounce! straight to the Visa.

ziggotron
24th August 2009, 10:49 PM
i am thinking twice about pre-ordering, if any Apple store, CompNow or NextByte are planning on throwing something in, i might want to buy in-store...

Wonder if the Chaddy Apple Store is going to do anything? Free t-shirts?

MrJesseRoss
24th August 2009, 10:51 PM
PS: There's nothing wrong with the box art. Jeez, some people will whinge about anything.

It's too literal. It's called Snow Leopard and has a photo of a snow leopard on it. I prefer the big X design of the previous releases.

Edit: It's not really a big issue, it's just, you know, obvious. Maybe the big X could be reserved for the major updates like 10.5 was, and 10.7 will, presumably, be.

wmyeoh
24th August 2009, 10:52 PM
I'm hoping Exhange support means ditching the work PC!

wolfie
24th August 2009, 10:53 PM
so chances are those who pre ordered it, going by past experiences will have it received on the friday?

i pre ordered my UTD program to have it delivered to sydney cbd at work.

Goodbye
24th August 2009, 10:54 PM
So, how does one install this on a Macbook Air without an optical drive?

Lachie
24th August 2009, 10:55 PM
Preordered

Geoff3DMN
24th August 2009, 10:56 PM
So, how does one install this on a Macbook Air without an optical drive?

Put the install disk into a disk drive on another Mac and use the remote disk utility or use an external DVD drive plugged into the USB port.

MacBook Air: Reinstalling software using Remote Install Mac OS X (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2129) <-- may help

n20nine
24th August 2009, 10:56 PM
Just couldnt hold my horses - whipped out my MasterCard and am "patiently" waiting for it to arrive.

icant
24th August 2009, 10:56 PM
So, how does one install this on a Macbook Air without an optical drive?

Slowly

MissionMan
24th August 2009, 10:59 PM
My precioussssssssssssssssssss

asphotos
24th August 2009, 11:00 PM
$31.90 is the australian employee partner price. ordered.

rmac
24th August 2009, 11:00 PM
i wonder what build it will be? 10A432 or 435?

iCarllovesapple
24th August 2009, 11:00 PM
I ordered within the first 5 minutes. Woo Hoo.. Can't wait :)
It's my birthday tomorrow, so what a great surprise!

khalil
24th August 2009, 11:01 PM
We in Australia got a pretty good price, $39AUD in comparison to $29USD is heaps good and probably shows that Apple are not really out to make big money out of this.

Here is a bigger version of the snow leopard on the box.

http://uneasysilence.com/media/2009/07/Snow-Leopard.jpg (2560x1600)

And the rest of snow leopard wallpapers from Snow Leopard Build 10A421

Snow Leopard Build 10A421 Seeded to Developers: Download The New Desktop Pictures Full Resolution (http://uneasysilence.com/archive/2009/07/14293/)

ziggotron
24th August 2009, 11:02 PM
I ordered within the first 5 minutes. Woo Hoo.. Can't wait :)
It's my birthday tomorrow, so what a great surprise!

No way, it's mine too!

Huy
24th August 2009, 11:03 PM
So, how does one install this on a Macbook Air without an optical drive?

Time for a SuperDrive (for MacBook Air). It came in handy when I wanted to reformat a new MBA.

But without that, Remote Disc.

hamusta
24th August 2009, 11:03 PM
so chances are those who pre ordered it, going by past experiences will have it received on the friday?

i pre ordered my UTD program to have it delivered to sydney cbd at work.

Where is the UTD option??? :(

Peter_Pan
24th August 2009, 11:06 PM
Yaaaaaaay

/Ordered

Goodbye
24th August 2009, 11:08 PM
You guys back in Oz have it good - here in Sweden it costs 319 kronor, which equates to $54. I don't think I can wait 7 weeks to use it though!

rmac
24th August 2009, 11:08 PM
We in Australia got a pretty good price, $39AUD in comparison to $29USD is heaps good and probably shows that Apple are not really out to make big money out of this.

i was surprised at the price as well! its USD$31.83 with tax (90210 ;)) which is AUD$37.89, so only a dollar more.

n20nine
24th August 2009, 11:08 PM
Happy birthday in advance ziggotron and iCarllovesapple.

dotnet
24th August 2009, 11:09 PM
Edit: It's not really a big issue, it's just, you know, obvious. Maybe the big X could be reserved for the major updates like 10.5 was, and 10.7 will, presumably, be.

With Mac OS 11 coming sometime in the (foreseeable?) future, maybe Apple thought it time to start phasing out the X...

Cheers
Steffen

Beau
24th August 2009, 11:10 PM
In USD, each country works out to be: US price: $29. Aussie price: $32. England price: $41.

Twitter / William Hook: @BeauGiles In USD, each co ... (http://twitter.com/williamtm/status/3511808264)

We got the good end of the stick. :)

chrisricho
24th August 2009, 11:11 PM
just what the amex asked for some more mac goodness to push its limit

wolfie
24th August 2009, 11:12 PM
Where is the UTD option??? :(


sorry i meant the up to date programe for new mac purchases.

ipwn
24th August 2009, 11:12 PM
1 x family pack ordered! :)
now connecting up the laser beam and fog machine for courier.......

:) :) :)

matthewk
24th August 2009, 11:13 PM
With Mac OS 11 coming sometime in the (foreseeable?) future, maybe Apple thought it time to start phasing out the X...

Jobs said at the launch of 10.0 that OS X was the foundation for the next 20 years. We haven't even finished the first decade of OS X goodness.

hamusta
24th August 2009, 11:18 PM
sorry i meant the up to date programe for new mac purchases.

Yeh, I recently purchased a new mac :) or is there no pre order option for me?

ziggotron
24th August 2009, 11:21 PM
Jobs said at the launch of 10.0 that OS X was the foundation for the next 20 years. We haven't even finished the first decade of OS X goodness.

The X was so integral to the whole brand of OS X, seems weird for them to throw it out in this release. The new box is also just a plain box with the disk in a plastic sleeve, unlike the Leopard release.

Oh and thanks n20nine. :p

wolfie
24th August 2009, 11:21 PM
Yeh, I recently purchased a new mac :) or is there no pre order option for me?

there you go
Apple - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)

timmytomtam
24th August 2009, 11:22 PM
$31.90 as a McDonalds employee :p

Pre-ordering now :D

Dux
24th August 2009, 11:28 PM
Crappy box art and all. An actual Snow Leopard on the front? Really Apple? Jesus H. Christ...

Hey, I really like the new design. Better than a boring X

woody993
24th August 2009, 11:31 PM
Is there a way to use EPP and affiliate link?

Dux
24th August 2009, 11:33 PM
Is there a way to use EPP and affiliate link?

Since EPP sections typically use their own URLs, I doubt it.

jaredtomas
24th August 2009, 11:34 PM
I'm so broke this week.. but.. just.. can't.. resist.

Pre-ordered.

Ecto1
24th August 2009, 11:34 PM
I ordered mine as part of the up to date program. So I would expect to hear from Apple in the next day or so.

angusg
24th August 2009, 11:34 PM
Just couldnt hold my horses - whipped out my MasterCard and am "patiently" waiting for it to arrive.
Me too!!

Beau
24th August 2009, 11:35 PM
Just ordered it via the up-to-date program. Says shipping: September still. :(

http://img.skitch.com/20090824-xcxj6jgf1d14d1686bnj1rk1xh.jpg

iCarllovesapple
24th August 2009, 11:39 PM
Not to worry Beau! You'll receive it soon!!
To ziggotron.. You are born on the best day of the year!! Happy Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! (for tomorrow.. lol)
n20nine -- Most awesome dude on Mactalk.. Thanks for the wishes =D

davidw89
24th August 2009, 11:42 PM
$31.90 as a McDonalds employee :p

Pre-ordering now :D

How does that work?

No EDUCATION Discount!! WTF Apple +_+

Lumus
24th August 2009, 11:45 PM
It's my birthday tomorrow, so what a great surprise!

OMG same! 25 years. Good Lord I'm getting old LOL. August 25 FTW!

Did anyone else use the affiliate link? How much of a cut would MacTalk get from $39?

iJohn
24th August 2009, 11:47 PM
Just placed my order!!

timmytomtam
24th August 2009, 11:48 PM
How does that work?

.


Good news.
McDonald's Australia Ltd has joined the Apple Corporate Employee Purchase Program.

:D

decryption
24th August 2009, 11:48 PM
OMG same! 25 years. Good Lord I'm getting old LOL.

Did anyone else use the affiliate link? How much of a cut would MacTalk get from $39?

I'm not allowed to say how much (according to the T&C's of the affiliate deal), but I think I can say it's between $0.00 and $3.00 - somewhere between that.

hamusta
24th August 2009, 11:50 PM
there you go
Apple - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)

Thanks, I hope it comes on Friday :) Will the copy be the same as the Retail? or some update version?

iJohn
24th August 2009, 11:51 PM
FUCKKKKK THATS ALOT ANTH(sarcasm) ;)

gr8bob
24th August 2009, 11:54 PM
Thanks for the promo email Antho, would you buy me one? LOL

Kidding aside, so is this an upgrade disc considering that it's for "10.5" Leopard users only? Wondering about the hassle needed to go through two system installations (10.5+10.6 Upgrade) if we were to get this pre-ordered Snow Leopard.

hamusta
24th August 2009, 11:54 PM
Just ordered it via the up-to-date program. Says shipping: September still. :(

http://img.skitch.com/20090824-xcxj6jgf1d14d1686bnj1rk1xh.jpg

In the same boat, i hope we get it soon :( fingers crossed

timmytomtam
24th August 2009, 11:55 PM
FUCKKKKK THATS ALOT ANTH(sarcasm) ;)

Look at it this way - For every 2 people that use the affiliate link, Anthony earns enough for 1 Big Mac :)

..I'm sure he'll be happy with that.

LCGuy
24th August 2009, 11:57 PM
I wonder how long it'll take for stores here in Rocky to get deliveries of it...I'm probably gonna pick it up from the new JB. :)

Cajo
24th August 2009, 11:59 PM
I have bought an imac 24" only a few weeks ago....do I need to purchase Snow Leopard as I heard that if anybody bought an Apple computer recently they only pay for shipping costs for the Snow Leopard. Is this true? How do I check with Apple on this?

FineWine
25th August 2009, 12:01 AM
A$39 - Microsoft go eat your litigation pads. Not only does Apple have a superior product but they also have superior pricing.

But I will have to wait till January 2010, by then the first revision (10.6.1) will have come out anyway and hopefully around the time of the next versions of iWorks and iLife. So I can, maybe, buy them as a boxed set.

Phunky
25th August 2009, 12:05 AM
A$39 - Microsoft go eat your litigation pads. Not only does Apple have a superior product but they also have superior pricing.

But I will have to wait till January 2010, by then the first revision (10.6.1) will have come out anyway and hopefully around the time of the next versions of iWorks and iLife. So I can, maybe, buy them as a boxed set.

I'd say the price set by Apple is to compensate for the lack of marketable 'sexyness' in SL

Huy
25th August 2009, 12:06 AM
Pre-ordered! :D

canonafficionado
25th August 2009, 12:06 AM
So what date are these likely to arrive? On the 28th or sometime next week?

bleach1st
25th August 2009, 12:08 AM
Am I reading correctly that the only option for people who still have 10.4 is to buy the full $229 pack..? :crying: I won't be happy if that's the case :mad:

gareth
25th August 2009, 12:09 AM
Does snow leopard still have the same default wallpaper as leopard ?

woody993
25th August 2009, 12:09 AM
Just ordered it via the up-to-date program. Says shipping: September still. :(

http://img.skitch.com/20090824-xcxj6jgf1d14d1686bnj1rk1xh.jpg

Mine says: August 28th
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/3584/picture1qfo.png

But yes it is not Up-To-Date program

Beau
25th August 2009, 12:09 AM
Am I reading correctly that the only option for people who still have 10.4 is to buy the full $229 pack..? :crying: I won't be happy if that's the case :mad:

Unfortunately sir, that is correct. the $39 is only for current Leopard users.

ozron
25th August 2009, 12:10 AM
Sweet! Through my work's employee purchase program, SL is only $31.90 and the box set is only $190.30. Free shipping as well, so sending off my order now!

bleach1st
25th August 2009, 12:11 AM
Unfortunately sir, that is correct. the $39 is only for current Leopard users.

and Apple doesn't offer University Student discounts for operating system purchases either right? :crying: Thanks for confirming Beau, I'll just go cry in the corner with my empty wallet :ambivalent:

Huy
25th August 2009, 12:11 AM
Does snow leopard still have the same default wallpaper as leopard ?

Slightly different:

http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/3187/snowleoparddefaultdeskt.jpg

Xirtam
25th August 2009, 12:12 AM
I have bought an imac 24" only a few weeks ago....do I need to purchase Snow Leopard as I heard that if anybody bought an Apple computer recently they only pay for shipping costs for the Snow Leopard. Is this true? How do I check with Apple on this?

It will cost you $14.95 from here: Apple - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)

mattDC5R
25th August 2009, 12:18 AM
Credit card status: whipped. :D

haha this in less than a minute of the email from MacTalk!
along with a phony booking in work calendar for friday afternoon to hopefully be installing :)

FineWine
25th August 2009, 12:18 AM
I'd say the price set by Apple is to compensate for the lack of marketable 'sexyness' in SL

Oh Please - what is not sexy about a cute and cuddly Snow Leopard on the box. :D

chaosboi
25th August 2009, 12:19 AM
It says ships by 28th! I hope it is delivered this Friday.

Anyway, order Family Box set via mactalk link.

Sunnz
25th August 2009, 12:33 AM
Snow Leopard Server is a whooping 699AUD, I have a feeling that there is going to be a huge disproportion between the ratio of people who upgrade from Leopard to SL and Tiger to Leopard.

DeKa
25th August 2009, 12:36 AM
If you don't need iWork, you have Leopard, and you want SL and iLife 09, you can buy those two for $138.60 (with EPP). I have no need for iWork so this is what I did. I know it would only be $50 more for iWork, but I don't need it.

pengu
25th August 2009, 12:46 AM
So here's the question.. do I order it today (as it's my birthday) and just hold off a few weeks, or do I buy it in a few weeks when I actually feel like I might be happy installing it (if there are no huge bugs)

WhyNotKenny
25th August 2009, 12:57 AM
bring it on - my imac's been playing up - an install of a new OS may just be what the doctor ordered.....

plus throwing in a 2TB time capsule should keep the doctor away.....

topgearguy
25th August 2009, 12:59 AM
will they have some in stock by tomorrow night, i have to pick up a visa gift card to work my magic :D

maclab
25th August 2009, 01:27 AM
how many installs for a family pack?

canonafficionado
25th August 2009, 01:38 AM
I think it's 5 installs for a family pack.

ppops
25th August 2009, 01:38 AM
It will cost you $14.95 from here: Apple - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)


Any reason why this isn't working for me? It says I have a qualified system but when I go to the next page, the cart is empty???

jesse
25th August 2009, 02:41 AM
I have pre-ordered via the link in the email. I'll have to get someone to ferry it over too me. Can't wait!:cool:

canonafficionado
25th August 2009, 02:54 AM
If you don't need iWork, you have Leopard, and you want SL and iLife 09, you can buy those two for $138.60 (with EPP). I have no need for iWork so this is what I did. I know it would only be $50 more for iWork, but I don't need it.


That sounds quite reasonable. What's EPP though? Employee plan?

Andrew T Chadwick
25th August 2009, 02:55 AM
A.F.T. About fucking time,I'll buy it whe i get my new imac as my present imac won't run it.:D

aafuss
25th August 2009, 03:17 AM
The 28th is a public holiday here on the Gold Coast-so would Snow Leopard be available there on the weekend?

Mecha
25th August 2009, 03:49 AM
Booyah! Just picked up my copy for $15.

Even if 10.6 is nothing special, you cant go wrong at that price.

aswitcher
25th August 2009, 04:47 AM
Ordered. Hopefully it arrives Friday.

tcn33
25th August 2009, 05:45 AM
It's too literal. It's called Snow Leopard and has a photo of a snow leopard on it. I prefer the big X design of the previous releases.

And OS X with an X on it isn't literal?

JNRidgway15
25th August 2009, 06:16 AM
Ordered via the MT Link.... Here kitty kitty kitty :proud:

Dux
25th August 2009, 06:29 AM
Hey everyone - 'shipping' doesn't mean it will be delivered on the 28th, yeah? It just means it leaves Apple's warehouses on that date. When it gets to you and me is another fact all together.

I'd love to get my copy this friday, but I'm guessing it's gonna be early to mid next week.

morgs
25th August 2009, 06:31 AM
So even though they say that Snow Leopard is an upgrade for Leopard is the disc I am about to order actually like buying Leopard in that it is still a full operating system not just an upgrade disc?

bacco007
25th August 2009, 06:37 AM
Pre-ordered - my first OS X upgrade... :)

bacco007
25th August 2009, 06:38 AM
Hey everyone - 'shipping' doesn't mean it will be delivered on the 28th, yeah? It just means it leaves Apple's warehouses on that date. When it gets to you and me is another fact all together.

Front page of the Apple Store says ships by 28/8

leon
25th August 2009, 06:47 AM
Just ordered it via the up-to-date program. Says shipping: September still. :(

http://img.skitch.com/20090824-xcxj6jgf1d14d1686bnj1rk1xh.jpg

Did anyone else order using the Up to date program and not receive one of these? I ordered mine when their website was broken, so I had to send a fax.
I never received an order confirmation like this. I emailed Apple and they said that they received my fax, but I'm not sure if it has been processed.

Anyone shed some light on this?

Dust For Eyes
25th August 2009, 06:54 AM
So, we are getting this version of OS X with no keynote?

Oh.

jack112006
25th August 2009, 07:00 AM
The 28th is a public holiday here on the Gold Coast-so would Snow Leopard be available there on the weekend?

AHHHH!!!!!! This can't be... The Apple Store will have to open at least. All I care is that come Friday, I know that I will have Snow Leopard in some form :)

Tragedies
25th August 2009, 07:17 AM
Excuse the stupid question, but how does Apple know if I have Tiger or Leopard? Will the 40 dollar version not work if i was to use it on Tiger? I ask because while I have Leopard and will be purchasing the 40 dollar version, my sister is on Tiger and wondering whether if she simply buys the 40 dollar version, it wont allow her to install (I imagine it wont). Is this how it would work?

dt
25th August 2009, 07:25 AM
Is the $39 version of Snow Leopard a special upgrade-only version so that you have to have Leopard already installed to use it, or is the discount merely in the pricing?

Tragedies
25th August 2009, 07:29 AM
Heh I just asked that in the previous post too XD

Huy
25th August 2009, 07:29 AM
Is the $39 version of Snow Leopard a special upgrade-only version so that you have to have Leopard already installed to use it, or is the discount merely in the pricing?

You need 10.5 to go to 10.6.

If you are on 10.4 (Intel) you need to the Mac Box Set.

mechcon
25th August 2009, 07:29 AM
Can't wait to see everyone complain about Quicktime Player X's lack of Preferences :3

Nar otherwise you guys are in for such a treat :D I'm gonna make an order for my copy as well next week.

dt
25th August 2009, 07:30 AM
You need 10.5 to go to 10.6.

If you are on 10.4 (Intel) you need to the Mac Box Set.

So if I ever want to reinstall, I would need to install 10.5 and then install 10.6 over the top?

That doesn't seem very Apple.

MissionMan
25th August 2009, 07:34 AM
Can't wait to see everyone complain about Quicktime Player X's lack of Preferences :3

Nar otherwise you guys are in for such a treat :D I'm gonna make an order for my copy as well next week.

I thought you still got the preferences/advanced functionality if you had a Quicktime Pro 7 serial on your machine.

novice
25th August 2009, 07:35 AM
Why are the links from the Aus store to the UK?

mitty
25th August 2009, 07:39 AM
I'll be buying my copy at the Apple Store, 5th Avenue :) Will send you all a photo :)

gumby08
25th August 2009, 07:52 AM
Before I hit the order button - can someone confirm that if I wish to upgrade both my MacBook and iMac I must buy the family pack?

Jordan M
25th August 2009, 07:52 AM
My Up to Date order still says September (like Beau's).

GeoffP
25th August 2009, 07:53 AM
Option 1:
Upgrade one 13" MBP via the up-to-date program
Cost: $14.95
Upgrade two other mac's (2009 Mini & 13" Unibody MB)
Cost: $69.00 (Family Pack)

Option 2:
Upgrade all mac's.
Cost: $69.00 (Family Pack)

Big tick for Option 2 :p

stevemid
25th August 2009, 07:54 AM
Hmmm. I'd like to get 10.6 just to get everyone onto Time Machine. We've got 4 Intel Mac's in the family, however two are running 10.4 (and CCC) We only use iPhoto and none of the iWork apps. How many machines can be upgraded with the box set?

MrJesseRoss
25th August 2009, 07:54 AM
8 Years Of Great Mac OS X Box Design End In A Stupid Clip Art Cat | Gizmodo Australia (http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2009/08/8-years-of-great-mac-os-x-box-design-end-in-a-stupid-clip-art-cat/) :D

Huy
25th August 2009, 07:55 AM
Before I hit the order button - can someone confirm that if I wish to upgrade both my MacBook and iMac I must buy the family pack?

Yes as per the license agreement. The Family Pack is for multiple Mac installations (up to 5?) in the home.

gumby08
25th August 2009, 07:59 AM
Yes as per the license agreement. The Family Pack is for multiple Mac installations (up to 5?) in the home.

Thanks Huy :)

novice
25th August 2009, 08:00 AM
The website states "Customers who purchase a qualifying new Mac computer (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/macosx-upgrade-qualifying-new-macs.html) or an Apple Certified Refurbished computer (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/macosx-upgrade-qualifying-refurbished-systems.html) from the Apple Online Store on or after 8 June 2009 that does not include Mac OS X Snow Leopard can upgrade to Snow Leopard for A$14.95 inc GST."

I just bought a refurbished computer from Designwyse, which is an authorised service provider, and a gold level service centre, does that mean i should qualify for the above?

Huy
25th August 2009, 08:07 AM
I just bought a refurbished computer from Designwyse, which is an authorised service provider, and a gold level service centre, does that mean i should qualify for the above?

The Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore?partNumber=MC204Z/A)

grahamrb
25th August 2009, 08:12 AM
If anyone has access to an EPP (probably education also) the upgrade is available for $31.90. The "box set" (ie, those without Leopard) is $190.30.

Enjoy!
(not sure if this was already posted but if it was it is worth posting again!)

iShibby
25th August 2009, 08:17 AM
Yes as per the license agreement. The Family Pack is for multiple Mac installations (up to 5?) in the home.

If I own 2 macs and my friend also owns a mac, obviously we should get the family pack and split the cost. Will this work ok? And can I copy the disk?

Huy
25th August 2009, 08:18 AM
If anyone has access to an EPP (probably education also)

No EDU discount on Snow Leopard. It is $39 for students.

Still cheaper than Leopard was for students.


If I own 2 macs and my friend also owns a mac, obviously we should get the family pack and split the cost. Will this work ok? And can I copy the disk?

Your friend is not part of your family/household. They need to get it through retail channels e.g. with a new Mac, up-to-date program, upgrading from 10.4 or 10.5 for $39/Box Set pricing.

novice
25th August 2009, 08:19 AM
The Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/133-622/WebObjects/australiastore?partNumber=MC204Z/A)


Cool, will check, thanks Huy!

AvvY
25th August 2009, 08:19 AM
Is this pricing for the upgrade going to remain for a few weeks? Or when it is on the shelves will it go up? I'm just not sure I want to be an early adopter for this one just yet, I'd happily wait a week or two.

MrJesseRoss
25th August 2009, 08:19 AM
If I own 2 macs and my friend also owns a mac, obviously we should get the family pack and split the cost. Will this work ok? And can I copy the disk?

I'm pretty sure the family pack is for use in the same household, not for sharing out amongst friends.

Huy
25th August 2009, 08:21 AM
Is this pricing for the upgrade going to remain for a few weeks? Or when it is on the shelves will it go up? I'm just not sure I want to be an early adopter for this one just yet, I'd happily wait a week or two.

It will be until 10.7 comes out. :) You can always buy it at this price, even when it hits the shelves. It's not going to go up.

iShibby
25th August 2009, 08:25 AM
I'm pretty sure the family pack is for use in the same household, not for sharing out amongst friends.

Yeah that's fair enough, but how could they tell? I only have 2 machines, 1 is eligible for the $15 upgrade...

iJohn
25th August 2009, 08:26 AM
Guys i think we need to understand apple will ship this on friday, which means we wont get these until next week sometime

leon
25th August 2009, 08:27 AM
Guys i think we need to understand apple will ship this on friday, which means we wont get these until next week sometime

Nope. If they say available on Friday, they mean it will be on your door Friday.

MissionMan
25th August 2009, 08:28 AM
On the down side, that means a couple more days of speculation, whining and bitching about what snow leopard will and won't do before the disks arrive and shut everyone up. viva la 1000 post snow leopard topic.

Spectacular291
25th August 2009, 08:28 AM
for a simpleton such as myself, (i apologise if this has been answered, but i have looked)

when i receive my copy of Snow Leopard, is it a simple update over the top of Leopard straight from disk, or will I have to do a complete re-install of my whole computer and start from scratch?

leon
25th August 2009, 08:29 AM
for a simpleton such as myself, (i apologise if this has been answered, but i have looked)

when i receive my copy of Snow Leopard, is it a simple update over the top of Leopard straight from disk, or will I have to do a complete re-install of my whole computer and start from scratch?

You can do either.

mmulhern
25th August 2009, 08:39 AM
Ordered and waiting - thanks for the email alert and link.

iBROX
25th August 2009, 08:43 AM
Ordered, can't complain at $39!

TheKeddi
25th August 2009, 08:44 AM
Ordered, if it comes Friday I can't use it till Monday anyway, I'm going camping! yeah!

wmyeoh
25th August 2009, 08:47 AM
I'm pretty sure the family pack is for use in the same household, not for sharing out amongst friends.

In theory, yes.

Japester
25th August 2009, 08:51 AM
I just ordered mine using the MacTalk affiliate link. I couldn't tell if it was in effect, though. How can you verify that you have used an affiliate's link? The URL for the Snow Leopard page was identical to the one on the page I got to through Apple's home page.

Huy
25th August 2009, 08:52 AM
I just ordered mine using the MacTalk affiliate link. I couldn't tell if it was in effect, though. How can you verify that you have used an affiliate's link? The URL for the Snow Leopard page was identical to the one on the page I got to through Apple's home page.

You can't tell, but if you've clicked on the affiliate link recently then it would be in effect.

I hope MacTalk gets my $2 or whatever it is. :D

Spectacular291
25th August 2009, 08:57 AM
You can do either.

well that just fantastic!

Alessiman
25th August 2009, 09:00 AM
I forgot about the up to date promotion when I bought my 13" MBP

So just put an order in at $15. Have to be happy with that!

I just hope it arrives on Friday else I'm going to be unimpressed :(

whyaretheycalledgenius
25th August 2009, 09:01 AM
If anyone has access to an EPP (probably education also) the upgrade is available for $31.90. The "box set" (ie, those without Leopard) is $190.30.

Enjoy!
(not sure if this was already posted but if it was it is worth posting again!)

Just looked at the k-12 store, no discount:crying:still full price...

angusg
25th August 2009, 09:14 AM
After alot of careful consideration and sleeping on it overnight I woke up this morning and cancelled my Snow Leopard upgrade




































And then promptly ordered the SL/iLife/iWork Box set :D

xerodude
25th August 2009, 09:15 AM
I have SL ordered on the UTD program also, and as others, it mentions a September shipping. Will this date be revised, or will Apple deal out the first batch and we just simply have to wait?

I really am not hugely stressed about this, but it would be nice to be in the first batch..!!!!

Japester
25th August 2009, 09:15 AM
After alot of careful consideration and sleeping on it overnight I woke up this morning and cancelled my Snow Leopard upgrade

And then promptly ordered the SL/iLife/iWork Box set :D

You gave me a shock! I was going to pronounce you mad until I read your last line! :D

bigdazzler
25th August 2009, 09:19 AM
sweet .. being relatively new to macs, pardon me if this is a bit of a silly question .. will I need to order the family pack if I want to upgrade both my imac and macbook ??

angusg
25th August 2009, 09:20 AM
You gave me a shock! I was going to pronounce you mad until I read your last line! :D
Hehehehe... I'm running '08 on Leopard atm.. just seemed like a good time to upgrade :)

mcargy08
25th August 2009, 09:36 AM
ordered mine for $31.90 using my EPP!

Ecto1
25th August 2009, 09:37 AM
sweet .. being relatively new to macs, pardon me if this is a bit of a silly question .. will I need to order the family pack if I want to upgrade both my imac and macbook ??

Yes.

bigdazzler
25th August 2009, 09:48 AM
Yes.

sweet .. thanks mate.

ppops
25th August 2009, 09:49 AM
Just in case this happens to anyone else.....

The Up-To-Date program wasn't working for me due to a cookies issue with some browsers.
It's happening to a few people apparently Snow Leopard up-to-date program not working? - Mac Forums (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=765662)

I used Chrome at work to do it instead of Safari at home and it worked! Mine is saying shipped by 28/8! :)

BowieNIN
25th August 2009, 09:56 AM
Hey guys. Just a question on the family pack. My dads mini and my MacBook are registered under different names. Can I still use the family pack to upgrade or will it not let me? Cheers

Huy
25th August 2009, 10:01 AM
Hey guys. Just a question on the family pack. My dads mini and my MacBook are registered under different names. Can I still use the family pack to upgrade or will it not let me? Cheers

Yes. You can still use it. :)

W2ttsy
25th August 2009, 10:08 AM
im planning on upgrading the HD in my MBP this weekend. Will i need to:
a) install 10.5 first?
b) if i do need to install 10.5 do i need to bring it up to date using software update?

I'm a bit wary of this upgrade process. last time this happened was on 10.2 to 10.3 and all kinds of crazy things happened.

also 10.5 > 10.6 on each reinstall is going to be a bit of a prick. Pity the 10.6 installer doesnt allow you to just enter the S/N of your 10.5 disc.

aeon
25th August 2009, 10:11 AM
Anyone know the likelihood of JBHifi getting these in on Friday? They're the only Apple reseller up here, and I'd like to install it this weekend - I could order it online, though knowing my luck (and location), it won't arrive till Monday.

pengu
25th August 2009, 10:11 AM
Pity the 10.6 installer doesnt allow you to just enter the S/N of your 10.5 disc.
What S/N?

Back2Bedlam
25th August 2009, 10:17 AM
Guys i think we need to understand apple will ship this on friday, which means we wont get these until next week sometime

I see your point, but look at it his way, if it goes on sale in Apple Stores etc on Friday, all over the world, then the product will available to ship to these locations so that they have them at least the day before. Expect to either get a 'delivery sent' email or possibly it will just arrive.
Not sure whether it'll be regular post or TNT?

Huy
25th August 2009, 10:20 AM
What S/N?

Serial number?

dopus
25th August 2009, 10:25 AM
Does anyone know the details on the up-to-date program. I just searched the Apple Web site, but couldn't see anything. I bought a Macbook Pro 13" just recently, but will still get the other upgrade for my Mini (which is Pre- nvidia). Thanks

W2ttsy
25th August 2009, 10:28 AM
im pretty sure there is a serial number or other unique key on the label of the 10.5 box. could be wrong though. will have to check when i get home tonight...

Huy
25th August 2009, 10:31 AM
Does anyone know the details on the up-to-date program. I just searched the Apple Web site, but couldn't see anything. I bought a Macbook Pro 13" just recently, but will still get the other upgrade for my Mini (which is Pre- nvidia). Thanks

Apple - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)

pengu
25th August 2009, 10:54 AM
im pretty sure there is a serial number or other unique key on the label of the 10.5 box. could be wrong though. will have to check when i get home tonight...

There is a number on there, but it doesn't exactly seem like a sn, more like a build number.

moldor
25th August 2009, 10:56 AM
The family pack is a bloody good deal, but the damn Apple store won't ship it to a PO Box. We line in the country so parcels are delivered to the Post Office, not directly to home.

Warthog
25th August 2009, 11:16 AM
Getting mine via the UTD "Cool":)

Phorte
25th August 2009, 11:24 AM
just ordered - sweeeeeeeeeeeeet

Krizto
25th August 2009, 11:30 AM
Just ordered .... sweet !!!

cheekyage
25th August 2009, 11:31 AM
This looks awesome!!!

With regards to the upgrade, will Snow Leopard pretty much remove the existing OS X Leopard and install the new?

It wouldn't double up with hard disk space would it?

So if you pre-order now will it be received by Friday 28 Aug?

Huy
25th August 2009, 11:35 AM
will Snow Leopard pretty much remove the existing OS X Leopard and install the new?

It wouldn't double up with hard disk space would it?

You can install over the top (upgrade) or erase and install (just Snow Leopard freshly installed).

You won't double up on hard disk space. It will actually save more disk space. Up to 7GB freed up.

dopus
25th August 2009, 11:47 AM
Apple - Mac OS X - Update your new Mac with Mac OS X Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/au/macosx/uptodate/)

Thankyou.

kevinnugent
25th August 2009, 11:50 AM
I'll be buying my copy at the Apple Store, 5th Avenue :) Will send you all a photo :)

Mitty, that will be the NTSC version!!! ;)

pancakes
25th August 2009, 11:53 AM
Just ordered through the mactalk link!
:D

mitty
25th August 2009, 11:54 AM
Mitty, that will be the NTSC version!!! ;)

Goddamit, my cunning plan foiled again!

tcimac
25th August 2009, 12:22 PM
Ordered and eager to install.

I also read this article (http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20090813160052571). And to my horror, Mac The Ripper is a Power PC Type application so will not work on Snow Leopard!! Maybe I should start a post on what applications will not be compatible with Snow Leopard

EDIT - Just found this post (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/11/70782-snow-leopard-compatibility.html#post854330)

decryption
25th August 2009, 12:25 PM
The family pack is a bloody good deal, but the damn Apple store won't ship it to a PO Box. We line in the country so parcels are delivered to the Post Office, not directly to home.

It's sent via courier, not Aus Post. So put in your home address and a man (or woman), will come to your door and give you the parcel :)

asylum119
25th August 2009, 12:34 PM
What mofo doesn't offer paypal or direct transfer, only credit cards.
Seems we have not advanced with technology
I am very disappointed
Now i have to wait like common ppl, lol

And i don't know how many tick tacks are in a box
is it calculated on weight, maybe they are individually counted
Maybe its none of the above and they just fill the box

tcn33
25th August 2009, 12:35 PM
Ordered and eager to install.

I also read this article (http://www.macfixit.com/article.php?story=20090813160052571). And to my horror, Mac The Ripper is a Power PC Type application so will not work on Snow Leopard!! Maybe I should start a post on what applications will not be compatible with Snow Leopard

EDIT - Just found this post (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/11/70782-snow-leopard-compatibility.html#post854330)

PowerPC apps can be run on SL just fine - Rosetta is an optional install.

Huy
25th August 2009, 12:37 PM
What mofo doesn't offer paypal or direct transfer, only credit cards.



The Apple Online Store accepts a variety of payment methods. Click on a payment method below to find out more.

Credit Cards or Debit Cards
Cheque or Money Order
Direct Debit
Cash deposit
Apple Financial Services


Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/au/help/payments)

Are they still mofos?

tcimac
25th August 2009, 12:48 PM
PowerPC apps can be run on SL just fine - Rosetta is an optional install.

Ahhh.. I see...

beanbagdan
25th August 2009, 12:52 PM
I intend doubling my MacBook HDD this weekend too, but will do it before installing SL.

SuperDuper! worked really well for my last upgrade, so I won't take the risk of waiting till I install Snow Leopard in case it doesn't work properly with it.

Apple_Lover
25th August 2009, 01:11 PM
Stoked. I will probably end up getting it like a month or so when I pass by a apple store cause I want to check out some other goodies.

Definitely excited to hear other peoples feedback about Snow Leopard soon.

cheekyage
25th August 2009, 01:20 PM
Has anyone utlisied this offer?

I wonder if it can be redeemed just by going into the Apple store?

Huy
25th August 2009, 01:30 PM
Has anyone utlisied this offer?

I wonder if it can be redeemed just by going into the Apple store?

Lots of people have used the Up-to-Date program. And you won't be able to walk into the store and pick up a retail copy of Snow Leopard if you qualify for the Up-to-Date (unless you want to fork over $39 instead of $15).

Do it using the proper methods if you are eligible e.g. online/fax etc as per your link before.

asylum119
25th August 2009, 02:27 PM
Apple Store (Australia) (http://store.apple.com/au/help/payments)

Are they still mofos?

I humbly retract my statement
No mofos here (except for me)

Just too eager and spoke too soon
Thanks for the help

Back2Bedlam
25th August 2009, 02:32 PM
Interestling, Apple US (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MAC_OS_X_SNGL?mco=NzgxMDc3NA)advise that delivery will be on the 28th August 2009.

But as I was writing this post, I had cause to contact Apple Australia due to an issue with the shipping address they had placed on my order. The customer service rep, advised me that Apple Australia were shipping Snow Leopard on the 28th, and not before. They also advise that other than Apple Stores, the product will not be available anywhere else.

MissionMan
25th August 2009, 02:33 PM
Interestling, Apple US (http://store.apple.com/us/product/MAC_OS_X_SNGL?mco=NzgxMDc3NA)advise that delivery will be on the 28th August 2009.

But as I was writing this post, I had cause to contact Apple Australia due to an issue with the shipping address they had placed on my order. The customer service rep, advised me that Apple Australia were shipping Snow Leopard on the 28th, and not before. They also advise that other than Apple Stores, the product will not be available anywhere else.

Strange, Xero already confirmed they would have it on Friday at their store.

Back2Bedlam
25th August 2009, 02:39 PM
Strange, Xero already confirmed they would have it on Friday at their store.

But I suppose, unless they have stock now, they won't know until it arrives.

Lockley
25th August 2009, 03:12 PM
Just pre ordered mine;)

W2ttsy
25th August 2009, 03:17 PM
JB HIFI Hobart have also confirmed they will be getting it in, just not sure when. I mentioned that it will be in stores friday, but the guy said they havent received anything yet so it will be here when its here...

drat. i want to my voucher there :(

asphotos
25th August 2009, 03:22 PM
OpenCL
requires one of the following graphics cards or graphics processors:

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX5600
ATI Radeon 4850, Radeon 4870

I notice the Open Cl video card list has changed slightly :) my imac 3.06ghz 8,1 (8800GS) is now supported (as it always should have been).

bljpoad
25th August 2009, 03:43 PM
EDIT: OK, I can't read properly, my bad :)

W2ttsy
25th August 2009, 03:48 PM
OpenCL
requires one of the following graphics cards or graphics processors:

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M, GeForce 9600M GT, GeForce 8600M GT, GeForce GT 120, GeForce GT 130, GeForce GTX 285, GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GS, Quadro FX 4800, Quadro FX5600
ATI Radeon 4850, Radeon 4870

I notice the Open Cl video card list has changed slightly :) my imac 3.06ghz 8,1 (8800GS) is now supported (as it always should have been).

yay, glad to see that this isnt compatible with my girlfriends less than year old black book. Fuck Apple and their shitty requirements sometimes!

OziMac
25th August 2009, 03:51 PM
I apologise if this has been mentioned somewhere in the last 10 pages, but fwiw, Leopard was promised to arrive by whatever date (late October 2007) and go on sale at 6pm or something bizarre like that.

I know I was stuck waiting for it to arrive all day until past 5pm, and eventually got fed up and went in to buy it at Streetwise - only to arrive home to find another copy sitting in my mail box. Not making that mistake again! :)

Huy
25th August 2009, 03:51 PM
yay, glad to see that this isnt compatible with my girlfriends less than year old black book. Fuck Apple and their shitty requirements sometimes!

The last BlackBook (ever) was introduced in February 2008 (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/02/26/apple-releases-new-penryn-based-macbooks/). Over a year.

It stopped selling when Apple went Unibody (MacBook) but yes, it could be the 'current' model as of a year ago.

MissionMan
25th August 2009, 03:52 PM
yay, glad to see that this isnt compatible with my girlfriends less than year old black book. Fuck Apple and their shitty requirements sometimes!

I thought you needed a separate Graphics card to benefit from OpenCL anyway.

OziMac
25th August 2009, 03:53 PM
The last BlackBook was in February 2008 (http://www.macrumors.com/2008/02/26/apple-releases-new-penryn-based-macbooks/). Over a year.

The last update you mean - they were fresh off the line until October 2008 though, when the Unibodies replaced them, right?

[Edit] Beat me to it with your correction. :)

Huy
25th August 2009, 03:53 PM
I thought you needed a separate Graphics card to benefit from OpenCL anyway.

9400M is listed though, so that's not entirely true.

The last update you mean - they were fresh off the line until October 2008 though, when the Unibodies replaced them, right?

Yep sorry that's exactly what I meant - I didn't realise until after I posted that, that it could have been "current" anytime between Feb and Oct 2008. So yes, he got screwed there with the BlackBook/X3100 graphics.

MissionMan
25th August 2009, 03:57 PM
9400M is listed though, so that's not entirely true.


But how would they benefit from it anyway? My understanding is that the GPU can be used for other tasks. The 9400M is a fairly light processor so I don't see it doing a hell of a lot, particularly when its using shared memory.

The blackbook on the other hand is supposed to have an even lower level processor, so chances are its not worth making support for it.

Of course I'm saying this based on my very limited knowledge and theories.

W2ttsy
25th August 2009, 04:23 PM
its not so much about the usefulness of it, and more so about support. If people start building apps that rely on this technology, then machines that cant support it will be left out in the cold.

Im not complaining about my 1.8Ghz G5 with its Radeon 9650 not supporting it, but a machine i bought last sept should at least support this, even if its pretty much useless.

I'm not 100% sure how this is implemented, but im guessing we will start seeing apps that say "requires openCL" soon?

Huy
25th August 2009, 04:24 PM
im guessing we will start seeing apps that say "requires openCL" soon?

Not going to happen. Like you won't see apps saying "Requires Grand Central".

Read more here:
Apple - Mac OS X - New technologies in Snow Leopard (http://www.apple.com/macosx/technology/)

iJohn
25th August 2009, 04:27 PM
I still reckon apple will ship it out of apple on friday!!!

The_Hawk
25th August 2009, 04:45 PM
yay, glad to see that this isnt compatible with my girlfriends less than year old black book. Fuck Apple and their shitty requirements sometimes!

Thats more a technology they are using rather than something they are implementing. Anyone on any platform with an intergrated graphics chip can't use this tech.

Huy
25th August 2009, 04:48 PM
Thats more a technology they are using rather than something they are implementing. Anyone on any platform with an intergrated graphics chip can't use this tech.

NVIDIA GeForce 9400M is an integrated graphics chip. OpenCL supports it.

Apple - Mac OS X Snow Leopard - Technical specifications (http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html)

Apple_Lover
25th August 2009, 04:54 PM
Oh no does this mean I have to install Adobe Creative Suite 4 all over again?..... that took so long to install on leopard.

Huy
25th August 2009, 04:56 PM
Oh no does this mean I have to install Adobe Creative Suite 4 all over again?..... that took so long to install on leopard.

Upgrade. :proud:

hungrydragon
25th August 2009, 05:05 PM
With Mac OS 11 coming sometime in the (foreseeable?) future, maybe Apple thought it time to start phasing out the X...

Cheers
Steffen

Why would they go to 11, nothing wrong with Mac OS X 10.10, or 10.11, or whatever.

Geoff3DMN
25th August 2009, 05:18 PM
yay, glad to see that this isnt compatible with my girlfriends less than year old black book.

Actually your machine isn't the only model, nor is it even the most recent machine, that isn't supported.

The mac mini which was sold from August 2007 until march 2009 doesn't support open CL either and some of those are as little as 6 months old, we have 2 minis that are of that model (and 1 really is only 6 months old) plus 1 9400m mini that's more recent.

It will make bugger all difference in practice though so I'm not concerned and I honestly don't believe you have anything to worry about either (at least not for 10.6).

dotnet
25th August 2009, 06:16 PM
Why would they go to 11, nothing wrong with Mac OS X 10.10, or 10.11, or whatever.

Well, surely OS 10 (or X) won't be the last word, forever. Unless Apple go bust, of course...

Cheers
Steffen.

bartron
25th August 2009, 06:35 PM
Well, surely OS 10 (or X) won't be the last word, forever. Unless Apple go bust, of course...

Cheers
Steffen.

The X is OS X is to differentiate the OS from OS 9. Other than that, consider the number after the dot as the version....of which snow leopard is either v6 or v7 depending if you consider 10.0 a valid release or a continuation of public beta.

iCarllovesapple
25th August 2009, 07:04 PM
After speaking to a couple of people and browsing the internet for like forever... I've come to the conclusion that Apple will ship it on the 28th. Very very very crap.. I'm not impressed :(

angusg
25th August 2009, 07:05 PM
Yeah those extra few days of using a two year old operating system are gonna be a killer..

MissionMan
25th August 2009, 07:05 PM
The X is OS X is to differentiate the OS from OS 9. Other than that, consider the number after the dot as the version....of which snow leopard is either v6 or v7 depending if you consider 10.0 a valid release or a continuation of public beta.

I don't think he's arguing that. I think he's talking about when OSX finally reaches its end of cycle and Apple replace it with a completely new OSXI or 11 or whatever you want to call it. It could be after 10.5.12 or it could be next depending on when Apple finally decide OSX is done with.

bartron
25th August 2009, 07:18 PM
I don't think he's arguing that. I think he's talking about when OSX finally reaches its end of cycle and Apple replace it with a completely new OSXI or 11 or whatever you want to call it. It could be after 10.5.12 or it could be next depending on when Apple finally decide OSX is done with.

well steve said in his transitions keynote that OS X set Apple up for the next 20 years....taken word for word I wouldn't expect them to go to v XI until 2020

angusg
25th August 2009, 07:20 PM
Snow Leopard can't come soon enough for me. Random applications are hanging and Adium's starting to crash every half hour or so.. Nearly time for a clean up..

mcargy08
25th August 2009, 07:22 PM
In the US Apple store it says delivers on 28th, in AU store, by 28th. There's a difference between by and on.

So confusing. Anyway it doesn't matter really.

angusg
25th August 2009, 07:25 PM
So confusing. Anyway it doesn't matter really.


I agree. a few extra days isn't gonna break the bank..

ChrisR_12
25th August 2009, 07:30 PM
i have 10.5 how but if i want to have a clean install of 1.6 do i need to get the box set? or can i do it with the upgrade?

angusg
25th August 2009, 07:37 PM
^ From what I can gather it'll detect you've got Leopard installed and will allow you to wipe and do a clean install.

I'm guessing for future reinstalls it'll either detect you've got Snow Leopard installed and let you reinstall or will ask for a 10.5 disc.

asgr8
25th August 2009, 07:47 PM
one Question ?

I bought two products which come under UP TO DATE program. A macbook Pro and a MINi ......

I bought macbook pro from Myer and Mini from apple in chadstone. Now when i go to uptodate site .. there are two sections to put one for retail stores and one for apple store. So do i have to pay for each one seperately and get two discs ??

is there a family pack for UPTODATE thing..

grahamrb
25th August 2009, 07:54 PM
Anyone know what time the apple stores are opening on Friday? Specifically interested in Chadstone and Doncaster stores.

Back2Bedlam
25th August 2009, 08:01 PM
Anyone know what time the apple stores are opening on Friday? Specifically interested in Chadstone and Doncaster stores.

Amazingly here are the times

Apple Store Doncaster (http://www.apple.com/au/retail/doncaster/)

Apple Store Chadstone (http://www.apple.com/au/retail/chadstone/)

grahamrb
25th August 2009, 08:10 PM
Amazingly here are the times

Apple Store Doncaster (http://www.apple.com/au/retail/doncaster/)

Apple Store Chadstone (http://www.apple.com/au/retail/chadstone/)

Yes, but sometimes they open early for these things, they opened at 8am for the iPhone 3GS launch for example (amazingly). ;)

Back2Bedlam
25th August 2009, 08:12 PM
Yes, but sometimes they open early for these things, they opened at 8am for the iPhone 3GS launch for example.

This is hardly a get out of bed early/open the store early, kind of event. These will be the times, if you are not convinced, fine, send us pics from 5 am in the queue outside of Chadstone (and it'll be outside too ;-))

grahamrb
25th August 2009, 08:15 PM
This is hardly a get out of bed early/open the store early, kind of event. These will be the times, if you are not convinced, fine, send us pics from 5 am in the queue outside of Chadstone (and it'll be outside too ;-))

Hahahaha! Yeah, not planning on queuing up for hours or anything but I need to work on friday and wanna grab it before work so it'd be good to let the boss know roughly what time I'll be in.

Dux
25th August 2009, 08:24 PM
Front page of the Apple Store says ships by 28/8

Shipped ≠ delivered.


Guys i think we need to understand apple will ship this on friday, which means we wont get these until next week sometime

Exactly. The only way to get it on friday is in an Apple Store.

iShibby
25th August 2009, 08:30 PM
OK So I'm eligible for the $14.95 upgrade but once I've "Qualified" my system it goes through to the shopping cart and shows empty? Anyone else having this problem?

leon
25th August 2009, 08:32 PM
OK So I'm eligible for the $14.95 upgrade but once I've "Qualified" my system it goes through to the shopping cart and shows empty? Anyone else having this problem?

I had this issue. I needed to fax Apple the Up to date form as well as my receipt. I did this but haven't received an invoice stating that I have "purchased" snow leopard. I emailed Apple to confirm that they received my fax and they stated they did and would post it out to me as soon as it was released. Still haven't received an invoice, so I'm currently holding my breath and keeping my fingers crossed that it arrives.

tcn33
25th August 2009, 08:42 PM
The only way to get it on friday is in an Apple Store.

I wouldn't call that a certainty just yet. Leopard was delivered on launch day, as early as 8:51AM (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/11/32497-leopard-its-arrived-first-impressions-thread.html#post367881).

Apple haven't said they're doing the same thing this time, but they haven't said they're not either.

ppops
25th August 2009, 08:43 PM
OK So I'm eligible for the $14.95 upgrade but once I've "Qualified" my system it goes through to the shopping cart and shows empty? Anyone else having this problem?

I had exactly the same problem. Try a different browser.

See here - http://forums.mactalk.com.au/11/71946-pre-order-mac-os-x-10-6-snow-leopard-now-arrives-28th-august-8.html#post854216

dotnet
25th August 2009, 08:57 PM
I think he's talking about when OSX finally reaches its end of cycle and Apple replace it with a completely new OSXI or 11 or whatever you want to call it.

Quite right. History didn't start with OS X, why should it end with it?

Cheers
Steffen.

glitch
25th August 2009, 08:57 PM
Oh no does this mean I have to install Adobe Creative Suite 4 all over again?..... that took so long to install on leopard.

I am confused, why do you think you would have to reinstall CS4 all over again?

I am not expecting to have to reinstall any apps.

dotnet
25th August 2009, 08:57 PM
well steve said in his transitions keynote that OS X set Apple up for the next 20 years....taken word for word I wouldn't expect them to go to v XI until 2020

I think he said something like "lays the foundation for the next 20 years". This could mean several things, including that OS X lays the foundation for the near future as well as its successors.

Then again, Steve might have thought Apple's quest for an OS had finally come to a conclusion, and that switching to Unix ended a decade-long odyssey. In that case it might be OS X till the end of time :)

And in another ten years' time, when nobody remembers any better, they can even claim a 50 year long legacy ;)

Cheers
Steffen.

rmac
25th August 2009, 09:44 PM
I wouldn't call that a certainty just yet. Leopard was delivered on launch day, as early as 8:51AM (http://forums.mactalk.com.au/11/32497-leopard-its-arrived-first-impressions-thread.html#post367881).

Apple haven't said they're doing the same thing this time, but they haven't said they're not either.

that was cool reading all the delivery posts. the TNT couriers must wonder what is inside all the little packages from Apple.

NeoRicen
25th August 2009, 10:25 PM
I'm surprised all you guys are saying it will ship on the 28th and not be delivered. The Leopard release used the same language and was on my doorstep by 8:30am Friday October 26.

If you preorder and don't live in whoop whoop you'll get your disk some time on Friday. Relax. The by in 'ships by August 28th' is very important.

This is clearly the first OSX upgrade for a lot of people here.

Huy
25th August 2009, 10:28 PM
It is for me. I've had my OS upgrades with new Macs (PB 10.3, MB 10.4, MB 10.5). First time I've had to buy an OS without a Mac.

I'm confident I'll get mine on Friday in Sydney (delivered). Usually 1-2pm for me.

2353
25th August 2009, 10:30 PM
Thanks for the email and yes sooner or later I'll get a copy on using the Mactalk link - the reality however is that 10.5 os working quite well at the moment and I'd prefer to read everyone else's experiences first.

It's ony an operating system - it's not a lotto win.

MrJesseRoss
25th August 2009, 10:33 PM
Yeah, it's my first real upgrade as well. 10.4 and 10.5 came with my Macs, I've never had the pleasure of opening a fresh OS X box. This is dizzy stuff!

Back2Bedlam
25th August 2009, 10:59 PM
I'm surprised all you guys are saying it will ship on the 28th and not be delivered. The Leopard release used the same language and was on my doorstep by 8:30am Friday October 26.

If you preorder and don't live in whoop whoop you'll get your disk some time on Friday. Relax. The by in 'ships by August 28th' is very important.

This is clearly the first OSX upgrade for a lot of people here.

The reason, and i'm one of them, have had reason to speak to Apple's Online stores team today, and they have stated that deliveries will leave on Friday. So maybe people in Sydney might get them, but that'll probably be it.
I'm gonna wait until Thursday at around 5pm, and if it hasn't been sent, i'll cancel and visit a shop on Friday.

iCarllovesapple
25th August 2009, 11:20 PM
Well if you guys want to read my instal adventures..
I will wake up on Friday. Give my MBP to my dad. He will take it to work. I will wait until I get the call of 'TNT has arrived'. As soon as I do, I'm leaving school early. I will then send a tweet saying 'SNOW LEOPARD HAS ARRIVED'. I will run to the train station holding my heavy ass bag. I will swipe my smartrider & jump onto the train. I will sit on my chair reading excessively about Snow Leopard. I will arrive at my destination & run to the location in which the Leopard awaits. I will turn on my Macbook pro. I will take many many many unboxing photos. I will then insert the DVD and begin installing. My Unibody Macbook Pro's OS virginity will then be broken. My iMac, on the other hand is a bit of a whore bag. She's been upgraded three times.. Pft.. lol =D

MrJesseRoss
25th August 2009, 11:24 PM
iCarl, I do believe you're sick in the head.

Back2Bedlam
25th August 2009, 11:39 PM
iCarl, I do believe you're sick in the head.

+1 to that

canonafficionado
25th August 2009, 11:42 PM
Haha, it set the scene nicely and made me laugh! :D The only thing is now I look at my MBP and wonder whether it's really a virgin or not.

iCarllovesapple
26th August 2009, 12:00 AM
Not sick, obsessed :P lol

Back2Bedlam
26th August 2009, 12:21 AM
Not sick, obsessed :P lol What, there's a difference.

Rehab (http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,28348,25978324-5014239,00.html) for you young man...

McNewbie
26th August 2009, 03:35 AM
I've got a Leopard running iMac but don't have the Leopard install discs can I still use the $39 offer or must I have the original install disc to be able to use the "update" offer? I understand I should be able to just upgrade but in the future eg. if I need to do a fresh install would I need the original Leopard install disc?

Exocet
26th August 2009, 07:05 AM
Well if you guys want to read my instal adventures..
I will wake up on Friday. Give my MBP to my dad. He will take it to work. I will wait until I get the call of 'TNT has arrived'. As soon as I do, I'm leaving school early. I will then send a tweet saying 'SNOW LEOPARD HAS ARRIVED'. I will run to the train station holding my heavy ass bag. I will swipe my smartrider & jump onto the train. I will sit on my chair reading excessively about Snow Leopard. I will arrive at my destination & run to the location in which the Leopard awaits. I will turn on my Macbook pro. I will take many many many unboxing photos. I will then insert the DVD and begin installing. My Unibody Macbook Pro's OS virginity will then be broken. My iMac, on the other hand is a bit of a whore bag. She's been upgraded three times.. Pft.. lol =D

Daddy lets you skip school for an OS update? What difference does 4 hours make?

*shakes head*

Kids these days...

wmyeoh
26th August 2009, 07:17 AM
Daddy lets you skip school for an OS update? What difference does 4 hours make?

*shakes head*

Kids these days...

Kids? Or parents?

dolbinau
26th August 2009, 08:01 AM
I stayed home from school when the iBook became the MacBook, I didn't want to come home to heaps of forum messages, rather, participate in it 'live'.

decryption
26th August 2009, 08:01 AM
I'll be waking up around 6AM as I normally do. I will take a piss first thing as I get out of bed. I will then sit by the front door, in silence, iPhone in hand, waiting for TNT courier man. AS SOON AS HE ARRIVES I WILL TWEET IT. Once I have tweeted it, I will crawl over to my camera and take approximately 12 photos of the package and the contents inside. I will then insert the DVD into the computer and proceed to lube up. I will start off slow, then get faster as the install gradually completes. Hopefully I can time my climax with the Welcome video that appears once the install is complete. Once I've cleaned myself, the floor, the desk and the keyboard up, I will call my laptop a slut.

I can't wait for Friday.

Shintaro
26th August 2009, 08:03 AM
I'll be waking up around 6AM as I normally do. I will take a piss first thing as I get out of bed. I will then sit by the front door, in silence, iPhone in hand, waiting for TNT courier man. AS SOON AS HE ARRIVES I WILL TWEET IT. Once I have tweeted it, I will crawl over to my camera and take approximately 12 photos of the package and the contents inside. I will then insert the DVD into the computer and proceed to lube up. I will start off slow, then get faster as the install gradually completes. Hopefully I can time my climax with the Welcome video that appears once the install is complete. Once I've cleaned myself, the floor, the desk and the keyboard up, I will call my laptop a slut.

I can't wait for Friday.

That's a mental image no-one wanted :D

leon
26th August 2009, 08:04 AM
I'll be waking up around 6AM as I normally do. I will take a piss first thing as I get out of bed. I will then sit by the front door, in silence, iPhone in hand, waiting for TNT courier man. AS SOON AS HE ARRIVES I WILL TWEET IT. Once I have tweeted it, I will crawl over to my camera and take approximately 12 photos of the package and the contents inside. I will then insert the DVD into the computer and proceed to lube up. I will start off slow, then get faster as the install gradually completes. Hopefully I can time my climax with the Welcome video that appears once the install is complete. Once I've cleaned myself, the floor, the desk and the keyboard up, I will call my laptop a slut.

I can't wait for Friday.

You forgot food - maybe get your mum to bake you a lasagna or something. It may be a long wait, especially in St. Albans, where the delivery van may have its wheels stolen whilst parked outside someone else's house.

Exocet
26th August 2009, 08:09 AM
THREAD SAVED!

decryption
26th August 2009, 08:09 AM
You forgot food - maybe get your mum to bake you a lasagna or something. It may be a long wait, especially in St. Albans, where the delivery van may have its wheels stolen whilst parked outside someone else's house.

Actually, one of the minor benefits of living in St. Albans is the close vicinity to the courier depots. They're virtually all in Tullamarine or Laverton - which means I'm generally in the first lot of deliveries, nice and early in the morning.

I might just ask my mum for a lasagna anyways. I like lasagna.

angusg
26th August 2009, 08:31 AM
I really need to move closer to home :(