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Thread: Buying Leopard

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    Default Buying Leopard

    Hi,

    Just interested to know who will purchase Leopard hot off the shelf when it's released or wait for the first update?

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    I shall, on the day it's released.

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    Just like Panther & Tiger, I will be there waiting in queue for my copy of Leopard the second they let me buy it (MyMac in Flinders Street looks likely)

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    Interesting poll.

    Does anyone remember that GM's of Tiger were shipped early? And how they showed up on Linux ISO channels?

    I'd purchase it when I have the money too. But to be honest I don't know if I would want it for features or something else. None of the features in Leopard interest me that much...

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    I want Time Machine - I will be buying asap..

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    Not me Unfortunatly not sure if leopard will be compatible for my old G4?

    But if it is, i will get a copy down the road.

    Anyone have any idea of how much leopard might cost on release?

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    the sawtooth? should be. as long as it has the ram

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    Yes, I'll be picking it up on the day, I really want Time Machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thorevenge View Post
    Interesting poll.

    Does anyone remember that GM's of Tiger were shipped early? And how they showed up on Linux ISO channels?

    I'd purchase it when I have the money too. But to be honest I don't know if I would want it for features or something else. None of the features in Leopard interest me that much...
    Anyone think that Apple will actually use some type of copy protection or anti-piracy method in this release?


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    Sawtooth, yeah, not too sure about those...

    It should cost the same as Tiger currently does, for both single and family packs ($199 and $299 respectively.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Razer View Post
    Anyone think that Apple will actually use some type of copy protection or anti-piracy method in this release?
    And go completely against what Jobs said a while back? Perhaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by spargo View Post
    I want Time Machine - I will be buying asap..
    I used time machine to buy it last week. . . Welcome to the world of tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razer View Post
    Anyone think that Apple will actually use some type of copy protection or anti-piracy method in this release?
    No. Although if enough people steal it instead of paying for it, maybe they will in the future, eh? Do you want to end up like a Windows user? I don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sendai View Post
    Sawtooth, yeah, not too sure about those...

    It should cost the same as Tiger currently does, for both single and family packs ($199 and $299 respectively.)

    And go completely against what Jobs said a while back? Perhaps

    Wouldn't be the first time, I think Music DRM and software piracy are different things though.


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    I reckon Leopard will cost more… it seems iLife is becoming more and more dependant on the OS, so I wouldn't be surprised if they charged a little more for it and bundled iLife... it makes sense for customers not having to spend $199 + $120 just to get the new features. That way iWork just becomes the bundle that you have to find a few more $$ for!

    But yeah, the second it's out I'll be there waiting. When Tiger came out I was working @ a reseller and had it on my Mac 4 days before it launched doubt that'll happen this time though!

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    They won't Bundle. Why charge you for something once. When they can sell you the OS and THEN sell you iLife?

    And they won't copy protect.

    And I will buy it when it is first released.

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    I'll be buying a family pack as soon as i can
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    I'll be hitting "BUY!!!" the second it's out.

    I ran 10.4.0 with no issues. OS X is pretty mature now, I wouldn't expect any serious issues with non-leopard features in 10.5.0. Plus, loepard has taken a while... I don't think there's any pressure on Apple to rush this one. They may as well wait a little and get it right.

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    I agree with Marc there - I had no probs with 10.4.0 nd Apple can really take their time with this one. I must say that I'll be there when it officially launches, although I'll probably hold off on updating my PowerMac until I have a pretty clear confirmation that there will be no issues. I'm all well and good on the updating scene and all, but I saw how bad we got burned with a combination of updates and dodgy tech support in my college days (using Final Cut Pro 3).
    I guess now that I work with my computer more and more updating becomes that little bit scarier. Good thing I have my PowerBook to take it like a bitch when it first comes out! Since its basically just an internet computer it'll be a good test platform! And I'll watch the user feedback here like a hwak and then probably install on my main work machine if its confirmed to be 'all good'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lukerhn View Post
    I reckon Leopard will cost more… it seems iLife is becoming more and more dependant on the OS, so I wouldn't be surprised if they charged a little more for it and bundled iLife... it makes sense for customers not having to spend $199 + $120 just to get the new features. That way iWork just becomes the bundle that you have to find a few more $$ for!

    But yeah, the second it's out I'll be there waiting. When Tiger came out I was working @ a reseller and had it on my Mac 4 days before it launched doubt that'll happen this time though!
    I remember a certain piece of software becoming more and more reliant on the OS, or rather the OS became more and more reliant on the software so that it had to be bundled.

    I don't want to see Apple go down that road. iLife is fantastic, I agree but not everyone needs it. If Apple felt that everyone needed it, they would bundle it like "Windows Movie Maker" or "Microsoft Photo Editor" is bundled. To be perfectly honest I've never seen anyone ever use these apps before.

    So yeah, I think bundling isn't the greatest idea at this point in time - not until everyone needs it in any case.

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    I would wait till the 'features' are all sorted out. There are features in Leopard that I would use in my daily work but I am happy with the way my system is going and I wouldn't trade stability for extra features.

    As the old saying goes, don't fix it if it ain't broken.

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