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Default All of you OSX fans..OSX SL for $25 - 10-16-2009, 08:29 PM

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Default 10-16-2009, 08:36 PM

A number of places have it for $25, amazon included.
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Default 10-16-2009, 09:16 PM

That's the upgrade version. List price is $29, so this is not that big a deal.


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Default 10-16-2009, 09:42 PM

Ah sorry my mistake I thought it was a good deal.
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Default 10-17-2009, 03:45 AM

My upgrade is also a Full Version.


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Default 10-17-2009, 04:04 AM

Snow Leopard upgrade = full version


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Default 10-17-2009, 01:37 PM

Yes, the upgrade DVD can be used for a full install, even though Apple doesn't want you to do that, then again, they don't want you to install on a Dell, either. That said, as a commercial software developer, I chose to buy the "Box Set" because I did not feel entitled to the upgrade pricing, even though there was nothing preventing me from using it. The upgrade omits iWork and iLife.


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Default 10-18-2009, 07:27 AM

So you can actually use the upgrade disc to install the full version?!! Just for 29 bucks? I've been looking into OS X SL but for some reason I can't find the full version anywhere for sale. I'm not really interested in buying it...I just want to see why a lot of people want to use it on thier dells? Is it that much better than Vista or 7?
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Default 10-18-2009, 01:31 PM

Yes, you CAN use the upgrade version for a new install. You're not supposed to. Amazon sells both the upgrade and full version (called "The Box Set").

Some people like Mac OS. Personally, I don't care for it, but I'm not an OS bigot. I don't think it's "better" than Windows 7, a lot depends on what you want to do with it. I perhaps have an unusual perspective because I'm a developer of commercial software that runs on Windows, Linux and Mac OS, and I get to see the warts underneath the surface of each of these operating systems and how each provider deals with changes between versions. Apple is by far the worst and hardest to deal with in this regard, breaking interfaces with nearly every single update, and, unlike Linux which does much the same, Apple won't tell you what changed nor is it easy to find out. But this is likely of no interest to the average user (until they find that installing an OS update breaks their favorite application.)

Mac OS is popular here because there are a lot of Mac fans who would like their familiar environment in a cheaper and more portable package, and the Mini 9 was one of the first netbooks to be "hackintoshed".


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Default 10-21-2009, 12:36 PM

Is there a difference in the OS for Mac books or Mac tops?
We just got a G5 at work and it came with an OS CD which I was going to use for my Hackintosh.
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