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Apple MacOS X Leopard Pre-Order 79.99 Delivered

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9y, 1m agoFound 9 years, 1 month ago
The next generation in operating system, MacOS X Leopard is gonna be released and you can pre-order to be sure one of the first people who can enjoy the new OS.

Pre-order it at Play.com to save £5 (pre-order price in Apple website is £85).

The OS will be released on 26/10/2007, so the time to pre-order it is not very much, do it now if you intend to buy this product.

Amazon.co.uk are selling the single Mac version for £79.98 and the Family Pack for £119.98 (but £113.98 with NUSextra code). Play.com are selling the Family Pack for £119.99 so will work out cheaper (unless NUSextra) if you factor in 2% Quidco.
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#1
Thanks for your first deal post 7thgalaxy :) I just added an image.
banned#2
If you're thinking of ordering this, you might as well get a Mac Mini, and then you'll get Leopard for free, effectively making the cheapest Mac Mini only £399 - 3% quidco - £79.99 = £308.03
#3
KillFelix
If you're thinking of ordering this, you might as well get a Mac Mini, and then you'll get Leopard for free, effectively making the cheapest Mac Mini only £399 - 3% quidco - £79.99 = £308.03


I always find a computer useful when buying an OS.
#4
KillFelix
If you're thinking of ordering this, you might as well get a Mac Mini, and then you'll get Leopard for free, effectively making the cheapest Mac Mini only £399 - 3% quidco - £79.99 = £308.03


Which is OK if you just want the new OS on the Mini. I know previously the OS discs that ship with Apple hardware were specific to that model. i.e you couldn't install the OS that came with an iMac on say a Powerbook or a G5, whereas the standalone OS will go onto whatever machine(s) you have. This could have changed of course.
banned#5
Dear Mr Echo
Which is OK if you just want the new OS on the Mini. I know previously the OS discs that ship with Apple hardware were specific to that model. i.e you couldn't install the OS that came with an iMac on say a Powerbook or a G5, whereas the standalone OS will go onto whatever machine(s) you have. This could have changed of course.



Good point, best way to find out is to find a mac specific forum and post the question there.
#6
Indeed, sometimes the disks that come with hardware are machine specific unlike the retail version.

I am buying a Mac Mini, I want Apple to confirm that they will ship Leopard with the order before I buy though, I know you can buy the upgrade for £5.95 but it's a hassle I could do without with having to wait for Leopard to turn up and then having to install it from scratch.
#7
It's worth saying that you can upgrade for £5.95 on any Mac laptop or desktop purchased since the 1st October 2007...
#8
OK i am majorly pissed i bought a macbook on sunday and it arrives on the 22nd oct - what should i do take it back, because this is a major **** take!!!!
banned#9
@Sianlouisa


andykemp
It's worth saying that you can upgrade for £5.95 on any Mac laptop or desktop purchased since the 1st October 2007...
#10
sianlouisa
OK i am majorly pissed i bought a macbook on sunday and it arrives on the 22nd oct - what should i do take it back, because this is a major **** take!!!!


either get the cheap upgrade or get a refund then buy again.

although the imminent new version of os-x was hardly a secret!
#11
although the imminent new version of os-x was hardly a secret!


That's why I will be miffed if my Mini that I will order on 26th ships with Tiger as I would have bought it at the beginning of October had I known.
#12
i havent been on the apple site because my ibook logic board has failed and that cost me £76 for apple to tell me so, but ive been in the apple store loads with that and there was no mention, or im totally blind! i just somehow got through to apple in the usa and they said that if you have ordered your mac between the 1stoct and 26th then you can get an upgrade from apple for $9.99 i dont know if the uk will do this as well.
#13
For anyone who's bought a Mac since the start of the month:
http://www.apple.com/uk/macosx/uptodate/

Also, just a heads up that if any of you have access to the Apple Higher Education Store (ie. you are on a Uni Campus) you can get it for £58

Just go to http://apple.procureweb.ac.uk/index.htm from any computer within most University networks.

Mine's ordered, bring on the 26th I say.
banned#14
scrooge

although the imminent new version of os-x was hardly a secret!


Yeah this 'News' dates back to April
http://www.macrumors.com/2007/04/12/apple-delays-leopard-release/

Oh and Sianlouisa, apple.com really isn't the place to go for Apple news. Try http://www.tuaw.com or http://www.engadget.com instead
#15
sianlouisa
i havent been on the apple site because my ibook logic board has failed and that cost me £76 for apple to tell me so, but ive been in the apple store loads with that and there was no mention, or im totally blind! i just somehow got through to apple in the usa and they said that if you have ordered your mac between the 1stoct and 26th then you can get an upgrade from apple for $9.99 i dont know if the uk will do this as well.


As stated several times above already yes it's £5.95 :giggle:
#16
you can get it for £5.95 in the uk, but the question is, how easy is it to install especially as im a total fool with apples, but i suppose if i mess it up at least i can take it to the genuis bar without them charging me a killing!
#17
sorry i didnt properly reads the posts. im in my own little world over here!
#18
They are very easy to install, you simply insert the disk and click continue when it prompts you and then insert another disk when it prompts you and so on until it tells you it's installed and you can restart your Mac, might take an hour or so but it's very easy, my Nan could probably manage it.
#19
How come the swear sensor blocks **** but not pissed?
#20
It's unlucky that I bought my MacBook at the beginning of September, got a Tiger DVD set with it. However, I'm quite satisfied with Tiger. Will wait for comments on Leopard to decide to buy it or not.
#21
I’ve gotta laugh, £5 off an £85 OSX update and it’s voted hot. Can you imagine what the voting would be for £5 off a Vista Upgrade. :-D

I ordered Vista Home Premium OEM full version for £40 from Ebuyer when they had a deal in the summer, but by the time it arrived I thought better of it and sold it to a colleague. I’m not so up on OSX but Leopard should knock the spots off Vista. :giggle:
#22
Isn't this just a bug fix and a service pack, why are people paying for it.. but then again.. apple has charged people about 10 time already for 10 service packs.. so nothing new..
#23
Shock
Isn't this just a bug fix and a service pack, why are people paying for it.. but then again.. apple has charged people about 10 time already for 10 service packs.. so nothing new..


Just because the OS is still called OSX doesn't mean Leopard isn't a proper upgrade!

Think about it, Windows Vista is still called Windows and has been for many years.
#24
Money Spinning
As stated several times above already yes it's £5.95 :giggle:


how much is it to upgrade? :giggle:
#25
jonnyfatman
Just because the OS is still called OSX doesn't mean Leopard isn't a proper upgrade!

Think about it, Windows Vista is still called Windows and has been for many years.


The logic there doesn't really wash.

Vista is called Windows Vista because Windows is the line of operating systems that Windows make. Internally, it's called Windows 6, because it's the sixth version that people have had to fork out for since 1981, as opposed to OSX 10.5, which is the sixth version of MacOS people have had to fork out for since 2001.
#26
KillFelix
If you're thinking of ordering this, you might as well get a Mac Mini, and then you'll get Leopard for free, effectively making the cheapest Mac Mini only £399 - 3% quidco - £79.99 = £308.03

How did you get the £79.99 off because this seems like a great deal?
#27
Mebster
How did you get the £79.99 off because this seems like a great deal?


As you get Leopard for free with the Mac Mini, he's just taken the price of Leopard off the Mac Mini purchase price :)
1 Like #28
dxx
The logic there doesn't really wash.

Vista is called Windows Vista because Windows is the line of operating systems that Windows make. Internally, it's called Windows 6, because it's the sixth version that people have had to fork out for since 1981, as opposed to OSX 10.5, which is the sixth version of MacOS people have had to fork out for since 2001.


It's based on the NT release version, with the first (3.1) being released in 1993.

NT 3.1 - Windows NT 3.1
NT 3.5 - Windows NT 3.5
NT 3.51 - Windows NT 3.51
NT 4.0 - Windows NT 4
NT 5.0 - Windows 2000
NT 5.1 - Windows XP
NT 5.2 - Windows Server 2003
NT 5.2 - Windows XP (64-bit)
NT 6.0 - Windows Vista
NT 6.1 - Windows Server 2008
NT 7.0 - Windows Seven (Blackcomb/Vienna)


I agree with your point though. I like OS X, but with major releases so close together, it is expensive to keep up to date all the time (although it should be pointed out that it's 'only' 5 versions that have had to be paid for, 10.1 was a free upgrade IIRC).
#29
nightswimmer
It's based on the NT release version, with the first (3.1) being released in 1993.

NT 3.1 - Windows NT 3.1
NT 3.5 - Windows NT 3.5
NT 3.51 - Windows NT 3.51
NT 4.0 - Windows NT 4
NT 5.0 - Windows 2000
NT 5.1 - Windows XP
NT 5.2 - Windows Server 2003
NT 5.2 - Windows XP (64-bit)
NT 6.0 - Windows Vista
NT 6.1 - Windows Server 2008
NT 7.0 - Windows Seven (Blackcomb/Vienna)


I agree with your point though. I like OS X, but with major releases so close together, it is expensive to keep up to date all the time (although it should be pointed out that it's 'only' 5 versions that have had to be paid for, 10.1 was a free upgrade IIRC).


Is it? I thought it was based on consumer-line Windows, with Windows 1 to 3 being as numbered, the '9x line being 4, XP being 5, and Vista being 6. Fair do's.
banned#30
How dare anyone call this a "Service Pack"

Last lime i checked, MS released Windows service packs that fixed stuff that was rotton in the original release, along with small changes ie: a firewall, wifi and bluetooth support, a pop-up blocker for IE.

Wow, mind blowing stuff...


Each OSX upgrade has seen significant new feaures, better stability, upgrades to free new apps and speed increases, not to mention the seamless integration from PowerPC chips to Intel!


As ironic as it sounds, these apples ain't rotton!
#31
I don't think you can really call this a service pack, it isnt just bug fixes (of which I haven't come across any on the current version of Mac OS X) there are a lot of new features (although some being very small).

£79 for on OS seems very reasonable to me, especially considering you don't generally need to bother with anti virus software for Mac OS X.

Machine startup is also significantly faster than any windows version ive ever used!

I very rarely actually 'buy' software, this is something I probably will buy.

Chris

PS. Up until I brought a macbook a few months ago, I was a long time windows user (since windows 3.11 up to Vista) and always looked at apple computers as pointless and incompatible with any software I would want to use. - I was wrong. Almost all the software I used is available in a Mac flavor and if not that specific software there seems to always be something else that does exactly the same thing or more.
#32
This is no service pack. Check out the Leopard previews dotted all over the web. Many improvements are under the hood. Core Animation, 64 Bit ... Spotlight is significantly improved. Coverflow and Quick Look are superb additions for working with large numbers of files especially for the visually orientated. Spaces is amazing. Full ZFS file system support (being worked on) might also make it in a 10.5.? update. And lots more.
#33
nightswimmer
It's based on the NT release version, with the first (3.1) being released in 1993.

NT 3.1 - Windows NT 3.1
NT 3.5 - Windows NT 3.5
NT 3.51 - Windows NT 3.51
NT 4.0 - Windows NT 4
NT 5.0 - Windows 2000
NT 5.1 - Windows XP
NT 5.2 - Windows Server 2003
NT 5.2 - Windows XP (64-bit)
NT 6.0 - Windows Vista
NT 6.1 - Windows Server 2008
NT 7.0 - Windows Seven (Blackcomb/Vienna)


I agree with your point though. I like OS X, but with major releases so close together, it is expensive to keep up to date all the time (although it should be pointed out that it's 'only' 5 versions that have had to be paid for, 10.1 was a free upgrade IIRC).


dxx
Is it? I thought it was based on consumer-line Windows, with Windows 1 to 3 being as numbered, the '9x line being 4, XP being 5, and Vista being 6. Fair do's.


Actually it's both, NT and 9x first combined with 2000, although MS kept the stand alone 9x line alive for a short time with Me (worst Windows ever). XP finally combined the two into one product line. Although some would argue with the Home/Pro/etc. versions and Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/etc. with Vista that they now actually have more separate product lines :giggle: .

Besides to compare OSX and Windows in such a way is extremely unfair on OSX, they are very different business models. OSX comes in one flavor and one flavor only, so no confusion over which version is best for you everyone gets all the features for the same price. The RRP for OSX Leopard retail pack at release is £85.00, Vista was £££'s (actual price depending on version obviously). For £129.00 you can get a family pack which includes 5 licenses (so you can legally install it on five different machines), to do the same legally with Windows Vista you would need either 5 separate licenses or a site licence which would cost you a small fortune. Leopard will work on anything down to a PowerPC G4, which were first released in the form of the Power Mac G4 in 1999, just try getting Vista to run on a 1999 PC....
#34
£80 for such a small update. :-\ You'd be crazy to buy this for an existing computer if it wasn't for Apple abandoning support for older OS's so quickly.
#35
Fatal Exception
£80 for such a small update. :-\ You'd be crazy to buy this for an existing computer if it wasn't for Apple abandoning support for older OS's so quickly.


http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/ - Thats a link to the features.

Its not that small an update, some people buy retail copys of Vista if they want the ultimate version they are paying over £300 for that. And that is such a resource hog so you need a well spec'd machine to run it decently.

Im not saying Vista isn't nice, I run it on other machines, im just saying Mac OS X is better :-D and cheaper!

Chris

PS. If anyone else is running a mac can you say if you use virus software? I havent found any need to at all, and would be supprsed if anyone else does.

But I guess you dont 100% know if you have a virus without virus software :)
#36
I've never used virus software in over 10 years of mac ownership. I'll be getting this upgrade as well, mainly so I can run windows so I can work from home without having to use virtual pc which is painfully slow. :)

2% cashback through quidco as well. :)
#37
[SIZE=2]Is anyone intending to install this on a last of the line G4? If so I'd be interested in how well it runs; despite Apples compatability claims, I have a feeling it will completely bog down these machines like ilife '06 did.[/SIZE]
#38
AaronFTO
I've never used virus software in over 10 years of mac ownership. I'll be getting this upgrade as well, mainly so I can run windows so I can work from home without having to use virtual pc which is painfully slow. :)

2% cash back through quidco as well. :)


You know you can already download boot camp from Apples website?

Im running Vista using boot camp. (Only because my accounts sftware only works on Vista, thats the only bit of software I still have to use windows for)

May change to another mac piece of software when I have time.

Chris
1 Like #39
Its interesting that when Mac users diss Microsft its usually over the way the products work (or dont work) where as when people diss Apple its usually over their business model.

I dunno what that suggests, but I think its an interesting observation. Maybe people are just scared of things being different? Maybe Apple's business models put people off even if the products are better? Who knows.

Fact is Apple releases an update every other year for £80 rather than every 5 years for £200ish, as has been the case with recent versions of Windows.

Viewed objectively I think its better to pay a little bit more often and always be on the cutting edge than to get a single big upgrade every 5 years. But there you go.
#40
This is version 10.5, not 11, it's a mid-product update but being charged at full product pricing!

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