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#1
Wow, £2.01 off.
#2
£2.01 is a good deal on something so new, assuming there is no delivery charge
#3
saves a couple of quid, good price
#4
From Apple, 10% off is good!
#5
Does this work only on Leopard or Tiger?
#6
Technically it only upgrades Leopard, but works for Tiger as well. It won't work on PPC Macs though, it's Intel only.
#7
greenfeld
Does this work only on Leopard or Tiger?


It is supposed to be an upgrade for Leopard, however according to this, you don't need to buy the mac box set to run it on tiger machines and this will work as normal. However, it is not strictly fairplay, as it is supposed to be an addon for leopard.

http://www.macrumors.com/2009/08/27/snow-leopard-reviews-begin-rolling-out/
#8
I installed this yesterday. It's got a few nice touches in there, don't really see it running faster on this machine. Having a few third party software problems at the moment which is a little annoying but it is early days.
#9
Good price for a service pack...
#10
deathtrap3000
Good price for a service pack...

Are you a windows user? :-D
1 Like #11
Good Deal but was passing Apple shop yesterday so just bought it there. Installed in about half an hour and most things seem to be running fine. Certainly seems to work a bit quicker. Sleep/awake quicker along with graphics programs. Being able to copy selected item out of PDF files far easier.

After reading all the Snow Leopard features on Apple web site I have started to make far more use of features and software such as Exposé, Time Machine, Spotlight and Preview. Worth 20 minutes reading through what the operating system can do. More info here http://www.apple.com/macosx/refinements/

My Epson Printer Utility disappeared during the upgrade and now have a new printer driver which seem to be working fine, however no supply information working to check ink levels.

Includes Quicktime X which allows you to save/export/trim video to a few common formats (iphone, iPod, Web etc). I had Quicktime Pro 7 (as opposed to Quicktime player) but that was not deleted and has been moved to Utilities so I still have a wider variety of export options. Quicktime X interface is far better though.


All in all I am pleased with Snow Leapord and feel a bit of research has helped me get more value out of my £25
#12
Have some heat, anything off Apple products is a bonus.
#13
weiran
Technically it only upgrades Leopard, but works for Tiger as well. It won't work on PPC Macs though, it's Intel only.


So this will update my Tiger Intel Macbook to Snow Leopard.?

If so i'll jump at this
#14
markoUK
So this will update my Tiger Intel Macbook to Snow Leopard.?

If so i'll jump at this


Yes, but you're not strictly supposed to.
#15
drspa44
From Apple, 10% off is good!


where?
#16
HOT! I pre-ordered mine from the apple store and I still have not recieved it :x
#17
markoUK
So this will update my Tiger Intel Macbook to Snow Leopard.?

If so i'll jump at this


You could do, but might as well save even more money and download a pirate, as upgrading from Tiger instead of Leopard is just as much pirating. :thumbsup:
#18
Not sure I agree - I'm in that boat and doing it. I'll plead ignorant - and, hell, they still get a sale, which they won't if I downloaded it.
#19
zaft
Are you a windows user? :-D


Imagine the uproar if MS had charged £20+ for SP3 :roll: Having said that I have no problem with Apple charging, think companies are entitled to charge for software - just a lot of people don't agree (if it's not a company they like ;-) )
#20
I wonder if my old ilife 06 will work however if i upgrade from Tiger > Snow Lep?

I use this for all my photos and iweb?

Any thoughts?
#21
markoUK
I wonder if my old ilife 06 will work however if i upgrade from Tiger > Snow Lep?

I use this for all my photos and iweb?

Any thoughts?


You should find the answer you're looking for here:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=%22snow+leopard%22+%22ilife+06%22

HTH :thumbsup:
#22
pillbury
You could do, but might as well save even more money and download a pirate, as upgrading from Tiger instead of Leopard is just as much pirating. :thumbsup:


Er no, that would be pretty dumb - downloading pirate anything, especially an operating system, is not something that anyone who values their privacy and security would do. Far safer to spend £25 on the official upgrade from Apple. And, if Apple were that concerned about people upgrading Tiger to Snow Leopard for £25 they haven't exactly gone out of their way to make it even trivially difficult for people to do.
#23
Ajibee
Er no, that would be pretty dumb - downloading pirate anything, especially an operating system, is not something that anyone who values their privacy and security would do. Far safer to spend £25 on the official upgrade from Apple. And, if Apple were that concerned about people upgrading Tiger to Snow Leopard for £25 they haven't exactly gone out of their way to make it even trivially difficult for people to do.


Keep believing that :thumbsup:



:pirate:
#24
fmushtaq
Keep believing that :thumbsup:

:pirate:


Hackers serve up pre-release malware to Mac fanboys

[INDENT]Virus slingers are taking advantage of the release of Apple's Snow Leopard operating system by offering malware from sites touting operating system upgrades.

Dodgy sites supposedly offering Snow Leopard were rigged to push an Apple-specific DNS changer Trojan, detected by Trend Micro as JAHLAV-K. The malware is a MAC OS X mountable Disk Image file (.DMG) that comes contaminated with various malicious scripts, as explained here.

Users infected with the Apple specific malware would find their internet connections redirected to phishing sites and other fraudulent endeavours. Some of these bogus sites hosted scareware (fake anti-virus) packages.

Fake sites offering the Mac malware were in operation in the run-up to the release of Snow Leopard on Friday. There are more details in a blog on Trend Micro's website, here.
[/INDENT]

Read the rest and weep, and be glad you're not a chump for the sake of £22.99, me hearties! :thumbsup:
#25
shutdown
I installed this yesterday. It's got a few nice touches in there, don't really see it running faster on this machine. Having a few third party software problems at the moment which is a little annoying but it is early days.


Think you need at least 4GB of ram to notice the speed difference
#26
Just installed this today, and I can confirm that it works for upgrading from 10.4.x (Tiger) to 10.6 (Snow Leopard).

I know Apple don't market it will work, but it does and is performing very nicely!
#27
Nice find.
#28
There's the family pack (which is apparently for 5 users) and the single user packs but installation doesn't require a serial as they work on a 'honour system'.

What I basically want to ask is if the single user disc will work in multiple machines with no hassle?
ta.
#29
mezzer_real
There's the family pack (which is apparently for 5 users) and the single user packs but installation doesn't require a serial as they work on a 'honour system'.

What I basically want to ask is if the single user disc will work in multiple machines with no hassle?
ta.


Yes, but like with paying £25 to upgrade Tiger, it's a breach of trust. Apple's software, even their £1000 Final Cut Studio package is completely DRM free to make it easier for customers.

BTW, since some nuts put a trojan in a pirated copy of iWork 09, a lot of people are really scared. It was funny because the people who downloaded it were downloading a trial - the same that was offered on the Apple website! :lol:
#30
bassman_uk
where?


I meant that it is a good deal when apple products are reduced by 10% since they rarely can be found much below RRP.
#31
tapi
Imagine the uproar if MS had charged £20+ for SP3 :roll: Having said that I have no problem with Apple charging, think companies are entitled to charge for software - just a lot of people don't agree (if it's not a company they like ;-) )


isn't Microsoft charging £229 for the Vista service pack called Windows 7

Strictly speaking a service pack are a bunch of fixes put into one package.
If new functionality and programs are added then its not a service pack. Who remembers Windows 95/98 Second Edition. An MS rip off.

As for performance increases , Snow Leopard will take advantage of more than 4Gb of memory and also they have been working on the performance increases with multi core CPU's. The more cores you have the faster it will run. BUT Apps also need to be programmed to use the multi cores, if they are not then you wont see any performance increases.
(4Gb memory is a 32bit OS restriction, in 32bit windows you have the option to use the /pas switch to access more that 4gb)

Stop the Apple Bashing, each OS is good in their own right although as an IT person working with Windows servers for more than 12 years I have to admit I like OSx (I hate Vista! XP stil rules)
#32
snips73
isn't Microsoft charging £229 for the Vista service pack called Windows 7

Strictly speaking a service pack are a bunch of fixes put into one package.
If new functionality and programs are added then its not a service pack. Who remembers Windows 95/98 Second Edition. An MS rip off.

As for performance increases , Snow Leopard will take advantage of more than 4Gb of memory and also they have been working on the performance increases with multi core CPU's. The more cores you have the faster it will run. BUT Apps also need to be programmed to use the multi cores, if they are not then you wont see any performance increases.
(4Gb memory is a 32bit OS restriction, in 32bit windows you have the option to use the /pas switch to access more that 4gb)

Stop the Apple Bashing, each OS is good in their own right although as an IT person working with Windows servers for more than 12 years I have to admit I like OSx (I hate Vista! XP stil rules)

+1, but I don't agree with you about XP. Sure it is more stable than Vista, but it's lack of features..! It's a 2001 OS, so it's like still using Mac OS 9.2.2!
#33
agree , xp does lack features but thats why vista was such a resource hog. :-D

something like 90% of business never moved from xp because the features in vista were not something they were interested in.
Bit locker, how very useful.
When you use vista, what are you actually using that you dint have in xp.

thats why windows 7 will come in so many flavours. To cater for old pc's, netbooks (most run xp or linux), premium, home, business, and then the fully loaded ultimate.

How many version of leopard are there, 1. Apple dont load up the OS with stuff , if you want additional features you buy and install. Probably why the OS is cheaper.

Windows 2003 server and now 2008 is the same. A base OS install is just that, rather than installing a ton of other stuff you dont use that steal memory from other apps.

Personally i dont have a Mac, I have had one in that past (panther), but I would buy one, the HW is good, looks nice, thin and the OS is great, but at the moment i have a free Vista pc which i will upgrade to windows 7 (msdn).
#34
snips73
agree , xp does lack features but thats why vista was such a resource hog. :-D

something like 90% of business never moved from xp because the features in vista were not something they were interested in.
Bit locker, how very useful.
When you use vista, what are you actually using that you dint have in xp.

thats why windows 7 will come in so many flavours. To cater for old pc's, netbooks (most run xp or linux), premium, home, business, and then the fully loaded ultimate.

How many version of leopard are there, 1

There are 3 versions of leopard, mac os x 10.5, mac os x 10.5 server and iPhone OS and possibly another if an apple tablet is released. and also, why shouldn't all windows users get all of the features. Bitlocker doesn't use any resources if it's turned off. The standard retail version of leopard has all of the features, apart from server-specific features that only businesses would ever think of needing. There is no Leopard Lite or basic or starter edition like with Vista. We're not forced to pay an extra £50 if we want visual effects (ie lack of Aero in home basic). The standard version of leopard and snow leopard has all the features, if not more than windows 7 ultimate which is only a mere £160 from Amazon. W7, nor snow leopard are service packs. Mac os X gets its minor tweaks and security fixes through bimonthly (usually) updates such as 10.5.1, 10.5.2, 10.5.3, etc... Windows gets these too once in a while.

Anyway, well done Microsoft for getting W7 to run on netbooks. The nokia booklet I see comes pre-installed with W7 (no aero I see though) http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/170727/nokia_booklet_3g_refines_the_netbook_design.html . But is that such an achievement? It may be under-specced, but it still packs in a 1.6GHz processor. I'm running leopard on an iMac G4 from 2003 with a 867MHz G4 CPU, a Geforce 2 MX GPU, 512mb of ram and a 60 gig hard drive. And it runs pretty darn well fine. Now let's see W7 running on a 2003 PC, whose only upgrade has been an extra 256mb stick of ram. And then let's see it run aero, just as my old imac can still run the technology apple call quartz and also h.264 video smoothly. :p
#35
snips73

How many version of leopard are there, 1. Apple dont load up the OS with stuff , if you want additional features you buy and install. Probably why the OS is cheaper.

Windows 2003 server and now 2008 is the same. A base OS install is just that, rather than installing a ton of other stuff you dont use that steal memory from other apps.

Personally i dont have a Mac, I have had one in that past (panther), but I would buy one, the HW is good, looks nice, thin and the OS is great, but at the moment i have a free Vista pc which i will upgrade to windows 7 (msdn).


The features that are essential to any mainstream OS that Vista has is instant search, icons that are large enough to appreciate and widgets – I mean gadgets. Pretty much everything in this list should be in a mainstream OS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Features_new_to_Windows_Vista . However, there is no support for over 4GB of RAM unless you buy the x64 version and what a headache that is. Another thing you need Vista for is DirectX 10.

BTW, I don't just use macs myself. I have Vista on my Compaq laptop and use XP at work, as well as my imac at home. I'm putting off the upgrade until all of my essential applications are 100% compatible.
#36
Got mine today - what a painless upgrade! :) Rep added to OP.
#37
Actually it should be noted that Apple make a loss from their OS. Although their build quality is in the upper end of the market they are still very limited and they lag badly on technology when looking at the overall market, it's even worse when considering some of the machines they compete against. The focus seems to be making the machines look pretty and then use marketing to convince people the technology is new.

And by the way I have both Mac OSX Snow Leopard (upgraded no problem) on a MacBook Pro & Windows XP machine (tried Vista but didn't like it) on a 15.4" laptop.
#38
Sammy86;6194887
The focus seems to be making the machines look pretty and then use marketing to convince people the technology is new.

Well, whatever the case, Mac OS X is great. I love working on Mac with Logic.
#39
drspa44
Yes, but you're not strictly supposed to.


yes you are, straight from the apple website "With Snow Leopard, iLife '09, and iWork '09 all in one box, the Mac Box Set is the best way to upgrade your Mac experience, especially if you're still using Mac OS X Tiger."
#40
bandish1888
yes you are, straight from the apple website "With Snow Leopard, iLife '09, and iWork '09 all in one box, the Mac Box Set is the best way to upgrade your Mac experience, especially if you're still using Mac OS X Tiger."


That's the mac box set, not the snow leopard upgrade :thumbsup:. If anyone wants to make some money back on their snow leopard btw, CEX buys them for £15 and sells them for RRP!

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