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Mac OS X Snow Leopard v. 10.6 (Mac DVD) - £20.42 delivered @ Amazon

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* Mac OS X Snow Leopard is built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability as well as industry-leading support for Internet standards * Improvements includ…
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* Mac OS X Snow Leopard is built on a rock-solid, time-tested UNIX foundation that provides unparalleled stability as well as industry-leading support for Internet standards
* Improvements include a more responsive Finder, new look and features for Expos?nd Stacks, quicker Time Machine backup, faster common tasks and installation, a smaller install footprint and more
Mac OS X is the world's most advanced operating system. Built on a rock-solid UNIX foundation and designed to be simple and intuitive, it's what makes the Mac innovative, highly secure, compatible, and easy to use. Quite simply there is nothing else like it.

* New core technologies unleash the power of today's advanced hardware technology and prepare Mac OS X for future innovation: 64-bit computing, multicore-optimisation, OpenCL, QuickTime X and more
* With virtually no effort on your part, Mac OS X protects itself--and you--from viruses, malicious applications and other threats
* Mac OS X Snow Leopard includes built-in support for the latest version of Microsoft Exchange Server, so you can use Mail, iCal and Address Book at home and at work

Free ebook guide to using [Snow] Leopard by David Pogue called Mac OSX Leopard Edition: The Missing Manual.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=GYP7MAxi_oMC&printsec=frontcover&dq=Mac+OS+X+Leopard:+The+Missing+Manual&source=bl&ots=WfxZoocpag&sig=N6Q82dKO_Jd6HbhbXdsk4FL2Rmw&hl=en&ei=u--wS_3jN8T24AbU7dG8Dw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=13&ved=0CDsQ6AEw#v=onepage&q=&f=false
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#1
Hi
Bought this to up grade quite old Imac from 10.4 straight to 10.6 and worked a treat!
#2
Worth noting that you can only use this if you have Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) or above. Will not work with the older versions of OSX - you need to buy the box set which is £118.77:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Including-Leopard-iLife-iWork-Single/dp/B002I0JKE2/ref=pd_cp_sw_h__1
#3
scottc
Worth noting that you can only use this if you have Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) or above. Will not work with the older versions of OSX - you need to buy the box set which is £118.77:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Including-Leopard-iLife-iWork-Single/dp/B002I0JKE2/ref=pd_cp_sw_h__1


It's just advertised as an upgrade edition but it's really the full thing
1 Like #4
u CAN use with earlier versions (eg 10.4 tiger), but the licence wording itself is only for upgrades from 10.5 leopard.
suspended#5
scottc
Worth noting that you can only use this if you have Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) or above. Will not work with the older versions of OSX - you need to buy the box set which is £118.77:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Including-Leopard-iLife-iWork-Single/dp/B002I0JKE2/ref=pd_cp_sw_h__1


And I might add that despite what you may have read on some of the other HUKD threads you CANNOT legally install this on non-apple hardware (and that doesnt mean that you can just stick an apple badge on a PC). Buying this to install onto non Apple hardware is no different to software piracy, if you bought a PC then run Windows or Linux and stop stealing software!

Perhaps the mods might like to make sure that this thread doesnt deteriorate into a 'how to hack OSX' thread as has happened previously?
#6
scottc
Worth noting that you can only use this if you have Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) or above. Will not work with the older versions of OSX - you need to buy the box set which is £118.77:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Including-Leopard-iLife-iWork-Single/dp/B002I0JKE2/ref=pd_cp_sw_h__1


Rollocks, will work on any Intel Mac, 10.3 or 10.4 the disc is a full image, will load onto any Mac no questions asked..

Still don't understand why there's no key or anything with OSX, as it's rather simple to DL a copy of that disc and install it...
#7
If you still got Tiger, it's time to upgrade (back-up and clean install).
Faster boot up and shut down times, scrollable stacks (very handy), improved preview/finder and generally more snappier.
#8
SneakyD
Are you a practising lawyer?
If not, why are you dispensing legal advice?
If so, can you please give me the case number of the U.K case that set the precedent that apple's user agreement was U.K law?



http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx106.pdf

2 I...

Covers it pretty well...
#9
I don't think it's illegal to install it as long as you don't start selling non-Macintosh PC's with OSX on them. It might be against the EULA, but that's a different story. You can forget about official tech support though :D
#10
Bejeezus;8298557
And I might add that despite what you may have read on some of the other HUKD threads you CANNOT legally install this on non-apple hardware (and that doesnt mean that you can just stick an apple badge on a PC). Buying this to install onto non Apple hardware is no different to software piracy, if you bought a PC then run Windows or Linux and stop stealing software!
So buying software is stealing software? Doublespeak at its best. It is not illegal to buy this software.

As for installation here's the relevant part from the EULA:
[SIZE=2]2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. [/SIZE]
Note it says Apple-labelled. Not Apple-manufactured, Appled-branded, Apple-approved. Now all we need is a lawyer to interpret this. However, the summary judgement decision against Psystar revolved around multiple copies for commercial use, but "end users do not engage in commercial use of Mac OS X and their use would qualify as use for 'internal purposes' even under the standards articulated by Apple in its summary-judgment [sic] briefing". Hence installing a legal copy of OSX on your own machine would not be pursued by Apple.

Perhaps the mods might like to make sure that this thread doesnt deteriorate into a 'how to hack OSX' thread as has happened previously?
You started it... :P
#11
Is it worth me upgrading from 10.4 to this..? What are the benefits..?
suspended#12
Meargy
Is it worth me upgrading from 10.4 to this..? What are the benefits..?


Meargy if you have a Mac with an intel processor you will definitely reap the benefits in features and speed. If you are not using an Intel Mac the most recent version of OSX that you will be able to run is OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Snow Leopard has few specific benefits over 10.6 Leopard but has the advantage that it has been re-coded natively from the bottom up and in my experience is far more solid.

Unless you already own a copy of OS X 10.5 Leopard you should technically pay the full upgrade price and not take advantage of this special upgrade price (although it will work). People who use Apple products tend to have higher morals than their PC counterparts, so I have no doubt that you would pay the full price if necessary.

;-)
#14
Bejeezus
People who use Apple products tend to have higher morals than their PC counterparts, so I have no doubt that you would pay the full price if necessary.

;-)


This is the best comment I've ever heard, I've literally fell of my chair at this comment.
#15
Bejeezus
Meargy if you have a Mac with an intel processor you will definitely reap the benefits in features and speed. If you are not using an Intel Mac the most recent version of OSX that you will be able to run is OS X 10.5 Leopard.

Snow Leopard has few specific benefits over 10.6 Leopard but has the advantage that it has been re-coded natively from the bottom up and in my experience is far more solid.

Unless you already own a copy of OS X 10.5 Leopard you should technically pay the full upgrade price and not take advantage of this special upgrade price (although it will work). People who use Apple products tend to have higher morals than their PC counterparts, so I have no doubt that you would pay the full price if necessary.

;-)


I run linux so i claim the moral high ground here :p

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/7330986/Apple-admits-using-child-labour.html
#16
Bejeezus
People who use Apple products tend to have higher morals than their PC counterparts, so I have no doubt that you would pay the full price if necessary.

;-)


Wow....I never knew that apple product buyers have higher morals, next time I see someone with an iPod I shall remember your educations here and will not cross the street in fear they may mug me :roll:
#17
Bejeezus
Meargy if you have a Mac with an intel processor you will definitely reap the benefits in features and speed. If you are not using an Intel Mac the most recent version of OSX that you will be able to run is OS X 10.5 Leopard.


Thanks for the reply mate, I appreciate it...

Just a quick one though, how do I know if I have an Intel Mac..?

Just went to the 'about this mac' bit... it says:

2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

I guess this means I'll be able to upgrade to 10.6 eventually? Silly question?

Cheers.
#18
fatreg;8298590
Rollocks, will work on any Intel Mac, 10.3 or 10.4 the disc is a full image, will load onto any Mac no questions asked..

Still don't understand why there's no key or anything with OSX, as it's rather simple to DL a copy of that disc and install it...


So you're saying that as a Tiger user I can buy this £20 upgrade and it will install no problem? Says on the box it needs Leopard as a minimum requirement. I've held off upgrading as I was going to change my Macbook pro this year anyway, but if the Snow Leopard u/g will work I don't mind the £20 outlay.
#19
Meargy;8299317
it says:

2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.
The bit where it says "Intel" should give you a clue. :thumbsup:

So yes, you can put 10.6 on it no problem.
#20
It's true, it's Apple labelled machines under the terms and conditions. Apple even include a sticky label of their logo with this release.

Which you could, say stick on your Dell Mini 10v which you've hackintoshed..

:whistling:
suspended#21
schnide
It's true, it's Apple labelled machines under the terms and conditions. Apple even include a sticky label of their logo with this release.

Which you could, say stick on your Dell Mini 10v which you've hackintoshed..

:whistling:


I can see you came to this argument a little late Schnide

:-D
suspended#22
fmgod
This is the best comment I've ever heard, I've literally fell of my chair at this comment.


I always aim to provide good entertainment value!

:-D
#23
WOW - unless my eyes deceive me there are no Windows users slating this thread as of yet...This has to be a first for any deal mentioning the mighty OSX.. :-D
suspended#24
jimonyzangs


Thats an interesting article even if the headline is a bit misleading, the company that actually employed the children was Foxconn who are a contractor to Apple.

I am in the process of sourcing products from China and Pakistan for use in the NHS, it is pretty much impossible to confirm if the contractors are implementing their promises on child labour unless you stand over them and watch them make every product.
suspended#25
rob5ta
WOW - unless my eyes deceive me there are no Windows users slating this thread as of yet...This has to be a first for any deal mentioning the mighty OSX.. :-D


I'm afraid your eyes are deceiving you, there were plenty a little while back :-D
suspended#26
Meargy
Thanks for the reply mate, I appreciate it...

Just a quick one though, how do I know if I have an Intel Mac..?

Just went to the 'about this mac' bit... it says:

2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

I guess this means I'll be able to upgrade to 10.6 eventually? Silly question?

Cheers.


Yup I even managed to get it running on single core mac mini that was gathering dust so should be fine!
#27
Bejeezus;8299623
I am in the process of sourcing products from China and Pakistan for use in the NHS, it is pretty much impossible to confirm if the contractors are implementing their promises on child labour unless you stand over them and watch them make every product.
And yet you've spent two hours posting on a forum?

Could I suggest you don't source from China and/or Pakistan? One; the products need to work. Cheapest isn't best. Two; you should be investing in UK businesses. Three; you don't need to worry about the ethics of sweatshops.
#28
I am waiting for my Dell mini to arrive. I plan on Hackintoshing it, will I need this software?
Thanks
#29
Dangermouse500;8299680
I am waiting for my Dell mini to arrive. I plan on Hackintoshing it, will I need this software?
Thanks
This is the wrong place to ask. If you hadn't been able to tell installing OS X on non-Apple hardware is a hornet's nest. You'd be best to read up on it, e.g. at www.insanelymac.com
#30
Bejeezus
And I might add that despite what you may have read on some of the other HUKD threads you CANNOT legally install this on non-apple hardware (and that doesnt mean that you can just stick an apple badge on a PC). Buying this to install onto non Apple hardware is no different to software piracy, if you bought a PC then run Windows or Linux and stop stealing software!

Perhaps the mods might like to make sure that this thread doesnt deteriorate into a 'how to hack OSX' thread as has happened previously?


You have an avatar of Trotsky and you'll defend the profit making abilities of the elite Apple corp to the death?

The planet Irony is this-a-way folks!
#31
Have some heat and rep op. This comes down to this price now and again so always worth a reminder! And it usually becomes an entertaining thread!!
suspended#32
zorbathegeek
You have an avatar of Trotsky and you'll defend the profit making abilities of the elite Apple corp to the death?

The planet Irony is this-a-way folks!


An interesting comment - especially as Apple are hardly a stereotypical US corporation, i.e. they don't pay dividends to shareholders but instead reinvest profits within the company.

.. I never could get the hang of Irony, polyester is so much easier.
suspended#33
mr.velvet
And yet you've spent two hours posting on a forum?

Could I suggest you don't source from China and/or Pakistan? One; the products need to work. Cheapest isn't best. Two; you should be investing in UK businesses. Three; you don't need to worry about the ethics of sweatshops.


Strange you should say that, looks like I may end up buying from Ireland, would have bought from the UK if we actually made anything here nowadays!

:-D
#34
Bejeezus
And I might add that despite what you may have read on some of the other HUKD threads you CANNOT legally install this on non-apple hardware (and that doesnt mean that you can just stick an apple badge on a PC). Buying this to install onto non Apple hardware is no different to software piracy, if you bought a PC then run Windows or Linux and stop stealing software!

Perhaps the mods might like to make sure that this thread doesnt deteriorate into a 'how to hack OSX' thread as has happened previously?


I think "cannot legally install" and "stop stealing software" is pretty harsh and wrong choice of wording there. Purchasing a copy of OSX legally and installing it on non-mac hardware violates the licence agreement for which it was intended, therefore making it invalid but not illegal. You cannot steal something that you have purchased. I guess some Windows users would like to purchase a copy to use as a toilet brush, which i'm sure Apple also wouldnt condone, but that it not illegal either.

It is like saying that people who do not use the router provided by their ISP and use their own is against the law - it isn't, you are breaching t&c's for not using the broadband service with the hardware in the way it was intended - they may threaten to cease your service, but are not about to put you inside.

Downloading this for free, then yes, WRONG WRONG WRONG every time, but they arent going to call the cops on you if you have a genuine retail copy of OSX and decided to violate their terms of use. You have an "invalid" copy, but not an "illegal" copy and that doesnt make you a pirate.
suspended#35
rob5ta
I think "cannot legally install" and "stop stealing software" is pretty harsh and wrong choice of wording there. Purchasing a copy of OSX legally and installing it on non-mac hardware violates the licence agreement for which it was intended, therefore making it invalid but not illegal. You cannot steal something that you have purchased. I guess some Windows users would like to purchase a copy to use as a toilet brush, which i'm sure Apple also wouldnt condone, but that it not illegal either.

It is like saying that people who do not use the router provided by their ISP and use their own is against the law - it isn't, you are breaching t&c's for not using the broadband service with the hardware in the way it was intended.


You are entering a legal contract, which you are breaking by installing this software on any machine other than a Mac.

You can dress it up how you want to make yourself feel better about your actions but simply put it is theft.
#36
Bejeezus
You are entering a legal contract, which you are breaking by installing this software on any machine other than a Mac.

You can dress it up how you want to make yourself feel better about your actions but simply put it is theft.


Nonsense. Just wrong, wrong, wrong on so many counts. An EULA is not a legal contract. It is in no way whatsoever theft.
#37
Been considering getting a spare desktop to install Mac OS on for a while now, but im a bit of a noob at all this. Any specific components I'd need to get it running or does it just install on any old machine?

Would be really useful for uni, and at least I can keep Windows 7 on my old desktop as well for an all rounder :)
#38
Bejeezus
You are entering a legal contract, which you are breaking by installing this software on any machine other than a Mac.

You can dress it up how you want to make yourself feel better about your actions but simply put it is theft.


To infringe copyright by means such as illegally downloading, or distributing software for personal gain without consent of the copyright owner is theft. To legally purchase this software and install it on non-mac hardware is a breach of terms of use - NOT theft, as YOU own the copy of the software. When it is put to inappropriate use and you violate the terms of use it becomes invalid.

As for making myself feel better i have an iMac with a nice copy of Snow Leopard pre-installed and fully licensed thanks. I was simply trying to make the point that you are rather harshly making somebody out to be a criminal and software pirate to which they are not.

They are maybe breaking Apple's law, but they are not breaking THE law, and that is the difference.
#39
jah128
Nonsense. Just wrong, wrong, wrong on so many counts. An EULA is not a legal contract. It is in no way whatsoever theft.


Amen to the that, at least somebody has some sense!
#40
How about a three way boot computer.......
http://www.daskeyboard.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/linux-mac-windows.png

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