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Mac OS X Snow Leopard v.10.6 Upgrade DVD only £20.42 @ AMAZON
Mac OS X Snow Leopard v.10.6 Upgrade DVD only £20.42 @ AMAZON

Mac OS X Snow Leopard v.10.6 Upgrade DVD only £20.42 @ AMAZON

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Cheapest I have seen for the latest Mac OS. I think they have ironed out most of the earlier issues so I think its a very good price for the upgrade!!

Product Features
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
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
Manufacturer's Description
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.

61 Comments

A brilliant price for a brilliant OS.

I installed on my 4 year-old mac mini...only 1Gb RAM, yet it runs smooth as butter.

Anyone tried this Disc on a dell mini 10v successfully. ?

I was going to ask the same after someone posted this yesterday saying this is a cheap option to add OSX to a compatible Netbook .. but do you have to have another version of OSX installed already ?
:?

Original Poster

Lupeto;7735405

A brilliant price for a brilliant OS.I installed on my 4 year-old mac … A brilliant price for a brilliant OS.I installed on my 4 year-old mac mini...only 1Gb RAM, yet it runs smooth as butter.



I've been meaning to upgrade for ages and at this price I couldn't resist!! Looking forward to having a play with it!!

Original Poster

jomppa;7735547

I was going to ask the same after someone posted this yesterday saying … I was going to ask the same after someone posted this yesterday saying this is a cheap option to add OSX to a compatible Netbook .. but do you have to have another version of OSX installed already ?:?



I'm fairly sure you need to have an existing copy of OS X to upgrade from but there may be some work arounds for this like windows upgrade disks!!

Banned

mattyboy1982;7735562

I'm fairly sure you need to have an existing copy of OS X to upgrade from … I'm fairly sure you need to have an existing copy of OS X to upgrade from but there may be some work arounds for this like windows upgrade disks!!



You might be fairly sure, but you are also fairly wrong.

The disk works fine, though technically you are meant to have an OS installed, it does no checks at all.

I use it with a boot disk to install a clean retail copy on my computer and laptop.

The upgrade will save a few GB of HDD space after installation too

Original Poster

vibeone;7735628

You might be fairly sure, but you are also fairly wrong.The disk works … You might be fairly sure, but you are also fairly wrong.The disk works fine, though technically you are meant to have an OS installed, it does no checks at all.I use it with a boot disk to install a clean retail copy on my computer and laptop.



I'm fairly sure I said there may be a way that it works as I haven't had the time or reason to research the subject yet. But after a quick google yes you are right it will clean install on a blank HD!!

lifehacker.com/534…ard

I'm also fairly sure that posting a sarcastic comment in bold makes you seem a bit petty!! Nothing wrong with pointing out the facts but no need for the sarky comment!! :thumbsup:

Good price, but according to amazon the rrp is only £25 surely the robbing bas**rds at apple dint set that rrp

james_lfc;7735664

Good price, but according to amazon the rrp is only £25 surely the … Good price, but according to amazon the rrp is only £25 surely the robbing bas**rds at apple dint set that rrp



It's £25 on the online Apple store.

Yep - been £25 since release...

Banned

thanks op

"Rather to go to bed supperless than rise in debt"- Benjamin Franklin

skinrush;7735536

Anyone tried this Disc on a dell mini 10v successfully. ?



Yes, went on like a dream - google for instructions.

Can i install this ontop of OS Tiger on my mac book?

vibeone;7735628

You might be fairly sure, but you are also fairly wrong.The disk works … You might be fairly sure, but you are also fairly wrong.The disk works fine, though technically you are meant to have an OS installed, it does no checks at all.I use it with a boot disk to install a clean retail copy on my computer and laptop.



Except the OP was asking about using this disc to install to a netbook which you can't do without an existing copy of OS X to prep the drive with so technically he was right and you were wrong, although yes this disc will install to a MAC with no checks etc

depends on your mac book, SL is intel mac only.

fatreg;7735796

depends on your mac book, SL is intel mac only.



It is one of the later intel mac books. Can i assume there will be no problems then? Just a case of popping the disk in?

Thanks for all replies :-)

Well I have bought a Dell 1011 and was going to put it on that .. It will have Win7 installed already but I have an external DVDRW so was hoping to just pop the OSX DVD in and then follow instructions somewhere on the web (have a few links). (I also have a NC10 but doubt it will go on that).

If you have to delete the original Win7 installation and then it is more difficult to re-install the Win7 then less likely to do.

Would like to try as I used to own a Mac 20 years ago and it was great. Haven't used Apples since but wanted to see what the rave was about.

:thumbsup:

james_lfc;7735664

Good price, but according to amazon the rrp is only £25 surely the … Good price, but according to amazon the rrp is only £25 surely the robbing bas**rds at apple dint set that rrp



It's always pretty cheap. They consider themsleves a hardware company, not a software company apparently.

Is a great OS (atleast on a MBP), my girlfriend has it on her MBP and for casual surfing that machine can't be beat (i'm just used to higher res screens for work, but I'd be sorely tempted to get one if there was a viable screen to swap with).

Rich44;7735785

Except the OP was asking about using this disc to install to a netbook … Except the OP was asking about using this disc to install to a netbook which you can't do without an existing copy of OS X to prep the drive with so technically he was right and you were wrong, although yes this disc will install to a MAC with no checks etc



Yes you can...I am looking at my mini 9 installed from the very same disc now.
It does not check for an existing copy to up-date.

twinkle;7735991

Yes you can...I am looking at my mini 9 installed from the very same disc … Yes you can...I am looking at my mini 9 installed from the very same disc now.It does not check for an existing copy to up-date.



Seconded - this works fine in this scenario.

Anyone know if CS4 works properly on it yet? (15" unibody MBP)

Amazing price, I would buy one if I already didn't have Snow Leopard.

@markoUK

Yup, you can install it on MacBook. Snow Leopard will be great improvement over Tiger.

Just make sure that you have at least 1GB of RAM.

@vinnie_nine

CS4 runs fine on Snow Leopard. I have 17" Unibody and never had problems with Illustrator and Photoshop.

As Hurk87 @MarioUK, will install no issue at all but make sure you have 1GB ram, I installed SL on my iMac 2.0GHz with 2GB ram and it's all groovy...

I also have Mac Tiger, OS X 10.4.11.

Can I just confirm like the other poster that I could buy this and install it on my Macbook? I have the required space on my HD. Is it just a case of popping in the disc?

Many thanks.

vinnie_nine;7736056

Anyone know if CS4 works properly on it yet? (15" unibody MBP)



Thats why I'm not upgrading yet. I havn't heard it works yet. Not gonna risk it for a 5 pound saving.

NB: This is for Intel based CPU Mac's only - PowerPC G3/G4/G5 not supported.

"Hacintosh"ing a netbook is now pretty easy - Check out insanelymac.com for loads of tutorials if you are interested in trying this. It has lots of machine specific guides.

I "upgraded" my main PC from Vista to Leopard and then eventually to SL. If you are prepared to read a bit before hand you'll have few problems but AFAIK SL will still install most easily onto a mac formated HDD (and that will include repartitioning using Apple's Disk Utility. Ths is done as part of the install but does normally mean kissing bye-bye to your windows restore partition. That said, Its no biggy - I'd be amazed if you'd go back to winblows after you've got OSX running.

Netbook drivers are now generally well sorted since they are mostly standard Atom based components (Dells are probably most compatible) but (and this is where a bit of research pays off) some sound chipsets are not fully sorted as yet and several wifi chipsets are not supported. Lots of Netbook makers also seem to set locks in their BIOS on what wifi cards are supported (known as whitelisting) , so very often you can't even just buy a compatible replacement wifi card and slot it in .

However, anyone happy to read a bit, to play around a bit with drivers and willing (in the worst case) to go through 2-3 installs before they get everything sorted will end up with a very useable and stable system which fairly comprehensively blows away all MS O/Ss.

That said, lots of little apps (ConvertXtoDVD, some PSP hacks and tools I use) have no direct Mac equivalents so understand that you will give up some flexibility in making the change. On my desktop box I run XP under Parallels (a mind blowingly easy install) so I can still get at these when I need to . But Netbooks will struggle to provide the power for this approach.

What you will be able to do once you have OSX installed is re-install Windows on a separate HDD partition and set up a dual boot option. AFAIK this is most successful with Win 7 (which lives most happily with the Mac partitioning system) but can be done with other MS O/Ss. Again do the groundwork on Google and you'll not go far wrong.

Have fun - I did !

For those asking about upgrades from Tiger

lmgtfy.com/?q=…l=1

Good price but Snow Leopard is poor, I've had it on my Aluminium MacBook since release and it's buggy and slow.

There's a huge thread about beachballs of death on Snow Leopard over on the Apple support forums: ]http//di…t=0

This is a good price I paid nearly £50 when it first come out, it is the best update yet

doodygirl;7736664

This is a good price I paid nearly £50 when it first come out, it is the … This is a good price I paid nearly £50 when it first come out, it is the best update yet



You got ripped off then. It was and has always been £25.

Original Poster

Thanks for the rep people. Let me know who's giving it and I'll return some back!!

mattyboy1982;7735659

I'm fairly sure I said there may be a way that it works as I haven't had … I'm fairly sure I said there may be a way that it works as I haven't had the time or reason to research the subject yet. But after a quick google yes you are right it will clean install on a blank HD!!http://lifehacker.com/5345690/prep-your-mac-for-snow-leopardI'm also fairly sure that posting a sarcastic comment in bold makes you seem a bit petty!! Nothing wrong with pointing out the facts but no need for the sarky comment!! :thumbsup:



I think that posting a mis-informed reply deserves the sarcastic response, to be honest. You didn't have the time to research it, but you had the time to espouse your uninformed opinion?

jomppa;7735850

Thanks for all replies :-)Well I have bought a Dell 1011 and was going to … Thanks for all replies :-)Well I have bought a Dell 1011 and was going to put it on that .. It will have Win7 installed already but I have an external DVDRW so was hoping to just pop the OSX DVD in and then follow instructions somewhere on the web (have a few links). (I also have a NC10 but doubt it will go on that).If you have to delete the original Win7 installation and then it is more difficult to re-install the Win7 then less likely to do.Would like to try as I used to own a Mac 20 years ago and it was great. Haven't used Apples since but wanted to see what the rave was about.:thumbsup:



Its not as simple as just putting the disk in, you have to create a sort of cracked version using the disk. Look on projectosx86 for more info.

Has always been at this price at Amazon!

Original Poster

met_arnold_ps;7737056

Has always been at this price at Amazon!



Not quite!!! Try searching this site for snow leopard and you will see what prices it has been before!! :thumbsup:

baldrick45;7736506

"Hacintosh"ing a netbook is now pretty easy - Check out insanelymac.com … "Hacintosh"ing a netbook is now pretty easy - Check out insanelymac.com for loads of tutorials if you are interested in trying this. It has lots of machine specific guides. I "upgraded" my main PC from Vista to Leopard and then eventually to SL. If you are prepared to read a bit before hand you'll have few problems but AFAIK SL will still install most easily onto a mac formated HDD (and that will include repartitioning using Apple's Disk Utility. Ths is done as part of the install but does normally mean kissing bye-bye to your windows restore partition. That said, Its no biggy - I'd be amazed if you'd go back to winblows after you've got OSX running. Netbook drivers are now generally well sorted since they are mostly standard Atom based components (Dells are probably most compatible) but (and this is where a bit of research pays off) some sound chipsets are not fully sorted as yet and several wifi chipsets are not supported. Lots of Netbook makers also seem to set locks in their BIOS on what wifi cards are supported (known as whitelisting) , so very often you can't even just buy a compatible replacement wifi card and slot it in .However, anyone happy to read a bit, to play around a bit with drivers and willing (in the worst case) to go through 2-3 installs before they get everything sorted will end up with a very useable and stable system which fairly comprehensively blows away all MS O/Ss. That said, lots of little apps (ConvertXtoDVD, some PSP hacks and tools I use) have no direct Mac equivalents so understand that you will give up some flexibility in making the change. On my desktop box I run XP under Parallels (a mind blowingly easy install) so I can still get at these when I need to . But Netbooks will struggle to provide the power for this approach. What you will be able to do once you have OSX installed is re-install Windows on a separate HDD partition and set up a dual boot option. AFAIK this is most successful with Win 7 (which lives most happily with the Mac partitioning system) but can be done with other MS O/Ss. Again do the groundwork on Google and you'll not go far wrong.Have fun - I did !



iv been lookin around and everywhere i look it says u hav to already hav a mac in order to prep the usb falsh drive or sommin i watn to do it on a dell mini 10v if i hav a external disc drive could i jus install it like any other os

Not really an extremely hot deal, as it normally can be found for £22-24, but its the cheapest I've seen it for a while, so for those looking to upgrade already, this is the time to buy it.

mattyboy1982;7735562

I'm fairly sure you need to have an existing copy of OS X to upgrade from … I'm fairly sure you need to have an existing copy of OS X to upgrade from but there may be some work arounds for this like windows upgrade disks!!



vibeone;7735628

You might be fairly sure, but you are also fairly wrong.The disk works … You might be fairly sure, but you are also fairly wrong.The disk works fine, though technically you are meant to have an OS installed, it does no checks at all.I use it with a boot disk to install a clean retail copy on my computer and laptop.



mattyboy1982;7735659

I'm fairly sure I said there may be a way that it works as I haven't had … I'm fairly sure I said there may be a way that it works as I haven't had the time or reason to research the subject yet. But after a quick google yes you are right it will clean install on a blank HD!!http://lifehacker.com/5345690/prep-your-mac-for-snow-leopardI'm also fairly sure that posting a sarcastic comment in bold makes you seem a bit petty!! Nothing wrong with pointing out the facts but no need for the sarky comment!! :thumbsup:



He's just trying to annoy you and get a rise:lol: lightenup
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