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ArchiStudentG5
Oct 24, 2003, 06:58 PM
Is Panther going to be available for download? Or do I need to get off my ass and get to the store? :mad: I want it NOW... pshh...

Makosuke
Oct 24, 2003, 07:26 PM
Not legally. Get yourself to a store if you're lucky enough to live near one. I sure wish I could've bought it via a download, too, but Apple's not going there any time soon.

ArchiStudentG5
Oct 24, 2003, 07:41 PM
I wonder if the store that SELLS Apple products around here will have it. Err... the university will have it I guess. Can I get the G5 discount AND the edu discount?

Stike
Oct 24, 2003, 07:44 PM
Hey, interesting thought here!
Apple iTunes Software Store, anyone? :D

Makosuke
Oct 24, 2003, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by ArchiStudentG5
I wonder if the store that SELLS Apple products around here will have it. Err... the university will have it I guess. Can I get the G5 discount AND the edu discount? By G5 discount, I assume you mean the Up To Date program that gets it to you for $20 if you bought a G5 without Panther. In which case, the answer is no; as far as I know you always have to go through Apple's website and order the upgrade online if you want the cheap pricing. That's the boat I'm in, but so it goes.

Maybe you know someone else who is planning to buy a copy... in which case you could order your upgrade copy off Apple's site, but install a locally bought copy legitimately while you're waiting for it to ship.

daveL
Oct 24, 2003, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by Makosuke
Maybe you know someone else who is planning to buy a copy... in which case you could order your upgrade copy off Apple's site, but install a locally bought copy legitimately while you're waiting for it to ship.
As long as you follow through, that seems like a great way to do it!

Panther Blue
Oct 24, 2003, 10:38 PM
Originally posted by ArchiStudentG5
I wonder if the store that SELLS Apple products around here will have it. Err... the university will have it I guess. Can I get the G5 discount AND the edu discount?

You can only get the G5 discount online, I don't know about edu...... and you can almost never combine them... it'd be free.

Giaguara
Oct 25, 2003, 02:00 AM
you can't combine 2 discounts.

and you can't download it free. go to apple store, or to apple.com and get it from there.

bousozoku
Oct 25, 2003, 09:26 AM
Originally posted by ArchiStudentG5
I wonder if the store that SELLS Apple products around here will have it. Err... the university will have it I guess. Can I get the G5 discount AND the edu discount?

Sure, Megabyte Computer Center will have it.

Ask iJon--it's his parents' store.

Panther Blue
Oct 25, 2003, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by Giaguara
and you can't download it free.

Actually, you can. And I know where. But I ordered it anyway, b/c I don't believe in stealing things as big as OS's.

bousozoku
Oct 25, 2003, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by Panther Blue
Actually, you can. And I know where. But I ordered it anyway, b/c I don't believe in stealing things as big as OS's.

Don't you wonder whether it's been sabotaged, though? ;)

Makosuke
Oct 25, 2003, 05:50 PM
Originally posted by bousozoku
Don't you wonder whether it's been sabotaged, though? ;) That's exactly why I'm highly wary of downloading something major like an OS on the sly, even if I'm buying it legit anyway (in which case it would theoretically be ok to do, same as downloading an MP3 of a song on a CD you own instead of ripping it yourself).

Yes, you might just get your hands on it sooner, but there's a good chance you'll end up with a mislabled developer build or much worse, and for my OS, that's not even close to worth the risk.

bousozoku
Oct 25, 2003, 07:25 PM
It's especially susceptible since the whole Darwin core can is open source and can be easily modified, then made to look like XNU without the downloader realising the differences.

Phil Of Mac
Oct 25, 2003, 08:54 PM
Do you really want to download 4 CD's worth?

Giaguara
Oct 25, 2003, 10:39 PM
Originally posted by Panther Blue
Actually, you can. And I know where. But I ordered it anyway, b/c I don't believe in stealing things as big as OS's.

well yes, you can download it free. like you can download free M$ office, photoshop, soundtrack, every possible application that costs a lot of money.

but OS X is not linux. you can't LEGALLY have the right to download it. you CAN download soundtrack, panther, photoshop, M$ paid programs, whatever warez you want, but a downloaded 10.3 is not a LEGAL version, it is warez.

Rower_CPU
Oct 25, 2003, 10:42 PM
ADC members can download Panther legally.

Giaguara
Oct 25, 2003, 10:50 PM
Originally posted by Rower_CPU
ADC members can download Panther legally.

Exactly.

BUT: If he was ADC, PAID ADC, he would know where to get it free.

And not all ADCs get it free, e.g. I'm ADC and got just a paid version of it.

Phil Of Mac
Oct 26, 2003, 12:43 AM
And if you're ADC, you paid for ADC membership, therefore you aren't getting a free download :D