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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Where to buy Leopard 10.5

Hello.
I have an iMac powerpc g5 and I'm looking for a copy of Leopard 10.5 where can I buy this?

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Old Jul 11, 2011, 04:49 PM   #2
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eBay is probably the best place to buy it. Make sure you get the black retail disc, not the gray restore disc.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 08:25 PM   #3
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Also check your local Craigslist.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 08:29 PM   #4
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Sometimes macofalltrades.com has the retail disc, but I don't see it listed right now. Although a lot of times I check the site it's there
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 08:50 PM   #5
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I recently read where Apple still sells Lion Leopard for users that can't upgrade to SL. Can't remember the link.
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 08:57 PM   #6
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What?
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 09:10 PM   #7
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What?
Is this question intended for me? If so, I recall reading somewhere (perhaps a post on Macrumors) that Apple still sells Leopard for users that are on fast G4's and G5's. They don't sell it at the online store, but through a special 800 number.

I've been trying to find that post for the last 10 minutes, without success.

UPDATE

Here's where I found it. It's on Apple's Discussion Boards.

https://discussions.apple.com/message/15593946#15593946

3rd post says that Applecare sells it, but it's not advertised. $129.
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You are saying;

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I recently read where Apple still sells Lion for users that can't upgrade to SL. Can't remember the link.
I think you mean Leopard not Lion, do you?
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I think you mean Leopard not Lion, do you?
Yeah, my bad. Anyways, it seems as though Apple still sells Leopard, but it's not really promoted. They rather folks replace the PPC Macs with new Intel ones.
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Yes that is the main idea, apple is not a software company, it is a hardware company. It profits more on Hardware...
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Old Jul 11, 2011, 10:01 PM   #11
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check your local Craigslist and ebay.
i think ebay the best choose to find that.
if u in here (indonesia),, i borrow to u, my dvd os leopard..hehe
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Apple will still sell it to those who need it, but you have to order it through 1-800-MY-APPLE, and you obviously won't be able to find it in the stores.
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Old Jul 12, 2011, 02:08 AM   #13
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129.00 is very expensive for me
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Apple will still sell it to those who need it, but you have to order it through 1-800-MY-APPLE, and you obviously won't be able to find it in the stores.
You can do it this way, but it would be cheaper if you went with either craigslist or eBay. Or just find a friend who uses macs and upgraded to snow leopard and has an old disk lying around that you can use.
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You can do it this way, but it would be cheaper if you went with either craigslist or eBay. Or just find a friend who uses macs and upgraded to snow leopard and has an old disk lying around that you can use.
Seems like the prices for used Leopard DVDs have come way down. I remember looking last year and most sellers on eBay and Craigslist for asking $200+ for the retail DVD.
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