GarageBand needs DVD to install! :(

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  1. ChrisH3677 macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing new about needing DVD drives, it won't be long before Apple requires a DVD to install quite a bit of their software.

    Not a Superdrive, not even any drive write capabilities, just a drive that plays DVDs.

    Because it'll be easier to include stuff on a DVD, instead of a CD.
     
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    Do Apple even sell systems anymore that can't read DVDs?
     
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    even my iMac reads DVDs. and it's freaking old. i wouldn't be too concerned.

    i can't believe they're still shipping machines with 128.

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    My PowerBook that I got in the first part of 1999 reads DVDs, so if a 5 year old computer has the capability, I'd say most anyone with OS X should be covered.
     
  6. ChrisH3677 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    true true. i forgot about the combo drive. am still used to buying PCs (coz of work) where CDROM is the norm.

    my mistake. I'll blame the stress of the wait!!! :D Apple should have a countdown clock to GB! :D
     
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    I have a 400mhz indigo iMac DV from summer 2000 and it won't read DVDs :(
     
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    my 1.75 year old quicksilver only has cdrw inside of it... it's really getting to be a pain in the ars.
     
  9. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    My Summer 2001 iMac only has a CD-RW. It doesn't meet the other requirements for GarageBand and iLife '04 anyway. Time for a new eMac.
     
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    Couldn't you get an external DVD for pretty cheap these days if you really want to run it?
     
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    Really? You iMac DV did not come with a DVD-Drive? You sure?
     
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    My sister had a 2000 DV and I am pretty sure it had a combo drive, but perhaps there was an option for CD only as well. It was 500 MHz Flower Power, I am not too up on the different iMac revs, but I am pretty sure it was a 2000.
     
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    Gargeband itself is a whooping 1.4GB with loops . And with the rest of the ilife package it only makes sense to ship it on DVD.
     
  14. ChrisH3677 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    From the specs:

    - 4.3GB of disk space required to install GarageBand, iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, and iDVD; or 250MB to install iTunes, iPhoto, and iMovie only



    My iDVD app directory is 1.7Gb... so 4.3-1.7-.25 =2.35Gb

    No wonder it all needs a DVD.
     
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    havent combo drives been the norm for about 2 years
     
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    Think of it this way: if you don't have a Mac with a DVD drive, it's probably too old to run GarageBand well anyways.

    Even with a machine bought in 2002 (15" FP iMac), I'm starting to feel a bit "left out". The rate at which your machine gets outdated is rising, and fast.

    Well, probably the leap from the G4 to the insanely greater G5 has something to do with it...



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    Yeah, with the exception of one iBook model, I think. I seem to recall seeing a "CD-ROM" iBook up until early last year.

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    Nope, but nearly. My summer 2002 iMac won't read DVDs. That'll teach me: never buy the entry-level model. :(
     
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    Some of the educational versions of iBook still don't have combo drives, maybe that's the one you saw. No GarageBand at school!

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    Absolutely positively. In fact, I even had to buy an extrnal CD-RW.

    I hear that... I got the model just above the bottom model and am still kicking myself for it...
     
  21. applekid macrumors 68020

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    Apple should've had a multi-CD install and a DVD install in one package.

    Now I just need some money from my family to get a pre-order for iLife and I'll be in good hands :D
     
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    Wouldn't that add to the cost if they did that? Besides, that would render including iDVD as an all in one suite kind of useless.
     
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    This forum hijacted by the DVD topic? Anyhoo it is an interesting point, I have a few Macs kicking around and it occured to me I have a 2000 Indigo iMac that's only a CD ROM. I wonder how one is supposed to upgrade to Panther or if that's possible, I suppose one could check the tech docs at apple.com and see if under "supported models" it lists "a Mac with at least a combo drive." Additionally Apple's lack of supporting external DVD drives would make it trick as you probably can't make the external the start up disc. If so then this is rather dumb of Apple but I'm putting the cart in front of the horse.
     
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    The eMac was still sold as a CD ROM up until this fall, I think that's the winner for how recent it was Apple sold non DVD reading computers.
     
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    Why couldn't you upgrade to Panther if you have a CD-ROM drive? Panther just comes on three CDs and a fourth CD for XCode.
     

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