How did you acquire 10.8 Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by east85, Jul 27, 2012.

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How did you acquire 10.8 Mountain Lion?

  1. I purchased it from the App Store.

    181 vote(s)
    55.5%
  2. I am a developer, I upgraded with a code.

    21 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. I purchased a newer mac, I upgraded with a code.

    88 vote(s)
    27.0%
  4. YARRRR!

    36 vote(s)
    11.0%
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    east85

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    #1
    IMPORTANT NOTE: This is just a poll. There is to be no discussion of anything related to pirating, or going into how to pirate, details, etc as per forum rules. This is simply a survey. The answers in this poll will not record your username, only poll results in numbers will be made public. :apple:

    I personally purchased it from the App store. This is honestly the first OS I've purchased that wasn't included with the hardware.
     
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    Southernboyj

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    Most people will get back to you in 5 months when they get their Up to Date codes.
     
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    east85

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    It's kind of upsetting that slipped through the cracks on the release. I'm sure Apple concentrated a lot on a bunch of little things, making sure the release went smooth. I know a guy who works support and the launch date was one of the busiest he's ever seen. I'm sure that at least a few people are having a heart attack over that derp over at Apple. I wouldn't be surprised if more than a few people were fired.
     
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    Southernboyj

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    Busiest days? I can guarantee iOS 5 was busier, considering everyone (including myself) kept getting error codes while trying to install the OS because the servers were flooded. I had a basically bricked iPhone for a good 10 hours.
     
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    Stooby Mcdoobie

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    A developer friend gave me a copy of the GM (yeah, I know he broke the rules by doing so).

    I purchased it from the App store on release day, though.
     
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    east85

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    Probably, still.. there's bound to be hiccups in any release.
     
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    Pompiliu

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    east85

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    Good luck updating. >.>
     
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    JoeG4

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    I'm still running Lion, and I won't be getting ML until later in the year.. but I votted yarr because it's hilarious :D

    So what's the logic behind buying a new mac just for ML?
     
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    Pompiliu

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    LOL. Why? It worked with Lion, Final Cut Pro X, etc.
    Apple is to lazy to give me the redeem code, so i pirated it.
    ;)
     
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    east85

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    Ohh okay. :p
     
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    bembol

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    I bought my new 13" Air off kijiji, not sure if/how am eligible for free upgrade.

    I couldn't bother dealing with it so I just purchased it off the App Store after all it's only $20.
     
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    jamesvdm

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    #13
    I waited 24 hours for my up to date code then pirated it.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    I purchased a newer mac, I upgraded with a code.
    Code came in less than an hour.
     
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    Southernboyj

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    Final Cut Pro? I won't lie.. I pirated that, I can't upgrade it though, so no retina support.
     
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    as my mac is 1 year old and i understand only 3 different lines of code, i bought it in the app store :)

    easiest OS upgrade ever..

    although the changes are tiny.. actually very tiny for 4gb download
     
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    kemo

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    Lol, fortunately it took me just 2 hours to get the code.:cool:
     
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    I obtained the GM when it was released but i purchased it off the App store as soon as it was released.
     
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    Southernboyj

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    Wasn't an OTA update, you had to redownload the whole OS I believe.
     
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    I tried DP 2 and 3, and was very excited. So as soon as it was released, I bought it off Mac App Store. I felt 20 dollars was worth it, since pirating software, for me, is a question of money. I think even at 40 dollars I would have pirated it to be honest.
     
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    Took forever to get the code (50 hours), but I waited it out. :eek:
     
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    Elven

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    #23
    Just bought it, I like knowing I am within my rights as a consumer with my OS.
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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    Signed up to the update program, did not get my code the same day, granted i live in a completely different time zone, got home from work tonight, checked my email, code arrived when I arrived at work this morning, i'll test it at my leasure, after all the code does not expire.
     
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    gjvon

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    This
     

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