Leopard seeded to ADC members?

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  1. dago macrumors newbie

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  2. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Do you need to have a payed Membership? I can't seem to find anything about it.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You need to be a Select or Premier member so yes, you need to have a paid membership.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yeah, that's that Premier and Select are.
     
  5. ghall macrumors 68040

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    My 'student developer account' does not offer a Leopard download... this is a $99,- a year account but the rules say you will not receive such OSX preloads... I do receive released or updates through DVD mailings as well as downloads on Apple's developer site.

    Student Developer
    * One (1) ADC Student Mailing Subscription
    * Special Student Discount Offers

    ADC Select
    * Mac OS X and Xcode Tools on Disc
    * One (1) ADC Select Mailing Subscription
    * Two (2) Technical Support Incidents
    * One (1) ADC Select Hardware Discount
    * ADC Software Seeding Program
    * ADC Compatibility Labs Access
    * ADC Select Technical and Business Discounts

    ADC Premiere
    * Mac OS X and Xcode Tools on Disc
    * Full Conference Pass to WWDC
    * One (1) ADC Premier Mailing Subscription
    * Eight (8) Technical Support Incidents
    * Ten (10) ADC Premier Hardware Discounts
    * ADC Software Seeding Program
    * ADC Compatibility Labs Access
    * ADC Premier Technical and Business Discounts
     
  7. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    That's because you are not a Premier or Select member. To get the preview you need to spend at least $500 on membership!
     
  8. ATG macrumors regular

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    Lol, is it that hard to grasp that you have to have a premier or select membership for leopard preview?

    That means no:
    Free membership
    Student memberships
    Mailing memberships
    Unregistered memberships

    :p
     
  9. realtime macrumors newbie

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    Geez, after waiting over a month, it's the same version we received at WWDC. I'd at least expected to see another revision... :confused:
     
  10. daneoni macrumors G4

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    MWSF is the debut for Leopard, we all knnow steve likes to beat deadlines.
     
  11. barakthecat macrumors newbie

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    Wow, at this rate of progress, Apple will never release Leopard. I mean they haven't changed ANYTHING since WWDC.

    Also, I visit Apple's web site on a semi-regular basis, and I don't see an option to download the preview. Aren't I supposed to have access to it?
     
  12. oober_freak macrumors regular

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    or five minutes on the internet.

    :p
     
  13. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    no... have you actually read this thread?
     
  14. Mogenshu macrumors newbie

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    So i'm assuming that the build at WWDC and this new build don't reveal anything that apple didn't preview at WWDC? they say they have a lot of secrets up their sleeves but have we been able to figure what any of those are yet?
     
  15. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Leopard + Clovertown Mac Pro = Super Duper Whopper Big Mac

    Leopard + Clovertown Mac Pro = Super Duper Whopper Big Mac :p :D :eek: ;) :)
     
  16. Butters macrumors 6502

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    Just because they're seeding the same build it doesn't mean anything about apples progress.
    They don't have to give away the latest build to developers... infact I wouldn't be suprised if the developer preview was quite old and has a lot of new features purposely disabled or not included to keep them secret.
     
  17. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    haha - so true.
     
  18. Some_Big_Spoon macrumors 6502a

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    Why does every thread turn into a childish name-calling fest? Peeps don't know every single detail like some folks, so maybe cut them a break? Or am I asking too much?

    On topic, I hope this means more bug squashing and compatibility at launch now that it's in the hands of more people... legally :)
     
  19. crees! macrumors 68000

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    Good one hollerz :) If you're looking for a free beta head over to Vista's site. Apple hasn't been in the business of free OS previews lately.
     
  20. Machead III macrumors 6502

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    lmfao hahaha :D
     
  21. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I agree, knowing the name of the expensive Apple Developer services shouldn't be a requirement for posting on MR. As Vista is available free why shouldn't people think that Leopard should be too?
    This would benefit even more from a public beta ala Vista, I'm not sure what Apple would lose by doing this, as they are normally date limited. I would be curious to try Leopard out, but won't pay $500 a year to do so as I'm not a developer. If they wanted to limit access they could sell you Leopard for the retail price now, which would give you beta access (and a copy of Leopard when its finally released.) I would probably slightly over the retail price for this too...
     
  22. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    That's actually a great idea. I would definitely pay now.
     
  23. relimw macrumors 6502a

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    If you're an ADC member, you should at least know what level you are. The statement says "Apple Seeds Leopard to Premier and Select Developers", therefore, if you're not a Premier or Select member, the seed isn't available to you unless you illegally download the software off bittorrent or such.
     
  24. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    The reason they don't is because they don't want to deal with people who think its a final release. Trust me, people don't read or sometimes even understand. Its simply because they don't want to. Its just something else they'd have to deal with.
     
  25. relimw macrumors 6502a

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    OSX 10.0-10.1 was the beta release of OSX, I doubt Apple wants to go through that experience again. The point of doing developer preview releases is to ensure A) that Apple's changes to the underlying frameworks work on multiple varieties and configurations of their hardware; B) that developer's software/hardware work correctly with the new frameworks; and C) to allow time to get kernel panics and the like taken care of before Joe User gets ahold of the OS.
     

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