REALLY noob question reguarding Leopard

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  1. bill4588 macrumors 6502a

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    I just got my first mac a couple months ago, so I'm not familiar at all with upgrades. My question is - Will Leopard be a free download or will I have to buy it?
     
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  3. bill4588 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    holy sh#@!....fastest response EVER! lol thanks!
     
  4. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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    Thats the way it is here on MR. Lots of Mac lovers. Always willing to help you as best as they can.
     
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    Hey, those little coupons that come with ur Mac (if it was new or rerfurbished) There should be four of them, take them into the Apple store, and when you get the new OS, show them the coupons, they'll take one from you, and you will get the new OS at a lower price.
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I don't think that's true, right?!?!? Have you done this and gotten a discount?

    ft
     
  8. yg17 macrumors G5

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    not true
     
  9. bowens macrumors 6502a

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    I will have to wait to see the final release of Leopard before I decide whether to shell out $129 or just stick with Tiger. That's almost 1/5 of what my mini cost. If I upgrade a few times, it's going to catch up with the price of my computer.

    Edit: But don't most major updates increase in speed? If so, that would be like getting a new computer once a year for $129. That's not bad.
     
  10. Tanglewood macrumors 6502a

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    If you are a student you will get it for cheaper.

    For Tiger:

    Single User
    Student price is $69
    Regular price is $129

    Family Pack is the same price at $199


    I'm assuming Leopard will be similiar to this price break down.
     
  11. CNU182 macrumors regular

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    That's awesome, Apple has some great student discounts. What do employees pay for the new OS?
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The coupons are a FAQ... they're always in the box but they've hardly ever been used for anything. If you're a student, all you need is a student ID to get a discount. But the coupons are worthless unless something special comes along, and then it probably won't use the coupons you've got! :(
     
  13. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Keep in mind that Apple's definition of a student may be different than yours (or mine).

    To qualify for the Apple student discount, you must be attending college (or at least accepted to college). Grade, middle, and high school students don't qualify.

    This is very different than Microsoft's definition which includes K-12 students.

    It's also different than my definition which includes "students of life". ;)
     

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