Upgrading to Mac OS X Lion.

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by GruXx, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Right now i have a "24 iMac running Leopard (10.5.8) I never upgraded to Snow Leopard. So i was curious if it will be cheaper to upgrade to Snow Leopard for $30 and then upgrade to Lion once it comes out. I may be wrong but i thought that i heard or read somewhere that it is cheaper to upgrade from the next recent OS (ex. Leopard > Snow Leopard or Snow Leopard > Lion) rather than skipping one (ex. Leopard > Lion). Any ideas??

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. macrumors 603

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    It'll be cheaper to skip SL.
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Ask one of your friends if you can borrow their snow leopard disc. Otherwise, just wait until Lion this summer. I have the beta, and it's a pretty nice upgrade.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    itickings

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    The cheap Leopard to Snow Leopard update is actually the first time this has been the case. We don't yet know if it is a new strategy from Apple or just a one time thing because Snow Leopard didn't sport that many new features.

    My recommendation is "Wait and see".

    If the OP had intended to obtain it illegally I don't think the thread would've been posted at all. ;)
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Lion may be sold in Mac App Store and so far we observed that Apple sells its softwares cheaper on MAS (such as Aperture, $79 on App Store but $199 on stores and Apple Remote Desktop again $79 on app store but $499 on stores (I don't know if they are exact same versions but App Store says it is unlimited edition) - huge gaps)

    We don't and can't know if it will be cheaper to buy snow leopard first, but I don't think so :) (yeah, I know this is a contradiction to my first paragraph but I read so much articles like that in last 2-3 days :D)
     

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