Where to buy Leopard 10.5

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  1. iSlap
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    Hello.
    I have an iMac powerpc g5 and I'm looking for a copy of Leopard 10.5 where can I buy this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Intell
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    eBay is probably the best place to buy it. Make sure you get the black retail disc, not the gray restore disc.
     
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  4. MaxMike
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    Sometimes macofalltrades.com has the retail disc, but I don't see it listed right now. Although a lot of times I check the site it's there :confused:
     
  5. ftaok, Jul 11, 2011
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    I recently read where Apple still sells Lion Leopard for users that can't upgrade to SL. Can't remember the link.
     
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  7. ftaok, Jul 11, 2011
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    Is this question intended for me? If so, I recall reading somewhere (perhaps a post on Macrumors) that Apple still sells Leopard for users that are on fast G4's and G5's. They don't sell it at the online store, but through a special 800 number.

    I've been trying to find that post for the last 10 minutes, without success.

    UPDATE

    Here's where I found it. It's on Apple's Discussion Boards.

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/15593946#15593946

    3rd post says that Applecare sells it, but it's not advertised. $129.
     
  8. Nameci
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    You are saying;

    I think you mean Leopard not Lion, do you?
     
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    Yeah, my bad. Anyways, it seems as though Apple still sells Leopard, but it's not really promoted. They rather folks replace the PPC Macs with new Intel ones.
     
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    Yes that is the main idea, apple is not a software company, it is a hardware company. It profits more on Hardware...
     
  11. Riky.loebis
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    check your local Craigslist and ebay.
    i think ebay the best choose to find that.
    if u in here (indonesia),, i borrow to u, my dvd os leopard..hehe
    :p
     
  12. dontwalkhand
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    Apple will still sell it to those who need it, but you have to order it through 1-800-MY-APPLE, and you obviously won't be able to find it in the stores.
     
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    You can do it this way, but it would be cheaper if you went with either craigslist or eBay. Or just find a friend who uses macs and upgraded to snow leopard and has an old disk lying around that you can use.
     
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    Seems like the prices for used Leopard DVDs have come way down. I remember looking last year and most sellers on eBay and Craigslist for asking $200+ for the retail DVD.
     

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