Why is the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard so cheap?

Discussion in 'OS X' started by agkm800, Aug 27, 2009.

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    agkm800

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    I am not a mac user (at least not yet) but under $30 for the new snow leopard seems awfully cheap. Why is so?
     
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    thegoldenmackid

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    Apple really desires that the majority of their users have the same OS, pricing it cheap is one good assurance that that would happen. Secondly, it is not a major overhaul, which might have led Apple to price it much lower.
     
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    aaquib

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    It doesn't have any new features. Though it may be a huge technological leap underneath, Apple's mainstream user base is looking for new, flashy, cool stuff before they hand over $130.

    $29 (or $10 if you bought your Mac recently) is a price that I don't see how anyone can refuse. For all the small, but subtle improvements that just makes using the OS easier, quicker, and more efficient, $29 is a downright bargain.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Is it easy to install Leopard? All my computers came with the operating system already installed and I've never installed a new OS.
     
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    That-Is-Bull

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    Put in CD, click Install, go do something else for an hour, done.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Do you have to uninstall the other operating system? I don't know much about computers.
     
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    dukebound85

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    nope

    you can erase the hdd or upgrade
     

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