10.4 to 10.5 question

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  1. andyx181x macrumors regular

    andyx181x

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    Ok so I finally understand that I need 10.5 first to get the 10.6 upgrade, just want to know for previous 10.4 users is going to 10.5 an upgrade itself or requires a clean install? That way I know to back up all my latest applications
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You don't need 10.5. You can go from 10.4 to 10.6 but you can't do it using the $29 version of 10.6, you need the box set which is $169 I think.
     
  3. zerostar macrumors regular

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    You can certainly "do it" using the $30 DVD. We still don't know what the documentation/EULA says on the $30 DVD though.
     
  4. andyx181x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well thats confusing cause doesn't the box set contain 10.5? In other words you need to install 10.5 then upgrade to 10.6, cause essentially your paying 30 bucks for the 10.6 upgrade, 11 bucks for iwork/ilife 09, leaving 128 bucks left for the 10.5 operating system. Or does the boxset contain the full operating system of 10.6?
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    The boxset does not contain 10.5, just 10.6.
     
  6. zerostar macrumors regular

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    The box set contains iWork 09, iLife 09 and the same 10A432 10.6 DVD as the $30 has.
     
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    Proof?
     
  8. andyx181x thread starter macrumors regular

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    So then I can just buy the 30 dollar disc to go to 10.6, in the other threads everyone was saying you need 10.5 cause 10.6 is just an upgrade. So apple is over pricing the same disc in that box set?
     
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    No, they're not. We have no idea what the $29 entails yet. The $169 has iLife, iWork, and Mac OS X for FAR less then the price of them separately. It is underpriced.
     
  10. zerostar macrumors regular

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    It has been reported multiple times that the $30 SL DVD will install on a supported machine with any OS.

    In fact, there is a post showing an install on a mini and a brand new hard drive. That is on a personal blog so I will not post it but google should find it for you if you try.

    This does not mean it is "legit", we need to see what you are agreeing to first.
     
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    funny, as i am on these boards alot and have heard of no such reports

    i will ask again....link?
     
  12. andyx181x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok so the main problem is we don't know for sure what we can do with that 30 dollar disc, someone said it's the same disc in the boxset but there has to be a difference right?

    Well back to my original question, assuming that I need 10.5 to use 10.6; is it an upgrade or clean install from 10.4?
     
  13. zerostar macrumors regular

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    No, Apple stance seems to be you should buy the box set if you don't have 10.5 already. But there is nothing stopping you from just getting the $30 DVD to get 10.6. This may be against the agreement, again we haven't seen that yet (at least I haven't)
     
  14. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Your choice, you can do either.
     
  15. andyx181x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks at least I won't have to do that much work, I just rather upgrade then have to reinstall everything.
     
  16. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Do you already own 10.5 or are you going to buy it then buy 10.6?
     
  17. zerostar macrumors regular

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    Read this thread...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=772549

    or you could just jump here...
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=8351188&postcount=22

    Also other posts in the thread too...

    If you indeed are here a lot, you would have seen "pedro's page" before it was gone where it was reported he had a BLANK HD and nothing else.

    There is also a post on MacNN, but i'm not going to find it.

    We can wait till Tomorrow (some will get it tomorrow too) or Friday and see for sure, but I am very confident :) Take that as you will.
     
  18. andyx181x thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well it all depends, half are saying that 30 dollar disc is just an upgrade to 10.5, leading me no choice to get 10.5 (btw sounds like 10.5 owners are enjoying this, original 10.5 discs not 10.5.4 or 10.5.8 are going for at least 70 bucks on ebay!). If the 30 dollar disc is truly the same as the boxset one, that I can upgrade directly without needing 10.5 then I will do that. If i can't find a decent price for 10.5 i'll torrent the damn thing.
     

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