a question about leoperd

Tucson Boy

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Aug 8, 2007
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I have a question about leoperd. i'm planning to buy the new imac but im wondering if leoperd comes out and i upgrade to it. is anything going to be erased like in windows everything goes away and is it easy to install leoperd??

Thanks
 

yoyo5280

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Feb 24, 2007
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Melbourne, Australia & Bay Area
When installing Mac OS there are two options. Archive and Install and Erase and Install.

Archive and Install erases ONLY your system files, leaving your files where they are, and installs new, updated system files. So yes, you can keep your files when you upgrade.

One more reason Mac OS is better then windows :)
 

Sbrocket

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Jun 3, 2007
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I have a question about leoperd. i'm planning to buy the new imac but im wondering if leoperd comes out and i upgrade to it. is anything going to be erased like in windows everything goes away and is it easy to install leoperd??

Thanks
The above posters are a bit misinformed...

If you buy a new Mac right now, it will come with Mac OS 10.4 Tiger. Then, when you try to upgrade to 10.5 Leopard after its release in October, you will have the option to "Upgrade" in addition to the normal "Archive and Install" or "Erase and Install" options. An Upgrade installation of Leopard will leave all installed programs, system files, etc et all intact while performing all the necessary system file changes to upgrade your OS. If everything goes as it should, you'll be running Leopard in virtual no time at all after buying it with all of your preferences and applications still exactly as you had them.