Do I get lion for free if I buy SL now?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by zentenk, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. zentenk macrumors member

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    I'm not sure which forum to post this so I chose this section and I couldn't find anything relating to this on google (I'm an idiot so I might have missed it ;)).

    I have a PC that I want to install mac.

    I will be buying a copy of snow leopard, but does that mean I would have to buy snow leopard AND lion as well to get lion? $30 for hard copy of SL and another $30 for Lion?

    Or is it if I buy snow leopard now I can download lion in the mac app store for free?

    Thanks
     
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    My understanding is you only get a free copy of Lion with a new Mac purchased after a certain date (within 30 days of Lion's release, and after, if it came with SL).
     
  3. zentenk thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    So if I go buy a retail copy of SL now I would be able to download and upgrade e to Lion without paying an extra $30 correct?
     
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    No, you wouldn't. You would have to pay another $30 to purchase Lion.
     
  5. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You Might As Well

    By both, the only free offer is with a new mac or iMac.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Snow Leopard/Lion questions aside, you can't simply pop in the SL disk in a PC and install OSx like you would install Windows. There are many conditions with regard to hardware and modifying the software.
     
  7. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    Also, having run all over town two weeks ago (Best Buys website said they had some in stock, but they didn't. apparently they were supposed to have one left but I guess it grew legs.) I figured I would save you some hassle, the only place you will probably be able to find a SL is the apple online store and it will take 3-5 days to ship and another 3-5 days to be delivered.
     

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