Do Mini's come with full version of leopard or an upgrade disc?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by TheNorthWaves, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. TheNorthWaves macrumors 6502

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    There has been confusion about this, I have seen conflicting things. On Apple's website it says the Mini "ships with leopard" - but does that mean they are being cheap and selling their new-old-stock minis with a crummy leopard upgrade disc in the box? When I navigate to the Mini section on Apple's website, I see 10.4 listed as the OS and "ships with leopard". Then when I click the "buy" button, i am taken to another page where it says 10.5 is the OS. Is there any way to find out? I won't be buying one if it is the upgrade disc... I will just wait until the Mini replacement comes out.
     
  2. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine by now they are shipping with Leopard installed, but you never know..

    why does it really matter? it's the same hardware regardless of if Leopard is installed or not....
     
  3. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    LOL
     
  4. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I ask because my observation with the Tiger--> leopard upgrade disc is that it does not give you as "stable" an install as a fresh leopard-only install. There's also that rule about having to reinstall tiger first when reinstalling leopard, a pain. I know it's not windows, but the same thing occurs with upgrade discs on that platform... Anyway, if everyone else is getting the full version, I want it too... maybe it's more about principle than anything else, to me
     
  5. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure the disk they give you contains the full version of leopard, not just an upgrade...
     
  6. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    I received my new Mini this week with a Leopard drop in DVD (10.4.10 pre-installed).

    I don't mind necessarily as the upgrade went smoothly.

    Currently running 10.5.1.

    This is my first Mac and quite frankly I'm utterly blown away how good these things are :)
     
  8. TheNorthWaves thread starter macrumors 6502

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    interesting - anyone in the US get their mini with pre-installation of leopard? I read the UK was a bit behind the US for that...
     

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