Does Snow Leopard Add Programs or just Upgrade?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pjk, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. pjk macrumors member

    May 18, 2007
    I bought a used Macbook Pro about a year ago, and it came with Leopard (10.5.6) on it. One thing I noticed though was that it didn't have many of the programs that I believe are standard, such as iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD, etc.

    I'd like to get these programs on my computer, and I am hoping that the Snow Leopard update will do this. Can someone confirm this? I heard that the $29 pre-order on is just an update, and that is why it is so cheap, but I'm wondering if it will add these programs to my MBP since I don't have them now.

  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    The $29 SL does not install iLife (the collective bundle of the apps you're missing). The $169 version does.

    Did the machine come with gray Install Discs? The missing apps are on Disc 2, if you have them. If not, you can call Apple and get them for ~$35. Those discs may have iLife 6 or '08 on them though.
  3. 5280m macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2009
    If you want the apple iLife programs just go and buy the newest version. Its ~$40.

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