I'd say likely, it'll be pre-installed by then. But I don't know how many units with Tiger Apple had sitting in warehouses. Something tells me not enough to hold over a month, with the busiest shopping season.
Even if I did, all my gripes with Leopard aside - the install was very straight-forward, and easy.
Not as much as I liked Tiger - but trust me, even with my issues with Leopard, it's worlds apart from PC. Most of my issues are cosmetic, and habit-based. As a newcomer, these likely won't even phase you.So you don't like Leopard? I'm a new time mac person, this is my first one I'm buying.