innocent question (OSX 10.14 tiger?)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kirk wilson, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. kirk wilson macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    #1
    Hello-

    i have been given a white ibook g3 with OSX-10.141, by my older sister and her husband, because i had cancer but i am better now, and they have more
    money than god. Anyway, I never got any disks from them, and
    since i have had more than a few old computers crash, I asked them if they could look around for the original boot-disks and send them to me.

    Well, they can't find them, and say that I can DOWNLOAD
    from Apple the system, if it ever crashes. Free. Uh-Huh... sure.

    Before I go ordering a new (obsolete) 10.4 tiger disk legally, from Apple,
    at full retail price...
    is this actually true-- that Apple will provide me with the OS in downloadable
    format, if I have problems with the computer?

    (I have bought 10.39 disks on eBay, just in case.. but i'd be much happier with 10.4,
    which I have on the machine now... but i could never find them for sale)

    So, what he said sounds sort of kooky.. but is it? He directed me to some
    sort of site called clonedisk or disk clone; anyway, I'm not trying to steal
    anything, I just want the facts.. you can't download an OSX operating system, or upgrade on older one to a newer one online, you need the actual disk, right? And I will be paying for that disk, right?

    thanks.

    kw
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Location:
    London
    #2
    No this is 100% completely and utterly false.
     

Share This Page