Is iLife built in OSX?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Colin0317, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. Colin0317 macrumors member

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    Reason I'm asking is that I want to buy a Macbook now and the one they have at the store has iLife 08 on them. I will buy from Apple.com if it's built-in the OSX disc as I don't want to have to install OSX 10 and then upgrade to iLife 09 when I could just order it from Apple.com and have it all on 1 disc (when doing a fresh start). Does this make any sense? Basically, what I'm asking is, other than paying an extra 9.99 to upgrade to 09, is there any difference from buying it pre-loaded than buying it from a store and then use the Up-to-date program that Apple is offering. Does iLife 08 come on it's own disc? :confused:
     
  2. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    The iLife suite is separate software that comes pre-installed on every Mac. It's NOT a part of Mac OS X. iLife 09 is a disk that'll let you upgrade your iLife 08 to the newest version, but there is no iLife 08 disk in the box.
     
  3. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    So, when you do a fresh install of OSX how do you put iLife 08 back on?
     
  4. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Your OS X install discs contain iLife 08 on them, but if you were to purchase a new copy of Mac OS X Leopard, it wouldn't have iLife 08 on it.
     
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    You use the first disk that came with your Mac. It has a file in it that installs iLife.
     
  6. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    So the new discs have 09 instead of 08? Can I just use the 09 upgrade disc, or do I have to install 08 and then upgrade to 09 with the iLife 09 disc?
     
  7. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    I think you might be getting confused. iLife comes preinstalled in all new Macs. You only have to worry about installing it if you're doing a reinstall of OS X, in which case you use the discs that come bundled with your Mac to install whichever version you own along with OS X. The "upgrade disc" that Apple offers is (I'm almost positive) just a full version disc offered at a discount to those that purchased their Macs so close to the release of iLife '09. I could be completely wrong about this, in which case you would need to install iLife '08 first, but again you only have to worry about that if you're doing a reinstall of OS X on your system.

    Unless I'm completely misunderstanding you, if you can't wait to buy the Mac, then get it now and upgrade for $10. Otherwise wait for the newer iLife '09 packaged versions to come out and you'll be gold.
     
  8. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    That is exactly what I was wondering... Does anyone know if the up-to-date disc is the Full version?
     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it's the full version. What's the problem? Buy a new mac, get it all installed together or pay $9.99 and upgrade. There are pros/cons when you don't buy from apple new.
     
  10. Colin0317 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, thats all I wanted to know.
     

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