Leopard Installations

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Stetwin, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Stetwin macrumors 6502

    Stetwin

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Location:
    England - Co-Durham
    #1
    I’m not sure if anyone will be able to answer this but I was wondering if one copy of Leopard will be able to be installed over several Mac’s or will each Mac need its own individual copy?
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #2
    Legally you need the family pack.

    Technically you can install it on as many machines as you please.
     
  3. jonnylink macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2007
    #3
    The family packs aren't that expensive either. It's probably like $199 for 5 computers versus $129.
     
  4. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    #4

    I was wondering the same thing, so you don't need a unique serial or anything for each install? How much is the family pack compared to the one install?
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #5
    Nope, no serials or activation nonsense.
    Is it that hard to look at the Apple site?
     
  6. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    #6
    There's no pricing on the UK site.
     
  7. Stetwin thread starter macrumors 6502

    Stetwin

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2007
    Location:
    England - Co-Durham
    #7
    The family pack is £139 Vs £89 for the normal version of OS X Tiger and Leopard should be the same (Apple Software Page)

    i didnt realise they offered a family pack but i guess its a good thing and only £50 more expensive :)
     
  8. tdhurst macrumors 68040

    tdhurst

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #8
    Ya think? Maybe because it's not for sale yet?

    The OS X releases have been $79 educational, $129 single user and $199 family pack so far.

    Convert that to pounds, add on whatever taxes and include the surcharge for being outside of the US and you have your price.
     
  9. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    #9
    I'm aware of that. I wondered if there is a UK price annouced yet.
     
  10. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #10
    There is no final build or formal announcement of any release date yet, let alone pricing.

    That said, fairly safe to assume it will follow pricing for 10.4.

    Hopefully!
     
  11. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    #11
    Good to hear, thanks for your help.
     
  12. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2007
    #12
    i thought during the last keynote where jobs talked about leopard that all versions would be $129?

     
  13. suneohair macrumors 68020

    suneohair

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    #13
    Yeah pricing is actually the thing we know, Steve pushed it in the last Leopard keynote, $129. Student pricing is questionable with the recent changes with iLife and iWork.

    Release date may come at the 18th event. Unless they plan another one. I expect Leopard to hit on October 30th or 31st. 26th if they want it to be a weekend thing.
     
  14. sarah3585 macrumors regular

    sarah3585

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2007
    #14
    I think the 31st as the UK student free ipod deal ends on the 30th. Why one day before the end of the month.
     
  15. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Location:
    Prospect, KY
    #15
    The 26th is the most likely date, as the past several versions of OS X have been released on a Friday @ 6PM (local time), so Apple stores and resellers can have release parties. Considering it's been 2.5 years since a new OS release, a Friday release party is almost certain.
     
  16. cervaro macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2005
    Location:
    Kent, UK
    #16
    Only 6 weeks to go until I can put my order in for a new MBP then! :) Hope it's worth the wait, as I'm having to use my newly built Vista Media Centre PC in the meantime given I recently sold my 24" iMac on eBay to fund the MBP purchase.
     
  17. Cromulent macrumors 603

    Cromulent

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Location:
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    #17
    Actually pricing has been announced and it will be the same as Tiger. So £89 for Leopard.
     

Share This Page