Leopard on Ebay

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TomT321, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. TomT321 macrumors member

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    I am thinking of upgrading to Leopard from Tiger but am new to Macs. I see that on Ebay one can buy a Leopard disc for about half of what a new one costs, but not knowing for sure what I am actually buying what do I need to know to make sure that I am not being penny wise and pound foolish? BTW my computer is a first generation G5 1.8 GHZ model.:confused:
     
  2. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

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    You can buy the Snow Leopard disc for $29 US and use that to go straight to Snow Leopard. Technically your not meant to but, who can stop you?
     
  3. BruiserB macrumors 65816

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    Snow Leopard is Intel Only

    A G5 can't go to SL so the poster is correct to go to Leopard. Just make sure you buy a genuine disk. Doesn't matter if it's been used as there are no keys, etc., like a Windows install. I'd probably rather get a full "retail" disk than one that was included with a mac as an upgrade just in case it's not compatible with his machine.
     
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    the fact that SL wont run on a G5 would stop him :p

    To the OP....the "full retail" version is what you need to insure that it'll run on your computer
     
  5. madog macrumors 65816

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    Check your local college campus store. We still have plenty of copies of Leopard here, and I know people will start buying them now that SL is out and doesn't run on the PPC machines. Also, it's $69.
     

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