Leopard on Imac's ?????

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by fonz500, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. fonz500 macrumors member

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    If I go into an Apple store this weekend is Leopard going to be installed on the Imacs they have in the store ???

    Are the stores getting all new Macs to sell starting tomorrow and then would they have to ship the current machines in the store back to Apple or what ???

    How is the switch working???
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    More then likely a drop-in disc.

    There are going to be demo machines as well.
     
  3. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    huh?

    Really? Do you really think that's how it works?

    Existing stock that has Tiger will get upgrade discs. New stock (usually arrives in a week or two) will have Leopard pre-installed.

    I fail to see why this is causing people so much grief.
     
  4. fonz500 thread starter macrumors member

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    I just thought that with the release of a "new" operating system, they might actually have it installed on the computers that day..

    I don't think it's that ridiculous of an idea to actually start selling the Leopard pre-installed computers on the day that Leopard releases.

    Getting just an upgrade disc with new computers after tomorrow would be like having the new Jordan's come out the day they are released and they just give you a shoe box with the new leather to make your own shoe.

    Just my opinion.
     
  5. roland.g macrumors 603

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    On a side note for installing 10.5 on a new iMac bought in August, to preserve the data, libraries, apps, etc, what are my options.

    I don't think I want to archive and install.

    I think a clean install wipes everything. Short of transferring all data, etc to an external and wiping the drive with disc utility and then installing Leopard, then reinstalling all apps, settings, libraries etc, what should I look to do?

    If I did wipe everything and install from scratch, what about iLife '08? It was preloaded on my iMac, but what will install from the 10.5 disc. It's been a while since I upgraded an OS. 10.2 -> 10.3!
     
  6. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Takes about ten minutes to upgrade. What do you think they should do with all their old stock, open EVERY one and install Leopard? Ship them ALL back as refurbished?

    You have to remember it's a software, not a hardware update. You don't have to assemble anything.
     

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