Leopard seeded to ADC members?


4np

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My 'student developer account' does not offer a Leopard download... this is a $99,- a year account but the rules say you will not receive such OSX preloads... I do receive released or updates through DVD mailings as well as downloads on Apple's developer site.

Student Developer
* One (1) ADC Student Mailing Subscription
* Special Student Discount Offers

ADC Select
* Mac OS X and Xcode Tools on Disc
* One (1) ADC Select Mailing Subscription
* Two (2) Technical Support Incidents
* One (1) ADC Select Hardware Discount
* ADC Software Seeding Program
* ADC Compatibility Labs Access
* ADC Select Technical and Business Discounts

ADC Premiere
* Mac OS X and Xcode Tools on Disc
* Full Conference Pass to WWDC
* One (1) ADC Premier Mailing Subscription
* Eight (8) Technical Support Incidents
* Ten (10) ADC Premier Hardware Discounts
* ADC Software Seeding Program
* ADC Compatibility Labs Access
* ADC Premier Technical and Business Discounts
 

robbieduncan

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4np said:
My student developer account does not offer a Leopard download... :(
That's because you are not a Premier or Select member. To get the preview you need to spend at least $500 on membership!
 

ATG

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Lol, is it that hard to grasp that you have to have a premier or select membership for leopard preview?

That means no:
Free membership
Student memberships
Mailing memberships
Unregistered memberships

:p
 

realtime

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Geez, after waiting over a month, it's the same version we received at WWDC. I'd at least expected to see another revision... :confused:
 

daneoni

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MWSF is the debut for Leopard, we all knnow steve likes to beat deadlines.
 

barakthecat

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Wow, at this rate of progress, Apple will never release Leopard. I mean they haven't changed ANYTHING since WWDC.

Also, I visit Apple's web site on a semi-regular basis, and I don't see an option to download the preview. Aren't I supposed to have access to it?
 

hollerz

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barakthecat said:
Also, I visit Apple's web site on a semi-regular basis, and I don't see an option to download the preview. Aren't I supposed to have access to it?

no... have you actually read this thread?
 

Mogenshu

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Jan 25, 2006
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So i'm assuming that the build at WWDC and this new build don't reveal anything that apple didn't preview at WWDC? they say they have a lot of secrets up their sleeves but have we been able to figure what any of those are yet?
 

Butters

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barakthecat said:
Wow, at this rate of progress, Apple will never release Leopard. I mean they haven't changed ANYTHING since WWDC.
Just because they're seeding the same build it doesn't mean anything about apples progress.
They don't have to give away the latest build to developers... infact I wouldn't be suprised if the developer preview was quite old and has a lot of new features purposely disabled or not included to keep them secret.
 

Some_Big_Spoon

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Why does every thread turn into a childish name-calling fest? Peeps don't know every single detail like some folks, so maybe cut them a break? Or am I asking too much?

On topic, I hope this means more bug squashing and compatibility at launch now that it's in the hands of more people... legally :)
 

crees!

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barakthecat said:
Also, I visit Apple's web site on a semi-regular basis, and I don't see an option to download the preview. Aren't I supposed to have access to it?
hollerz said:
no... have you actually read this thread?
Good one hollerz :) If you're looking for a free beta head over to Vista's site. Apple hasn't been in the business of free OS previews lately.
 

Eraserhead

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Some_Big_Spoon said:
Why does every thread turn into a childish name-calling fest? Peeps don't know every single detail like some folks, so maybe cut them a break? Or am I asking too much?
I agree, knowing the name of the expensive Apple Developer services shouldn't be a requirement for posting on MR. As Vista is available free why shouldn't people think that Leopard should be too?
Some_Big_Spoon said:
On topic, I hope this means more bug squashing and compatibility at launch now that it's in the hands of more people... legally :)
This would benefit even more from a public beta ala Vista, I'm not sure what Apple would lose by doing this, as they are normally date limited. I would be curious to try Leopard out, but won't pay $500 a year to do so as I'm not a developer. If they wanted to limit access they could sell you Leopard for the retail price now, which would give you beta access (and a copy of Leopard when its finally released.) I would probably slightly over the retail price for this too...
 

Frisco

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Eraserhead said:
If they wanted to limit access they could sell you Leopard for the retail price now, which would give you beta access (and a copy of Leopard when its finally released.) I would probably slightly over the retail price for this too...
That's actually a great idea. I would definitely pay now.
 

relimw

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Eraserhead said:
I agree, knowing the name of the expensive Apple Developer services shouldn't be a requirement for posting on MR. As Vista is available free why shouldn't people think that Leopard should be too?
If you're an ADC member, you should at least know what level you are. The statement says "Apple Seeds Leopard to Premier and Select Developers", therefore, if you're not a Premier or Select member, the seed isn't available to you unless you illegally download the software off bittorrent or such.
 

QuarterSwede

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Eraserhead said:
I agree, knowing the name of the expensive Apple Developer services shouldn't be a requirement for posting on MR. As Vista is available free why shouldn't people think that Leopard should be too?


This would benefit even more from a public beta ala Vista, I'm not sure what Apple would lose by doing this, as they are normally date limited. I would be curious to try Leopard out, but won't pay $500 a year to do so as I'm not a developer. If they wanted to limit access they could sell you Leopard for the retail price now, which would give you beta access (and a copy of Leopard when its finally released.) I would probably slightly over the retail price for this too...
The reason they don't is because they don't want to deal with people who think its a final release. Trust me, people don't read or sometimes even understand. Its simply because they don't want to. Its just something else they'd have to deal with.
 

relimw

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Eraserhead said:
This would benefit even more from a public beta ala Vista, I'm not sure what Apple would lose by doing this, as they are normally date limited. I would be curious to try Leopard out, but won't pay $500 a year to do so as I'm not a developer. If they wanted to limit access they could sell you Leopard for the retail price now, which would give you beta access (and a copy of Leopard when its finally released.) I would probably slightly over the retail price for this too...
OSX 10.0-10.1 was the beta release of OSX, I doubt Apple wants to go through that experience again. The point of doing developer preview releases is to ensure A) that Apple's changes to the underlying frameworks work on multiple varieties and configurations of their hardware; B) that developer's software/hardware work correctly with the new frameworks; and C) to allow time to get kernel panics and the like taken care of before Joe User gets ahold of the OS.