Leopard upgrade

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mbutler, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. mbutler macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2006
    Will the upgrade to Leopard be avaiable to Macbook OS X or do you have to buy a new computer with in installed, it looks very good,
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    You will be able to buy it off the shelves or at Amazon or a dozen different places. :)
  3. yippy macrumors 68020


    Mar 14, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    It will be available to anyone with a G4 or newer Mac for $129 ($69 for students with the education price).
  4. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

    Jaffa Cake

    Aug 1, 2004
    The City of Culture, Englandshire
    You'll have to buy Leopard in order to upgrade from Tiger – but yes, it'll work fine on your MacBook. No need to go buying a new machine. ;)
  5. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    it might help if you do 5 mins of research.

    Yes it will definitely be available for purchase. Chances are it will be USD $129. It will be available online and at Apple Centres on the day or soon after release day.

    other mythbusting; It will not include any activation code. It will run on any G4, G5 or Intel machine with FireWire and a DVD drive (late G4 machines, all G5 and all Intel machines). Chances are, even with the integrated GPU, you will be able to use all the eye-candy features in Leopard.
  6. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but I'll tell you all I know.
    Leopard is the latest in the OS X series of operating systems. Tiger was released in April of 2005, and it was 10.4. Leopard will be 10.5. You can buy Leopard and use it as long as your hardware supports it. Since you have a mb, it will.
    Should you buy a new mb after Leopard is released, then it will come with Leopard and not Tiger. If you buy before, it will come with Tiger, and you'll have to buy Leopard ($129 for general consumers, $69 for students) and perform a simple software upgrade.
  7. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Absolutely nothing to support the assertion otherwise.
  8. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    Yeah, remember when Tiger came out and the iBooks couldn't support certain animation? I have a feeling something similar is going to happen with the macbooks.
  9. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Taken from a Macuser (UK) review from March 2006:

    Given that was just over a year ago and that Leopard was originally due out now, I don't think Apple would be working on a GUI that excludes so many OS X users - particularly considering how many MBs the company has shifted. But hey! I'm not running the company, so what do I know?

    Core Animation in Leopard - for instance - which I think is going to be one of the more eye-candy features of Leopard, is compatible with any Core Image-ready machine, which the MB certainly is. What's important in CA is whether the machine has more than one core; one core does the animation while the other runs the app.

    Most of the arguments why Leopard won't run on MBs (e.g. see the recent thread), seems to be based on an antipathy to the GMA 950 or integrated graphics generally, rather than first-hand reports or evidence.

    You could be perfectly correct, of course. Following WWDC, we should hear more first hand reports and get a better picture.
  10. CalBoy macrumors 604


    May 21, 2007
    I wasn't refering to core animation alone. I was just giving an example of how anything can be insufficient for the new OS. At the time Tiger was released, the iBook was a huge component of the mac population. And yet, Apple decided to treat those users with a little "haha."
    I'm just saying anything's possible, but thanks for reminding me what I was refering to.
  11. Igantius macrumors 65816

    Apr 29, 2007
    Sure - I read it that you meant the new OS as a whole; I just used CA as an example as it's one of the more eye-candy features.

    As you say, anything is possible (and there is history to consider).

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