New 17" MBP shipping with SnowLeopard?

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  1. hvp macrumors newbie

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    What are the chances?
    I'm dying to get my hands on one, but if SL isn't far behind I can't be ar$ed upgrading the os myself so I'll probably wait.

    Any thoughts?
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Snow Leopard will be out in July. The 17" are not shipping with Snow Leopard.
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    No
    It hasn't even been released yet.
    What made you think this?
     
  4. WPB2 macrumors 6502a

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    That would be sweet, but me thinks NO.

    What is the reason the MBP 17's haven't shipped. Is there any speculation?
     
  5. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    How hard do you think it is to upgrade the operating system on a Mac?

    Well, I'll tell you. it take about 20~30mins (depending on processor speed) and usually you don't even need to format or reinstall all your previous applications or personal documents but it's still good practice to make backups, just more secure.
     
  6. Minimoose 360 macrumors 65816

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  7. rukus macrumors member

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    with regards to SL, will it ship with ilife 09?
    i have a lleopard machine with 08, and want to know if ilife09 comes with SL
     
  8. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    No. iLife is not part of the operating system, though both come preloaded on new macs. Remember how they just introduced the new Leopard packs? it comes bundled with leopard, ilife, and iwork. I'm sure Snow Leopard will have a new bundle option when it is released.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    iWork is not bundled with new Macs; only iLife.
     
  10. Peace macrumors P6

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    A demo version of iWork always comes with a new Mac.
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    A demo is not the same as bundling the software. You have to buy iWork separately to continue to use it.
     
  12. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Or they make a new restore image and just image all the systems :rolleyes: Won't take more then an hour.
     
  13. InLikeALion macrumors 6502a

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    Um, I never said anything about iWork coming on a mac. I said the operating system and iLife come preinstalled on every mac, which is why some people get confused and think iLife upgrades should be free or included in OS upgrades.

    iWork was only mentioned at the end because it is a part of the new 'Mac Box Set'.
     
  14. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a

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    The demo included in Leopard is the full copy. All you need to do is plug in the serial number once you buy it, and its a fully functional version.
     
  15. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's still a demo.... not a fully-functioning, unrestricted installation. You have to buy it separately, as it's NOT included in the price of Leopard or in the price of a new Mac. If you can't understand the difference between a demo and bundled software, that's your problem.
     
  16. lozanoj83 macrumors 6502a

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    It may be a demo, but for those 30 days that you can try it it is unrestricted as a full copy you would find in the DVD.

    The reason its a demo is that Apple wants you to see what is in iWork and hopes that it will entice you to buy the license which includes the serial number to activate it.
    Thats it
    After 30 days it will lock itself but if you plug in the serial you bought from it from apple.com, it will automatically revert itself back to a full version retail copy.
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, we all know how a demo works and why they include it. The point is, you have to BUY it to keep using it, unlike iLife, which is bundled with new Macs.... no extra cost, fully functional, non-restricted. :rolleyes:
     

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