Should I wait until 10.7???

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  1. 5DollaFootlong macrumors 6502

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    This may seem like a stupid question but do you think it is reasonable to skip snow leopard altogether. In 2012, by the time i graduate high school I am sure that 10.7 will be out. The reason I ask, is because i don't feel comfortable asking my parents to upgrade my macbook to snow leopard when it comes out, because leopard works well for me.
     
  2. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Wait to see what types of things Snow Leopard has to offer. If you like what you see, upgrade. I'm sure you can get $100 from allowance or chores to upgrade. That way you'll at least work for the money.
     
  3. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Why not save and upgrade it yourself? You don't HAVE to upgrade the day it comes out. That being said, who knows when 10.7 will be out or what it will be like.
     
  4. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    you even knows if there will be a 10.7? Dosn't it seem logical to tie up loose ends in OSX and then move to Os11?
     
  5. Eric S. macrumors 68040

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    Why would that seem logical? A totally new OS base? Think of what the transition from OS 9 to OS X was like. It took years before OS X was mature, and Apple offered Classic mode for seven years for compatibility.

    Anyway, in 2005 (at the time of the Intel switch) Steve Jobs said that OS X had set Apple up for twenty years. Even if that's an exaggeration I don't think we'll see a new OS base for a long time yet.
     
  6. eXan macrumors 601

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    Don't tell me you can't save up 130$ ... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    I'm going to get it, but I'll wait for 10.6.2 or something. Wait for any major bugs to be ironed out.

    At the moment, OS X really doesn't need replacing, only refinement. My inner geek will shed a tear if Apple end OS X and move onto something not UNIX, it's really be quite useful.
     
  8. miles01110 macrumors Core

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  9. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    +1

    I have no problems at all with Leopard. And I don't like to buy new stuff as soon as it comes out. I waited to buy my iPod Nano, 6 months after release - just to make sure any problems were ironed out. I'll apply the same 6 month rule to Snow Leopard.
     
  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    isnt it even cheaper with student discounts and whatnot??
     
  11. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    When you can't run the apps you need to run, you'll know it's time.
     
  12. MacAndy74 macrumors 65816

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    Hmm. Just checked the Apple.au educational store and OS X retails for A$ 145.00. That price seems to be the same as non-educational pricing.
     
  13. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Snow Leopard will possibly be cheaper.
     
  14. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Do you have a link for that info? I haven't heard anything other than Snow Leopard will be like every other OS X upgrade, $129.
     
  15. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hmm it does look the same doesnt it, bugger.

    source? i doubt it tbh
     
  16. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    $130 can be a lot for a high school student. I wouldn't worry too much, I know lots of people still using 10.4. You can spend the extra money on an iPod, or on girls =)
     
  17. Hellhammer Moderator

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    As people have said above, wait and see. It's stupid to buy it on day it comes because it's buggy, very buggy. Wait a month or two after the release and decide again or wake up this thread and ask is it worth it.

    I'll be buying it after 10.6.1 or 10.6.2, don't want to try and get headaches because things doesn't work.

    BTW, is it recommended to install 10.6 to its own partition/HD or installing it to Leopards partition and overdriving Leopard?
     
  18. TheReef macrumors 68000

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    It'll be less buggy if you do a clean installation ie. overwriting leopard or a new partition.
     
  19. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    No source is my optimism, at the moment.
     
  20. kolax macrumors G3

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    UK Store: £83.00 (~$137)
    UK Education Store: £72.45 (~$119)
    UK Higher Education Store: £57.50 (~$95)

    Obviously the Higher Education Store has a larger discount..
     
  21. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Finland Store: 129€ (~$183)
    Finland Education Store: 114€ (~$163)

    Finland is expensive...
     
  22. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Jobs said, "OS X sets us up for the next twenty years."

    That means we won't see OS XI until 2020 or 2019.

    Which is FINE... because for a completely multitouch, mouseless, physical space-based OS, I want them to take as much time as they need.
     
  23. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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    oh my. u hear a lot of the time, "should i wait util 10.6?" haha. it got me bu surprise when u wrote 10.7.
    ok
    Wait and see what 10.6 has to offer. It is going to have features your macbook wont be able to utilize, much less 10.7. also, is there even going to be a 10.7? who knows. SL may be to just to provide the basis for the future multitouch, whatever. so im guessing 10.7 is going to be the start of a new era, more revolutionary then evolutionary.
     
  24. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    Why even worry about getting Snow Leopard? Do you have to get every OS upgrade?

    I held off getting OSX until 10.2, then got 10.3 which was a big improvement, skipped 10.4, got 10.5 late in the game. I do not plan to get 10.6.
     
  25. 5DollaFootlong thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for the quick replies. i definitely can get enough money for snow leopard, as I'll be working for the summer. I'm just wondering if the upgrade is worth it for me. I write essays for school, do some photoshop work, indesign for yearbook, and handbrake for movie ripping. As far as games, I play GTA and COD4. Will snow leopard give me significant performance upgrade.
     

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