SNOW LEOPARD Free update or not??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by markwise, Jun 10, 2008.

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Free or not

  1. Free

    49 vote(s)
    16.3%
  2. Not

    194 vote(s)
    64.5%
  3. Don't know

    34 vote(s)
    11.3%
  4. Don't care

    23 vote(s)
    7.6%
  1. markwise macrumors member

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    #1
    What do you guess will SNOW LEOPARD be offered to all in due time as a free update to Leopard users or will it be sold as a new OS ??
     
  2. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    If it is a .x release, I doubt that it will be free. That said, I wouldn't be surprised if it is a $99 package if it lacks many features beyond those under the hood. I am pretty excited about it. I don't need more bells and whistles. I need multi-core support.
     
  4. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Well, obviously Leopard (and Tiger and most likely Panther, Jaguar and Puma too) both support multi-core machines. Snow Leopard just makes it easier for developers to take advantage of them. OpenCL looks like a very exciting technology though.

    Definitely not a free upgrade.
     
  5. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    Not free, but I don't care.

    Same old, don't want to pay... Don't upgrade.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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  7. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Regardless of what features it does/does not offer?
     
  8. RichardI macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely not free. And why would anyone think it would be? Apple is in business to make money last time I checked.
    If it delivers all the promised features it will be well worth it anyway.
    I'm trying to think of the last time Windows released a performance only update. Oh that's right - never. :rolleyes:

    Rich :cool:
     
  9. psychofreak Retired

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    I'll be quite happy if it adds a 10% decrease in boot time and nothing else.
     
  10. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    won't be free, but hopefully won't be the standard upgrade cost either. i doubt apple have decided on a price either to be honest.
     
  11. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    I can't think of the last time Apple released a performance only update.
    lol
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that would be lame if that was what happened hypothetically as i hardly ever reboot my macs... which by the way dont take that long to boot up in my opinion

    there has to be something substantially better than leopard before i willy nilly throw apple my money with no regard
     
  13. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    I'm sure it will not be free, but it will not be a full 10.X update (cost wise). They may call it 10.6, but I can't see them charging the full amount for it. Probably a 50 dollar update.
     
  14. lofight macrumors 68000

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    Too much money? :p
     
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I'm interested in seeing how this poll pans out.

    So far the overwhelming expectation is that it will cost $ (I voted that way too).

    Is this a microcosm of how Apple sees it's consumer market? Are we akin to Pavlov's Dogs?
    Every time Apple rings the new OS bell, we coming running with cash in hand?
     
  16. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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  17. Shagrat macrumors 6502a

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    And every time people moan about having to pay for each and every OS upgrade there has been.

    I will be happy to pay for Snow Leopard if it delivers performance benefits that I want/need.

    Are people REALLY so cheap that they haven't been able to afford $129 every 18 MONTHS or so???????

    C'mon people!

    Best post of the day!
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Probably full whack, but you likely won't "need" to buy it unless you also plan on getting some of the new Apple Apps that ship in the time between its release and 10.7
     
  19. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Well, yes.

    Windows users will stick with an OS forever. Look how long XP has been kicking around. Most (Windows) users will go to a new OS when they get a new machine and they're forced to a new OS.

    Linux users, well, it's always free for them.

    We're the only end-user group that pays over and over and over for the 'next best thing'. And the way OS X is marketed to us, for those that "Have No Clue™", they NEED the next OS (like a hole in the head). You've got to remember, Apple doesn't target the power user. They target n00bs.
     
  20. psychofreak Retired

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    Too much need for a restart, and I'd get a family pack.

    On a GMA950, I'm not going to get any OpenCL benefit.
     
  21. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Features are the least important aspect of an operating system.
     
  22. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Comparatively speaking, in the lifespan of Windows XP, I've spent $516 on Mac OS X. :)
     
  23. Mal macrumors 603

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    Regardless of features, or actually because of the lack of them, Snow Leopard will be a huge update (of course, ironically smaller in size). It will be worth far more than the $129 they will charge, especially to business customers and professional users.

    jW
     
  24. Switz213 macrumors 6502

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    Haha, thanks
     

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