So I guess if I order a MBP now...

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  1. airfang macrumors regular

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    will it be preinstalled with Leopard?

    since I noticed that:

    "Estimated Ship: 7-10 business days"
     
  2. Zedsdead185 macrumors 6502

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    I hope so, cos i might just do the same :D
     
  3. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

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    No.
     
  4. J'aime macrumors member

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    I'm in the same boat. So why won't it ship with Leopard?
     
  5. darkromeo415 macrumors newbie

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    No

    I had a chat session with an Apple Rep this morning and it was stated to me that anyone that orders a MBP before 10/26 will have tiger pre-installed and have the option of a free upgrade to Leopard. But if you order it on 10/26 you will get it with leopard pre-installed. :apple::apple::apple:
     
  6. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

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    hmm, according to this

    "If you buy a qualifying Mac between October 1, 2007 and December 29, 2007, and it does not include Mac OS X Leopard, you’re eligible to get Leopard after it’s released for just $9.95 plus tax."

    I still need to pay 10 bucks if I order the MBP now and get a Tiger? Are you sure about the free upgrade?

    Anyway I really dont wanna mess with reinstalling the OS again..I shall just wait til Oct. 26 I guess :(
     
  7. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget the added advantage of owning a licensed copy of both Tiger AND Leopard for only $10. If 10.5 is buggy, you could always revert to Tiger and wait for the 10.5.1 update.
     
  8. sonicted macrumors newbie

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    say i bought my MBP at best buy after october 1st will i still be able to get the 10 dollar leopard through best buy or does that have to be through apple?
     
  9. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    No, you will be fine. It doesn't have to be a direct purchase from Apple.
     
  10. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    becuase leopard isnt released until the 26th, so it dosent matter when its built, if you buy it before the 26 leopard dosent exist and therefore cant be install on your notebook

    just buy it now, its better to reinstall the OS after you get it anyway to remove the extra languages and printer drivers
     
  11. stealthninja macrumors member

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    actually I think you just get an upgrade DVD of Leopard.
     
  12. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    how does that change being able to revert back to tiger?
     
  13. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

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    I already have like 3 Tiger copies ... 1 from previous MBP 2 from developer's connection -_-
     
  14. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

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    if I get a laptop the first thing I do is to customize and install bunch of stuff and do bunch of settings ... wouldn't want to bother do all these over again or sitting with it doing nothing :(
     
  15. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    it should just upgrade without any problem too
     
  16. khoat1 macrumors newbie

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    I don't think Apple has an upgrade edition of Leopard. But you do get the option of upgrading when you pop the DVD in or a fresh install. Therefore if you setup your preferences and don't want to do them over, you could opt for the upgrade although a fresh install is the way to go.
     
  17. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the replies guys... but I am just too suspicious about the performance difference of an upgraded OS and a fresh install, so I'll just wait til 26th.
     
  18. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    There is no performance difference.
     
  19. sonicted macrumors newbie

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    so how exactly do I go about getting leopard, i'm guessing go to the apple store with my receipt?
     
  20. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    No. You will fill out a form online and fax them your receipt, and they will ship it to you in the mail.
     
  21. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    hahaha, ok
     
  22. emac82 macrumors 6502

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    Let me be more specific:

    There should be no performance on a brand new machine loaded with Tiger upgrading to Leopard.

    If it was a 2 year old machine, and then upgraded without formatting the drive, then that would be a different story.
     
  23. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    yeeeahhhhh, but still, you're replacing older files, and well, its still iffy i mean, i guess it should be...but, id still have to say a fresh install is going to be faster even if just slightly
     
  24. airfang thread starter macrumors regular

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    update

    I had a chat with salesperson online and learnt that if u order after the release of Leopard, u might still get Tiger installed in ur system, but the Leopard disk will be included in the box (no need to pay for the $9.95 shipping that is)
     

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