The days of downloading a new update

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mac15, Sep 17, 2002.

  1. mac15 macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    Well since apple released OSX , we haven't yet seen an update that was free and we were able to download, I'm talking about a big update like from 10.1 to 10.2 no the little updates we have come to love :D

    Back in the days of OS9 people jumped from 9.1 to 9.2 in an 80mb download will we ever see this again from apple or will they once again revamp the whole system and make up pay

    my 2 cents
  2. sparkleytone macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    "big" updates of a robust *NIX OS require ALOT more than 80MB downloads. The bandwidth burden wouldn't be cost effective for Apple.

    These days incremental updates are approaching 20+ MB.
  3. mac15 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Dec 29, 2001
    but will we ever see a version number jump up like M$ sp1 which was only 130mbs?
  4. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    I'd rather get big updates on cd rather than sit and download them through the net...where they have a good chance of somehow corrupting along the way... :eek: ;)

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