The Future is Here. OS X pre-installed

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Apr 12, 2001
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Apple today announced that it will begin pre-installing Mac® OS X alongside Mac OS 9 on all new Macs® shipping from its factories beginning today, two months ahead of schedule.

So... the future is here. OS X preinstalled on all new macs. Sure, most of us have used/played with OS X... but now OS X's marketshare will begin to grow... unfortunately, OS 9 is still the default os. (baby steps...)

[Edited by Macrumors on 05-21-2001 at 08:31 PM]
 

garyhoare

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May 3, 2001
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So here's my question:

I ordered an iBook on May 3rd.
It has not been built or shipped yet.
Will it have OS X on it, or did I just miss the boat?
 
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DaSno

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No, you are going to get it, either in the box, or as a software budle, in any case, you'll get it free.
 

garyhoare

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May 3, 2001
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Providence, RI
Originally posted by DaSno
No, you are going to get it, either in the box, or as a software budle, in any case, you'll get it free.
Alright! I was going to buy it later on when I could justify the purchase. Now I don't have to wait, and I can get all the OS X stuff that's still free!
Waiting in line finally paid off.
 

blakespot

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Yes...

That must be the case. Tho...128 still seems low to run OS X. I just upgraded to 512MB (and I've got UltraWide SCSI...and felt the need). 256MB is like $55 now tho.



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