Tiger Early Start Kit - for Developers

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Apple has announced a Tiger Early Start Kit for developers when signing up for ADC Select Membership.

The $500 program offers benefits of ADC Select Membership as well as pre-release versions of Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), Xcode 2.0 and a Tiger developer training DVD with sessions for WWDC 2004.

The site still reports that Tiger will be released in the "first half of 2005".
 

klaus

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Still on schedule, so it seems

Well, so they are still on schedule, I bet they will release it in may or june, that's about at the 'end' of the first half of 2005. It won't be much sooner i'm afraid

but hey, looking forward to it!
 

dootbran

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I love the stuff Apple offers to developers for less than the cost of Visual Studio :D

This one is really tempting!
 

PlaceofDis

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mrmacman said:
"Because at Apple, we know you have $500 dollars for a partially buggy prerelease of an OS, right?"
it is "for developers" who would benefit from haveing a prerelease even if it is buggy, plus you join the developer program, you get more than just a preview of Tiger
 

jeffmc425

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MrMacman said:
"Because at Apple, we know you have $500 dollars for a partially buggy prerelease of an OS, right?"


:D ;)
Oh c'mon. For us developers, this is great. We get to see some of the new APIs in the OS early, and get our projects in order to ship on, or near release date. This is not meant for the casual user, or for the "i gotta have all the latest and greatest" crowd. :cool:
 

haddiscoe

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cheese1113 said:
"GM versions of Mac OS X v10.4 and Xcode 2.0 when available"

What Does that mean????
it means you get GM versions of Mac OSX v10.4 and Xcode 2.0 when they're available.
 

Blackheart

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Does anyone know if this also applies to the $99 student developer membership? I was looking at getting it but I'm kinda "in the dark" of what the students actually get. I mean, I don't have $500 just sitting around. Does anyone know what's offered throught the student developer membership?

Thanks
 

JGowan

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MrMacman said:
"Because at Apple, we know you have $500 dollars for a partially buggy prerelease of an OS, right?"
:D ;)
You say that with a smiley, but it still smacks of TROLL. Please, don't.
 

Rower_CPU

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"GM" stands for "Gold Master" - GM versions of software are what is sold when it is first made available.

In other words, you'll get a retail copy of Tiger once they're done beta testing.
 

Chaszmyr

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I don't see the point. Anyone who was a select developer around WWDC time already has a copy of Tiger.
 

maya

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somewhere between here and there.
MrMacman said:
"Because at Apple, we know you have $500 dollars for a partially buggy prerelease of an OS, right?"


:D ;)
First its not a bad deals it rather good if you are a developer. For $500 USD you get some extras and you also get the GM version.

To a developer this price is peanuts. :D


Good show on the OS front Apple. :)
 

dongmin

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Blackheart said:
Does anyone know if this also applies to the $99 student developer membership? I was looking at getting it but I'm kinda "in the dark" of what the students actually get. I mean, I don't have $500 just sitting around. Does anyone know what's offered throught the student developer membership?

Thanks
nope. the student developer account is pretty bare-bones. the biggest benefit is the hardware discount. you get a monthly mailing+CD of the latest developer tools, but no previews of OS X. you have to pony up a lot more for that.
 

sandsl

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Blackheart said:
Does anyone know if this also applies to the $99 student developer membership? I was looking at getting it but I'm kinda "in the dark" of what the students actually get. I mean, I don't have $500 just sitting around. Does anyone know what's offered throught the student developer membership?

Thanks
Students don't get this package unless they pay $500 like everyone else. Access to Tiger, & related info isn't included with student membership.
 

aswitcher

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So tell me, does this mean some kind soul is going to give us a complete detailed breakdown of what Tiger does over Panther...how everything works and looks. Forgive my ignorance of these things... :eek: