Tiger released.. but on DVD only!?!?

TMA

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 6, 2003
933
0
England
Great news that Tiger has been announced and shipping before 29th April!

I've just been checking over the pages at apple.com and I notice on the store it says in the box is a DVD. On the requirements page (http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/requirements.html) it says slot loading iMacs are compatible with Tiger but I dont see how if only a few slot loaders had DVD Roms?

I'm abit confused. My mac meets the requirements but I only have a CDRW.
 

grapes911

Moderator emeritus
Jul 28, 2003
6,995
3
Citizens Bank Park
They have been saying DVD only for a while now. Its just the path that computers are taking. You can buy or borrow an external. Or you can borrow another mac with a DVD drive and put it into target mode (I think this will work).
 
Comment

TMA

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jan 6, 2003
933
0
England
Comment

tigercub

macrumors newbie
Apr 12, 2005
5
0
Also on CD

On US website can download form in pdf to order cd version of Tiger.

"Tiger ships on a DVD, but if your Mac doesn’t have a built-in DVD-ROM player, you’ll need CD media. When you buy Mac OS X Tiger, you qualify to purchase Tiger CDs for only $9.95.
Download the Orderform
http://images.apple.com/macosx/pdf/tigermediaexchange.pdf"

I would presume the same will be posted on the UK site in the near future.
 
Comment

rtdgoldfish

macrumors 6502a
Jul 4, 2004
571
0
Jacksonville, FL
Well, that is a pain. Wonder how long it will take for them to ship the CDs. So if I order a family pack, what do they do?? I will want DVD for my Mini and CD for my iBook. Was gonna get a family pack. Guess I have to order two copies and exchange one of them through this program...

Come on Apple, I'm sure there are many others in my situation. Make a better solution than this please!!!
 
Comment

JeffTL

macrumors 6502a
Dec 18, 2003
733
0
My iBook only has CD-ROM and since I don't know how Tiger would work on an external DVD, I'll just wait for my next Mac to go Tiger.

Might get it at academic rate for the iMac, though.
 
Comment

Sun Baked

macrumors G5
May 19, 2002
14,874
57
It was a toss up whether or not it would ship DVD when we first heard about Tiger, but as things kept going, Apple was shipping more and more on DVD. Even though they are "still" selling CD-ROM only units today in education.

And it's probably cheaper for Apple to ship a single DVD now than a bunch of CDs.

But we all know that Apple leaves machines behind with every new OS, and the switch to DVDs was the next logical step.

---

At least Apple is still selling CDs to the people that need them... ;)

We've been warning people that the refurb education units without DVDs would be a problem, though I wondered how many people went ahead and bought them anyway. :confused:
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.