Tiger retail v Install discs

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  1. oscillatewildly macrumors 68000

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    Hello,

    I am considering getting a Powerbook (know the + and - re MacBook, OS support ...). The item does not come with the Install and Restore discs, will having a retail copy of Tiger be okay? I don't need access to OS 9.2.2

    Thank you,
    OW
     
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  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    A retail copy would be ok, however, you won't have iLife (iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, GarageBand) as it is a separate purchase from the retail Mac OS X.
     
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  5. zainjetha macrumors 6502a

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    strange and stupid they give those for apps with the mac itself but not with the install version..
     
  6. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Because they release new versions of ilife and those cost money. You only get the current version of ilife for free.
     
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    Not really. People want to upgrade OS X only, but don't want to pay for the upgrade to iLife. I'm glad the new iLife wasn't included with Leopard, because I wouldn't want Leopard to be more expensive than it is right now. I don't use anything from iLife other than iTunes (which I could get anyway) and occasionally iPhoto (which can be any version as far as I'm concerned).
     

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