Wait for snow leopard?

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  1. hrvat810 macrumors newbie

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    I am on the verge of ordering my new 15inch MBP but am having second thoughts. If I order it today, I will get OSX leopard with it. Should I wait a few months for it to come equipped with snow leopard?

    its the only question i have that's stopping me from ordering it. any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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    Buy now. When Snow Leopard's out, just upgrade.
     
  3. rukus macrumors member

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    if you dont 'need' it, are patient, and can afford (non-financial afford) to wait until SL comes out, then by all means wait.
     
  4. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind spending $129 USD in a few months, I would just get your MBP now. If you would like to save that money, then just wait. I am buying my MBP next week and will then buy Snow Leopard whenever it comes out.
     
  5. MarkSTi04 macrumors regular

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    I would buy now. After seeing that 10.5.7 is seeded right now and the release of updated Mac Pro, iMac, and Mac Mini is gonna be really soon, and that 10.6 most likely will not be shipping with them, buying now is possibly the best move for you. 10.6 looks as if its gonna be summer before Apple releases it. This was my only thing that I was waiting on to buy this MBP, but having the cash in hand versus waiting just for the new OS quickly help make my decision.

    No matter which way you go you will be happy with your choice. :apple:
     
  6. hrvat810 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all for your replies. I have decided to order my macbook pro and upgrade in a few months to SL.
     
  7. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    so how does the upgrade to the snow leopard work? I have a new Unibody mbp 2.4 how do i go through with the upgrade. Something i can just purchase from the apple store or something? or does it coming already packaged in the macs when the new release for snow leopard is out?
     
  8. Pika macrumors 68000

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    What if Snow Leopard require 8GB of RAM & 2.93Ghz intel core 2 duo minimum?
     
  9. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    You can purchase it at the Apple Store. I think you basically put in a cd and installs just like that.
     
  10. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    appreciate it
     
  11. ajohnson253 macrumors 68000

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    why would it?
     
  12. MarkSTi04 macrumors regular

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    If Apple would have done that, it would be a bad marketing move. They know that people are more likely to spend money on the OS versus shelling out the extra money on hardware, especially right now with the shape the economy is in.
     
  13. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Then this would be the list of computers that could run it:

    2006 four-core 3.0GHz Mac Pro
    2006 eight-core 3.0GHz Mac Pro
    2008 3.0 and 3.2GHz Mac Pro
    2009 unibody 17" MacBook Pro

    So it would be worthless to everyone.
     
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  15. derek1984 macrumors 6502a

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    How much space might Snow Leopard take up? How much space does Leopard currently take up? When getting a new OS, is it pretty easy to install?
     
  16. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    It won't. Trust me. ;)
     
  17. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Leopard as a full install is around 8.3GB, and the latest build of Snow Leopard is about 5GB, I believe.
     
  18. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    More like 7GB, give or take a little not including iLife apps.
     
  19. fn-gm macrumors newbie

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    I know a friend of a friend who works for Apple and he thinks 10.6 will be out towards the end of this year. There will be not many major features in it to be honest so i would go and get 10.5.
     
  20. MarkSTi04 macrumors regular

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    I think the most worthy thing about 10.6 is Grand Central and OpenCL. Most of what is in the current OS is great. I will be buying Snow Leopard mostly for those 2 things right there, and for anything else Apple will have improved upon when the time comes. I think the guys at Apple are still making some improvements that will make it into 10.6 and will be updates to the current OS X's that are out.
     
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  22. Pika macrumors 68000

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    I hope you didn't order it before today's big Mac updates.
     
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    That really wasn't worth a facepalm as it's definitely not a end user thing. It's definitely too nerdy.

    Also: you could have a great career in tech support. They're so condescending and rude about everything after all.
     

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