Wanting to upgrade to Leopard.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MontyMonroe, Dec 3, 2009.

  1. MontyMonroe macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone.
    I have an eMac 1.42.
    I bought it used and it has Tiger 10.4.11.
    I've had it about 6 months now and I am starting to want to upgrade to Leopard.
    My question is do I have to get the latest release 10.5.8 or can I get an earlier release say 10.5.6 and upgrade to 10.5.8.
    Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am still learning all the in and outs of Macs.
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I don't think there is a retail copy of 10.5.8. Leopard is Leopard, and any 10.5.x will be upgraded to the latest version as soon as you run Software Update.
     
  3. MontyMonroe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks.
    I figured that's how it worked but I wanted to be sure.
     
  4. MontyMonroe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If anyone would know.
    Where is a good website to buy Leopard from?
     
  5. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

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  6. MontyMonroe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's the cheapest I have seen it so far.
    It seems weird to even sell different releases of Leopard at different prices if you can update them all to the latest 10.5.8?
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Leopard is no longer sold by Apple, so all copies on the market now are either overstocked or used.
     
  8. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Different sellers, that's all. (I think!)
     
  9. cderalow macrumors 6502

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    there's different releases because as Apple updated to newer revisions, they would update the stock of retail packaged OS X.

    As to the different prices... it's probably more related to seller than anything else.

    I'm not sure what this forums policy is, but shoot me a PM and I can sell you a used retail copy of leopard if you'd like.
     
  10. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    Be prepared for your Mac to run slower with Leopard.
    This is not an opinion, it is a fact.
     

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