which one is better Mac os leopard or the upgrade to leopard?

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  1. al7zn22 macrumors newbie

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    Hey ,
    I want to know if there is any different from buying macbook pro with leopard.
    or buying macbook pro with tiger and its come with free upgrade to leopard.

    I have two option:
    1- Buy macbook pro on the 23rd october for 1800$ only with free upgrade to leopard.
    ## in the 23 October there is apple tax free in our university.

    2- Buy macbook pro on the 26th October for 1922$ only with leopard .

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  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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  3. joebells macrumors 6502

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    same version except the free upgrade is an upgrade only(requires tiger to be installed before it will install) which really isn't an issue but thought I would bring that up.
     
  4. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    But you can still install a fresh copy with the UTD right?
     
  5. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    Yes.
     
  6. psychofreak Retired

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    My plan was to install Leopard on my external HD...unfortunately now I'll have to install Tiger first...
     
  7. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

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    Ya, but isn't the few extra minutes worth the saved cash?

    I thought so.
     
  8. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    Are you sure about this? Many others have said the opposite - that it's the same full release except minus iLife 08...
     
  9. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    iLife '08 is included on the install discs that comes with the computer (which then also include Tiger). Either way he will receive a full version of iLife '08.
     
  10. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Getting Leopard preinstalled on a new machine will get you iLife as well. Both will be on the DVDs that come with the Mac.

    Leopard bought from store will be just Leopard on the DVDs.
     
  11. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but the OP asked the difference between buying an mbp on the 23rd and after the 26th.
    The difference in this case is that he will have to pay 10$ for leopard if he buys the mbp on the 23rd. He will still receive iLife '08. But save ~100$.
     
  12. al7zn22 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes bro,
    this want i want to know?
    is there any different from the original one and the upgrade that cost 10$.
    and is this upgrade the same as I buy the DVDs that cost 129$?

    so Like when I erase the tiger do I have to install the Tiger first then Leopard or just the leopard?
     
  13. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    They are identical, only difference is not pretty packaging.
    There are NO upgrade verison of Leopard, all are the same disc which has the following options :
    *Erase and Install
    *Archieve and Install
     
  14. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    If you are doing an upgrade, it is different from Windows... when I updated to Vista, I tried an upgrade... it was faster when I redid it and did a clean install, and that includes backing up my data, and formatting the drive.

    On OS X, you can do what is known as an Archive & Install. You have Tiger on the machine, and you pop the Leopard disk in. You choose Archive & Install and it takes all your current settings and files, and everything and sets it aside. Leaves all your applications intact, as well as your preferences. It takes marginally longer than a clean install, so you have nothing to worry about there. Plus you don't have to reinstall all your apps (some might have issues, but most of that can probably be fixed with an update of the app) your settings and preferences also stay.
     
  15. safetyobc macrumors 6502

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    Yep this is true. I just ordered my first Mac today, a Macbook Pro!!! Before ordering I clicked the "Chat" button and asked if I bought the MBP today and it came with Tiger, would the Leopard disc be an upgrade disc that I would have to install Tiger first or would it be a full install, and the rep told me it was a Full install disc, not an upgrade.
     
  16. cptpower macrumors regular

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    That is the same as what I've heard from an Apple rep as well. Nice to know that in the event of a HDD failure, I won't have to go looking for the Tiger discs to install, and then follow it up with the Leopard upgrade.
     
  17. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    You will still need your Tiger discs to install the "bundled software"
    Such as iLife
     

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