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Discussion in 'iMac' started by 2012Tony2012, Dec 3, 2012.
I ordered Snow Leopard assuming it comes with iLife...iMovie, iPhoto etc, but it doesn't?
Because iLife is a separate purchase, it never came with a Retail version of Mac OS X, it only comes preinstalled on Macs and is located on the second Restore DVD.
To get iLife (iMovie, iPhoto and Garage Band) you have to go via the Mac App Store (MAS) nowadays. To get iDVD and iWeb (discontinued) you have to scour eBay or Amazon for used iLife installation DVDs.
Seems you already found your answer, proving search does work.
Then I can't upgrade to Snow Leopard as I need my iLife on Leopard.
Heh? If you have iLife already installed, you can either use the probably not anymore existing second grey Restore DVD or not choose to do a clean install of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and just upgrade the Leopard Mac in order to not delete any of your existing data and applications.
Do new Macs not come with iLife? What happens if you need to use the internet recovery thing to reinstall OS X?
New Macs still come with iLife, but in the case of restoring the Mac without backups, you need to use the Mac App Store (MAS) to get iMovie, iPhoto and Garage Band. iDVD and iWeb are no longer being installed on new Macs since last year.
But they show up as purchased somehow?
Yes, as the iLife suite is bound to your Apple ID, thus if you use the same Apple ID, you can download and install iLife applications from the MAS for free.