Originally Posted by Thomaspin
Will it run PPC apps?
Many of us still use Intuit's Quicken (no Universal version available yet) and Photoshop CS2 (have you checked the price of CS4?)
with Rosetta yes. which will be in the optional installs.
Originally Posted by mclarenf1
I have three Macs in the house. all with their own copies of OSX. Can I upgrade to the family pack for $49 or do I need to have a previous family pack to upgrade at that price? Also, will the family pack stop my laptop from saying "iChat already has you logged in under the same username?
1. yes you can use a family pack for SL.
2. the message is part of AIM. i get it a lot since i leave my home computer logged in but 'away'. i just close the warning and go on. no big.
Originally Posted by webhead
Does anyone know if it's better to install Quicktime X with SL or keep the Quicktime Pro that I currently have with Leopard 10.5?
do both. QT7 is with Rosetta in the optional installs. or as I understand it if you have a pro key the install will not override QT7 with QTX.
Originally Posted by corinhorn
You can try to get the up-to-date disc anyway. Just enter your purchase date as being after June 8th.
the form requires the serial number of the machine so they can verify you are eligible.
Originally Posted by ALBIM
I realize its an outdated architecture, but can anyone explain to me why Apple dropped PPC support? Is it hurting them in anyway to keep PPC or is it more of Apple telling me to update?
you answered it. PPC is outdated.
consider this. the last PPC machines were sold in August 3 years ago. so they are not going to be out of all possible warranties. and considering how much faster, bigger HD etc the newest ones are and how much repairing a 3 year old machine is out of warranty you are actually getting a better deal getting a new machine.
however until then your PPC will keep running. it doesn't suddenly brick cause a new OS is out.
Originally Posted by ihadmeavision
So If I'm on 10.2 and want to upgrade (not that I am), by your logic I should pay $390 or so dollars because I skipped a few OSes?
setting aside that a machine with 10.2 is a PPC and can't be upgraded. no. you don't have to buy 10.3, 10.4 to get 10.5. so it's $158+tax at most.
as for the box set snark, for basically ten bucks you get the software (which is normally over $100). you don't have to install it if you hate it so much. but a lot of folks that were on tiger were totally peeved that the new versions required leopard and they will be very happy to get a major discount as payback for being without the updates for several months
How does that make sense? I hope they'll release it like they said at $129 period.
They never said at any point (WWDC included) that there would be a Snow Leopard at $129. and there likely won't be.
Originally Posted by ihadmeavision
What's wrong with charging the same amount as 10.5?
Snow Leopard is $129. but it still requires you to have Leopard. to that's really $129x2 for Tiger users.
is that better.
Originally Posted by MacTripper
Depends upon inventory of the Mac your going to purchase.
in the past, all machines in stores on the day of release had an update disk added to the box. new shipments came with the new software installed.
this will likely follow that
Also the resellers also throw in other deals, like free shipping, a free printer
well apple is doing both those right now as well (the ipod thing is college students only by the way)
and something only apple does is the setup/training thing. you can't buy that if you get your computer anywhere else. that is something that some folks will want. especially if upgrading from tiger cause you have the new OS, new ilife and new iwork to (potentially) learn.
with the savings you can buy the iPod you want, instead of the one Apple wants to give you.
my brother the grad student walked into an Apple store and got the ipod deal and got a classic. only gets back $229 (the price of the free touch) but it was not an issue for him to do the switch. I think he said only the 1gb shuffle is excluded.
also something to be careful about with places like MacMall. sometimes those prices are so low because they are not the current models. they are the ones just replaced. so watch the specs carefully.