Originally Posted by Tallest Skil
Yep. Apple's site has said this for a good while.
Hey, that's completely news to me. These kinds of details are always hidden in the fineprint. I don't see why there isn't a direct migration path. I've got the hardware, if I did have Lion on it, and my HD was wiped out, does that mean I have to do a SL, then Lion installation? That doesn't make sense, there must be direct installation disks directly. Otherwise Lion should really be considered a SL fixpack.
On my previous powerpc imac. I could only move up one OS before it became a dinosaur. I wish that Apple would really think about how it supports its legacy users. They control both the hardware and software, but I suppose this is the tradeoff for being bleeding edge. Apple will screw its own followers if they don't keep providing them with the cashflow. Not that MS doesn't, but it seems like Apple's users need to have deeper pockets to keep up with things moreso, no matter what kind of (low-end, high-end) user you think you are.
But hey, for the price on this one, I'll have to bite..