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Amazon begins accepting Snow Leopard pre-orders

updated 11:35 pm EDT, Sun August 2, 2009

Amazon OS X 10.6 pre-order

Amazon has begun taking pre-orders for the forthcoming Mac OS X Snow Leopard. The company is offering the software for Apple's announced price of $29 for OS X Leopard users. The retailer also provides an "Upgrade Path Alert" designed to notify customers that the upgrade is only available for Intel computers currently running OS X Leopard.

Amazon is also accepting pre-orders for Snow Leopard Server, along with family packs bundled with iLife '09 and iWork '09. A five-license family pack, Mac Box Set and Family Pack Mac Box Set are available for $49, $169, and $229, respectively. Snow Leapord Server carries a price of $499. The Amazon listing states that although Snow Leopard is scheduled for a September release, no official date has been announced.




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  1. infowarrior

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    upgrade path

    Anyone know if us Leopard owners, if we buy the $29 upgrade option, can use that disk to blow away our machines and rebuild them, or is this just a $29 version that just overwrites our existing systems?

    For major OS updates I prefer to blow away the drive and do a reinstall every few years, but I don't want to be stuck with a $29 coaster if it won't let me reboot to the DVD and blow away my system.

    Thx!

  1. ggirton

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    don't be silly

    When did Apple ever do that before? You have alway been able to boot to the DVD and reinstall clean.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: don't be silly

    When did Apple ever do that before? You have alway been able to boot to the DVD and reinstall clean.

    Unless you got a drop-in upgrade DVD in your new Mac's box (say a Leopard disk drop-in on a box with 10.4 installed). Those require you to install 10.4 first, then update.

    And since Apple has stated its $29 for Leopard owners, and others have to buy the Box Set, there's probably some check in there, whether its an "Is it already installed" type or a "Please insert your Leopard CD" type. Depends on how much Apple wants to keep those cheapskates who bought intel macs running TIger from doing a quick upgrade to snow leopard.

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