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Snow Leopard Disc May Upgrade Tiger As Well

Snow Leopard Disc May Upgrade Tiger As Well

Posted August 27, 2009 at 9:56am by iClarified · 5027 views
Apple officially states that Tiger users must buy a Snow Leopard box set to update; however, that may not be the case.

The cheapest Snow Leopard box set costs $169.99 and though it includes iLife and iWork its no where near as cheap as the $29 cost of Snow Leopard alone.

According to Walt Mossberg, Tiger users may not need to shell out the extra $140.

And, for owners of Intel-based Macs who are still using the older Tiger version of the Mac OS, Apple is officially making Snow Leopard available only in a “boxed set” that includes other software and costs $169. The reasoning is that these folks never paid the $129 back in 2007 to upgrade to Leopard. But here’s a tip: Apple concedes that the $29 Snow Leopard upgrade will work properly on these Tiger-equipped Macs, so you can save the extra $140.

Has anyone verified this information?

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You can pre-order Snow Leopard here:
- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Mac OS X Snow Leopard Family Pack (5-User)
- Mac OS X Server 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Mac Box Set (with Snow Leopard)
- Mac Box Set Family Pack (with Snow Leopard)


Snow Leopard Disc May Upgrade Tiger As Well
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Petre Cistescu
Petre Cistescu - August 28, 2009 at 6:59am
The snow leopard one user dvd for installation does actually update from the latest version of mac os x 10.4 tiger to mac os x 10.6 snow leopard without any problem. To update from tiger I recomend you start the installation at startup from the disk by pressing alt(option key) and then booting from the snow leopard install dvd but not erasing the disk just upgrading the OS.
Joshua
Joshua - August 27, 2009 at 10:31pm
I just got my shipping confirmation... It's on it's way!!! Woohoo
Joshua
Joshua - August 27, 2009 at 1:02pm
Snow Leopard in time for winter.... brrr.. makes me cold already....
Greyzzz
Greyzzz - August 27, 2009 at 11:03am
Please tell me this is true!!!!!
Diego Navarro
Diego Navarro - August 27, 2009 at 4:40pm
Yes it is true, I have Snow Leopard, and I installed it on an empty hard drive, so I'm not sure if you can just upgrade from Tiger, but you sure can make a backup, erase your hard drive, install Snow Leopard and restore.
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