Monday, October 22, 2007

Don't forget ... you can get Leopard for FREE (well almost free)

Mac OS X Leopard Up-to-Date Program

Apple certified refurbished Macs also qualify for the OS X Leopard Up-to-Date Program:

Hardware Up-To-Date

Customers who purchase a qualifying new Macintosh computer or an Apple Certified Refurbished computer from the Apple Online Store on or after October 1, 2007 that does not have Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard included can upgrade to Leopard.

Multiple Qualifying Computers on a Single Invoice

If you purchased multiple qualifying systems on a single invoice, you can either (1) purchase a Single-User Upgrade Kit for each qualifying product, at a cost of US$9.95*; or (2) purchase fewer Single-User Upgrade Kits and request the Right to Copy for the remaining qualifying products.

Mac OS X Leopard Server Up-To-Date, Leopard Xserve - Unlimited Client

Customers who purchase a qualifying new Xserve [MA409LL/A, Z0DB, FA409LL/A, G0449LL/A, G0450LL/A] on or after October 1, 2007 that does not have Mac OS X Server v10.5 Leopard Unlimited Client software included can upgrade to Mac OS X Server 10.5 Leopard Unlimited Client..."

See the Apple Leopard Up-to-Date page for full terms and conditions.


I just ordered an iMac for a customer two days ago. I'm going to send in their coupon and my $9.95 and get my copy of Leopard that way. I never install or recommend a new OS on any system that I sell until all the bugs are worked out.

I want to keep my current boot Tiger 10.4.9 OS X as-is for a while because I know there's going to be bugs & compatibility issues with some of my apps/utilities, but I still will test Leopard every now and then and probably surf and post here within it. Plus I really really want Time Machine!


Paul Douglas said...

I look forward to hearing what you have to say about it. I'll be taking it for a spin probably at the weekend ahead of buying my MacBook early next year, freeing me from being tied to this Windows desktop which will be relegated to gaming and host duties.

Anonymous said...

I may be reading this post wrong, but it sounds like you are not going to be using the "Up to Date" copy with the computer that qualified for the program. If that is the case, you may not want to announce that decision as it seems to violate the T&Cs of the Up to Date program: "The Mac OS software and the Right to Copy must be used solely with the products that qualify for this offer."

FYT said...

I have no reserve in using the install from one computer on another ... I am testing it and will NOT install it on ANY of my customers machines until it reaches a stable build ... just as I did with panther & tiger ... I will buy a copy and then sell my customer who bought an iMac the OS for $10.00. I doubt Apple cares about that seeing since I've sold 243 Macs this year. I don't have to justify it ... but I'm not advocating anything illegal here either

VeganCowboy said...

Weird. I signed in before leaving the comment and I still show as anonymous.