Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 8th Jun 2009 18:02 UTC
Apple At the WWDC today, Apple has lifted the veil on a number of features of its upcoming operating system, Snow Leopard. Most of the work on Snow Leopard has gone into under-the-hood technologies and optimisations, but there are also a number of interface tweaks. The company also updated some of its laptops, while also lowering their prices. We got all the news from MacRumorsLive.com.
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RE: Leopard DVD needed?
by kaiwai on Tue 9th Jun 2009 01:27 UTC in reply to "Leopard DVD needed?"
kaiwai
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Given that when I bought my old powerbook, it came with Panther with a Tiger upgrade DVD.

It required Panther to be installed prior to installing Tiger.

It didn't require the Panther DVD handy when upgrading to Tiger.


I received the Leopard upgrade form Tiger - but what I found is there is a hack which you create an image, mount it, remove a file in a directory (can't remember which one) then re-burn it to a blank DL DVD. I'm sure they'll have the same sort of 'protection' which one can work around. I find the detection stupid because those who want to work around it will - and those who legitimately want to do a clean upgrade are screwed. Microsoft does the same thing with their upgrade procedure too - thus if you have Windows Vista upgrade you have to install it twice to install it cleanly.

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