Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Oct 2007 20:28 UTC, submitted by SK8T
Mac OS X Apple has revealed Leopard's releast date to be 26th October, confirming earlier rumours. "Packed with more than 300 new features, Mac OS X Leopard goes on sale Friday, October 26, at 6:00 p.m. at Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers, Apple announced today. And, beginning today, customers can place pre-orders on Apple's online store."
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RE[2]: Leopard uk Price
by weckart on Wed 17th Oct 2007 08:07 UTC in reply to "RE: Leopard uk Price"
weckart
Member since:
2006-01-11

You are forgetting a few things:

a) Microsoft fixed it so that you only need to buy the upgrade version. Nobody needs to spend that amount for Ultimate. Microsoft has no intention of 'unfixing' this anytime soon.

b) Shop around and you can get this much more cheaply. Apple does not offer OEM versions, for one.

c) Retail versions come with both disks, so no need to contact Microsoft. I know; I am running Ultimate on my MBP.

d) Students will not be paying anything like $116 for Ultimate. Discounts are more generous, here.

e) Microsoft supports many more native languages out of the box. This is a big deal for me, and the only reason I got Vista over XP. With Leopard, you get Russian, Polish and Iberian Portuguese over Tiger. Big whoop.

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RE[3]: Leopard uk Price
by Kroc on Wed 17th Oct 2007 09:43 in reply to "RE[2]: Leopard uk Price"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

No, let's compare like for like:

a) Leopard ships as a non-upgrade disc so that it can be installed on a blank hard disk. Upgrade Vista is not a comparable version therefore.

b) You can shop around for Leopard too, Amazon are selling it cheaply. But 300 is par for course and that still doesn't compare to Leopard

c) Okay. I just went by the eBuyer page that warned that you would need to contact Microsoft - also you don't get the extra disc with the home versions, so Leopard still trounces Vista here

d) There's been confusion over the education price. It is still $69. Even if Vista is cheaper on education, Leopard is still a better OS

e) Leopard now supports Russion, Polish and Iberian Portugese. XP didn't have more than one language on the disc, at least Tiger supported 20 odd languages whilst XP users had to buy new discs to change language. Tiger / Leopard have better localisation features regardless.

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RE[4]: Leopard uk Price
by aent on Wed 17th Oct 2007 16:53 in reply to "RE[3]: Leopard uk Price"
aent Member since:
2006-01-25

Thats kroc (pardon the intended pun), the Vista upgrade edition is the same as the standard disk, except that you need to enter a key from an old version of Windows. Vista Upgrade Editions are comparable with Mac OS X, as they do not offer any non-upgrade editions. You must own a previous version of the Mac OS (the one included with your Mac) in order to purchase the next one. And saying Leopard is a better OS then Vista doesn't make it true, neither does the supposed better localization features of Leopard. I'm personally one to hate Windows myself, but that is just a horrible comparison.

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RE[4]: Leopard uk Price
by BluenoseJake on Fri 19th Oct 2007 02:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Leopard uk Price"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

"a) Leopard ships as a non-upgrade disc so that it can be installed on a blank hard disk. Upgrade Vista is not a comparable version therefore. "

Vista upgrade can be installed on a blank hard disk, it just asked for a product key from an upgradable product.

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