Will Mac OS X Tiger be upgradable to the upcoming Mac OS X Leopard?

Will Mac OS X Tiger be upgradable to the upcoming Mac OS X Leopard?

Apple's standard operating procedure is to make upgrading from one version of Mac OS X to the next as bullet-proof as possible. Unfortunately, "upgrading" means buying a whole new copy of Mac OS X - which, in recent versions, has run $129 for a single version and $199 for a five-user Family Pack. Theres no separate upgrade qua upgrade.

 

This may sound a bit steep, but compare it to the upgrade prices for Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista, which has a four-tiered upgrade scheme: The Home Basic edition upgrade goes for $99.99, Home Premium for $159.95, Business for $199.95, and Ultimate for a cool $259.95.

 

Mac OS X Leopard will come in two versions, the standard version (which we assume will be offered for $129 - but we can't guarantee that since we have no special insight into The Mind of Steve) and Leopard Server, which - if it's priced like Tiger Server - will run for $499 for a 10-client set-up and $999 for an unlimited-client set-up.

 

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Ben

Definitely WAIT for Leopard. I always thought that Tiger was more or less a reissue of Panther [10.3]. All it did was add a few unnecessary applications [dictionary and dashboard] along with a very inconsistent UI. Tiger is fine with any new Mac, but in terms of upgrading a older Mac, wait for Leopard. I believe the current developer builds require a 867 MHz G4 or better along with 512+ MB of RAM.

Hope that helps.

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Mob-tel

Tiger is fine with any new Mac, but in terms of upgrading a older Mac

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Dale Mooney

Can anyone tell me the hardware requirements for Leopard when it comes out?
I have a 15" PowerBook G4 and am trying to decide whether to buy Tiger now or wait for Leopard. I have searched throughout Apple and MacLife and cannot determine any hardware requirements for Leopard.

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Anonymous

This may be a silly question but one worth posing- I work for a small company and we currently have an x-serve and an x-serve raid, plus 3 G5 design stations and a G4 rampage station. I noticed that the new Leopard OS has "Time Machine" and was wondering how we could make this work to back up our server contents and can we run the leopard OS on our client stations with the PowerPC chip? Or is this new OS built more for the newer mac's with the Intel chip?

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