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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: Bottacco on Oct 16, '09 05:23:41AM

I have read the full thread and there are multiple opinions. I am not going to go into "soul" considerations or even EULA considerations (although they apply). There is a good reason to sell a Mac Box Set to Tiger users, but you have to work in an Apple Shop, Apple Premium Reseller or a support company to know about it. Here is the case:

A client that is running Tiger (10.4.11) buys a $29 (in my case 29€) because he has read in a hint like this that the update works with no problem. Fair enough he puts the DVD in an installs Snow Leopard and after restarting and working for a while he opens his old trusty iWork or iLife... some of the apps won't work in Snow Leopard. If he had bought the Mac Box Set everything would work fine now. And this is the reason why there is a Mac Box Set.

The worse thing about all this is that this client went back to the shop to complain about it, because that iLife came with his machine when he bought it (I know, the complaint is stupid, but this is the kind of people we have to deal with at APRs and support centers). The salesman that sold the Snow Leopard to him did tell him that he had to have Leopard installed, but the client was "too smart" for the salesman and stated that he didn't care because he knew that it did work anyway.

The client left without exchanging his Snow Leopard DVD for a Mac Box Set or without buying iLife '09, so I am sure he copied it or downloaded it from a torrent after arriving home (he was not a regular client, just one of those that calls every shop to know who has de product in stock).

But if he didn't mind braking the EULA, he didn't mind pirating iLife and iWork either.



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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: robogobo on Oct 16, '09 01:18:00PM

iLife and iWork '08 work fine in my upgrade-installed 10.6. You could just tell them to install Rosetta and save the moral judgements.



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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: Bottacco on Oct 17, '09 07:25:56AM

When you bought a machine that came with Tiger the version that came of iLife was '06 or earlier... and that was what the client had. Some apps did open, but they had trouble with some functions while working with them.



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