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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: David Allen on Oct 16, '09 08:46:07AM

I have used Macs since the first 128 k Mac with the 9" grey scale display. I bought it (maxed out the one credit card my papá gave me to use for emergencies) when I went to the USA to attend graduate seminary at SMU in Dallas, TX. I have bought new Macs as I could and saved to buy the new OS when it came out. It was not always easy to keep up with the information prior to the world changing internet so my memory and history is perhaps wholly, but please Rob, tell me when Apple has not released a full install disk for the Mac OS X? When has the disk ever required an installation of the prior version of Mac OS X before it would make an installation?

This operating system only legally functions on one brand of computers. The only time there is a first time buyer of Mac OS X is when that person is a first time buyer of a Macintosh computer. Every version of the Mac OS is an upgrade. Every retail disk with Mac OS X is an upgrade disk. And every retail disk that I can recall is a fully operational installation disk.

The only person to whom this might be a revelation of earth shattering proportions is someone who wandered in from the hit man tactics of upgrading Windows.

I admit to being a bit of a geeky prude because I am a solitary religious working as a psychologist in human resources, even though I am a citizen of a 3rd world nation where everyone around me has pirated everything, so believing in honesty comes with the territory, but I fail to see a true ethical use of posting this hint. And yes the information is out there, as you mention from day one, but you have now given your imprimatur that to use it must somehow be OK.

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David Austin Allen
Monterrey, NL, MX



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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: TonyT on Oct 17, '09 05:58:39AM

Nothing wrong with MacWorld posting this. Rob stated that to do this would violate the SLA. What really surprised me was how people try to convince themselves that they've done nothing wrong.
Did you see Goatbergs review of 10.6 in The Wall Street Journal? I can't believe that he told readers "...the $29 Snow Leopard upgrade will work properly on these Tiger-equipped Macs, so you can save the extra $140."



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