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When do you plan on purchasing OS X 10.5?

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Already ordered! 1,831 (40.95%)
In a store at 6pm on Oct 26th 556 (12.44%)
Between release and the end of the year 1,230 (27.51%)
Roughly three to six months after release 272 (6.08%)
Six months to a year after release 86 (1.92%)
Over a year after release 17 (0.38%)
Not until after 10.5.1 is released 211 (4.72%)
Never going to upgrade to 10.5 36 (0.81%)
Not until I buy a 10.5-capable Mac 232 (5.19%)
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U Store
Authored by: hazkid on Oct 19, '07 10:12:26AM

There should be another option in this poll. My university is selling Leopard starting at 9AM on Friday the 26th. That's when I'll be getting it.

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U Store
Authored by: boxcarl on Oct 19, '07 03:48:03PM

Me too. Only $79 for the single license.

Has anyone seen a Family pack offered for less at a school store? My school won't have the Family pack at all…



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"Never"?
Authored by: soundsgoodtome on Oct 19, '07 03:50:12PM

To those who are "never going to upgrade," I ask, "Why?"



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"Never"?
Authored by: Lou Kash on Oct 20, '07 07:48:25AM

Do I need to run Classic on my PowerBook?
Yes.
Do I have enough space on its internal HD for a separate Volume with Tiger to run Classic?
No.
Is "Full Unicode Support for AppleScript" - the only new "feature" that REALLY caught my attention - worth CHF 189?
No.

So, after *carefully* reading the page with those 300+ "features", I can say that I can live and work happily without Leopard, because for most of the other new useful features (this time without quotes!) I already have working 3rd party solutions.

That said, it's likely that I'll purchase a new MBP within the next few years which will come with Leo preinstalled. This option is missing in this poll.



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"Never"?
Authored by: itistoday on Oct 20, '07 08:29:11AM

You can find 3rd party software to replace Leopard's features, but you can't find 3rd party software to replace what you need in Classic?



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"Never"?
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 21, '07 11:32:06PM

Nice one ;)



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"Never"?
Authored by: Lou Kash on Oct 22, '07 08:08:24AM

Re: "You can find 3rd party software to replace Leopard's features"

I'm not even searching it, I've got already everything I need for quite some time, before I knew what Leo will bring. No need to change running workflows.

Re: "but you can't find 3rd party software to replace what you need in Classic?"

Hm, so you would be probably upgrading Freehand 9 to Freehand MX, wouldn't you...?
Not that I use FH9 daily or even weekly, but there are still times when I need to open an old layout which is not worth rebuilding in InDesign or in Illustrator.



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"Never"?
Authored by: bossross on Oct 20, '07 11:19:12PM

I just moved from OS X to Ubuntu, about a month ago, because there is no good focus-follows-mouse implementation in OS X. Almost every time I used my Mac I wanted to throw it out a window because it just wouldn't behave properly, luckily (k)Ubuntu stepped up and saved me from having to switch back to Windows + True X-Mouse.



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"Never"?
Authored by: baltwo on Oct 21, '07 01:28:29AM

Because Apple deemed my G4, 450 MP unsuitable. If and when someone puts out a hack that'll bypass that limitation (i.e., reading the machine's processor speed), then I'll upgrade. Any takers??



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Need another option...
Authored by: DJRizzo on Oct 19, '07 04:03:45PM

Add this one and I'll vote:

"I'll get Leopard when I get my next Mac."

My Mac is Leopard capable, but I don't plan on upgrading OS because I hope to get a new Mac by early next year.



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Need another option...
Authored by: Anonymous on Oct 19, '07 05:26:10PM

Well then, that would be option 4, "Roughly three to six months after release". The question was "when", not "how". If that were the case, I suppose there should also be an option for "I'll be stealing it off the Internet" and another for "I'll be stealing it by borrowing the DVD off a friend" :-)

I think a "why" poll would be good, too.



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What about Tiger
Authored by: barrysharp on Oct 19, '07 07:17:18PM

When Leo goes on sale there will be a fire sale for Tiger. So many skinflints will be buying Tiger. ;)

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What about Tiger
Authored by: baltwo on Oct 21, '07 01:32:26AM

Not necessarily skinflints, but those with outdated machines that are running Panther. :-)



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Within the next week
Authored by: joshMV4 on Oct 20, '07 06:58:32AM
I chose Already Ordered , though I have not. It will likely be before its release, but technically none of the above options. This is for my DP G5 tower.

I also have a 1GHz iBook G4. I won't buy a copy for it, since I will be buying a MB Pro soon, and it will come with Leopard.

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Missing poll option...
Authored by: mkoistinen on Oct 20, '07 04:50:24PM

How about: "On Nov. 9th whilst I'm picking up the iPhone here in the UK!"



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Missing poll option...
Authored by: zpjet on Oct 21, '07 11:34:49PM

no, don't do that, you might get overwhelmed! spread your joy!



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Why "never" ? The answer is...
Authored by: pink on Oct 22, '07 12:50:13AM

...for several reasons:
- The set of features is widely underwhelming. Many of them have been covered by 3rd party developers anyway.
- tech specs: of my 5 Macs, I could upgrade just 2.
- pricing: I bought a family pack for the last version for 99 Euros in the Edu store. Leopard is 199 Euros, i. e . twice the price. If we then take into account that the Euro vs. $ is above 1,42 at the moment, I would effectively pay close to 290 $.

Underwhelming set of features, requiring a hardware upgrade, and this for a substantial amount of money ? Sounds like the strategy of a different company we all know...

PS: I downloaded Ubuntu just yesterday.



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Can G4/450 run Leopard?
Authored by: sukayser on Oct 24, '07 12:54:25PM

My oldest Mac is a G4/450 MHz tower, presently running 10.2.8. I'd like to upgrade it to Leopard along with my newer Mac, but the specs for Leopard say that 867 MHz is the minimum.

Does anyone know if this is a requirement, or just a recommendation? I've run Panther from an external disk on this Mac with no problems.

Susan K



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