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May 02, 2011 by Paul | Posted in Desktops

IMac OS Tiger upgrading?

Hi, I just bought a Apple iMac (MA589LL/A) (20", 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo, 1 GB, 250 GB) Running Tiger (Sent with original disks) I see on eBay: QTY-1 IMAC MAC OS X INSTALL DVD MAC OS VERSION 10.6.1 DISC VERSION 1.0 2Z691-6588-A QTY-1 IMAC APPLICATIONS INSTALL DVD AHT VERSION 3A180 DISC VERSION 1.0 2Z691-6589-A Price=10.00 I did some research and it looks like you can upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard using the 29.99 disks. First, is that true? Second, can I use the above disks from eBay and save a few bucks? Or best to go to the Apple Store and pay the 29.99? Any ups or downs to this? Trying to avoid buying the Mac Box Set, really don't iLife or iWork. Any insight would be great!


The 29.99 upgrade does not include any iLife apps... and some of the old 10.4 ones will NOT work on it... which is why they sell a more expensive 10.4 - 10.6 upgrade that comes with new iLife apps. If you do not want any of the iLife apps, then no big deal... the 29.99 upgrade is only supposed to be for 10.5 machines, but you can do a full install technically on a machine that has no OS. Do not buy 10.6 from ebay unless its a retail copy. If it came bundled with an iMac, it will only work right on the same exact make/model of iMac it came with... not on yours.

| May 02, 2011
SilverTonguedDevil | May 02, 2011
"you can upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard" Not really true. You cannot install Snow Leopard over Tiger. You can erase the drive, and then install Snow Leopard. That's right, you have to erase all your documents and applications. Yes, you will find many forums online with claims of "Upgrade from Tiger to Snow Leopard", but when you read all the details, you see they ALWAYS erased the drive before installing Snow Leopard. If there is no longer any trace of Tiger on the drive, how can you upgrade Tiger? Technically, you could avoid erasing the drive by using target disk mode connected to another Firewire Mac, hide the System folder and Library folder inside some other folder, thus making Tiger completely hidden from the installer and then install Snow Leopard, but that still doesn't actually upgrade the Tiger system. It disables and hides the Tiger system. None of your previously installed apps that have essential files in the Library of Tiger will be working after such a false upgrade. You could also make a new partition for Snow Leopard, but just like hiding the Tiger system, it won't leave essential Library files of your apps in the Snow Leopard Library. You will need a retail DVD to install Snow Leopard. There is no other option. You do not need to buy the Mac Box Set if you don't need both iLife and iWork. BTW, "doh123" says "...some of the old 10.4 ones will NOT work on it" Not true, if we are talking about iLife '06. All those apps work fine in OS 10.6.
Mar 28, 2011 by Panic74 | Posted in Software

Help! Installing Snow Leopard from Tiger?

I am a complete Mac newbie. I have a Tiger intel iMac that I need to upgrade. My confusion is I see 50/50 success of people buying the $29 upgrade disc vs 100% success when buying the MAc box set of Snow leopard for $129. My question is technical - do I HAVE to wipe the drive and install or will the box set "upgrade" Tiger? I'll back everything up obviously to be careful but I'm fearful of something going wrong as I've never done this before on the Mac.


The safest way to upgrade to a newer Mac OS X generation is not to 'update', but to erase the hard drive and make a fresh new installation – it really isn't difficult and you make sure this way that hidden file system damages, bugs, or incompatible components don't make it to the new system (it's a huge step from 10.4 to 10.6.) Also, check all your applications for Snow Leopard compatible versions / updates and install these. In this sense, whether you take the $29 DVD or the $129 package with iWork and iLife is not a technical issue, just a budget and preference question (some prefer MS Office or one of the 3 OpenOffice packages). Garageband and iMovie'11 can be bought separately from the new Mac App Store. The other thing to consider is the amount of RAM. If you have 4 GB, you'll be ok. 2 GB is the least you should have, but this is where I would start thinking about adding RAM up to 4 GB (consult the printed manual).

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ELfaGeek | Mar 28, 2011
According to Apple Tech Support, the Mac Box Set ($129) is mandatory, when upgrading from OS X Tiger. Read and follow the Upgrade instructions, and choose the "Archive and Install" Option. It saves all your personal data, and tries to save all Snow Leopard-compatible Apps. BUT, Apple RECOMMENDS that you Back Up all your personal data, FIRST, just in case. I used Time Machine (in OS X Leopard) for that with an External USB Hard drive. OS X Tiger tips, and CCC, are here:

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  • Apple

    Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required)

    Software (Apple)

    Rating (785 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Apple

    Great, but not essential...

    Is Apple's latest operating system, Snow Leopard, a strong, reliable OS that demonstrates the versatility of Macs? YesThat being said, is Snow Leopard an essential upgrade? No, not exactly.THE DIFFERENCE IS NOT THAT DRASTICThe differences between Apple's "Tiger" OS (10.4) and "Leopard" (10.5) were very noticeable, and there were many improvements that made the upgrade worthwhile. Such as Time Machine, Boot Camp, Quick Look, and many more The bulk of changes between Leopard (10.5) and this latest release, "Snow Leopard" (10.6), are "under the hood" so to speak, and therefore the average user might not notice as much of a change as they'd expect with an OS upgrade. But then again, why fix a bone that's not broken? Leopard was a success, and Snow Leopard improves on it, without radically altering the user experience. The majority of improvements affect system reliability, speed, and resourcefulness. There is also Microsoft Exchange support, which is great... 5/5 Cinnamon - See all my reviews This review is from: Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required) (Software) Is Apple's latest operating system, Snow Leopard, a strong, reliable OS that demonstrates the versatility of Macs? YesThat being said, is Snow Leopard an essential upgrade? No, not exactly.THE DIFFERENCE IS NOT THAT DRASTICThe differences between Apple's "Tiger" OS (10.4) and "Leopard" (10.5) were very noticeable, and there were many improvements that made the upgrade worthwhile. Such as Time Machine, Boot Camp, Quick Look, and many more The bulk of changes between Leopard (10.5) and this latest release, "Snow Leopard" (10.6), are "under the hood" so to speak, and therefore the average user might not notice as much of a change as they'd expect with an OS upgrade. But then again, why fix a bone that's not broken? Leopard was a success, and Snow Leopard improves on it, without radically altering the user experience. The majority of improvements affect system reliability, speed, and resourcefulness. There is also Microsoft Exchange support, which is great... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 28, 2009

    A bargain for the price and an OS for the future

    The most remarkable thing about Snow Leopard is simply that it can be installed on a Mac running Tiger. You do not need to pay the money to buy the boxed set to upgrade if you never upgraded to Leopard. This means that you can upgrade a Tiger computer to Leopard using this disk. It is up to the user to determine if they have an ethical problem with that; Apple certainly knew that this was possible when they released the software: they understand and use DRM effectively and always have. The fact it is missing here tells me that they are primarily concerned with getting Snow Leopard unto as many computers as possible as fast as possible. I am sure part of that is the desire to have Snow Leopard outperform Windows 7 which debuts in October.So what do you get with Snow Leopard? The answer is largely performance boosts, although many of those are not really applicable (yet) since few (virtually none) third party applications use the performance gains offered by Snow Leopard... 5/5 Nathan Beauchamp "ConsumerAdvocate (nathan(at... (Oak Park, IL USA) - See all my reviews, August 28, 2009

    Nice New Features, But Far From Perfect...

    I upgraded my Leopard-equipped late 2006 Black MacBook to Snow Leopard. I had it on pre-order all week and delivered on release date. It doesn't boast a whole lot of new stuff to it, but I like the new features it does have, and I love the fact that it takes up so much less hard drive space on my MacBook (I gained an amazing 29 gigabytes of space). I also noticed a pretty good speed boost after upgrading.I really love the new Dock Expose, and how I can look at just one particular application in Expose instead of all the open windows in any given space. It makes finding things a lot easier. I also like the fact that you can now resize your icons in the finder. Dock scrolling (with magnification) and cover flow have been smoothed out greatly which makes it that much more attractive. Quicktime X is a pretty good movie recorder and the interface looks a lot better than previous version of Quicktime. Some other refinements are pretty nice as well.64-bit support is... 3/5 LG - See all my reviews This review is from: Mac OS X version 10.6.3 Snow Leopard (Mac computer with an Intel processor required) (Software) I upgraded my Leopard-equipped late 2006 Black MacBook to Snow Leopard. I had it on pre-order all week and delivered on release date. It doesn't boast a whole lot of new stuff to it, but I like the new features it does have, and I love the fact that it takes up so much less hard drive space on my MacBook (I gained an amazing 29 gigabytes of space). I also noticed a pretty good speed boost after upgrading.I really love the new Dock Expose, and how I can look at just one particular application in Expose instead of all the open windows in any given space. It makes finding things a lot easier. I also like the fact that you can now resize your icons in the finder. Dock scrolling (with magnification) and cover flow have been smoothed out greatly which makes it that much more attractive. Quicktime X is a pretty good movie recorder and the interface looks a lot better than previous version of Quicktime. Some other refinements are pretty nice as well.64-bit support is... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , August 30, 2009
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  • Apple

    Mac OS X 10.3 Panther [OLD VERSION]

    Software (Apple)

    Rating (85 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Apple

    Not a major upgrade but a nice one

    Mac OS X 10.3 Panther is not the substantial upgrade that 10.2 Jaguar (made "snappier" with Quartz Extreme) and 10.1 Puma (the first Mac OS X usable for the masses) represented. It does, however, add many welcome features and is particularly recommended for notebook (iBook and PowerBook G4) and PowerMac G5 users.It is difficult to list every new feature (Apple claims 150 new features). I will describe only the major ones (as well as my personal favorites).The most significant addition is Exposé, which upon a key press or a mouse gesture, shrinks all running windows so you can see them all. Click on one of the windows, it zooms in to a normal size. It is very cool and very effective, possibly the most revolutionary window management technology since the dawn of windowing graphical user interface. Even more impressive, all the windows continue to update themselves even when they shrink, giving you the "control center" view of running applications... 4/5 NutMac "NutMac" (Mountain View, CA) - See all my reviews, October 29, 2003

    Another quantum leap.

    0 5/5 Maine Writer "David" (Maine, USA) - See all my reviews, October 10, 2003

    Panther Delivers

    Oops! Hit save twice without meaning to, and I can't seem to edit out the rest of this review. Sorry!I ordered this product because I was suffering some difficulties with an earlier version of OS X (10.2.8), and because this one promised some nice improvements and a speed jump.Goodness.Installation was a snap. Several online news sources strongly recommended running disk and permissions repair from the Disk Utility; that took about a half-hour for both--I have a 40GB drive. Then I ran the installer, clicked maybe four buttons, and another twenty minutes later I was running 10.3. Not only does it look cool and contain some fabulous interface improvements--Exposé alone is one of those OS doodads you wonder how you ever got along without, and I can finally run the HP driver for my home-networked DeskJet--but the speed and responsiveness of my computer has bumped--this is a subjective measure, but I think a good one--probably 15-25%.It's... 5/5 David Kudler (Mill Valley, California) - See all my reviews, November 8, 2003
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  • Aspyr Media

    Sid Meier's Civilization V - Mac

    Video Games (Aspyr Media)

    Rating (173 reviews):
    (2.6/5)
    Aspyr Media

    BRUTALLY UNCIVILIZED

    The working relationship between a game designer and his publisher is never a simple one. So I would not know where exactly to place the blame, Sid Meyer or 2K GAMES. But in the end, it does not matter. Because it is simply sad to see a great gaming franchise came to this.THIS IS NOT A CIVILIZATION GAMEA great number of major features of this beloved series have been simply removed. A fellow gamer called this "Civilization For Dummies" and he is absolutely right.There is no trading maps or technologies. There is no claiming resources outside your borders by building a colony. There is no need for transport ships as units apparently are now all..amphibious (and they need 15-20 turns to cross an ocean!). There are no city-growth milestone requirements (granary, aqueduct, refrigeration). There is no culturally conquering an enemy city (detonating a "culture bomb" by consuming a Great Artist will only get you extra territory tiles but no cities). There are no spies... 2/5 NeuroSplicer (Freeside, in geosynchronous orbit) - See all my reviews, December 4, 2010

    Sort of an alternate Civ experience, but not watered down. Bugs hold it back on Mac

    This is about the Mac version of the game, I've not played the PC version, though game mechanics should be the same.I read a couple of reviews complaining that the game was "watered down" or dumbed down in some way, but I don't feel that way at all. This is more like your standard Civ experience than is Civilization Revolutions for counsels (now that was watered down!). However there are some big changes. In fairness, if you've read any articles about the games development, or any game previews or preliminary reviews from game websites/magazines, you would know the big changes; 1) Hex tile board layout instead of squares, 2) no more unit stacking, 3) religion gone and cultural sway over rival civilizations reduced, and 4) the strategic limits of resources (one horse doesn't mean unlimited mounted units but instead 1 -4 [depending on the specific tile] mounted regiments]For those who have played earlier versions of the game, these are huge changes (except maybe... 2/5 Patrick Byers (Pittsburgh) - See all my reviews, December 6, 2010

    Gorgeous environment and fun game, but with caveats

    Having played most every version of Civilization since it came out (I missed Civ 3) I was eagerly awaiting this newest installment. The preview videos you see over the web looked fabulous. And, let's face it, if you're into Civilization, you're going to be eager to play the latest version. "Just one more turn" and all that.So after buying the DVD version and receiving it, here's the skinny:1. Installation is a bit of a pain because you have to download the Valve Steam stuff online. In my opinion that should be included on the DVD.2. Make SURE you go to Aspyr.com to check the LATEST version of the system requirements. They're VERY particular. Hopefully they'll improve compatibility over time, but many common Mac graphics cards are NOT supported. Also, it's Snow Leopard (10.6.4 and greater) ONLY.3. After I installed it, I could get to set up but couldn't actually start the game. It would always freeze up. Then I restarted my system and it worked fine... 4/5 Jason Cox "regular guy" (Knoxville, TN United States) - See all my reviews, November 29, 2010
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    Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape, and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.
    Consult a set of trusted advisors who will explain game functionality and provide counsel for significant decisions.
    Successful diplomacy will depend on players carefully managing relationships with other leaders, trading items and land
    New game engine orchestrates a spectacular visual experience, featuring fully animated leaders interacting with players and speaking in their native languages for the first time.
    Choose one of eighteen historical civilizations to lead from the stone-age to the space age on your quest to build the world's most powerful empire.
    Civilization V introduces hexagon tiles allowing for deeper strategy, more realistic gameplay and stunning organic landscapes for players to explore as they expand their empire.
    Wars between empires feel massive as armies dominate the landscape and combat is more exciting and intense than ever before.


  • Apple

    Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard (OLD VERSION)

    Software (Apple)

    Rating (472 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Apple

    Worth it for Time Machine alone... but there's lots more reasons to buy

    The OS comes in a very small package with a little manual. Install took 45 minutes to confirm that the CD was in good condition, 45 more to install. This review is not going to be full of technical jargon... instead a brief first impression from a long time Mac user (circa 1984 Mac 512Ke vintage). For the technicals, go to Apple, read geeky blogs. For the rest of us, I'll try to keep it more straight-forward. They claim 300 changes... here are what I think are some of the more interesting ones... apologies for the length of the review, relative to the number of changes claimed, a moderate length to this review. Updated December 09, 2007 to reflect new experiences.Pro:-Time machine! OK, back up programs are available, but how many of them are sold versus the number of macs out there? This program is native, created by Apple for Apple. All I did was plug in a hard drive and Leopard asked if I wanted to make this my back-up drive for Leopard. I clicked yes,... 5/5 M and K (Dover, NH) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard (OLD VERSION) (Software) The OS comes in a very small package with a little manual. Install took 45 minutes to confirm that the CD was in good condition, 45 more to install. This review is not going to be full of technical jargon... instead a brief first impression from a long time Mac user (circa 1984 Mac 512Ke vintage). For the technicals, go to Apple, read geeky blogs. For the rest of us, I'll try to keep it more straight-forward. They claim 300 changes... here are what I think are some of the more interesting ones... apologies for the length of the review, relative to the number of changes claimed, a moderate length to this review. Updated December 09, 2007 to reflect new experiences.Pro:-Time machine! OK, back up programs are available, but how many of them are sold versus the number of macs out there? This program is native, created by Apple for Apple. All I did was plug in a hard drive and Leopard asked if I wanted to make this my back-up drive for Leopard. I clicked yes,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 26, 2007

    Just Brilliant new OS

    THis is a brilliant update to Apple's operating system. Installed with no problems, runs beautifully, and the new features are wonderful.This OS will not run on older Macs, but will run on any of the newer (last three years or so) Macs -- and it makes everything look clean, new, and runs faster (indeed!) than TIger.Safari is particularly lightning fast in Leopard. Mail has some wonderful new features (most notably the To Do and Notes features) and everything just looks better.Note that you might need to reinstall some printer drivers after updating - especially if you have Epson printers; but those are available at epson.com (or similar sites for other printers). Many of the "beta" drivers inside Leopard will not work.One note: if you watch the Apple video about Leopard and follow their instructions ("You can start the install, and go out for coffee and it will all be ready for you when you return") it is simply NOT TRUE. DO NOT LEAVE... 5/5 RonAnnArbor (Ann Arbor, MI United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard (OLD VERSION) (Software) THis is a brilliant update to Apple's operating system. Installed with no problems, runs beautifully, and the new features are wonderful.This OS will not run on older Macs, but will run on any of the newer (last three years or so) Macs -- and it makes everything look clean, new, and runs faster (indeed!) than TIger.Safari is particularly lightning fast in Leopard. Mail has some wonderful new features (most notably the To Do and Notes features) and everything just looks better.Note that you might need to reinstall some printer drivers after updating - especially if you have Epson printers; but those are available at epson.com (or similar sites for other printers). Many of the "beta" drivers inside Leopard will not work.One note: if you watch the Apple video about Leopard and follow their instructions ("You can start the install, and go out for coffee and it will all be ready for you when you return") it is simply NOT TRUE. DO NOT LEAVE... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 27, 2007

    Wait for the First Update **UPDATED** 11-19

    There is a ton of potential here with Leopard, including some very nice new features that makes the Mac even better. The only problem is that the bugs in this first release are so annoying and problematic that I've wasted more time trying to work out the kinks than being productive. Going from the stability of Tiger to this has been a huge dissapointment.My advice is to hold off a bit until they get some of these issues worked out. Here are a list of the problems I am experiencing on both my Mac Pro and Macbook (other Mac owners are reporting similar problems on their machines):1. Desktop freezing - both machines frequently have their desktops freeze up, making them inaccessible. The solution is to change the screen resolution to a lower setting and back. **Since the 10.5.1 update I have not experienced additional desktop freezing issues**2. Installation woes - Leopard's upgrade disc did not recognize my Mac Pro's system drive initially, I... 3/5 Lon J. Seidman "lon@ lon.tv" (CT) - See all my reviews, October 29, 2007
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  • Apple Computer

    Apple Mac mini MB138LL/A (1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Combo Drive)

    Personal Computer (Apple Computer)

    Rating (108 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Apple Computer

    great little Mac

    I bought this mini to replace a 1.42 GHz G4 mini that just couldn't handle my 6,000+ pictures in iPhoto anymore. It took 1-2 minutes before I could do anything in iPhoto after I opened it.When I got this machine, I immediately replaced the two 512 MB sticks with two 1 GB sticks that I bought online for about $35 each (much cheaper than Apple). I also had an existing 200GB external drive which is the same form factor as the mini and sits underneath it in addition to a Belkin USB hub (same form factor as well), since you can never have enough USB 2.0 ports.The machine is great and much faster than my old Power PC mini. iPhoto opens very quickly and I can immediately browse through all my film rolls, even with other programs, such as Safari and Eudora, running. I am glad I waited until Apple changed from the Core Duo to the Core 2 Duo, although I am not sure how much difference there is between the newer and older Intel mini.I also love the included remote for iLife... 4/5 TechGeek "TXcrude" (Houston, TX USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Apple Mac mini MB139LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers) I bought this mini to replace a 1.42 GHz G4 mini that just couldn't handle my 6,000+ pictures in iPhoto anymore. It took 1-2 minutes before I could do anything in iPhoto after I opened it.When I got this machine, I immediately replaced the two 512 MB sticks with two 1 GB sticks that I bought online for about $35 each (much cheaper than Apple). I also had an existing 200GB external drive which is the same form factor as the mini and sits underneath it in addition to a Belkin USB hub (same form factor as well), since you can never have enough USB 2.0 ports.The machine is great and much faster than my old Power PC mini. iPhoto opens very quickly and I can immediately browse through all my film rolls, even with other programs, such as Safari and Eudora, running. I am glad I waited until Apple changed from the Core Duo to the Core 2 Duo, although I am not sure how much difference there is between the newer and older Intel mini.I also love the included remote for iLife... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 21, 2007

    Pretty awesome for such a little guy.

    I have a 3 year old powerbook and this cheap mac mini runs circles around it!! Even though it's completely low end, it's still fast enough to watch 720P HDTV and movies.I upgraded it with 3GB of ram (though you have to do that yourself, apple will only install 2GB, but 50% more ram makes it MUCH faster. (the max it will recognize is 3.3GB but you'd have to install 4gb for that.. so it's kind of a waste)You can EASILY hook it up to an HDTV through DVI-DVI, DVI-HDMI, or DVI-VGA. I do this when I download either a broadcast HDTV show or to watch a recorded show or movie from my cable box. You can record a digital stream to the mac mini through the Firewire connection of your cable box.I recommend getting an external hard drive, and just using the internal drive for applications.It seems to keep things snappy.Anyway, I bought this mainly because I need to do 4 illustrations at 4 feet by 6 feet, I used Illustrator, Photoshop,... 4/5 Pigumon (Bay Area, CA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Apple Mac mini MB139LL/A (2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 1 GB RAM, 120 GB Hard Drive, SuperDrive) (Personal Computers) I have a 3 year old powerbook and this cheap mac mini runs circles around it!! Even though it's completely low end, it's still fast enough to watch 720P HDTV and movies.I upgraded it with 3GB of ram (though you have to do that yourself, apple will only install 2GB, but 50% more ram makes it MUCH faster. (the max it will recognize is 3.3GB but you'd have to install 4gb for that.. so it's kind of a waste)You can EASILY hook it up to an HDTV through DVI-DVI, DVI-HDMI, or DVI-VGA. I do this when I download either a broadcast HDTV show or to watch a recorded show or movie from my cable box. You can record a digital stream to the mac mini through the Firewire connection of your cable box.I recommend getting an external hard drive, and just using the internal drive for applications.It seems to keep things snappy.Anyway, I bought this mainly because I need to do 4 illustrations at 4 feet by 6 feet, I used Illustrator, Photoshop,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , November 5, 2007

    Especially for those who like to customize peripherals (4+ stars)

    This little Mac CPU is perfect for people who want a powerful but inexpensive CPU without the frills. Just 2.5" high and 6.5" square, it fits almost anywhere: on a desk, in a drawer, on a narrow shelf. The unit comes with a Mac SuperDrive for burning and playing DVD/CDs, a remote control, BlueTooth technology, the iLife Suite (iPhoto, iTunes, Garage Band, Photo Booth, iMovie, etc.), and the newest OS X Leopard (on CDs, not installed.) That's it. You have to buy your own keyboard, mouse, monitor, and anything else you'd like to add.Pros:-- This little guy is fast and reliable. The 1 GB RAM is good enough for most users, although you can expand to 2 GB. (See Cons.)-- Size. No more towers!-- Leopard is utterly fantastic. Make sure you take the "tour" to fully appreciate its capabilities and features since many aren't immediately obvious. It allows easy sharing of files within a network, wireless or otherwise, automatics back-ups... 4/5 Debbie Lee Wesselmann (the Lehigh Valley, PA) - See all my reviews, March 16, 2008
    List Price: $499.00
    Price: $199.00
    You Save: $300.00 (60%)
    Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, iLife '08, and Front Row software included
    Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit), built-in AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi (802.11g)3; built-in Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) module
    1 GB DDR2 SDRAM (expandable to 2 GB), 80 GB SATA hard drive, and slot-loading slot-loading Combo drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
    One FireWire 400 port (8 watts); four USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps); DVI output; VGA output (using included adapter); S-video and composite video output
    1.83 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 667 MHz system bus


  • Apple Computer

    Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard [5-User Family Pack]

    Software (Apple Computer)

    Rating (116 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Apple Computer

    Worth it for Time Machine alone... but there's lots more reasons to buy

    The OS comes in a very small package with a little manual. Install took 45 minutes to confirm that the CD was in good condition, 45 more to install. This review is not going to be full of technical jargon... instead a brief first impression from a long time Mac user (circa 1984 Mac 512Ke vintage). For the technicals, go to Apple, read geeky blogs. For the rest of us, I'll try to keep it more straight-forward. They claim 300 changes... here are what I think are some of the more interesting ones... apologies for the length of the review, relative to the number of changes claimed, a moderate length to this review. Updated December 09, 2007 to reflect new experiences.Pro:-Time machine! OK, back up programs are available, but how many of them are sold versus the number of macs out there? This program is native, created by Apple for Apple. All I did was plug in a hard drive and Leopard asked if I wanted to make this my back-up drive for Leopard. I clicked yes,... 5/5 M and K (Dover, NH) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard [5-User Family Pack] (DVD-ROM) The OS comes in a very small package with a little manual. Install took 45 minutes to confirm that the CD was in good condition, 45 more to install. This review is not going to be full of technical jargon... instead a brief first impression from a long time Mac user (circa 1984 Mac 512Ke vintage). For the technicals, go to Apple, read geeky blogs. For the rest of us, I'll try to keep it more straight-forward. They claim 300 changes... here are what I think are some of the more interesting ones... apologies for the length of the review, relative to the number of changes claimed, a moderate length to this review. Updated December 09, 2007 to reflect new experiences.Pro:-Time machine! OK, back up programs are available, but how many of them are sold versus the number of macs out there? This program is native, created by Apple for Apple. All I did was plug in a hard drive and Leopard asked if I wanted to make this my back-up drive for Leopard. I clicked yes,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 26, 2007

    Whiz-Bang? Kind of. Refined? Definitely.

    Each new major release of an operating system (OS) has to make a splash. We all expect to be wowed. We expect and demand that we are shown new whiz-bang features and enhancements. For example, Microsoft's Vista has lots of whiz-bang features when compared to the steady and stalwart Windows XP. But since Vista's debut, the afterglow has faded. ANd now, the 'whiz' is the sound of people flocking back to XP and the 'bang' is the sound of people's heads hitting their keyboards from the frustration of wrestling with their computer's operating system.Enter Mac OS 10.X:10.1 - not a great debut. 10.2 was admittedly undercooked. 10.3 was getting there. And 10.4 finally delivered on the promise of the Mac OS in the modern age.So with OS 10.5 - where's the whiz-bang? Ah, as they say the devil is in the details. 10.5 won't jump up and clamor for your attention out of the box. It's new features are to be lauded, but the real benefits here are in the easy way that 10.5... 4/5 Sette/Otto "Reading. Listening. Learning. Liv... (USA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Mac OS X Version 10.5.6 Leopard [5-User Family Pack] (DVD-ROM) Each new major release of an operating system (OS) has to make a splash. We all expect to be wowed. We expect and demand that we are shown new whiz-bang features and enhancements. For example, Microsoft's Vista has lots of whiz-bang features when compared to the steady and stalwart Windows XP. But since Vista's debut, the afterglow has faded. ANd now, the 'whiz' is the sound of people flocking back to XP and the 'bang' is the sound of people's heads hitting their keyboards from the frustration of wrestling with their computer's operating system.Enter Mac OS 10.X:10.1 - not a great debut. 10.2 was admittedly undercooked. 10.3 was getting there. And 10.4 finally delivered on the promise of the Mac OS in the modern age.So with OS 10.5 - where's the whiz-bang? Ah, as they say the devil is in the details. 10.5 won't jump up and clamor for your attention out of the box. It's new features are to be lauded, but the real benefits here are in the easy way that 10.5... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 27, 2007

    Update-Mixed Blessings (if you currenty use Adobe PS/CS3)

    A happy ending to a rocky start - At long last and sooner then I had ever expected, on 2-11-2008, Apple released the 10.5.2 update for Leopard. I eagerly downloaded and installed it and was delighted to find that the CS3 issues are resolved and in fact, it seems CS3 PS and Bridge as well as other apps I am using on Leopard seem to load much faster. Some of the other quirks other users have reported like the Mac Mail app hanging or not shutting down (and that I also experienced), now appear to be fixed as well. Finally the stability that I always had in Tiger now seems consistent as well in Leopard. At this time, I'm definitely going to keep my Leopard software rather then return it.10.5.2 Info and installation details of the update are here at this Apple link:[...]-------------------------------------------------------------------------We've purchased our 3 Macs (Mac Pro, Mac Mini and MacBook) from Amazon and all had Tiger OS X installed... 3/5 A. Abrams "Vermonter" (Vermont) - See all my reviews, February 10, 2008
    List Price: $199.00
    Easily and automatically back up and restore lost files or a complete Mac with Time Machine
    And updated finder enabling easy browsing and sharing between multiple Macs
    Introduces more than 300 new and enhanced features to OS X, including a new desktop and updated finder enabling easy browsing and sharing between multiple Macs
    Introduces more than 300 new and enhanced features to OS X, including a new desktop
    Take advantage of the latest developments in processor hardware with full native 64-bit support, multi-core optimization, and new Core animation
    Preview files without opening an application using Quick Look
    The Mac OS X Leopard Family Pack is a single-residence, five-user license


  • Apple

    Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION]

    Software (Apple)

    Rating (18 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Apple

    Studio And Then Some

    So you want a whole music studio for under $500? What are you, some kind of crazy Mac user?Apple's generous price drop for this version of what many consider to be the ultimate music tool (and I'm one of those) has removed any excuse one may have for putting off this purchase any longer. Meaning they cut the price in half and added twice the features of the original: Not only do you get a leaner, meaner and much easier to use version of Logic Pro, but they've thrown in updated versions of Soundtrack Pro and Compressor (previously only available with Final Cut), a live performance module called MainStage, all five Garageband Jam Pack titles, WaveBurner 1.5 for CD mastering, new effects such as Delay Designer .... all you need supply is lots of time and about 45 gigs of hard drive space.As a happy user of Logic since version 6, I found the upgrade (available for just under $200) easy to grow into, especially being used to Apple's other pro apps, and really... 5/5 Solo Goodspeed (Granada Hills, CA United States) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION] (DVD-ROM) So you want a whole music studio for under $500? What are you, some kind of crazy Mac user?Apple's generous price drop for this version of what many consider to be the ultimate music tool (and I'm one of those) has removed any excuse one may have for putting off this purchase any longer. Meaning they cut the price in half and added twice the features of the original: Not only do you get a leaner, meaner and much easier to use version of Logic Pro, but they've thrown in updated versions of Soundtrack Pro and Compressor (previously only available with Final Cut), a live performance module called MainStage, all five Garageband Jam Pack titles, WaveBurner 1.5 for CD mastering, new effects such as Delay Designer .... all you need supply is lots of time and about 45 gigs of hard drive space.As a happy user of Logic since version 6, I found the upgrade (available for just under $200) easy to grow into, especially being used to Apple's other pro apps, and really... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 17, 2007

    A complete workstation for music creation

    Nowadays, there are so many different DAW's (Digital Audio Workstations) out there, that it's hard to know what to start with. Everyone has heard of Protools, and most have heard of Cubase. And then there's Sonar, Audacity, Ableton, Digital performer...and there are even more opinions floating around as to which one is the "best."The truth of it is that every DAW has it's strengths and weaknesses, and knowing what YOU need to do with your setup is vital to picking the right software.Here's why I've chosen Logic.Logic Studio has literally changed the way that I make music.There are SO many features and programs packed into this application that I STILL have not covered everything, and I'm certified by Apple in the program!Audio editing, MIDI editing, Composing, Arranging Scores, Electronic music, Rock, jazz, world, hip hop, live recording, Live gigs, post production, Sound to video, mixing, mastering, Guitar and Bass effects,... 5/5 Stephen Froeber (Hampton, VA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION] (DVD-ROM) Nowadays, there are so many different DAW's (Digital Audio Workstations) out there, that it's hard to know what to start with. Everyone has heard of Protools, and most have heard of Cubase. And then there's Sonar, Audacity, Ableton, Digital performer...and there are even more opinions floating around as to which one is the "best."The truth of it is that every DAW has it's strengths and weaknesses, and knowing what YOU need to do with your setup is vital to picking the right software.Here's why I've chosen Logic.Logic Studio has literally changed the way that I make music.There are SO many features and programs packed into this application that I STILL have not covered everything, and I'm certified by Apple in the program!Audio editing, MIDI editing, Composing, Arranging Scores, Electronic music, Rock, jazz, world, hip hop, live recording, Live gigs, post production, Sound to video, mixing, mastering, Guitar and Bass effects,... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 30, 2008

    FANTASTIC!!!!!

    I am a 15-year veteran of using DAW and midi software, and this new version of Logic Pro (in the Logic Studio bundle) blows away everything I have used in terms of power, ease-of-use, and sound. While everyone will need to find the best software for their use and workflow, I am selling my copies of Digital Performer, Pro Tools, and Live so that I can focus on Logic. It does everything I need, and more.The set of included software instruments, plug-ins, loops, sounds, is robust. The "one-window" layout is easy to navigate. So far I have ported over some tunes from my other DAWs (as audio and midi files), and it has been painless....and I am already able to get better sounding mixes and masters with MINIMAL need to look up stuff in the manual. Its pretty darned intuitive. Logical, I suppose!If you are into audio and midi recording, songwriting, audio production, etc...Logic Studio would be a great addition to your portfolio of applications. And, like me, you may... 5/5 Bill Atkinson "TechHead" (Clear Creek, IN) - See all my reviews This review is from: Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION] (DVD-ROM) I am a 15-year veteran of using DAW and midi software, and this new version of Logic Pro (in the Logic Studio bundle) blows away everything I have used in terms of power, ease-of-use, and sound. While everyone will need to find the best software for their use and workflow, I am selling my copies of Digital Performer, Pro Tools, and Live so that I can focus on Logic. It does everything I need, and more.The set of included software instruments, plug-ins, loops, sounds, is robust. The "one-window" layout is easy to navigate. So far I have ported over some tunes from my other DAWs (as audio and midi files), and it has been painless....and I am already able to get better sounding mixes and masters with MINIMAL need to look up stuff in the manual. Its pretty darned intuitive. Logical, I suppose!If you are into audio and midi recording, songwriting, audio production, etc...Logic Studio would be a great addition to your portfolio of applications. And, like me, you may... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 28, 2007
    List Price: $499.00
    Price: $299.94
    You Save: $199.06 (40%)
    Features 40 powerful, updated instrument plug-ins seamlessly integrated into Logic Pro 8 and MainStage
    Take your music from initial concept through final production and all the way to live performance using an innovative suite of products created specifically for musicians
    Includes the upgraded Logic Pro 8; MainStage, an innovative new application for live music performance; and Soundtrack Pro 2, a streamlined audio post-production application for film and video
    Enhance music productions, live performances, and post-production projects with 80 professional effect plug-ins
    Studio Sound Library incorporates content from five Jam Pack collections and Final Cut Studio 2 to provide a total of 18,000 Apple Loops, 2400 channel strip settings, and 1300 EXS sampled instruments



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