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johnskies Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Apr 17, 2011 10:32 PM

is the new mac os lion gonna be free?

MacBook Pro, Other OS
  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,450 points)
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    Apr 17, 2011 11:03 PM (in response to johnskies)

    johnskies wrote:

     

    is the new mac os lion gonna be free?

    Hi johnskies-  This might constitute speculation, which is against the Terms of Use.

     

    Since no other Mac OS has been free, I think there is no way in **** that Lion  will be free.

     

    Hope this solves your problem.

  • deanfromunion Calculating status...
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    Jun 7, 2011 11:44 AM (in response to johnskies)

    Looks like a $30 purchase from the App Store.  I have a new MacPro 15" being delivered on Thursday and I think I will follow this forum and reviews for a few months before I decide to upgrade. 

  • Alkhatnai Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2011 4:49 AM (in response to johnskies)

    Personally I won't upgrade now. I will wait and see how things will go.  

  • Doc M Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 11:33 AM (in response to johnskies)

    $29.99, App store only...I will wait a few days after release to buy it; I want to make sure I get it downloaded right the first time. Also want to see that bugs are fixed first....

     

     

    Doc

  • The Final Cut Pro Calculating status...
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    Jun 8, 2011 12:01 PM (in response to Doc M)

    Apple in the past has introduced new OSs for around $50. I believe that's what Leopard (v10.5) cost when it was first introduced. But Snow Leopard was sold for only $29.99, and Lion is now also priced at $29.99.

     

    Before, you went into an Apple and purchased a box containing the install disk, but now the software will be only downloadable through the Mac App Store. It was announced to be released this summer, and should be coming sometime soon, but they haven't announced a release date yet.

     

    You can sign up on Apple's website to receive an email as soon as it's available. The link can be found here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/notify-me/

  • leroydouglas Level 6 Level 6 (13,450 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 12:12 PM (in response to The Final Cut Pro)

    The Final Cut Pro wrote:

     

    Apple in the past has introduced new OSs for around $50. I believe that's what Leopard (v10.5) cost when it was first introduced.

     

     

    Leopard was $129.00

    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.4GHz IntelCore i5 320 HD 8GB RAM
  • The Final Cut Pro Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 8, 2011 12:30 PM (in response to leroydouglas)

    You are correct.

  • Monteb13 Calculating status...
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    Jul 8, 2011 1:48 PM (in response to deanfromunion)

    Depending on when you bought your mac, you may be eligible for a free upgrade to Lion. I know I got my new iMac on June 24 and I'm eligible, so you might be too. Look into it before you throw away 30 bucks.

  • devinmbp13 Calculating status...
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    Jul 8, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to johnskies)

    Given that you live in the continental United States, the upgrade to Mac OS X 'Lion' will cost you $29.99.

  • Monteb13 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jul 8, 2011 8:25 PM (in response to deanfromunion)

    I just double-checked...If you purchased your mac within 30 days of Lion's release date, you get the upgrade for free.

  • Apollo471 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jul 8, 2011 9:11 PM (in response to johnskies)

    Yes, if you just purchased your Mac, upgrading to Lion is free.  I just bought mine on July 3rd and I qualify for free Lion.

  • 4cpukid Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Jul 9, 2011 7:25 AM (in response to johnskies)

    If you live in the U.S. than as long as you have Mac OSX 10.6.8 you can only upgrade through the Mac App Store for $29.99 from you iTunes Store Account. It will be a 4GB download and it will install. So no Mac OSX Lion 10.7 will NOT be free

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