7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2009 7:21 PM by Barney-15E
Libertin Level 1 Level 1
Hi.

I'm waiting for purchasing new Mac Os X and have question:
how can I update my MacBook unibody to Snow Leopard (when it will be available in re-store)?

Purchase update using Apple Re-store I can't because I live in Russia. Our resellers will be sell only full version. But I don't want full version, just update for 29$.

MacBook 13' unibody, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Malcolm Rayfield Level 7 Level 7
    You can buy the $29 upgrade from a non-Apple store that will ship to Russia. Maybe Amazon ships there
    <http://www.amazon.com/Mac-version-10-6-Snow-Leopard/dp/B001AMHWP8/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&s=software&qid=1251283378&sr=1-1>
  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8
    Purchase update using Apple Re-store I can't because I live in Russia. Our resellers will be sell only full version. But I don't want full version, just update for 29$.

    Snow Leopard is a full version, whatever that means. Apple is not selling anything but the $29 version advertised. It is not an 'update.' It is Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Libertin Level 1 Level 1
    I have DVD which update 10.4 up to 10.5 but can't install 10.5 on clean Mac
    And I've thought that this DVD for 29$ also just can update.
  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8
    That would be the "drop-in" upgrade that Apple provided for people who bought Tiger systems after the shipping of Leopard. It was never sold by Apple.
    And I've thought that this DVD for 29$ also just can update.

    That may or may not be true. However, there isn't any other version available. So, if the resellers in Russia are not going to sell an 'update,' then they won't be selling Snow Leopard.
  • Libertin Level 1 Level 1
    Ok, thnx for help. )
  • R C-R Level 6 Level 6
    Barney-15E wrote:
    Snow Leopard is a full version, whatever that means. Apple is not selling anything but the $29 version advertised. It is not an 'update.' It is Mac OS X 10.6.


    From Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.):

    *"Snow Leopard is an upgrade for Leopard users and requires a Mac with an Intel processor."*

    I don't recall any previous "reference" release of the OS ever being referred to in this way; IOW, as a upgrade for a previous reference version.
  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8
    My point was that the "Upgrade" is the 10.6 full version. There doesn't appear to be any other offering. Whether it can install on a blank hard drive is yet to be seen, but as far as Snow Leopard (10.6) goes, based on the press releases and the Apple website, the "upgrade" is the "full version."