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MAC APP STORE IN LEOPARD

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joel1229 Calculating status...
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Jan 6, 2011 5:19 PM
I have a question whayy the app store is not avilable for leopard??
Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Tomas95 Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to joel1229)
    I asked and was told what you are about to hear: you need 10.6.6 to be able to access the App Store for Macs.

    Sounds good, right?
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • bartron Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to joel1229)
    Because the app store is Intel binaries only.

    If you have an Intel mac you can run Snow Leopard. The upgrade is cheap and you can then use the app store. If you have a PPC mac running Leopard then the App store is useless anyway as the App store only serves Intel binaries.
    11" MacBook Air + 27" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • John W Kennedy Calculating status...
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    Jan 6, 2011 5:42 PM (in response to joel1229)
    Because the App Store is actually part of Lion, being released early.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • deggie Level 8 Level 8 (44,825 points)
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    Jan 6, 2011 6:46 PM (in response to joel1229)
    Yes, buy Snow Leopard for $29 USD, install it then upgrade to 10.6.6 and the Mac App Store will appear.
    MacPro Dual Core 2.66 Ghz, MacBook Pro 15", iPhone 4, Mac OS X (10.6.5), AEXs, Red 2G & 5G Nano, Red Shuffle, 160 GB Classic, Apple TV
  • Bahrami Calculating status...
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    Jan 7, 2011 3:16 PM (in response to joel1229)
    It is a little sad. I too still use Leopard. I have some software that is not Snow Leopard friendly and I am too cheap to upgrade.
    macbook pro with SD
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,145 points)
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    Jan 7, 2011 3:50 PM (in response to Bahrami)
    Then, you must live with the consequences.
    27" iMac i7 12 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.5), G4 450 MP GB 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • a7 Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jan 7, 2011 4:01 PM (in response to joel1229)
    Its only 30 bucks to upgrade to Snow Leopard........

    worth it in my opinion. Then you can access the app store
    macbook pro 17inch, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jan 8, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to a7)
    I think the upgrade to Snow is well worth it. There's a lot more than App Store that comes with it.
    MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz., Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • jim Long1 Calculating status...
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    Jan 8, 2011 12:03 PM (in response to joel1229)
    I can't believe you HAVE to have virtually BRAND NEW Mac's to use the latest new gadgets. I have 8 Mac computers between my home and office. Only 1 is Intel and it's for my bookkeeping (so there won't be any games or apps downloaded on that computer). I cannot afford to replace even ONE of these G5 computers given this economy.....

    Come on Apple! Think sometimes, won't ya?? Not everyone can afford brand new machines!
    PowerMac dual 1.8, Mac OS X (10.5.8), what?? I have 7 more Macs!!
  • Parrish Jones Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Jan 8, 2011 12:11 PM (in response to jim Long1)
    Obviously, you are caught in a bind on this one. My computer is three years old and Intel. I may very well feel a door shut in my face, has I not been able to go to 10.6. However, Apple has to move ahead, and work with developers. We all know when we buy a computer or other technology that eventually we will become dinosaurs. I'd like to be able to do TV and movie streaming but my TV does not have the connections and most of the devices that are easiest to use for that purpose do not work on our TV so we are unable to do so without spending a minimum of $400. I feel your pain.
    MacBook Pro 2.2 Ghz., Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • actionmarker Level 3 Level 3 (875 points)
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    Jan 8, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to jim Long1)
    The App Store is just another shop front. You still have the whole internet and all the physical shops throughout the world to buy software.

    IMO all the Mac App Store is doing at the moment is making it much easier to impulse buy software most people don't really need, and most if it is available the 'old' way anyway.
    2.4GHz MacBook 5,1, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 3GS iOS4.1 GMT+11
  • stewend Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 11, 2011 12:52 PM (in response to joel1229)
    While I have upgraded my older macbook pro to Snow Leopard and enjoy the app store at home all my office macs are still on Leopard because of lingering font issues where Snow Leopard font handling does not render Adobe Type 1 fonts very well. Many of my outside vendors such as designers and printers are still using Leopard for this same reason. Sad that Apple lost sight of the design community in it's march forward with new technology. Publishers cannot simply ignore the thousands of legacy titles which were built with what was at the time cutting edge and recommended font formats. Still I am an avid mac supporter who started with the mac when designers were the only one's using it...
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 1 gig ram
  • a brody Level 9 Level 9 (62,005 points)
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    Jan 11, 2011 1:12 PM (in response to jim Long1)
    This is a user to user forum. If you want the Apple Store to come to you, http://www.apple.com/feedback/
    An Apple user since 1981, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
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