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Can I buy a new computer with Snow Leopard?

261 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 24, 2011 5:09 AM by stefano67 RSS
stefano67 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jul 24, 2011 4:44 AM

I tried Lion but I was very disappointed. Since I am planning to buy a new computer I would like to know if I can have Snow Leopard on it. On the Store I see "Lion included" everywhere and no option to have the previous OS version.





Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • gdej Calculating status...
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:48 AM (in response to stefano67)

    Does anyone know how to get Apple to refund the purchase cost of Lion? It is an unmitigated disaster. It adds no useful functions and disables all kinds of programmes on which I rely. Warning to others thinking of buying: don't - unless you are ready to endure hours of frustration and unsolved problems.

  • thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (26,945 points)
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    Jul 24, 2011 4:53 AM (in response to stefano67)

    If Apple isn't selling machines with SL anymore, your only choice is to buy older mchines from a reseller or eBay.  You can't install a version of Mac OS X earlier than what came with your Mac.


    What disappointed you so much about Lion?  Thus far, the problems I've seen expressed with Lion are 1) incompatibility problems with older software, 2) major problems caused by something being wrong with the machine before the installation or 3) interface differences.  In some cases these may be insurmountable - such as when you rely on software that has not been updated by the developer yet.  In most cases they are not.  Let us know what your problems are and someone may know how to fix them.


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