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When is Tiger going to be available?

 
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I'm considering replacing my old PC equipment with an iBook or PowerBook and was wondering when the next Mac OS release is going to be available?
 
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I've seen reports of it being the first half of this year, but that wasn't official.
 
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Sigh. That long... I wonder if I can stretch myself for 6 months
 
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A tip if you have an apple store in your area. If you go there for the OS release party, you can get 10% off of any computer purchase that evening, so its good to wait!
 
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Thanks, Bradley, although I could save way more than that 10% by simply buying online from store.apple.com instead of store.apple.fi ... The price difference is pretty outrageous.
 
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Any special reason to wait for the next release? I've found that upgrading from a previous release is painless as long as you follow the instructions and don't try to take shortcuts - and as long as you haven't installed any weird OS modifications.
 
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Originally posted by Warren Dew:
Any special reason to wait for the next release? I've found that upgrading from a previous release is painless as long as you follow the instructions and don't try to take shortcuts - and as long as you haven't installed any weird OS modifications.


Mostly the fact that the upgrade will cost $$$, right? Or have I been mislead by the Windows monopoly to think that all upgrades must be paid for?

Since I don't have any urgent need to get a new machine, I'm thinking I could just as well wait for a couple of months and then go straight for the new thing, factory installed and all that.
 
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The OS upgrade will probably cost about $100.

If you can afford to wait, that works too. The main cost is that you'll miss out on using a Mac for a few months ... the benefit, aside from saving $100 and half an hour installing, is that you may get slightly more capable hardware for the same money.
 
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Speaking of Tiger - any thoughts when the other Tiger (Java 5) will be out for the Mac? I'm pining for a new powerbook myself and I'd love to get two tigers in one box. Well, two tigers and a G5 powerbook in one box.
 
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I am pretty sure that Tiger is already running on the developer preview of Tiger so fingers crossed it will be a double Tiger celebration. (if that made any sense!)
 
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Lasse,

You've helped me with my XML questions, and now I wish to tell you this:

Don't buy an iBook, buy a G4 PowerBook... Trust me.

You'll never go back to any other system.

Cheers,
 
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