Apple’s $29 Snow Leopard DVD is the full meal deal

August 27, 2009

The mothership’s software mandarins have said you need to install Snow Leopard on top of Leopard and that Tiger (OS X 10.4.x) users should buy the $169 Mac Box Set, which includes a full copy of not just OS X 10.6, but also iWork ’09 and iLife ’09. The reality of the situation is rather more heartening (and less expensive).

Lifehacker, in a fairly lengthy piece on how to install Snow Leopard, reports that Apple’s cheap $29 upgrade DVD will not only bring your Leopard flavored Mac up to date, but also any compatible Mac running Tiger. Moreover, you can (and should) wipe your Mac’s hard disc and perform a clean install, which invariably produces better results across the board.

Yes, it could take you two or more hours to back up, wipe, install Snow Leopard and then re-install any missing applications, but as our geeky PC cousins can tell you a fresh, cruftless OS install can’t be beat for stability and performance.

Got a tasty Snow Leopard trip? Share an anecdote and a link in the comments below…

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3 Responses to “Apple’s $29 Snow Leopard DVD is the full meal deal”

  1. junkie:

    Why are you telling people to do a clean? There is no reason to do that – it’s just a lot of pointless work for nothing. The new install is beautiful and very simple. It checks the machine to see if everything is ok before doing the install.

    Do you have any basis at all for telling people to clean off their computer before installing? The LifeHacker article does not say to do that….they say there are two ways to install, one that is easy and one for nerds. There is really no reason, unless you are having big problems currently, to clear off your computer to install 10.6.

  2. Ron:

    “as our geeky PC cousins can tell you a fresh, cruftless OS install can’t be beat for stability and performance.”

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