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chichow
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Jul 17, 2009, 04:10 PM
 
When you buy a 5 pack family lisc of say Leopard. Do you get iLife with it?

Or is that something you have to buy separately?

My guess is that iLife only comes with the original mac purchase or as a separate disc.

I ask since I have a $50 dollar Apple Gift card that I was wanting to use on Snow Leopard, but I don't think I have iLife on a 2008 iMac that I did a fresh install to Leopard. <-- have to check again since it's at the parents place
     
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Jul 17, 2009, 04:22 PM
 
Apple currently sells bundles like this that include OSX, iLife, and iWork. I have to think they'll offer something similar for Snow Leopard.
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Jul 17, 2009, 08:33 PM
 
There will be at least 2 upgrade packages for Snow Leopard:
$29 Upgrade (Snow Leopard only) for Leopard (10.5) users
$$$ Mac Box Set (Snow Leopard, iWork, iLife) for Tiger (10.4) users

I assume each will also have a family pack version. Sounds like you need the Mac Box Set family pack.
     
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Jul 21, 2009, 04:11 AM
 
Originally Posted by chichow View Post
My guess is that iLife only comes with the original mac purchase or as a separate disc.
That's long been exactly how it is. New Macs come with iLfe bundled in while retail copies of the OS come without.

What confuses people is the presence of iLife on the install DVD that comes with the new Mac, but that's just so you can restore if you need to.

iTunes is of course a free download from Apple or via software update.
     
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Jul 21, 2009, 05:52 AM
 
Originally Posted by Andrew Stephens View Post
That's long been exactly how it is. New Macs come with iLfe bundled in while retail copies of the OS come without.

What confuses people is the presence of iLife on the install DVD that comes with the new Mac, but that's just so you can restore if you need to.
The Mac Box Set Apple now offers helps alleviate this confusion.
     
chichow  (op)
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Jul 21, 2009, 01:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by Andrew Stephens View Post
That's long been exactly how it is. New Macs come with iLfe bundled in while retail copies of the OS come without.

What confuses people is the presence of iLife on the install DVD that comes with the new Mac, but that's just so you can restore if you need to.

iTunes is of course a free download from Apple or via software update.
Two things:

I do have the family pack for Leopard.
So if I wanted to cheap out with respect to an Imac that I recently bought which comes with Tiger disk. I could reinstall Tiger with the original restore disks. And then upgrade to Leopard.
So that way I have Leopard and iLife. Downside is that it is an upgrade vs clean install. Or is that not an issue.

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Can I do a fresh installing using Snow Leopard? Instead of upgrading from Leopard? Will it just ask for the Leopard disk as proof?

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This all goes back to the fresh install vs. upgrade and I haven't been keeping track on the Mac OS X side.

Thanks much!
     
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Jul 21, 2009, 02:18 PM
 
You can just install Leopard, and then insert the second disc that came with the iMac which contains the iLife software and install from that. I believe it's called "Bundled Applications" or something similar.

That way, you have a fresh, clean install of the OS.
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