10.1 for download

DCD

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Hi There,

I have just been told from apple that 10.1 might be available for download.
They quoted a massive 650mb....but that is not too much for those using terminal connections(especially from the apple server...maybe 20-30 minutes)

Good news I suppose
 

comgil

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When it will be available, I hope people would make copies of this and put it on the "common networks", so that everyone could access to the update and it would free some load on the Apple servers.

I have access to a T1 connection, so if I get the update, I will upload it to a server near me;)
 

DCD

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Should be next Monday or Tuesday but who knows for sure?? I mean the Paris show was cancelled and that is said to have some repercussions on the actual date of release...

...as always we just have to wait abd see!!:rolleyes:

The apple servers better be working properly on the day of release as heavy traffic is bound to happen....lets pray they actually do make a download version.
 

Cardo

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If it is available for download, wouldn't Apple just use the Akamai network? It has done during all the keynote streams, and that's a massive use of bandwidth. If they use the Akamai network, everyone would have a speedy download and the Apple servers wouldn't be clogged.

Just my two bits
 

IslandJordan

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I'm really thinking it's not going to be available for download. Apple won't get their $20 if we download it - because as well at know, that's not all shipping costs.

Jordan
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500mhz Dual USB iBook
Running Mac OS X 10.1 5G59 - and freakin' loving it.
 

AdmiralAK

Simply Daemonic
well....
people worked to make this upgrade...it jsut didnt materialize :p thus people need to get paid
 

IslandJordan

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I agree that the programmers must be paid, but I also think that OS X was somewhat of an unfinished project. Therefore, 10.1 fixes its shortcomings and should be free to those of us who put up with OS X. However, anything after 10.1 (since it seems it can be run as my primary OS), should have a charge attached to it.

Jordan
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500mhz Dual USB iBook
Running Mac OS X 10.1 5G59 - and freakin' loving it!
 

tsmith

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The most widely drunk lager/beer in the UK is Stella Artois from belgium and I think that its about as close to perfect as you can get
 

kemck

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If someone waits until after 10.1 is released commerically to purchase it, it will cost the same $129 as we all paid for 10.0.

But because we "early adpoters" paid $129 for 10.0 we get to pay an additional $20 for shipping and handling ( at that price is being hand delivered by someone in a tux?????)

So we get to pay $149 for the same thing "late adopters are paying $129 ?


MMMMMM anyone at Apple ever hear of teh Robertson / Pattmen law concerning fair and equal trade ?
 

sfish

Fark Lover
I can imagine the response will be that our initial investment allowed us to use the OS up to this point. I would agree with you, however, that the upgrade should not necessarily cost early adopters of Mac OS X.

Apple should show off how well their CD burners work by loading up each Mac on display at all resellers with the 10.1 upgrade and let users come in with blank CDs to burn their own copies. Imagine the Apple section of a Fry's or CompUSA filled with buzzing, ethusiastic Mac users actually USING the machines. Talk about outstanding store presence.
 

DCD

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I agree we Mac freaks should get it free....but the thing is that I want it so bad and ASAP that I'm willing to shell out the shipping charges if needed.

I still pray they put it up for download:rolleyes:
 

nobody

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I kinda want a download option too, but the more I think about it the more a CD sounds like a good idea. Not paying for it, but just having it.

I read some rumors that there would be two CDs shipped wit hthe 10.1 update. One would have the OS, and be bootable which I think is cool, and the other will be filled with apps, demos, and stuff. I also like that!

Plus the download option seems pretty unfeasable for most people, and too expensive for Apple. Maybe in stores the upgrade will be cheaper!?!
 

tismey

Official Bartender
There's a rumour on Mac OS Rumours that those of you stateside will be able to get it burned in an Apple store for free if you supply yer own CD. Sounds plausible?
 

nobody

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Originally posted by tismey
There's a rumour on Mac OS Rumours that those of you stateside will be able to get it burned in an Apple store for free if you supply yer own CD. Sounds plausible?
Sounds less than plausible to me, because they wouldn't be able to make a bootable image, and why would they offer a free burned one alongside the packaged version that will probably cost something?
 

knighthawk

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They will not allow just anyone to come in to the Apple Store and burn the CDs. How would the employees know that you actually purchased the software if they give you free access to copy it? It is more likely that they will have a counter with pre-burned, or mass-produced CDs that we trade for the coupon that came with OSX. Even if the CDs are pre-burned, and they charge you $2 (one for each CD), that is nothing. I am going to pay more in gas to get to the store than that.
 

mattyb77

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Originally posted by knighthawk
They will not allow just anyone to come in to the Apple Store and burn the CDs. How would the employees know that you actually purchased the software if they give you free access to copy it? It is more likely that they will have a counter with pre-burned, or mass-produced CDs that we trade for the coupon that came with OSX. Even if the CDs are pre-burned, and they charge you $2 (one for each CD), that is nothing. I am going to pay more in gas to get to the store than that.
I doubt that they'll be burning full copies of OS X 10.1, but rather a CD that allows you to upgrade the version you already have installed. Full release copies of 10.1 <i>in the box</i> will be available at the same time or soon thereafter.

None-the-less, being charged $20 for an upgrade CD isn't all that big of deal, if you ask me. Microsoft has done this with service packs to Windows NT and Windows 2000, but they've always made them available for download.

I hope that it is available for download, personally, but I can imagine how difficult it will be to get during the few days following the release.

Also, I suspect that many Hotline and Carracho servers will have images available that you can burn.

Lastly, since this is such a huge upgrade, I would <b>want</b> to have it on CD in some fashion. I would hate to have to download it every time I had to reinstall my OS.
 

AlanCE

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I've read, on several reputable mac news sites over the past few days (maccentral for one), that apple is making the 10.1 upgrade available for free at its stores and dealers. There are varying opinions as to which dealers will be included. Has this bit of news been debunked and I missed it?
Apple should probably only charge $10 for the update (they do have to burn, box, print, and ship it), but nobody should be getting it delivered from apple for free, that's too much to ask. But if apple makes it so we can hoof it down to a dealer and can get it there for free, nobody should have anything to complain about.
 

rhale1

KU Mac Geek
Most of the Mac OS Updates (8.5.1, 9.0.4, 9.1, 9.2.1; as far back as I can go:) ) have been available for Download and on a CD. Lets hope 10.1 is the same!!!!!!!!
 
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