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    Happy for this for my personal Mac but it's a bit frustrating to have blown a few hundred quid in the summer on upgrading everything at work to 10.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Hmmm, wonder how it will run on my older MacBook!
    Which MacBook do you have?

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    Just installed now on my Macbook air 2013, this is a really good upgrade! Everything absolutely flies!

    Microsoft is looking less and less appealing every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Hmmm, wonder how it will run on my older MacBook!
    Mid (21-May) Macbook here, and I'm not new enough to upgrade

    Sadens me this is the case. SSD + Ram upgrade yet it still bases its self on the creation date!!! :@

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    Quote Originally Posted by samurl_ View Post
    Mid (21-May) Macbook here, and I'm not new enough to upgrade

    Sadens me this is the case. SSD + Ram upgrade yet it still bases its self on the creation date!!! :@
    Eh. don't you mean mid 2009. Thats 4 years old. It's to do with graphics capability i think. My mid 2012 MBP 13" runs a dream with it. Will try it on the wives mid 2009, which says it should work according to the site.

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    iWorks and iLife, is this now available free with Mavericks? I downloaded and installed it last night but didnt have a chance to play with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    iWorks and iLife, is this now available free with Mavericks? I downloaded and installed it last night but didnt have a chance to play with it.
    iworks seems to be. It just appeared as an update and works so well

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    Can someone help me out?
    I have a suite of 45 iMacs (2009) which are still running 10.5.8. If I upgraded one to get to 10.6 and then downloaded Mavericks and create a USB install, could I just use that to upgrade the rest?
    Also talking of upgrading to 10.6/10.9 would each mac need it's own AppleID or could I just use 1 for them all and would the students have access to this AppleID or do they also need their own?

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    Apple rip off their customers so enormously on hardware markups they can claim they're giving away a few pieces of software for free.

    Most of their customers aren't the smartest so Apple will continue collecting the idiot tax from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jallsop View Post
    Eh. don't you mean mid 2009. Thats 4 years old. It's to do with graphics capability i think. My mid 2012 MBP 13" runs a dream with it. Will try it on the wives mid 2009, which says it should work according to the site.
    •MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) is what I mean, so that means I've missed out by just a smidge It's only one of my work units, so not overly fussed, just jumping on the bandwagon

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    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    iWorks and iLife, is this now available free with Mavericks?
    Yes, if you buy a new Mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    Apple rip off their customers so enormously on hardware markups they can claim they're giving away a few pieces of software for free.

    Most of their customers aren't the smartest so Apple will continue collecting the idiot tax from them.
    Not sure thats always true

    I've been a windows user all my life and recently tested out a Macbook air, I've come to the conclusion after using it only a few weeks that it is a far better system than windows is right now. I have dual bootcamp windows 8.1 install and hardly used it!

    The update process to Maverick was 3 clicks and took 30mins.

    Updating from the appstore is amazing and so useful. Multi touch is such an awesome feature and the hardware is best of class.

    All in all I would say that Microsoft Windows has finally met its match
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Which MacBook do you have?
    I think I may scrape in as a 2008. Can never quite remember.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckster View Post
    Apple rip off their customers so enormously on hardware markups they can claim they're giving away a few pieces of software for free.

    Most of their customers aren't the smartest so Apple will continue collecting the idiot tax from them.
    Not really true, the Samsung Ultra PC's are in the same price bracket as the Mac Book Air.

    If you try on Dells web site to configure a laptop to come close to the spec of the £1700 mac book pro, guess what? It comes out not to far off and it don't have the screen res of the pro.
    Apple don't do models with the lower end processors like the Pentium Pro or i3, its i5 or higher.

    Yes they are expensive, but your not getting low spec equipment. Your getting SSD's, high res screens, high end processors, long battery life, really good to use keyboards and a trackpad thats the best i've ever used.


    I was very much like zag (at least in the always being a Windows user sense), until 2011 i had been an anti apple strong Windows user since the 90s, then i decided to give the Mac Book Air a try, and now i hate using Windows and these cheap Acer/HP junk. OS X on Apple hardware is just the best computer experience i have ever had once it becomes the norm and you forget the Windows habbits.

    Another tech in the office has seen me go a little Apple mad and bought a 2006 Mac Book Pro off eBay for £220, and even though its 7 years old, because it was top end from then its still performs very well today and now he does not use his work laptop , he uses the Mac all the time and just RDP's off it when necessary. So pay the premium for the hardware and get a long enjoyable life out of it.

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