The fact that you can save a lot of money by upgrading directly from 10.4 is a huge bonus.
Without this OSUpgrade package, your custom Net Install image will simply install Leopard over top of Tiger with no migration of user accounts from Tiger’s Net Info db to Leopard’s dslocal store.
I know that it is possible to update just on the standard install instead of the really expensive one but Im wondering if the Boot Camp still works even though its a Standard one and Im not doing it on a Leopard. And if it is actually better to update the standard way...
Thank you for reading :)@Cherie If you make a backup of your Mac's hard drive, you can easily revert to Tiger if you need to. or Carbon Copy Cloner to do this, so you can simply reboot into your Tiger backup if you need to.
When Leopard was first released, I was almost grateful that it didn’t work reliably with Active Directory since that flaw provided me with a valid excuse for not having an upgrade procedure ready to roll when upgrade requests started trickling in from my users.
So it’s really up to the end users, either save money and upgrade directly, or go the other route and you’ll be out $140.
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is a great upgrade and it’s one I would highly recommend installing on any compatible Mac.This is somewhat controversial because it is against the Apple EULA, but apparently you can save 0 if you’re a Tiger 10.4 user and run the 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade without a problem.To make things even more interesting, popular Mac writer Walt Mossberg actually recommends that you do this if you are a Tiger user.Many of these things are not guaranteed to work (and some people actually say will do more harm than good).I, for one, don’t see an issue with the basics that some recommend: Start by repairing permissions: either run Disk Utility from your hard disk while in OS X, or do so from the Tiger DVD.Make sure you are currently at Tiger 10.4.10 (as of this writing, 10.4.10 is the latest public version, with .11 on the way).